Defence Monitor | Oct 17, 2015
Chinks in the armour
Although India had established diplomatic relations with Israel under a Congress government headed by P V Narasimha Rao in 1992, the previous National Democratic Alliance government led by Atal Behari Vajpayee had warmed up to Israel like never before. Today, despite the Left's stance against...
Hard News | Jul 1, 2004
CDS and the theatre commands in India: An idea whose time has come
Ideally, the CDS should be an overall commander-in-chief and from him command should flow to individual theatre commanders. Contrary to the belief that only the United States needs a theatre system because of its wider geo-political interests and involvement in security issues all over the globe,...
Jul 1, 2004
Guns & Rifles: Slow Pace of Artillery and Infantry Modernisation
Under the army's Field Artillery Rationalisation Plan formulated in 1999, the Regiment of Artillery had decided to standardise the calibre of its guns at 155 mm so as to be able to engage targets deep inside enemy lines and to reduce the logistics trail through commonality of ammunition. The...
India Strategic | Nov 5, 2017
Big chinks in our security armour
India faces complex external and internal security threats and new challenges are emerging on the horizon. unresolved territorial disputes with China and Pakistan, insurgencies in Jammu & Kashmir and the northeastern states, the rising tide […]
The Times of India | Jul 24, 2011