Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Whichever way one looks at it, May 2020 appears to be a prelude to a 21st century Chinese invasion of India. To my weary eyes, the situation seems akin to what Nehru and his ‘courtier soldiers’ faced and experienced,...
Fate rarely calls upon a government to deliver a fiscal stimulus at a time of its choosing. And so, the Modi Government finds itself in a bit of a fix with the need to stave off mass bankruptcies and...
​The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met earlier today, for the first time in 2020, to consider a number of new and ongoing proposals for procuring critically needed platforms and equipment for the...
Dr Ajay Kumar, India's Defence Secretary, had a brief exchange with Delhi Defence Review's Editor-in-Chief Saurav Jha on the status of some important domestic military-industrial initiatives. Saurav Jha: What is the status of the order for 83 Tejas Mk1A aircraft?  Dr...
Earlier today, India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen Bipin Rawat, issued directives for the creation of an ‘Integrated Air Defence Command’ under the Headquarters of the Integrated Defence Staff (IDS), which he now heads. Gen. Rawat directed...
The Government of India on 30th December 2019 officially announced the appointment of General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Army Staff as the country's first Chief Of Defence Staff (CDS) in the rank of a full General. The widely...
In Mid-April 2019, the Bombay Chapter of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) and the Mechanical Engineering Department of IIT Bombay jointly conducted a  two-day symposium on Critical Non-Ferrous Metals: Establishing a Value Chain. Speakers from a number of...
India began its super-computing journey with the Param in the 1980s after the United States (US) banned the export of Cray supercomputers and in 2008, ‘EKA’, from Tata’s Computational Research Laboratories, was ranked 9th among global high-power computing (HPC)...
As part of the World Trade Organization (WTO), India signed the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) in 1996. The ITA requires each participant to eliminate customs duties and bind them at zero levels for all products specified in the Agreement....
  “Nothing should be as favourably regarded as intelligence; Nothing should be as generously rewarded as intelligence; Nothing should be confidential as the work of intelligence,” – Sun Tzu   A great book is one that prompts the reader to contemplate its content even after...

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