• 20 April, 2024
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The IAF’s Transformation into the Indian Air and Space Force

The recently initiated renaming of the Indian Air Force to Indian Air and Space Force has drawn attention from many quarters. It is exactly a decade ago that one of…

By Air Marshal (Dr) Diptendu Choudhury (Retd) PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM

CHINESE GYRFALCON IN PAK SKIES

According to reports published in the media, General Zaheer Ahmed Babar, the Chief of Staff of the Pakistan Air Force, has disclosed the recent acquisition plans of the Pakistan Air…

By Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

Taiwan: China’s Achilles Heel

By enacting a national security law in 2020, China swiftly took away Hong Kong from the overreach of the Western powers. It was a rude awakening. While China didn’t keep…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Conceptualizing A Conventional Missile Force

Nuclear Deterrent Dynamics  “The sole purpose of India’s nuclear deterrence is to deter adversaries use or threat of use of nuclear weapons”                        Dr Manpreet Sethi   Indian nuclear deterrence…

By Maj Gen Roopesh Mehta, SM,VSM

The PLA Soldier: The Man Behind The Machine

When the South China Morning Post wrote a rather surprising piece on the new selection criteria for PLA recruits, one particular condition – “Any applicant – even for non-combat positions…

By Maj Gen Mandip Singh (Retd)

No Room for Error—Wargaming to Thwart China’s Aggression

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace"                              …

By Levina

A War With China – Is India Prepared?

Col Grant Newsham’s new book “When China Attacks: A Warning to America,” is a wake-up call for the United States. The book argues that the dispute between the US and…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

‘Threat in Being’ at LAC- Are India-China Macro Bilateral Ties on Track?

Zha Liyou, China's Consul-General at Kolkata recently stated that "macro bilateral ties" with India are coming back on track. Another senior Chinese diplomat in India has called the border situation…

By Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma

A Line Divided: The Frayed Edges Will Remain

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) released its Annual Report 2021-22 on March 13. The report notes: "Since April-May 2020, the Chinese side undertook several attempts to unilaterally alter the…

By Lt Gen D S Hooda (Retd)

‘Armed Co-Existence’ Redux: Analysing The Cost For China

When the Chinese decided to plan a ‘counterattack’ against India in 1962, the biggest hurdle faced by the PLA was the problem of mobilisation for a “People’s war”. Accustomed to…

By Maj Gen Mandip Singh (Retd)

Lessons For India: From Russia And China With Love

In January 2022, I predicted the exact timeline of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The United States was the only country that was making noise about the imminent Russian attack on Ukraine.…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

India – China LAC: Will The Dynamics Change

Countries react to their environment and to their neighbours much like their people do; these reactions span the spectrum from sloth and passivity to hyper-individualism, and are influenced by the…

By Brigadier Sanal Kumar (Retd)