Defence and Strategy

For High-Growth & Equitable Society

The roadmap in ten key dimensions lays emphasis on physical and digital infrastructure, green environment, rural industrialisation, blue economy, space, agri healthcare, etcFinance Minister Piyush Goyal has announced the Interim Budget 2019 that is both c..

Popular & Prudent

Taking the defence budget to Rs 3 lakh crore, provision for infrastructure including railways, renewable energy are all welcome steps. Boost to electric vehicles is also a step towards clean environment Dr Ashwani Mahajan   As s the present term of Narendra Modi government completes in May 2019, amidst speculations whether the budget to be presented by the present officiating Finance Minister Piyush Goyal would be an interim budget or the final; whether the government would be able to make ..

Defence Scan By Air Mshl PK Roy

1. ISRAEL SIGNS CONTRACT FOR SUPPLY OF SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILESThe Indian Navy and Cochin Shipyard Ltd have signed a contract with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for provision of Naval Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile systems (MRSAM). The contract is worth US$ 93 million and involves provision of various systems for the MRSAM Air Defence System. These include follow up orders, maintenance and other services. Earlier last year, IAI had entered into contract with Bharat Electronics Limited to supply ..

Defence Scan by Air Mshl PK Roy

1.COASTAL SECURITY EXERCISE ACROSS ENTIRE INDIAN COAST CONDUCTED The Indian Navy, in coordination with various other agencies conducted the largest ever coastal security Exercise ‘SEA VIGIL’ along the entire length of 7,516 km coastline and EEZ of India, to validate the efficacy of various measures taken since ‘26/11’. Even though smaller exercises involving individual states or those combined with adjacent states are being conducted on a biannual basis, such a national-level exercise is perhaps ..

Defence Scan By Defence Scan

 1. VISIT OF AUSTRALIAN CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCE TO INDIAThe Australian Chief of Defence Force General Angus J Campbell, called upon General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff and discussed issues of mutual concern, on the side lines of ‘Raisina Dialogue’. He also called on Lieutenant General Rajeshwar, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff and discussed important aspects of mutual concern.  The Raisina Dialogue, a multilateral annual conference is organised by the Ministry ..

Travancore of Bharat: The First Asian Kingdom to Defeat a European Colonial Power

In 1741, Travancore scripted a glorious chapter in world history, becoming the first Asian Kingdom to defeat a European Colonial Power, when the formidable Travancore Nair Force of King Marthanda Varma categorically defeated the Dutch Force in the ‘Battle of Colachel’..

Raksha Mantri Launches ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’

Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman formally launched ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’, in New Delhi on November 27..

Indo-China relations will have impact on entire world: Nirmala Sitharaman

Delivering the 7th Rutum Kamgo memorial lecture on November 11 Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman said five ‘S’ Samman (respect), Samvad (dialogue), Sahyog (co-operation), Shanti (peace) and Samriddhi (prosperity) should guide our relations with China..

“It is state-sponsored Genocide in Balochistan”: Italian journalist Francesca Marina

Francesca Marina, an eminent Italian scholar and editor in chief of ‘Stringer Asia’, who has visited Balochistan several times and regularly keeps a close watch on the happenings there, said what is happening in Balochistan today is not simply the human rights violation, it is systematic pogrom being carried out by Pakistan and a war leading to extermination of a culture..

Singapore-India Bilateral Maritime Exercise

Singapore-India Bilateral Maritime Exercise..

New Study Claims Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal may have Plateaued, But Security Experts Remain Sceptical

Security experts, however, remain sceptical of the new estimate. “I am not sure of the assessments since there are always so many assumptions made when calculating the fissile material available – the burn in power reactors, the quality of uranium ore and so on. All external estimates put Pakistan as having more nuclear weapons," says a security expert at a Delhi-based think tank..

Kargil and After: How Secure Are we Today?

A review of the progress made in India’s security calculus, subsequent to the recommendations of the group of Ministers post-Kargil Conflict ..

Lens and Pen in the Battleground

Kargil was the first war which Indian correspondents covered by going to the front and Army had to handle the situation on the battlefront. This led to serious deliberations over the role of media during war time   Many news media experts believe that embedded journalism provides a more accurate story of a war when compared to the traditional approach of news gathering via military briefings prepared for the pressThe changing landscape of media in the 21st century and especially in the current ..

Mission Jeopardised?

Is the world heading towards the third World War ? The missile attacks of the US and its allies on Syria have triggered the debate amid grave apprehensions..