HSTPL creates history by receiving first order for its’ revolutionary IMCS from
Indian Armed Forces
March 15, 2023
Author: Mohinder Pal Singh (Col Mohinder Pal Singh,PhD is a defence Analyst working for EGROW Foundation. Views expressed are personal) The world is passing through a testing time. As on today over nine lakhs people are affected with over 40,000 deaths. The number seems to be going out of control and no solution seems plausible in[Read More…]
Is the present scene the outcome of a master-stroke deliberately unleashed by one or more nations or a mis-stroke that got the calculations wrong, or a simple act of nature trying to teach us some grave lessons? Difficult to say… Anyway, the whole wide world has been struck hard and heavily. The ‘fear’ of[Read More…]
Historian Yuval Noah Harari believes that, CoVid-19 will ensure that, the world as we know it, changes forever. Coronavirus epidemic is a classic case of ‘World Interrupted’. Not only did it hold the world to ransom but also exposed the reality of our medical and other preparedness. While everything around us[Read More…]
It must be stated up front and immediately that the decision to impose the nation-wide lockdown was necessary and good. But there are lessons to be learned from the manner in which the policy decision announced by the Prime Minister was to be implemented within a four-hour timeframe. India has[Read More…]
Covid-19 is an inordinate medical emergency and is almost leading to the crumbling down of the health infrastructure with few developed states like Italy, Spain, France and the United States. However, doctors and other professionals associated with the health ecosystem are trying their level best to bring the normalcy back.[Read More…]
The COVID pandemic is threatening governments, economies and societies in ways we are yet to fully comprehend. While controlling its spread is the priority , the likely aftermath which could engulf the world in an economic crisis of unprecedented magnitude and have a profound effect on global and regional geopolitics[Read More…]
Dear all We all know that the current pandemic situation across the globe has brought everything to an unbelievable halt. It is for the first time in the history of civilization on earth. Even at the time of both World Wars certain parts of the world were not affected at[Read More…]
Decisions for planning defence resources including futuristic technologies require concrete analyses that breaks down the categories of major military technological inventions and innovations one by one and examines each individually. The requirement is to mitigate own vulnerabilities in areas where military technologies are changing fastest, as also creative thinking to[Read More…]
Being chartered to provide integrated “single-point military advice” to the government, the CDS will have to rise above his own Service loyalties, and scrupulously and professionally prioritise conflicting inter-Service requirements in the larger interests of the nation. This aspect is far more important now, with India’s economy having dipped and the 2020-21 defence budget of Rs 3.37 lakh crore is under stress, as payment for many big ticket items like 36 Rafales from France, S-400 AA defence batteries from Russia, 155mm guns and attack Apache and heavy-lift Chinook helicopters from USA are already committed.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) estimates that the SARS pandemic resulted in a loss of $18 billion. In respect of China, a one per cent loss due to 2019-nCoV could amount to well over $136 billion; this is not a trifling figure. The economic shock will be felt by various projects China has planned within the country and abroad. Of particular concern to Xi Jinping will be the impact on the ambitious One Belt One Road initiative that is already suffering from numerous setbacks and uncertainties.