August 18, 2017
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Iran is likely to send military troops if Qatar makes a formal request    General Raheel Sharief advocated Russia and China entry into Muslim NATO         Pakistan to get Naval Access in Hainan Islands in South China Sea for 50 years          China may intervene in the war against North Korea only in a limited way          Maldives wants to lease five more islands to foreign countries for military purposes          India to announce soon about special privileges for Male in India in defence segment          Russia may open dialogue with Taliban soon          China forms a new directorate for underwater naval surveillance          India-Pakistan secret talks may take place next month          China is ready to send more defence personnel to PoK for CPEC          Saudi Arabia planning to change US Dollar as solo currency basket          China to hurt economies of smaller ASEAN countries which are claimants in SCS          Indo-US cooperation may take a fresh into naval operations in Indian Ocean          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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Fire punch

JULY-AUGUST 2017: Leading militaries have invested into mechanization of transport, and warfare was the cradle and the laboratory for many vehicles. None of them, however, has become as potent a symbol as the tank.

From its first appearance in the First World War, to the images of massed tank battles in the Second World War and beyond, the tank has become as much a metaphor for implacable military superiority as a force in itself.

When prime minister Harold Wilson told a union chief in the 1970s to ’get your tanks off my lawn’, nobody doubted what he meant.

Conceived in the mid-19th century as a way of combining the functions of horse

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MILITARY

Protecting shores

JULY-AUGUST 2017: Given the huge seascape that surrounds peninsular India’s 7500 km coastline, the combined maritime assets of the Indian Navy, th

Deep penetration

JULY-AUGUST 2017: The new challenge that India faces in tank warfare is deployment of these heavy platforms in the mountainous terrain north of the Him

Reframe rules

MAY-JUNE 2017: Startups in Defence are few in numbers and when the field is narrowed down to their specific participation in the aerospace industry, the

Directed beams

MAY-JUNE 2017: To score a kinetic point in the modern warfare, leading militaries around the world are going for laser technology driven weapons for hy

Undersea scanning

MARCH-APRIL 2017: Anti submarine warfare is slowly taking the center stage of naval warfare as the world is getting dependent on sea for trade and comm

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ARMAMENT

Versatile platform

JULY-AUGUST 2017: India is looking forward to position itself for a more ambitious role in the region as a maritime security provider. India is willing

Tracking enemy

JULY-AUGUST 2017: ISR has existed in one shape or other ever since the dawn of warfare. Over the centuries nature of ISR has not changed, but the character

Spy fish

MAY-JUNE 2017: Technology has been a major driver of evolution of the war tactics around the world. The Ocean remains a treacherous and vast area to mon

Fire punch

MAY JUNE 2017: India is in the process of redesigning its Artillery Corps requirements to meet a two-and-a-half front war scenario the fulcrum of which wil

Striking bees

MARCH-APRIL 2017: Choppers may be slightly outdated in modern warfare due to their sluggish speed and reliability but these machines are being used for

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STRATEGY

Sliding posture

JULY-AUGUST 2017: Japan and China have series of disputes at political level, military sphere and economic challenges but Japan is catching up with its

Regrouping virus

JULY-AUGUST 2017: The ISIS may have fought the battle of Waterloo in Mosul but it is now fast reorganizing itself in Syria and northern parts of Iraq to

Family connections

JULY-AUGUST 2017: China’s red princelings have jumped into running vast business empires due to their right connections with right links but their

Tapping nectar

MAY-JUNE 2017: Russia is fast tracking a Chinese proposal to pump water from Lake Baikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and carry it across two borders

Succumbing to wish

MAY-JUNE 2017: China is in full flow in Cambodia and every footprint of foreign looks what the Chinese government would like to see. China has pushed US, J

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