Sushant Singh

‘Need to understand cyber threats before fighting them’
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

At IEThinc, experts discuss emerging threats to national security in the fast-changing digital world.

One phrase, many meanings — what ‘Jai Hind’ is to us all
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

The Indian Express explores the origins of a martial salutation, now to be used by schoolkids as well.

Indian Navy well prepared for countering any threat, within IOR and beyond: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

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

Talks don’t mean a halt in operations: Kashmir Corps Commander Lt Gen J S Sandhu
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

“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

INA and Indian Army: a history of conflict, a legacy of pride
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

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

Tejas and beyond: How short the IAF is of fighters, what options it has now
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

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.

Ministry of Defence scraps $500 million Israeli missile deal, wants DRDO to make in India
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

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.

Interview with HAL CMD: ‘No frozen standard of preparation of LCA… that’s where delays are coming’
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

"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

Rafale deal: Govt says Congress charge shameful
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was highly critical of the UPA government for not finalising the Rafale deal during its decade-long rule.

‘Tejas not enough, need foreign single-engine jets’
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

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.

LEMOA in place, US tanker refuels Indian Navy ship in Sea of Japan
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

India and the US signed LEMOA last August, giving the militaries of both countries access to each other’s facilities for supplies and repairs.

Keep The Army Out Of It
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Diversion of the armed forces for routine civilian tasks has long-term costs

One battle tank, please: Surge in campus demand
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

40 tanks sent for Sardar Patel statue in Gujarat, but their fate unsure

65% funds spent, defence ministry seeks Rs 22,000 cr more for modernisation
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

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.

Army favours reducing commander’s residual service from 24 months to 18
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

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.

To check China, Navy to deploy mission-ready ships in Indian Ocean region
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

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.

Status equivalence: Another panel to look at military-civil officers’ parity
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

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.

India eyes military expansion; Sitharaman to spend Diwali with soldiers in Andaman tri-service command
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

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.

Coming soon: Ministry of Defence’s cyber, space, special operations divisions
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

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”.

On Indian military decisions of today, shadow of a pyrrhic victory yesterday
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

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

IAF Chief B S Dhanoa: Indian Air Force can fight two-front war with current strength
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Air Chief Dhanoa said the IAF will reach its authorised strength of 42 fighter squadrons by the end of the 15th plan

Doklam: About 1,000 Chinese troops still near standoff area
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

The presence of the People’s Liberation Army has thinned in the area after the process of “disengagement” began on August 28.

Post-Doklam, no invite from China for its National Day border meet
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

This is the first time since 2005 that there was no border personnel meeting (BPM) held on the India-China border.

The War That Wasn’t Televised
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

This book on India’s military operations is the uncritical authorised version, but it ends the meaningless tradition of secrecy.

What the surgical strike achieved
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

A year on, the radical initiative after the Uri attack has attained its political aim. Its strategic goals, however, have not been fully realised

Doklam faceoff: China deployed more, standoff began earlier
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

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

India-US ties: Jim Mattis to arrive, focus on ‘cementing progress’
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, who arrives in New Delhi late Monday night, will leave for Kabul early on Wednesday.

Can we do another surgical strike? Yes. Glass ceiling has been broken: Lt General D S Hooda (retd)
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

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

Lt General D S Hooda: Was wary of Pakistan retaliation after surgical strike
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Calling the successful operation a shattering of the glass ceiling, Lt Gen Hooda said the Army can do another successful surgical strike.

Year after surgical strikes: Surge in death count of both soldiers, militants
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

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.

Only Marshal of IAF, hero of 1965, Arjan Singh shaped the force
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

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.

50 years before Doklam, there was Nathu La: Recalling a very different standoff
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

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.

Disengagement at Doklam: Troops stepped back 150 metres each side, remain on plateau
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

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. 

Testing the world: Why North Korea’s ‘hydrogen bomb’ may portend a danger like no other
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

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.

Nirmala Sitharaman, 58, Defence Minister: Procurement to Make in India, all eyes on how she executes reforms
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

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.

What not to learn from Doklam
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

India should not overestimate its own military strength, and the support of other powers, in a conflict with China