• 26 November, 2022
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India as an Emerging World Power: Vision 2047

As India celebrates its 75 years of independence, there is a realization that much has been achieved since 1947. Today India can boast of being the fifth largest economy of…

By Maj Gen (Dr) Rajan Kochhar (Retd)

India’s Strategic Communication – Need for a Policy and Capability Development

In the last ten years or so, the number of times I have spoken on the need for a policy on strategic communication along with a coordinated capability for India,…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Agnipath scheme for armed forces evokes mixed response from veterans

New Delhi, Jun 14 (PTI) Armed forces veterans have expressed mixed reaction to the Agnipath scheme under which soldiers will be recruited in the Army, the Navy and the Air…

Agnipath, and the Changing Character of Army’s Rank and File!

The writing on the wall clearly indicates that the decision to implement the ‘Tour of Duty,’ called Agnipath, in the Army has been taken and the implementation modalities are being…

By Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma

Atmanirbhar Bharat 2022: A Report Card on Defence Modernisation

A lot has been spoken and written on Atmanirbhar Bharat in recent times. There was a lot of fanfare associated with the Make-in-India campaign wherein a number of defence reforms…

By Maj Gen (Dr) Rajan Kochhar (Retd)

Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw Too Deserved a Farewell with Honour  

On 06 February 2022 as the nation mourned the passing away of Lata Mangeshkar who apart from a well-known singer of international repute was also an awardee of Bharat Ratna,…

By Lt Col JS Sodhi (Retd)

Enhancing the Cyber Posture of Defence Forces

A framework for enhancing the Cyber posture of Defence Forces was approved by the GoI/MoD in 2018. Defence Cyber Agency and Army, Navy and Air Force Cyber Groups have been…

Replacement of Helicopters of Indian Armed Forces

Replacement of aircraft fleet of the defence forces including Cheetah and Chetak helicopters  is reviewed from time to time keeping in view the operational requirements. This is a continuous process.…

A Foreign Policy for the Next Decade

A report authored by eight strategic thinkers, including two former foreign secretaries and hosted on the website of the Centre of Policy Research (CPR), entitled ‘India’s Path to Power: Strategy…

By TP Sreenivasan

Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories – Overcoming the “Last Great Problem”

With the dedication of seven new units of the Corporatised Ordnance Factories, Ministry of Defence seems to have summited the “last great problems” which to mountaineers denotes a peak that…

By Col (Dr) DPK Pillay (Retd)

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh addresses graduates of 59th National Defence College course

Key Highlights of RM’s address: Government’s bold approach on border disputes & cross-border terrorism has made India stronger India is a peace-loving nation, but will give befitting reply to those…

C 295 and India’s Aircraft Production Ecosystem

Indian government finally cleared Rupees 21,000 crore ($3 billion) Airbus-Tata project for 56 C-295W military transport aircraft. Additional six may be acquired by the Coast Guard. The long-pending deal for…

By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)