October 26, 2016
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China is ready to send more defence personnel to PoK for CPEC   Saudi Arabia planning to change US Dollar as solo currency basket          China to hurt economies of smaller ASEAN countries which are claimants in SCS          Indo-US cooperation may take a fresh into naval operations in Indian Ocean          China may impose ban on flying of foreign military aircraft in South China Sea          IS is keen to lure jobless youth from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan for recruitment into terrorism          The US to monitor Chinese submarine movement in Malacca Strait and Indian Ocean          Two Chinese state owned companies are suspected to have paid USD 5 million to Rajapaksa during election campaign          Iran warns Pakistan not to intervene in Yemen          Taliban to send 5000 recruits to Afghanistan this summer          Telangana wants to be India's next defence and aerospace hub          Sri Lanka may deny China further submarine access          The US may offer USD 4.5 billion arms package to India during Obama visit           ISIS is recruiting cadres from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, mainly students from universities and software professionals          China may send 3 more submarines to Sri Lanka and Pakistan in near future          China may follow Russian model to annex Hong Kong as fully integrated with mainland          China warns India on South China Sea investment and offers partnership for energy exploration, India shuns its Asia Pacific policy          Pakistan may dump Taliban soon over a new outfit that is more loyal to Pakistani military          Nepal will go for a new treaty with India by end of November          India may reorient its foreign and strategic policy towards Central Asia soon          Manohar Parrikar may be next Defence Minister          Iraqi government asks India to deal with Sunni insurgents directly to free hostages          Western intelligence agencies could be behind attack on Indian mission and kidnapping of Indian aid worker in Herat, Afghanistan          Malaysian flight MH370 could be victim of high level intelligence operations          UPA Government is trying to appoint Vice Admiral Dhowan before May 15 as next Navy Chief to clear last moment small deals          Corruption in sub-standard wiring led to Sindhuratna mishap, Indian MoD officials could be involved          Sri Lanka to expand naval presence in Indian Ocean in near future          Nepal to give access to Chinese military for bilateral cooperation          CIA may have tried to trap Indian diplomat         Russia is closely monitoring Chinese ADIZ in East China Sea          Japan may deploy missile defence to counter China in East Sea          China may set up air defence identification zone in South China Sea by April 2014          US and EU may impose sanctions on Bangladesh if violence is not contained          India puts pressure on Sri Lanka to implement devolution of power and protect Tamil minorities interests           India's Mars mission gives Indo-US hi-tech ties a fresh momentum           India warns international community that Maldives will plunge into a civil war if it fails to handle the present crisis          To outsmart Chinese vision, India and Russia will implement a project to connect Asia-Europe strategic, energy and trade corridor in future          The US ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio, which is now seized by Indian authorities for carrying illegal weapons, is suspected to be supplying weapons to Somali pirates          US will thin down troops from Middle East and look for a more proactive role in Africa to fight terrorism           If US continues to maintain military offensive posture towards Syria, Russia may deploy anti-missile system in the Mediterranean Sea to send a strong message of its role          China to integrate ASEAN region by road, rail and sea to enhance sphere of influence by 2020                    Iran will enhance presence along Iran-Afghan border to keep close watch on Taliban activities            The US asks India, Pakistan and Afghanistan to form a joint regional mechanism to deal with Taliban in post-troop withdrawal period starting next year

Modular assault

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016: In the age of satellite warfare, guns and assault rifles are still the main chorus of the war fighting despite the advent of new technologies that can decimate the targets within minutes to pulverize the battlefield hurdles for faster movement of ground formations.

Everything is going modular. Even though there is a sea change in the development of new technologies, standardized ammunition calibers and new plastic materials, over the years the assault rifle has evolved beyond expectations.

When one considers the shift from conventional wars to low-intensity urban conflicts, the radical changes in how rifles are built and designed seems inevitable.



Coordinated act

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016: India has long had expertise in creating and using nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) weapons. But it has voluntarily abjur

Flying support

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016: India is in the process of replacing its military heavy lift capability to be able to manage, with some credibility, the emergin

Bridging the gap

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016: It is a measure of how secure has been the Indian peninsula since the attack by Pakistani terrorists on Mumbai on 26 November 2008

Robotic dive

JULY-AUGUST 2016: There is a clear distinction between deep submergence rescue vehicles (DSRV) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) or remotely-operat

Secure links

JULY-AUGUST 2016: Network Centric Warfare (NCW) strategy, which in recent years, has emerged as a major force multiplier in the battlefield operations,

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Integrated approach

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) are central to the conduct of warfare both in attack and defence. India has ov

Long wait

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016: The tactic that helped the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance gain political ascendancy during and after the Rajiv Gandhi inv

Horizons of spectrum

JULY-AUGUST 2016: The saturation of multispectral beams and increasing presence of electromagnetic radiations in the modern battlefield can be handy on

Autonomous navigation

JULY-AUGUST 2016: The Defence Research and Development Organisation has been working on robotics to create unmanned ground vehicles for reconnaissance

Guarding shores

MAY-JUNE 2016: Protecting Indias vast coastline of around 7500 kms is not an easy task. The challenge assumes even more significance given the fact that an

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Selling dreams

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016: China is in Africa for economic reasons. China is home to more than 19 percent of the world’s population but only six percent

Power struggle

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016: Nigeria based Boko Haram terror group has split into two factions, one loyal to Abubakar Shekau and the other to Abu Musab al-Barna

Dividing line

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016: The violent clash between border forces of Afghanistan and Pakistan at Torkham crossing may appear to have ended, but it reflects a

Smart move

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016: The joint Sino-Pak military patrol in north Jammu and Kashmir is essentially a method of formalizing an annexation of the Gilgi

Expanding footprints

JULY-AUGUST 2016: The recent surge of terrorist strikes, in Orlando, Jordan, Lebanon, Istanbul, Baghdad, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and now southern Fran

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