September 20, 2018
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India needs strategic planning to access military technology
Two recent events have thrown new possibilities that India can access cutting edge military technology to transform its national goal of setting up a credible military industrial complex for the technological needs of its armed forces. If all goes well then India will emerge as a medium sized defence manufacturing nation in future which
 
Sino-Indian relations heading for more complication
Recent reports of Chinese incursions into Indian Territory have hit headlines and political leaders have assured that they have taken care of India’s national security interests. But the Congress Party-led UPA government has admitted that there was a series of negligence by successive governments in the past which has hampered the prospects of creating strong border infrastructure to stop the Chinese advancement.
 
UPA has downgraded India's comprehensive national power
A series of recent events suggest that India is fast losing its status of a rising power. This is due to courtesy UPA-II which came to power on the basis of its first tenure. Although it was a mistake to reelect such elements, the verdict of the people was taken for granted. Today, India is weak economically and militarily.
 
US rebalancing strategy may change equations
The new strategy adopted by US towards Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean region will change the global balance of power not just in few pockets but in a wider global spectrum. The hints are clear and the power play will be between US and China. Recently, US Defence Secretary said that the US military will devote more air power,
 
LAC will determine future of Sino-India relations
Till yesterday India and China were talking about forging a strategic partnership to garner a view about emerging Asian continent but in April they found themselves in eye ball to eye ball positions ready to confront each other. Earlier, even some cheer leaders from both sides had advocated that India and China should
 
Revelations about drone deal should alert India
The new revelation that US and Pakistan had a secret deal over drone strikes which were carried out inside Pakistani territory has created a new debate. But history is dotted with such deals all along, particularly in US-Pakistan relations. This is not a surprise to most Pakistani security establishment and military experts.
 
Increase cooling off period for retired brigade
The much talked about scam involving the VVIP chopper deal is slowly going to die a natural death, as it is the case with other scams in the past. This is nothing new in India. A corrupt country like India, probably the most corrupt in the global
 
LOC fiasco may be part of a grand design
As India and Pakistan are now trying to normalize their bilateral relations, it will not be business as usual for the Indian military which has been witnessing lot of activities along the Line of Control for several months. Now, politicians and bureaucrats of both sides are talking about the cost of tension which prevailed due
 
Walking over dangerous strategic mine fields
Both Japan and China are into a dangerous trade which can flare up to a full-fledged war if timely steps are not taken. The dispute over Senkaku (Japan) and Diaoyu (China) Islands could trigger another arms race in the region which may complicate the matter furthermore. Yet, both understand power play. While
 
China's map business and its implications
China depicted a controversial map in a manner that immediately alerted its neighbors who are into an adversarial relation with Beijing over territorial claims. It erupted as a major diplomatic backlash. But most