If we are to succeed in Atmanirbharta in Defence, the following issues are key – (1) To acknowledge and recognise our shortcomings that have resulted in a weak DIB; (2) Development of a clear vision for strengthening the DIB in the context of national security needs and clarity in high-level[Read More…]
Atmanirbhar (Self Sufficiency) is the only route to strategic independence. The country is now poised at the crossroads and with all processes in place, it is time for all stakeholders to collectively push to achieve our ultimate goal –“Self Reliance” – in the manufacture of defence equipment.
A bomber can help India take the war deeper into enemy territory. It can be a bigger deterrent. Can India’s fighter-bombers, surface-to-surface missiles,and cruise missiles stand-in for bombers remains a moot question. If it was so true, then the major powers need not develop bombers. Also, both India and China[Read More…]
India is currently working upon a series of such weapons to improve its antiballistic missile (ABM) capability. The Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC), a laboratory under the DRDO, is working on a laser weapon (one among the DEWs pack) that could fire a beam with a potency of 25[Read More…]
The best thing that has emerged out of the clash and standoff with China over the last two months plus is that this has served as a rude shock and a harsh wake-up call for India, forcing it to completely re-examine and reassess its political, strategic and economic ties with[Read More…]
India must unmistakably display its resolve to resort to military action to safeguard its territorial integrity, if required. In addition, India must remain in the forefront to galvanise international opinion against the over bridled strategic ambitions of China. The latter’s “wolf-warrior diplomacy” needs to be effectively countered by the rest[Read More…]
India must garner all the wisdom of Chanakya to counter Chinese deception plans. China has to be shown that two can play the strategic game; if ancient China had “iGo”- commonly known as “Go” – which has an objective of surrounding a larger total area on the game-board, ancient India[Read More…]
India has received a timely wake up call. Not only has our country’s integrity been threatened but also our core values. As a nation we need to address this as one–putting aside petty politics and concentrate on strengthening all institutions of nation building. We Can. We Will.
The number of incursions by the PLA across the LAC surpassed by a wide margin those in the previous years. The bonhomie that emerged during the Wuhan (April 2018) and Mahabalipuram (October 2019) meetings between President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have been just[Read More…]
The loftily named Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs has met four times since the Chinese initiated Ladakh crisis on 19 April 2020. The respective Corps Commanders have met five times, and are likely to meet again; lower down the military chain, Division and Brigade Commanders[Read More…]