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Covid Pandemic and the Armed Forces

The armed forces are actively involved in the national effort of dealing with the second wave of covid pandemic which has wreaked havoc on the entire nation. Join Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, (Retd) and Shashank Sharma for a disc....

The Rajput Age of the Indian Navy: Why INS Rajput matters on her day of decommissioning

As the Indian Navy’s destroyer INS Rajput heads for decommissioning on 21st May after 41 years of service, join Rear Admiral Sudarshan Shrikhande, AVSM, IN, (Retd) and Shashank Sharma, as they reminisce the era these ships ushered in for the India....

U.S. Department of Defence Annual Report of 2020 on China’s Military Power: Implications for India’s Maritime Security

The US Department of Defence (DoD) Annual Report of 2020 on China Military Power released in September 2020 brings out China’s meteoric military progress in recent years. The report states that China is already ahead of the United States in certain....

India Gifts Submarine to Myanmar – An initiative in Line with the SAGAR Vision for Collective Growth and Security of Maritime Neighbours

India is gifting a Russian Kilo class submarine to Myanmar1. The diesel-electric submarine, INS Sindhuvir, was inducted in the Indian Navy in 1988 and continues to be in service. The submarine refurbished by the Hindustan Shipyard Ltd a De....

India-China Standoff and Stability in the Indo-Pacific

Recent violent clashes near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between Indian and Chinese army units, resulting in large number of casualties in the Galwan region, has caused significant alarm in the wider Indo-Pacific region. While the nature of the c....

Industry 4.0 Joins Fight to Contain COVID-19

“I have a 3D Printer and I am ready to join the fight against COVID-19” is the buzz among the technology developers. There is euphoria to use 3D printers to manufacture a variety of medical products and equipment such as face masks and shield, Pe....

Armed Forces in Aid to Civilian Authorities in COVID-19 environment

COVID-19 has tested healthcare and associated infrastructure of nations like nothing else before. There are precedents e.g. the Spanish Flu, but none on the scale of COVID-19. Under such a catastrophic environment, the role of the Armed Forces in ass....

Arihant to India’s defence: Nuclear triad is now fully operational and provides us with credible strategic deterrence

Monday, 5 November 2018, was indeed a red letter and historic day in the history of India’s security paradigm when a visibly proud Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the completion of a maiden ‘deterrent patrol’ by INS Arihant, India’s fir....

The Trinity Of Power

INS Arihant will enable India to assert its rights on water, besides land and air. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on November 5 that India’s first indigenously designed and built nuclear-powered submarine, the INS Arihant, which is equi....

Navy Team Tarini at the Vivekananda International Foundation

Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini) comprising six women officers of the Indian Navy circumnavigated the globe in 254 days. The voyage commenced on September 10, 2017 and was completed on May 21, 2018. The expedition was called ‘Navik....

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