Defence

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POLITICS

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Defence, Women, Gender Equality

Why Indian women can excel in combat roles

When she battles at every stage of her life, why not at the border?

POLITICS

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Pakistan, Defence, Missile tests, Babur-III launch

How an Indian military expert sank Pakistan's 'fake nuclear missile test'

Islamabad used computer-generated imagery to fabricate a 'successful launch' of Babur-III.

POLITICS

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Border, Pakistan, China, Defence

How India can stop intrusions from China at the border

There is an acute need for a special cadre to administer the country's frontier, especially in the Himalayas.

POLITICS

 |  Musings from afar  |  5-minute read
USA, Drones, Indian Army, Defence

America mustn't bully India into acquiring armed drones

Washington has once again set the ball rolling in trying to define the parameters of the new frontier in this technology.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
National security, Defence, Indian Army

India's security forces desperately need an overhaul

It is well-known that peace can be sustained with certainty only if the ability to conduct war is well-appreciated by the enemy.

POLITICS

 |  Musings from afar  |  5-minute read
Defence, China, Indian Army, Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping taking over Chinese military has lessons for India

Where China has taken the issue of armed forces' reforms by the horns, India continues to be lackadaisical about it.

POLITICS

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Pakistan, Ashton Carter, Defence, India-US Ties

America sadly doesn't see India as a political equal

New Delhi has to cover more ground for Washington to start taking us more seriously.

POLITICS

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Defence, Manohar Parrikar, Ashton Carter, India-US Ties

Why is US defence secretary Ashton Carter in India?

The effort is to obtain the maximum possible in the last months of the Obama presidency.

MONEY

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Arun Jaitley, Narendra Modi, Defence, Budget 2016

Budget 2016 is a total disaster

The government has chosen to give priority to everything except defence.

POLITICS

 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
Xi Jinping, Defence, China, PLA

China reorganising military, does Modi have a plan?

The new Strategic Support Force's goal is to prepare Beijing to fight the war of the future.