• 12 July, 2024
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THE SPIRALLING CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND ITS IMPACT ON INDIAN GEOPOLITICS

The oft repeated idiom which we hear today that, “This is not an Era of War”, seems to have become irrelevant in the context of the overall war scenario in…

By Maj Gen (Dr) Rajan Kochhar (Retd)

India-Spain Defence Partnership: A Growing Force for Regional Stability

It’s been a little under seventy years since India established diplomatic relations with Spain. Both countries have come a long way since the opening of the Spanish embassy in New…

By EKAMVIR SINGH research associate

FIGHTING THE DRAGON: INDIA’S BORDER INFRASTRUCTURE WAR WITH CHINA

Everyone wants to climb and live on top of a mountain. But your climb and happiness on the top depends on your preparation. -General Ved Prakash Malik, Former Chief of…

By SHIVANSH SINGH, research associate

PRACHAND: THE HIMALAYAN GRIFFIN

In mid-June, news channels and strategic community circles were abuzz with the news that the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, had issued an RFP for the procurement of 156…

By Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

Why Should Be India Considering The F-35 Fighter Jets

Hours before the US Defence Secretary Robert M. Gates's visit to Beijing in January 2011 aimed at improving defence ties, China’s military conducted a test flight of a new stealth…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Decoding Israel’s Gaza Strategy

Eight months after Hamas stormed across the ‘impregnable’ Israeli border defences, unleashed terror and mayhem, and took away 120 hostages, Israel’s response rages on. The attacking IDF has reduced several…

By Maj Gen Neeraj Bali, SM (Retd)

P8I Poseidon – Brain and Muscle

In June 2017, residents of Sikkim saw a strange, gray-colored aircraft loitering in that region for days together. On scrutiny, they found the Indian Navy written on its fuselage. What…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

COUNTERING HYPERSONIC WEAPON THREAT: A DIFFICULT BUT MANAGEABLE PROBLEM

Introduction Decades ago, ballistic missile defence was developed to intercept predictable targets outside the atmosphere. Since then, the missile threat spectrum has broadened, becoming more endo-atmospheric and manoeuvrable. Hypersonic weapons,…

By Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

DEATH OF IRANIAN PRESIDENT EBRAHIM RAISI: DOES IT CHANGE ANY DYNAMICS?

For many it was surprising to see the amount of interest in the Indian media on the unfortunate passing of President Raisi of Iran along with his Foreign Minister, Hossein…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

ZORAWAR-INDIA’S LIGHT TANK: IS IT ENOUGH?

India has rolled-out Zorawar, described as Armoured Fighting Vehicle- Indian Light Tank (AFV-ILT) for trials and evaluation. The tank has been developed in fast-track mode in three odd years, after…

By Lt Gen K J Singh (Retd)

CHANGING DYNAMICS OF AIR DEFENCE OPERATIONS AND THE WAY AHEAD

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, during the Air Force Commanders' Conference in New Delhi on October 26, 2023, pointed out that new trends have emerged in the field of air…

By Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

ARE WE HEADED FOR POSITIVE TIMES IN THE SINO INDIAN RELATIONSHIP ?

“I hope and believe that through positive and constructive bilateral engagement at the diplomatic and military levels, we will be able to restore and sustain peace and tranquility in our…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)