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…]
The last few years have witnessed a change in America’s status as the global leader, which it enjoyed since 1991 with the down fall of the Soviet regime. It is now challenged by new bi-lateral or multi-lateral alliances with common interests. Some strategists tend to dismiss such alliances as marriages[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.
Integration of Command HQs of the three Services needs a little thought, good foresight and a graduated creation. While it forms a part of the charter of the CDS, it is a dichotomy, because he must keep in mind that Command HQs, being the controlling source of all operational execution,[Read More…]
If one were to have a holistic picture of military diplomacy and view the budget from that angle, well, MEA has been allocated roughly the same numbers as last year, however from a military diplomacy point of view, allocation for aid to neighbouring countries has seen South Asia as a[Read More…]
Sh Surjeet Singh Deswal, IPS, is also a law graduate. Before taking over as DG, ITBP, he held the positions of Commissioner of Police & Director General in various departments of Police force. He has also headed SSB & BSF for some time. He has been awarded the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service in 2001 & President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2012. As DG,ITBP, he has taken initiatives like maintaining physical fitness of the personnel and proposed tourism in the Himalayas and gave the message of clean Himalayas by visiting difficult border areas on foot and boosted the morale of Himveers.