Dinesh Kumar

There have been many accidents with a range of artillery and tank ammunitions including the Arjun, T-90 (pictured above) and T-72 tanks manufactured by the OFs.

Defective ammunition: Whose life is it anyway?

A Special Forces soldier or an artillery or armour regiment serves no purpose if equipped with defective or dud ammunition....

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Making war movies is fine, but facts should not be fictionalised

Movies based on landmark events must be preceded by sound research, near accurate depiction, especially when it comes to issues...

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Politics of competitive nationalism: A threat to healthy civil military relations

The Congress party’s unusual declaration of strike dates it had ordered during its tenure marks a despicable low in the...

General Dalbir Singh Suhag

Gen Suhag is a curious choice for Seychelles

Why would an Army Chief, who retired two-and-a-half years ago be posted to an island country that has gained strategic...

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Needed, urgent appraisal of India’s defence requirements, deficiencies

The IAF’s squadron strength is projected to fall to 21 squadrons by 2037. Where will that leave India’s air defence...

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Pak problem has not ended: Build effective deterrence and retaliation capabilities

Security forces remain engaged, with terrorists being armed, trained, funded and diplomatically supported by Pak. India must continue with retaliatory...

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Time to declare Pak sponsor of terror, scale down diplomacy

All responses to terror attacks must be well thought out and based on cold calculations and not on emotions.  ...

Soldiers from Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) take part in the Hand-in-Hand joint military exercise in Chengdu

The worrisome state of Indian Army

Army Day on Tuesday, 15 January, will see an impressive display of soldiers and war-fighting equipment. But behind the pomp...

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1971 too far back: India no longer at peak of its military preparedness

India has been overtaken by geopolitical developments and considerable defence, security mismanagement.   CHANDIGARH: Exactly 47 years ago, the very nation...

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Defence PSUs, ordnance factories are in dire need of overhaul

As is the case with the DRDO, many of the other DPSUs are engaged in producing non-defence items.   Chandigarh:...

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Credible nuclear triad: Not still quite there

In a rare public acknowledgment about India’s nuclear-submarine programme at the highest level, the Prime Minister earlier this week congratulated...

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis during high-level 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi on Sept 6, 2018. (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)

US-India edging closer to military partnership

The first-ever high level 2+2 meeting between the Indian and US Defence and Foreign Ministers held last month along with...

Airport ground staff stand besides Tejas, India's first locally-built LCA, before its induction into the Indian Air Force at the HAL airport in Bengaluru

HAL needs major restructuring, introduction of accountability

It has been a story of little delivery, at the cost of compromising the airpower dimension of national security.  ...

DRDO has much to answer for its poor performance

On paper the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) comes across as formidable. It is currently engaged in about 70...

Indian Navy has a submarine problem

In 1999, the year when the Kargil War was fought, the then BJP-led NDA government cleared a 30-year plan to...

India wasted opportunity to settle Pak problem in ’71

Every year, 16 December 1971 gets remembered for being a historic day in the subcontinent’s military, diplomatic, intelligence and political...

Use Wagah to project India’s soft power

It is cited as the world’s most spectacular border ceremony and also the only one of its kind. Every evening,...

India needs an upgraded, two-front Air Force

The recent standoff between the Indian and Chinese Armies at Doklam reinforced India’s need to develop and maintain the capability...

India’s higher defence management needs to be restructured

Late last month, the government announced measures to reduce the non-operational flab of the Army and increase its combat capability...