Monday, October 21, 2019
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...
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...
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...
Speaking at this morning's opening session of the 3rd Defence-Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA) meet being held at the Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi,  India's Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat stressed the need for a synergistic 'integration' of...
Sources have revealed to Delhi Defence Review that the Indian Army (IA) has launched a massive artillery barrage on Pakistan Army (PA) positions in Kotli and Rawalakot sectors of Pakistan Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJ&K). The artillery fusillade is...
  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...
So I came across THIS 2015 news report, some days ago. A piece that I found 'very' interesting. The headline is catchy enough – ‘UN peacekeepers refused to help as aid workers were raped in South Sudan’. But it is the second...
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...
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...
On March 12, 2018, the Indian Army (IA) rescued several civilians stranded at the Se La Pass on account of heavy snowfall from a situation which had seemed hopeless to those stuck there. While initial reports cursorily mentioned that...

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