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ISRO to Launch Military Satellites to Boost Surveillance

ISRO to Launch Military Satellites to Boost Surveillance Apr 23,2018

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch a number of important satellites in the coming months. Some of these satellites will have strategic importance as they will be used by the military to keep an eye on the movements of India’s hostile neighbours. In September, ISRO will reportedly launch a satellite, Gsat-7A, for the Indian Air Force for surveillance purpose. Another satellite, an advanced remote sensing equipment, Risat-2A, will be launched at year end. Both

Nuclear Deterrence Policy Gathering Steam in India

Nuclear Deterrence Policy Gathering Steam in India Apr 23,2018

Though India is a reluctant nuclear power, nuclear deterrence will continue to play a crucial role in India’s national security strategy over the next few decades,” says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal, Distinguished Fellow at India’s Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA). In his recent book ‘Sharpening the Arsenal: India’s Evolving Nuclear Deterrence Policy’, he explains the reason: “Only when India’s adversaries are convinced that India has both the necessary political

Shifting to offensive realism

Shifting to offensive realism Apr 23,2018

Last week saw considerable excitement in the national security circles with the setting up of a Defence Planning Committee (DPC). For a government which wants India to pull its weight in the world, it was surprising that the Modi government sought to mould India’s defence doctrine to its world view so late in the day in its tenure. NSA Doval’s interventions in the security sphere so far have been worthy of an excellent field level operative. Doval firsthand supervised the Myanmar and

India wants US to waive sanctions over Russia deal

India wants US to waive sanctions over Russia deal Apr 23,2018

New Delhi has been negotiating a contract with Russia’s state-owned Almaz-Antey Corporation to procure the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missiles. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Russian counterpart General Sergei Shoigu discussed the proposed deal when they met in Moscow on April 3 and discussed bilateral military cooperation. Moscow’s envoy to New Delhi, Nikolay Kudashev, recently said that the negotiation on the contract might be concluded before Prime Minister Narendra Modi

India, China agree to resume Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through Natha Lu route in Sikkim

India, China agree to resume Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through Natha Lu route in Sikkim Apr 23,2018

India and China today agreed to resume the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the Natha Lu route in Sikkim, Ministry of External Affairs today said, 10 months after the pilgrimage was stopped following the Doklam standoff. The decision was made during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi here. “We are also happy that the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the Nathu la route will be resumed this year. “I am confident that with Chinese side’s

CPEC: Business, security headache for China, Pak

CPEC: Business, security headache for China, Pak Apr 23,2018

The ongoing over USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which forms a part of Beijing’s ambitious transnational Belt Road Initiative (BRI), is according to a report, turning out to be an economic as well as a security headache for both China and Pakistan. “For Pakistan, rising debt is imperiling the country’s long-term economic viability. For China, sunk costs in infrastructure assets and personnel on the ground are drawing Beijing deeper into Pakistan’s

China’s BRI exposes its ulterior strategic motives

China’s BRI exposes its ulterior strategic motives Apr 23,2018

The official narrative in China and the highlighting of the country’s “core interests” in terms of fostering and promoting economic development in Europe and the Indo-Pacific region through the ambitiously conceived “Belt Road Initiative” (BRI) may not be entirely true. According to a report prepared by the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS), a Washington D.C.-based non-profit organisation dedicated to data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting of global conflict and

Wang Yi is China’s new special representative for border talks with India

Wang Yi is China’s new special representative for border talks with India Apr 23,2018

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi will be the new special representative for India-China boundary talks. Wang’s appointment was confirmed on Sunday when external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj who held bilateral talks with her Chinese counterpart congratulated him for being elevated as the state councillor and appointed as the special representative for the India-China boundary talks. Wang, 64, succeeds his senior colleague Yang Jiechi who has now become a politburo member of the Communist

India strongly condemned the

India strongly condemned the "cowardly and barbaric" terror attacks in Afghanistan Apr 23,2018

India strongly condemned the "cowardly and barbaric" terror attacks in Afghanistan Afghan authorities said at least 57 people were killed in a bomb blast outside a voter registration India has been actively involved in reconstruction of war-ravaged Afghanistan India strongly condemned the "cowardly and barbaric" terror attacks in Kabul and northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan, which killed over 50 people and left dozens injured, in the latest wave of attacks that came ahead of parliamentary

Can Doval change defence planning in India?

Can Doval change defence planning in India? Apr 22,2018

Successive defence ministries have adopted the adage: When nothing else is working, set up a committee.Give it a sweeping mandate. Demand a comprehensive report.Then, implement a few recommendations and put the important ones in cold storage. Over the preceding two decades, two National Democratic Alliance and two United Progressive Alliance governments have done exactly this. In 1999, the Kargil Review Committee reported on defence reform, with a group of ministers reiterating many of its key

Japan Wants Lockheed Martin to Make an F-22/F-35 Hybrid

Japan Wants Lockheed Martin to Make an F-22/F-35 Hybrid Apr 22,2018

Having scrapped plans to build a new fighter jet of its own, Japan’s defense ministry has reportedly inquired to multiple international defense contractors, including Lockheed Martin and Boeing, about collaborating on a new stealth jet. Sources tell Reuters that Lockheed Martin is planning to respond to Japan’s request with a formal proposal for a new fighter that “would combine the F-22 and F-35 and could be superior to both of them.” Exactly how such a

Pakistani army’s game plan

Pakistani army’s game plan Apr 22,2018

Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has suddenly become very eloquent. In recent weeks he has been using multiple platforms to enunciate his own ideas about the way forward for this nation and even at times advising the neighbours. In one of his recent speeches at the passing-out parade of cadets at the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul, Gen Bajwa suggested that “the route to peaceful resolution of Pak-India disputes — including the core issue of Kashmir —

Home ministry needs Rs 3,50,000 crore for security during 2020-2025

Home ministry needs Rs 3,50,000 crore for security during 2020-2025 Apr 22,2018

The home ministry has projected a budgetary requirement of more than Rs 3,50,000 crore for internal security, mordernisation of police forces and other related responsibilities during 2020-25. This was conveyed by home minister Rajnath Singh to chairman of the 15th finance commission NK Singh in New Delhi recently, officials said on Sunday. The ministry has projected budgetary requirement of more than Rs 3,50,000 crore for the period 2020-2025 for internal security, central armed police

Dancing With The Dragon

Dancing With The Dragon Apr 22,2018

A spate of ministerial visits is in the offing as a run-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the summer. The Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj will be in Beijing on April 23-24 to jaw-jaw with her counterpart Wang Yi—recently elevated to concurrently hold the post of State Councilor as well—and there’s the overlapping trip by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for talks with her Chinese counterpart Lieutenant General

Interview with DRDO chairman ,Dr S Christopher

Interview with DRDO chairman ,Dr S Christopher Apr 22,2018

Interview with DRDO Chairman, Dr. S Christopher. Q - DRDO is celebrating sixty years of its formation, six decades of excellence in defence research and development. On this occasion, could you share your thoughts on how successful DRDO has been in achieving its aims? A - Six decades of achievements in the service of nation is a major milestone for any organisation. We move ahead keeping the aspirations of our country and our defence forces in sight and try to give our best at par with the

Trump’s new deputy NSA had Pakistan in crosshairs in previous role

Trump’s new deputy NSA had Pakistan in crosshairs in previous role Apr 22,2018

The White House has announced Mira Ricardel, a senior official in the department of commerce, as the nextdeputy national security adviser. Ricardel has served three administrations and is currently undersecretary for export administration, heading the Bureau of Industry and Security. The bureau, on her watch, added seven Pakistani private companies to a list of entities barred from purchasing sensitive technology without a license, which they will be rarely granted. That designation is

India to provide four more Mi-35 choppers to Afghanistan

India to provide four more Mi-35 choppers to Afghanistan Apr 22,2018

India has decided to supply four Mi-35 attack helicopters to Afghanistan over the next four months to help the war-ravaged nation intensify its anti-terror operations against the Pakistan-backed Taliban, Afghan diplomatic sources said. Sources said India proposed to go in for outright purchase of the Russian-made helicopters from Belarus since it would have taken a long time to procure the choppers if it were to place an order for their supplies. India had supplied four Mi-25 attack

Pakistan Is China’s Client State’, Says US Report

Pakistan Is China’s Client State’, Says US Report Apr 22,2018

China's recent decision to provide Pakistan with the military version of Beidou, its hi-tech ballistic missile tracking and monitoring system, has once again certified a well known strategic view that Beijing uses Islamabad as the first choice exporting nation for testing its weaponry under supervision. According to an opinion piece published in the www.strategypage.com web site, China and Pakistan have little in common historically or culturally and Beijing sees Islamabad more as a

Pak cricketer Hasan Ali has ‘field day’ at Wagah, BSF to lodge protest

Pak cricketer Hasan Ali has ‘field day’ at Wagah, BSF to lodge protest Apr 22,2018

DURING A drill performed by armed forces of India and Pakistan at Attari-Wagah border daily, Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali entered the flag-lowering ceremony from the Pakistani side Saturday evening and made his signature wicket-taking gesture towards the Border Security Force (BSF) and Indian audience. The BSF has taken strong note of a civilian from Pakistan “interfering” in the ceremony on the Pakistani side. As per protocol, the ceremony is to be conducted only by the BSF on

No bilateral meets between foreign, defence ministers of India, Pak at SCO

No bilateral meets between foreign, defence ministers of India, Pak at SCO Apr 22,2018

There will be no bilateral meetings between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with their Pakistan counterparts at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) ministerial meets to be held here, official sources said. “There will be no meetings with their Pakistan counterparts,” official sources here said, ruling out any planned meetings between the Indian and Pakistani ministers.   Swaraj who arrived in Beijing on Saturday will