At IEThinc, experts discuss emerging threats to national security in the fast-changing digital world.
The Indian Express explores the origins of a martial salutation, now to be used by schoolkids as well.
In an interview to The Indian Express, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba talks about the Navy's 200-vessel vision, challenges in the Indian Ocean Region and the India-US security cooperation
“The biggest challenge (in eradicating militancy) is to reduce alienation in the people, especially in the youth, to provide them jobs/ livelihood options, and to counter the growing radicalisation," Lt Gen J S Sandhu in an interview to Indian Express
The two armies fought each other in World War II; this week, President Kovind lauded them both. The Indian Express recounts their stories, and that of the INA’s reconciliation in the national mainstream
Beyond the politics of last week's Congress-BJP squabble over the deal to purchase Rafale fighters for the IAF lies the grim reality of an emaciated force that is well short of the strength required to face up to a two-front threat.
The deal, seen as another proof of growing Indo-Israel defence cooperation, was expected to be signed after price negotiations with Rafael Advanced Defence Systems of Israel were completed last year.
"We have kept things in place to produce eight and we are investing Rs 1,331 crore to increase the capacity to 16 deliverable a year," said HAL CMD T Suvarna Raju
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was highly critical of the UPA government for not finalising the Rafale deal during its decade-long rule.
The IAF is in the process of issuing an RFI for 114 single-engine fighter aircraft, out of which 18 aircraft will come in a fly-away condition.
India and the US signed LEMOA last August, giving the militaries of both countries access to each other’s facilities for supplies and repairs.
Diversion of the armed forces for routine civilian tasks has long-term costs
40 tanks sent for Sardar Patel statue in Gujarat, but their fate unsure
Sources in the ministry told The Indian Express that by mid-October, the Indian Air Force had already spent 82 per cent of its capital budget, the navy 57 per cent and the army 55 per cent.
According to the policy, a Lt General who has commanded a Corps, is appointed as army commander based on seniority, provided he is less than 58 years of age when appointed.
The Navy’s ability to deploy and sustain in tandem with the new mission-based deployment concept has now resulted in greater presence and visibility in the Indian Ocean region.
This follows the rising disquiet among serving military officers — exhibited on social media platforms — that the Army had agreed to an existing committee’s recommendations on status equivalence.
The Navy is also in the process of constructing three forward operating bases (FOBs) in the islands to allow its Khukri class corvettes to be distributed across various locations in the archipelago.
According to sources, the proposals for the three new formations — Defence Cyber Agency, Defence Space Agency and a Special Operations Division — are with other ministries for approval as the resources for them have to come from “accretion and not under save-and-raise”.
Over October 12-13, 1987, the Indian Army launched its war on the LTTE with a poorly planned heliborne assault on Jaffna — and came away with a heavy loss of men and blows to its military reputation
Air Chief Dhanoa said the IAF will reach its authorised strength of 42 fighter squadrons by the end of the 15th plan
The presence of the People’s Liberation Army has thinned in the area after the process of “disengagement” began on August 28.
This is the first time since 2005 that there was no border personnel meeting (BPM) held on the India-China border.
This book on India’s military operations is the uncritical authorised version, but it ends the meaningless tradition of secrecy.
A year on, the radical initiative after the Uri attack has attained its political aim. Its strategic goals, however, have not been fully realised
When tensions rose between the two sides, the Chinese had built up their presence to a size that exceeded a division opposite Sikkim. The Indian Army had also matched the build-up but did not feel the need to get troops close to the border due to the shorter distance
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, who arrives in New Delhi late Monday night, will leave for Kabul early on Wednesday.
Lt General D S Hooda (retd) who led the surgical strikes tells The Indian Express that the operation went according to plan and adds a serious option to India’s range of responses to terror attacks
Calling the successful operation a shattering of the glass ceiling, Lt Gen Hooda said the Army can do another successful surgical strike.
Since the surgical strikes, 178 militants have been killed, both in the Kashmir Valley and on the LoC — 31 between October and December last year, and the rest this year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Arjan Singh in hospital on Saturday, mourned his death. “We remember his outstanding service to the nation,” he said.
At 14,200 feet, Nathu La is an important pass on the Tibet-Sikkim border through which passes the old Gangtok-Yatung-Lhasa trade route. Chinese and Indian soldiers are deployed barely 30 metres apart — the closest they are anywhere along the 3,488 km Sino-Indian border.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed a successful visit to China for the BRICS summit, new details have emerged about the disengagement of Indian and Chinese troops in the Doklam area last week.
If the North Korean claim of having exploded a hydrogen device is correct, it would mean that it has arrived at a major technological milestone well ahead of all predictions.
Once the attention shifts from new Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s gender she will be judged according to how well she implements a reforms roadmap that is already in place.
India should not overestimate its own military strength, and the support of other powers, in a conflict with China