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Indo-Israel Relations – Robust As Ever

Indo-Israel relations take us back to 17 September 1950, when India officially recognised the state of Israel. In 1953, we had the first consulate of Israel coming up at Mumbai.…

By Maj Gen (Dr) Rajan Kochhar (Retd)

Indian Navy’s March from Indigenisation to Innovations and Beyond  

The Indian Navy and indigenisation go back a long way when the visionary leadership of Indian Navy established a Central Design Office in early 60’s for designing and making warships…

By Captain DK Sharma (Retd)

Pakistan’s J&K Allegations in London: Ridiculous, but Never Underestimate

When ‘hybrid’ is the strategy a nation indulges in, its intent is to exasperate, break, frustrate and defeat the adversary, and no stone is left unturned to achieve that. Any…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

‘Bahala Na’ to Brahmos

The first ever defence export order of Brahmos supersonic missile system to Philippines’ Navy is a significant milestone for India. As usual, this news of $ 374 million export contract…

By Captain N Shyam Sundar (Retd)

If Russia Invades Ukraine, NATO Gets Best Supporting Actor ?

NATO would be likely to reinforce its troop presence in the Black Sea and the Baltics while fending off cyberattacks if Russia were to invade Ukraine, diplomats and former officials…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: An Analysis

A National Security Policy (NSP) paper has recently been released by Pakistan purportedly after working seven years on it through a vast consultative process. There are two parts of the…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

UAE Under Attack

In a surprise and rather shocking incident, Abu Dhabi airport was targeted by a drone attack today afternoon resulting in three oil tankers being blown off in close vicinity of…

By Col Rajeev Agarwal (Retd)

Ending American Dependence on China for Rare Earths

A bipartisan piece of legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Friday would force defense contractors to stop buying rare earths from China by 2026 and use the Pentagon to…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

‘Keep the Defender Guessing’: Russia’s Military Options on Ukraine

Russia's deployment of tens of thousands of troops to the north, east and south of Ukraine https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/expect-worst-ukraine-hit-by-cyberattack-russia-moves-more-troops-2022-01-14 is fuelling fears in Kyiv and Western capitals that Moscow is planning a…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

China Is Preparing For The Next Pandemic, Are We ?

A hypothetical scenario: The year is 2030. It’s been five years since you or your family members have stepped outside your home. It’s too dangerous out there. This pandemic is…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

North Korea’s ‘Hypersonic Missile’ Tests Raise Military Stakes in Asia

Even as debates swirl over their capability, a series of “hypersonic missiles” recently tested by nuclear-armed North Korea sparked sudden talk of preemptive strikes and arms races amid worry over…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

China Eyes Doklam Again

China has accelerated settlement-building along its disputed border with Bhutan, with more than 200 structures, including two-storey buildings, under construction in six locations, according to satellite image analysis conducted for…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum