Friday, April 19, 2019

My previous article on the performance of Chinese peacekeepers in South Sudan mentioned that two Chinese soldiers were killed during the four days of violence in Juba, prompting the rest of the Chinese troops to run away from their...
Earlier today, at around 0830 hrs, India's Strategic Forces Command (SFC) carried out a user training exercise for the  nuclear capable Agni-1 short range ballistic missile (SRBM) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). As part of...
  Earlier today, the Agni-V Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully underwent what is being called a 'pre-induction trial', a sort of user assisted trial, that has taken it closer to deployment with...
  Early 2017 witnessed a slew of video messages from Indian Army soldiers, Border Security Force troopers and Central Reserve Police Force personnel expressing grievances at service conditions, food, etc. In no time these videos went viral, and snowballed into a controversy...
  This is the first of a three part series on China’s Air Defence System. The other two parts which can be accessed here and here, will focus on Technology Trends and Air Defence Capability in Tibet.   A very brief history The  First...
It has been understood since at least 1988, which was when the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) first started work on a road towards Yatung, that China’s primary aims in the Chumbi Valley (CV) were two-fold: First, to...
Except perhaps for some Prithvi short range ballistic missile (SRBM) units, India’s pool of ballistic missiles (BMs) are essentially meant for strategic strike purposes.  With China’s People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) fielding a sizeable inventory of conventionally armed...
India celebrates 26 January every year as its Republic Day,  since it is the date on which the Constitution of independent India came into effect, in 1950. Ever since, military parades have been the highlight of the day's celebrations, across...
Earlier today, India tested a variant from the Brahmos cruise missile family with an indigenous radio frequency (RF) seeker. This was the first Brahmos test, where an indigenous RF seeker has been used for terminal guidance, and marks a...
In 2003, the then United States (US) Secretary of State, Colin Powell, called man portable air defence systems (MANPADS) ‘the most serious threat to aviation’. Even though the 2002 Mombasa Incident may have been the immediate reason for the...

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