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Threat Of Chinese Rocket Force And The Indian Options
The Chinese Rocket Force has improved its precision-strike capabilities and capacities in the recent times. When the Chinese missiles’ enhanced ranges threatened all of the USA, it shook them. But, Europe lives on in a fairytale world. They feel these are peaceful actions by China in self-defense. Even India was in denial mode. But thankfully … Continue reading Threat Of Chinese Rocket Force And The Indian Options
A War With China – Is India Prepared?
Is today’s India also repeating the mistakes of the West and past Indian leaders? India held 17 rounds of Corps Commander Level Meetings with China, where China tried to twist every discussion point in its favour, and the talks failed. India’s trade deficit is at an all-time high with China and the Indian markets are … Continue reading A War With China – Is India Prepared?
Indian Military Reforms: Delays, Dispassion and Dissociation
India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will attend the Combined Commanders’ Conference in Karwar in March 2023. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen Anil Chauhan will also be present. It is expected that the Indian military leadership will take decisive steps towards creating the much-awaited military theatre commands during this meeting. Three services are likely to … Continue reading Indian Military Reforms: Delays, Dispassion and Dissociation
Hypersonic Program of India: Hype or Rewarding
In September 2020, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) tested its Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle or HSTDV. During the test, the HSTDV attained a speed of Mach 6 for 23 seconds. Hurrah, India, had crossed a milestone and joined the elite club of nations with such a technology. Today there is a race between nations to … Continue reading Hypersonic Program of India: Hype or Rewarding
India’s Offensive Against China Should Be in the Grey Zone
Grey zone is not a fixed concept but a hypothetical place between peace and war. Until now grey zone activities were generally restricted to psychological warfare, subversion of political systems, and covert paramilitary and information operations. China and Pakistan are expanding that envelope. While I was writing this article, a never heard of development was … Continue reading India’s Offensive Against China Should Be in the Grey Zone
When India Goes to War With China
It is an open secret that China challenges everything India sets its eyes on, be it cooperation with Quad partners (the United States, Australia, Japan), international organizations like United Nations, WHO, or designating a terrorist organization. India, a Quad member and a close ally of the United States, has become the biggest eyesore for China. … Continue reading When India Goes to War With China
Strike China and Save the World: Part 1 – The Timing
Employing force to contain aggression is a well-known strategy. The timely dominance of an aggressor can save a nation from a very painful future. India has seen this first hand in the last 1000 years or so. In the recent past too, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, people thought that the concept of … Continue reading Strike China and Save the World: Part 1 – The Timing
Integrated Theatre Commands: India Needs to Think Big
The United States was the first country to start working on the concept of jointmanship among all the branches of its military. Though the US Army started working on joint functioning way back in 1905, the concept of the Unified Command Plan (UCP) took off only in 1946, soon after the World War II, in … Continue reading Integrated Theatre Commands: India Needs to Think Big
When the Hunters Became the Hunted: The Galwan Valour
15 June 2021 is the 1st anniversary of the Galwan Valley clash. Chinese treacherous design had once again raised its ugly head. However, instead of falling prey to the Chinese design and running for the cover, the Indian troops took the Chinese head-on and reportedly unleashed a reign of terror, unheard of in modern military … Continue reading When the Hunters Became the Hunted: The Galwan Valour
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