Defence & Security

Second Chief of Defence Staff for India – Current Challenges and the Way ahead
Asia, Defence & Security, National

Second Chief of Defence Staff for India – Current Challenges and the Way ahead

One of the primary tasks of CDS is to restructure the armed forces into Integrated Theatre Commands Theaterization helps in better synergy, optimal utilization of resources, reduce cost and effective battle response. Though the capital procurement is not with CDS, he plays a vital role in making forces adopt the culture of giving priority the […]

India’s Maritime Security Policy for the Indian Ocean Region and Indo-Pacific
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India’s Maritime Security Policy for the Indian Ocean Region and Indo-Pacific

China has focused on building artificial islands in the South China Sea and pulling developing countries into debt traps through the Belt and Road Initiative. Although India’s diplomatic missions across the globe are vast, it remains on the sidelines observing the events unfold instead of actively intervening to pull its neighbours to its side and […]

Space Race – War Beyond The Karman Line
Defence & Security, Science & Technology

Space Race – War Beyond The Karman Line

Imperialism and aggression in the 20th century culminated in victimizing the centrifugal retaliation which had gone beyond the Karman line. The space race today is not just between 2 countries but among several rapidly growing nations like China, India, Japan, France etc. The 20th-century world wars paved the way for outstanding innovations in space whereas […]

Chinese ‘Spy Ship’ at  Hambantota – A Security Nightmare for India & South Asia
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Chinese ‘Spy Ship’ at  Hambantota – A Security Nightmare for India & South Asia

China docked its ‘spy ship’ in the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka for several days. Despite India’s reluctance and insistence against this decision, Sri Lanka allowed the ship to be docked, buckling down under Chinese pressure. This move has several tactical and strategic consequences on the South Asian region and especially on India’s influence in the […]

Agnipath – The Truth & the Way Forward
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Agnipath – The Truth & the Way Forward

(This article was first published on Nizam Today. Re-published with permission) The Agneepath scheme announced by the government recently has invited extreme reactions from a section of people, both within the armed forces and outside, with some – from within the forces too – going to the extent of claiming that one of the most […]

Pulwama terror attack: How India responded
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Pulwama terror attack: How India responded

In one of the deadliest terror attacks on Indian security forces, 44 CRPF personnel were martyred on February 14, 2019. A Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist drove an explosive-laden SUV into a convoy of vehicles carrying CRPF troops on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. As the entire world, including China, condemned the terror attack, India summoned Pakistan’s top envoy and lodged […]

China encroaching Nepal – One fence at a time!
Asia, Defence & Security

China encroaching Nepal – One fence at a time!

A report of a task force instituted by the Nepalese government accuses China of encroaching into its territory. It is the first time there have been official claims from Nepal of Chinese interference in its territory. The nearly 1,400km border between Nepal and China-occupied Tibet was laid out in a series of treaties signed in the early […]

What is the Theatre Command system?
Defence & Security

What is the Theatre Command system?

The theatre command system is intended to bring better synergy between the three branches of the armed forces. Instead of separate commands for the army, navy, air force, a unified command will be set up to be led by a single commander. The military assets that are usually split under separate centres of command will […]