Monday, March 8, 2021
The Dalai Lama’s recent weeklong visit to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh has had a rather adverse impact on the flow of diplomatic engagement between India and China. The primary casualty of the visit seems to be the...
Dr G. Satheesh Reddy is a distinguished scientist with numerous awards and honours to his credit. Besides serving as Director General (Missiles & Strategic Systems) for the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Dr Reddy is also the Scientific Adviser...
Like its neighbours, the peninsular state of Tamil Nadu (TN), India, is also seeking to attract aerospace and defence (A&D) manufacturing investments to its territory. In particular, as  Vikram Kapur, Principal Secretary to the Government of Tamil Nadu, Industries...
Military flight safety is an issue as old as military aviation itself. Though the Italians were the first to use airplanes in combat against the Turks in 1911, it was really in the First World War (WW1), that military...
K. Vijay Kumar (IPS retd), is a former Director General of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and was Chief of the Special Task Force that brought down the notorious sandalwood smuggler Veerappan in difficult jungle terrain during Operation...
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy that broadly outlines the aim of the People's Republic of China to first attain self-sufficiency in several high-tech areas such as aerospace, industrial robotics, semiconductors etc. with a...
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...
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,...
  In a recent order, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MCA) has exempted for a period of a little over 5 months beginning 18 April 2020, the requirements of Rule 15A of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, for beyond visual line...

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