• 26 March, 2023
Geopolitics & National Security

Indian Army

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)

Jet Pack Suits: Indian Army Soldier Goes Hi-Tech

The futuristic Indian Infantry soldiers wearing Jet-Suits could soon be seen patrolling along the borders with China and Pakistan. The Special Forces troopers with strapped-on gas turbine jet packs would…

By Col Danvir Singh (Retd)

SIACHEN 1987 : A Story Forgotten

Siachen is one of those battlefields from where very little information flows rearwards. Great feats of valour remain buried there, forgotten with nary a memory. Over time a ceasefire has…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (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)

Drawing Down The Army In J&K – Right But Risky

The ethno-nationalist conflict of Northern Ireland, although in existence for long, began in its last avatar in the late Sixties and ended with the Good Friday Agreement in 1997. It…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Repealing The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)1958 In The NE: Is This The Right Time?

On September 11, 1958, a law (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) was enacted to deal with the ongoing disturbed situation in the Naga Hills, which were then part of Assam.…

By Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan (Retd)

Dhanyavaad: A Letter of Gratitude to India from Türkiye

Earthquake in Türkiye Türkiye and India have maintained friendly relations since establishing diplomatic ties in 1948. This historic relation was tested with the unfortunate occurrence of a devastating earthquake in…

By Sarmad Iqbal

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)

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)

Pakistan Under Unending Strain : Part II

 ‘If  the economic situation does not lead to its collapse, its militant groups will ensure prevention of its survival’ Part I of this essay emphasized on getting the background right,…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Role Of Indian Defence Forces During Freedom Struggle

As India Celebrates 75 years of Independence and commemorates the freedom struggle by the Indian citizens against the British Empire, the role of British Indian forces to preserve the British…

By Col Deepak Kumar

Logistics Drones For The Indian Army

“Mountains are the acid test of logistics- the ability of Armies to provide sustenance and maintain warfighting potential is nowhere more tenuous”                                                                                                                         - By the Author…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)