Saturday, January 18, 2020
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 recent withdrawal of the move to import 114 'single-engine fighters' (SEF) by India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) opens a window of opportunity for the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), controlled by the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), to...
  Whether one likes it or not , in this new era of protectionism and domestic value capture, India needs a smart Industrial Policy to grow its manufacturing sector and exports. Exports have fallen since 2013, and our manufacturing sector...
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)...
Heightened threat perceptions since the assassination of late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has meant that all but one of her successors have had to deliver their Independence Day addresses to the Nation from behind a thick bullet proof screen...
  “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...
This past Thursday, Air Chief Marshal (ACM), B.S Dhanoa, Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Indian Air force (IAF), while speaking at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) made a number of interesting statements with respect to India's military position in...
India has long sought to maintain an air power advantage over its potential adversaries as a key aspect of its conventional deterrence posture. To get a view of how Indian air power continues to evolve in relation to its...
  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...
Mr Sanjay Mitra is the Defence Secretary of India and belongs to the 1982 batch of the Indian Administrative Service. In the past, He has been the Chief Secretary of the Indian state of West Bengal and Secretary, Ministry...

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