May 24, 2016
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China may impose ban on flying of foreign military aircraft in South China Sea   IS is keen to lure jobless youth from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan for recruitment into terrorism          The US to monitor Chinese submarine movement in Malacca Strait and Indian Ocean          Two Chinese state owned companies are suspected to have paid USD 5 million to Rajapaksa during election campaign          Iran warns Pakistan not to intervene in Yemen          Taliban to send 5000 recruits to Afghanistan this summer          Telangana wants to be India's next defence and aerospace hub          Sri Lanka may deny China further submarine access          The US may offer USD 4.5 billion arms package to India during Obama visit           ISIS is recruiting cadres from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, mainly students from universities and software professionals          China may send 3 more submarines to Sri Lanka and Pakistan in near future          China may follow Russian model to annex Hong Kong as fully integrated with mainland          China warns India on South China Sea investment and offers partnership for energy exploration, India shuns its Asia Pacific policy          Pakistan may dump Taliban soon over a new outfit that is more loyal to Pakistani military          Nepal will go for a new treaty with India by end of November          India may reorient its foreign and strategic policy towards Central Asia soon          Manohar Parrikar may be next Defence Minister          Iraqi government asks India to deal with Sunni insurgents directly to free hostages          Western intelligence agencies could be behind attack on Indian mission and kidnapping of Indian aid worker in Herat, Afghanistan          Malaysian flight MH370 could be victim of high level intelligence operations          UPA Government is trying to appoint Vice Admiral Dhowan before May 15 as next Navy Chief to clear last moment small deals          Corruption in sub-standard wiring led to Sindhuratna mishap, Indian MoD officials could be involved          Sri Lanka to expand naval presence in Indian Ocean in near future          Nepal to give access to Chinese military for bilateral cooperation          CIA may have tried to trap Indian diplomat         Russia is closely monitoring Chinese ADIZ in East China Sea          Japan may deploy missile defence to counter China in East Sea          China may set up air defence identification zone in South China Sea by April 2014          US and EU may impose sanctions on Bangladesh if violence is not contained          India puts pressure on Sri Lanka to implement devolution of power and protect Tamil minorities interests           India's Mars mission gives Indo-US hi-tech ties a fresh momentum           India warns international community that Maldives will plunge into a civil war if it fails to handle the present crisis          To outsmart Chinese vision, India and Russia will implement a project to connect Asia-Europe strategic, energy and trade corridor in future          The US ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio, which is now seized by Indian authorities for carrying illegal weapons, is suspected to be supplying weapons to Somali pirates          US will thin down troops from Middle East and look for a more proactive role in Africa to fight terrorism           If US continues to maintain military offensive posture towards Syria, Russia may deploy anti-missile system in the Mediterranean Sea to send a strong message of its role          China to integrate ASEAN region by road, rail and sea to enhance sphere of influence by 2020                    Iran will enhance presence along Iran-Afghan border to keep close watch on Taliban activities            The US asks India, Pakistan and Afghanistan to form a joint regional mechanism to deal with Taliban in post-troop withdrawal period starting next year
   
COVER STORY
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Shed extra

MARCH-APRIL 2016: Since the nature and contour of the 21st century battlefield is changing very fast, the rapid introduction of new technologies and state of the art research and development in this segment could alter the present approach by invigorating the soldiers into a superhuman who will fight the war on ground.  

Soldier modernization programs have often focused on equipping soldiers with new technology in the simple belief that more information and functionality will result in a more effective soldier.

Clearly, any equipment providing increased situational awareness, more accurate observation and target information, and enhanced communication and navigation will improve a soldier’s effectiveness.


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MILITARY

Waiting to ease

MARCH-APRIL 2016: India is seeking to create a credible military industrial complex which can meet technological needs of its armed forces but the road

Incomplete run

MARCH-APRIL 2016: Indian Air Force is not only bedevilled with its fighter strength, even the easily available cheap Basic Trainer Aircraft are facing supp

Combat on wheels

MARCH-APRIL 2016: The infantry fighting vehicles are getting popular among the leading militaries in recent time due to their high mobility and high sur

Spectrum of conflict

MARCH-APRIL 2016: The large number of deaths of Indian soldiers in counter-terror/counter-insurgency operations speaks volumes about the so-called moderniz

Flying scanners

MARCH-APRIL 2016: The attack on Pathankot airbase underscores the necessity of aerial surveillance of vital points and vital areas not just in segments

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ARMAMENT

Urgent need

MARCH-APRIL 2016: Maritime surveillance capabilities of the Indian Navy would not be complete till the medium range maritime reconnaissance aircrafts a

Braving armor

MARCH-APRIL 2016: Conceived as an armored adjunct to the main battle tank for rapid manoeuvre warfare in the mechanized infantry mode the infantry comba

Touching cockpit

MARCH-APRIL 2016: The procurement of Intermediate Jet Trainers for the Indian Air Force has once again crashed into the shoal of an inadequate engine,

Boosting capabilities

MARCH-APRIL 2016: In recent years, outer space has become a strategically vital frontier for the defence forces keen on sustaining their strategic supremac

Future battlefield

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2016: Rapid advances in the technology of the versatile and multi-functional Electronic Warfare (EW) systems and devices have paved th

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STRATEGY

Striking a balance

MARCH-APRIL 2016:Time changes everything. In diplomacy change comes more faster and unexpected than in any other segment of statecraft. Saudi Arabia and I

Pushing for control

MARCH-APRIL 2016: If materialized, the creation of large-scale militias could plunge the country back into civil war, undo achievements in establishing

Show of strength

MARCH-APRIL 2016: The International maritime fleet review, held on the vast expanse of the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Vishakhapatnam in February, sh

Eluding solution

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2016: Recognizing the gravity of the deepening crisis in the South China Sea, the world's leading western powers have recently begun t

Promising venture

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2016: The 16th India-Russia summit in Moscow cleared the path for a few more joint projects in defence sector. This helped Russia make

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