The Phantoms of Chittagong: The Unsung Tibetan Heroes of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War

On 50th anniversary of the liberation of Bangladesh, we need to recall one of the best-kept secrets of the war: The role played by the Special Frontier Force, a highly trained Tibetan regiment based in today’s Uttarakhand, in the Chittagong Hills. We are soon going to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the liberation...

Indo-China Border Dispute: India will not Blink

China has, once again, opted to take a hard stand in the long standing dispute along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India. A series of meetings, including the last corps commanders meeting in early October this year, have not yielded any forward movement. It is quite clear that the PLA will hold on to the...

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words? Well, Not Always!

There can be no two views that the monstrous humanitarian crisis precipitated by the Taliban’s forcible takeover of Afghanistan is fast spiraling out of control.  Though there is global unanimity that the hapless people of war-torn Afghanistan are in dire need of succor, the international community has not been able...

Indo-China Border Dispute: India will not Blink

China has, once again, opted to take a hard stand in the long standing dispute along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India. A series of meetings, including the last corps commanders meeting in early October this year, have not yielded any forward movement. It is quite clear that the PLA will hold on to the...

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words? Well, Not Always!

There can be no two views that the monstrous humanitarian crisis precipitated by the Taliban’s forcible takeover of Afghanistan is fast spiraling out of control.  Though there is global unanimity that the hapless people of war-torn Afghanistan are in dire need of succor, the international community has not been able...

Pakistan in Snake Pit

Speaking on the Defence Day and Martyrs Day of Pakistan on September 5, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa made statements like:  in 1965, Pakistan had defeated India – an enemy many times greater in might; Pakistan’s key role in peace efforts in Afghanistan is a testament to that India has, as always, taken an...

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The Phantoms of Chittagong: The Unsung Tibetan Heroes of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War

On 50th anniversary of the liberation of Bangladesh, we need to recall one of the best-kept secrets of the war: The role played by the Special Frontier Force, a highly trained Tibetan regiment based in today’s Uttarakhand, in the Chittagong Hills. We are soon going to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the liberation...

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited: The Need for Privatisation

The IAF as the largest captive client for HAL, as well as the other two services, have never been happy with HAL as quality, reliability and punctuality have been issues that have constantly been the cause for voluble gripes. Any defence services official who has had personal experience dealing with HAL would most...

The Sead Challenge: Trends in Threats to Surface-Based Air Defences

The drones may seem to have an edge over air defence systems, but it is a matter of time that the advantage will be lost. The number of drones shot down over the years says it all. A total of 31 drones were shot down in 2016, this number went up to 123 in 2019 and in the first five months of 2020, 67 drones were...

Sarp Vinash 2.0

Counter-terrorist operations launched by the Army in the area of Nar Khas Forest in J&K’s Poonch region on the evening of October 14 after five Army personnel were killed during an encounter with terrorists are still ongoing. Nine Army personnel including two JCOs have lost their lives in these operations so far; five...

Who’s to Blame for Restrictions in Kashmir?

Now that check posts have sprung up all over Kashmir Valley, voices which have all along been criticising routine checks have become more vocal once again. Certain so-called champions of human rights are expressing grave concerns on this issue and citing the same as being violative of the right to privacy and free...

Targeted Killings in Kashmir: Inexplicable Silence of Hurriyat and Civil Society

The continuing killing of minority community members and non-locals in Kashmir Valley has made it abundantly clear that this barbaric trend has approval of those from across the Line of Control [LoC] who are masterminding the so called ‘armed struggle’ here. What’s even more disturbing is the perfunctory response...

Atmanirbhar Bharat in Defence Sector: A Dream Comes True

Its strong economy and strong army know a nation’s strength. As far as India is concerned, it has a strong economy but not a strong army so far. It is doubtful to withstand joint operations from China and Pakistan supported by Taliban Afghanistan, as the full support from the US is doubtful. India has to therefore...

Corporatisation of OFB & Fault lines of India’s Military Industry Capability

Corporatisation was listed as one of the 167 transformational ideas to be implemented in the first 100 days of NDA manifesto (2019). The delay in corporatisation of 41 ordnance factories which have a hoary history of 246 years, with a credible record of providing requisite firepower to the defence services during the...

U-UAP presented Ka-226T Climber at the "Army" forum

Ulan-Ude aviation plant of Russian Helicopters Holding (Rostec State Corporation) presented at the static display of the Army-2021 International Military and Technical Forum in Patriot Park a sample of the latest modification of light multipurpose Ka-226T Climber helicopter, which will begin flight tests this...

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1971 War: Operations in Sind-Rajasthan

The border area of Rajasthan-Sind is generally desert terrain with very limited road and rail communications. The...

Why is Pakistan Perturbed by Prospects of a Prosperous Kashmir?

Things aren’t going too well for Pakistan- while mounting external debt is driving the country to the brink of...

1971 War: The Transformation of Military Plan

Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command, who was to command the land forces of India and Bangladesh and coordinate the functions of the Air Force and the Navy in liberating Bangladesh, had come up the professional ladder with ease, both through his personal endowments and the influence of powerful connections. He had held prized appointments in the...

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India is The Main Target of China’s New Border Law

It needs no intelligence to decipher that China’s new Border Law has been devised to primarily target India. Beijing already has Pakistan in its pocket and has drawn Nepal and Myanmar into its strategic sphere. With its comparative military and economic might, it is also set to coax Bhutan to join its club. China has offered $31 million in emergency aid to Afghanistan and the first Chinese aircraft carrying humanitarian aid landed in...

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The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh paying homage to the fallen heroes at National War Memorial,...

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The Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane inducts the Short Span Bridging System...

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The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh interacting with the veterans, at Leh, Ladakh on June 27, 2021.

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The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh at Kochi Naval Base during the review of construction of...

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The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat inaugurates the 3rd Joint Logistics Node (JLN) in...

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