Defence
Launch on Demand: Relevance in Future Wars

General
There are many emerging trends in warfare, which impact the conduct of warfare, security structures and decision-making apparatus. These are driven by technology as well as dynamic strategic considerations. However, three of these ....

Pandemic Factor in Military Organisation

Curse of the Pandemic
All-pervasive adversities brought about by the Covid-19 Pandemic have occupied, seized in fact, the universal human consciousness in a manner seen never before. That is only to be expected when the Pandemic has turn....

With Defence Production and Procurement Policies in Place – Are We Headed Correctly?

‘Year of Covid’ – an Important Year for Defence Sector
The stigma, ‘year of Covid’ notwithstanding, 2020 has been a very important year when it comes to self-reliance in defence and aerospace sector. It was in this year when the....

“Indigenize India’s Military Doctrines, Procedures and Customs too”: PM at Kevadia

PM’s Observation that Created the Ripple Effect
On 06 March 2021 the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi delivered the valedictory address to the Combined Commanders’ Conference at Kevadia in Gujarat. He stressed the “importan....

Vimarsha: "Shaping the Armed Forces to meet likely Current and Future Challenges", by General BipinRawat, Chief of Defence Staff.

Under the Vimarsha series of lectures organized by the VIF on 07 April 2021,General Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC, Chief of Defence Staff spoke on 'Shaping the Armed Forces to meet likely Current and Future Challenges'. It was foll....

The Absence of Air Power in India’s Security Narratives

India’s security narrative of the region has been largely driven by the coercive diplomacy which China has chosen to pursue as a part of its national security strategy. Border stand offs in Arunachal in the near recent past and Ladakh currently, un....

Interaction between UK’s Chief of Defence and the Vivekananda International Foundation on UK’s “Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy”.

On 21 April 2021, Vivekananda International Foundation members had a virtual Interaction with UK’s Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nicholas PatrickCarter, GCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Gen. The interaction was focussed on the Indo-Pacific security and UK....

Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) by USS John Paul Jones in the Indian EEZ – A violation or unwarranted assertion?

On Apr 7, the 7th Fleet of the US Navy released a statement about Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) undertaken by USS John Paul Jones in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) without requesting India's prior consent. Join Rear Admiral Sudars....

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....

PM’s call at Kevadia – What is the ‘Big Picture’?

Ever since the PM addressed the Combined Commanders Conference in Kevadia on 06 March 2021 the media has been picking up bits and pieces of his address and pitching it as ‘stand-alone agendas’ complete with all the semantics aimed to sensationali....

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