• 20 May, 2024
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MILITARY DIPLOMACY AND INDIA’s PROJECTION OF HARD POWER

The recently concluded G 20 summit in Delhi could be largely concluded to a diplomatic victory for India as the much elusive consensus emerged after extreme prolonged negotiations culminating in…

By Maj Gen (Dr) Rajan Kochhar (Retd)

Searching for Congruity: Indo-US Defence Cooperation

Let me start on a personal note. In 2008, I led a Brigade to participate in the US-India Yudh Abhyas exercise in Hawaii. In the first formal meeting with the…

By Maj Gen Neeraj Bali (Retd)

Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS)

“On 29th May 2023, ISRO successfully launched the GSLV-F12 NVS-01 mission, deploying the second-generation NavIC satellite into space. The NVS-01 satellite is the first of the new series aimed at…

By Dr PVGS Jayaram

India’s Loitering Munitions: Building ‘Atmanirbharta’ For Lethal Battlefield Engagements!

In a cornerstone advancement towards indigenization of battlefield capability, the Indian Air Force (IAF) received its first consignment of ALS-50 indigenous Loitering Munitions (LM) from Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL)…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Defence Attaches And Intelligence Agencies: Enabling Defence Exports

In a much-needed policy initiative, the Government of India decided to redeploy military attaches to countries where they can help increase domestic defence exports. This will reduce the number of…

By Pavithran Rajan

Semiconductors For Self-Reliance In Aerospace Manufacturing

The initiative on Self-reliance and Atmanirbhar Bharat has propelled the Indian defence industry towards higher pursuits and undertaking ambitious projects. The Indian defence industry, specifically the aerospace industry, has paved…

By Air Vice Marshal Samir Borade, VSM (Retd)

India’s Rising Defence Exports – Can India Be A Major Arms Exporter?

The official declaration of India’s defence exports in 2021-22 to be at an all-time high of Rs 15,920 crores marks a watershed in a sector that was traditionally viewed as…

By Subhash Chandra

New and Emerging Security Threats

On 01 Apr 2023, at Bhopal, Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh Narender Modi said they should be ready to tackle new and emerging security threats while addressing the Combined Military Commanders’…

Artificial Intelligence (AI) And The Armed Forces

Let me begin on a personal note. In the late 1990s, the efforts did not always bear fruit as we trawled the forests in the upper reaches of mountains in…

By Maj Gen Neeraj Bali (Retd)

India’s Quest Towards Defence Modernisation: A Pragmatic Approach

Security and operational preparedness of any nation would always be its utmost priority. Therefore, given the present circumstances of economic instability in the world in general, with the Russia-Ukraine conflict…

By Maj Gen (Dr) Rajan Kochhar (Retd)

Japan’s Military Resurgence – An Opportunity For India

Japan has in recent times made some transformational changes to its overall security and military policies. Any public discourse on transformation of the military policy generally faces headwinds in Japan…

By Col Deepak Kumar

Defence Budget 2023-24: Staying The Course Of Strength and Self-Sufficiency

The run-up to the budget unveiling is invariably an open season for speculation and ‘requests’ by all the stakeholders of the economy for favourable treatment. This year was no different.…

By Maj Gen Neeraj Bali (Retd)