Defence
Indian Army: State of War Readiness – A Contemporary Perspective

Overview of State of Readiness There has been much focus on capital procurements regarding artillery guns, fighter aircraft and submarines for fighting wars in the future. These are no doubt essential to ensure that the nation is ready to f....

Uniting through Oceans

Bolstered by its robust surface, undersea and aerial capabilities, the Indian Navy staged a spectacular maritime pageant off the eastern seaboard, as it hosted its International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016 earlier this month. As many as 50 countries rang....

A Glance into Contemporary Indo-Israeli Defence Ties

Present-day Relations Indo-Israeli relations are on the upsurge. Leaders of both the countries have no qualms in accepting the ever-increasing bonhomie between the countries under the two governments. Till recently, it was mostly the defenc....

Prime Minister’s address to Military leaders: No clarity on National Security Strategy

In his address to the Chiefs of Staff and the Commanders-in-Chief of the armed forces on board the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on December 15, 2015, the Prime Minister made a rare statement on India’s defence policy. The PM lauded the sacrifi....

Taking India-US partnership to the next level

For years, the India-US defence partnership has been more about symbolism than substance. While the two countries conduct a spate of joint exercises across the three services, the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and especially i....

Military modernisation in China: its implications

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s public announcement downsizing the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at the grand military parade on September 3, 2015, was a major event. It signalled that the final stages of reform and reorganization of the PLA woul....

Malabar-2015: Towards collective security in the Indo-Pacific

The strategically significant Joint India-US Naval exercise MALABAR-2015, hosted by India between October 14 and 21, 2015, conducted in the Bay of Bengal, in many ways, illustrates the growing multi-faceted military cooperation between India a....

Defence Minister’s One Year Positive Record

During his first year in office, Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar gave a free hand to the army to act pro-actively on the LoC. He led from the front and worked closely with the leadership of the armed forces, the bureaucracy and his counterparts in....

India, Vietnam, ASEAN Cooperation in Public Security and National Defence

“Our defence cooperation with Vietnam is among our most important ones. India remains committed to the modernization of Vietnam’s defence and security forces.”

---PM Narendra Modi, October 2014

Overvi....

Army Modernisation is Gathering Momentum

Defence planning in India has been marked by knee jerk reactions to emerging situations and haphazard single-Service growth. The absence of a clearly enunciated national security strategy, the failure to commit funds for weapons and equipment acquisi....

Contact Us