Monthly Archives: August, 2020
Article 370 Is A Failure; Kashmiri Pandits, Muslims Demand Reinstating Statehood, Special Status
India had revoked Article 370 that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir and a substantial amount of autonomy to frame its own laws. The decision was accompanied by splitting the state into two union territories: J&K and Ladakh.
Why Are India, China Issuing ‘Contradicting Statements’ Over Border Disengagement Process?
India and China are actively involved in the disengagement process after the dangerous military standoff and clash that took place in Galwan Valley. Although...
Can India Control Pakistani Airspace With S-400s Missiles, Rafale Jets?
"Rafale jets along with S-400 missile defence systems will give the Indian Air Force (IAF) a major combat edge in the entire region and that India's adversaries will think twice before starting a war with it," said the former Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal (retd) BS Dhanoa.
ISIS Attacks Afghanistan Prison; 20 People Killed, More Feared Dead
At least 20 people have been killed in fighting between security forces and ISIS gunmen raiding an Afghan jail, officials said Monday, after the...
Can Israel Bomb Arab World’s First Nuclear Plant In The UAE?
Israel has been actively involved in maintaining its regional nuclear superiority with two key strategies: developing nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction and simultaneously denying its enemies any opportunity to develop one. This has made the balance of power in the Middle East almost completely in favour of Israel.
When India-China Diplomatic Row ‘Almost Erupted’ Into A Full Scale War In 1967
During India-China standoff, New Delhi matched every tactic with that of its adversary. "After having mirrored each other's unyielding and harsh steps, peace overtures from both sides also started to mimic each other.
Afghanistan: Hundreds of Taliban Prisoners Freed By Afghan Government
A rare ceasefire between the Taliban and Afghan government appeared to hold for the third and final day on Sunday, with hundreds of militant...
No Buyers For Rafale Jets: Why Almost Every Country Dumped French Rafales Except India?
The Rafale is one of the most expensive aircraft in the international market. India's deal of 36 jets is worth Rs. 60,000 crores. Experts argue that the high cost is the result of many reasons including general inefficiency in the country's defence sector.
From Indian Border To South China Sea, Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) Ups The Ante With H-6 Bombers
The H-6J is an upgraded variant of the decades-old H-6, a large bomber platform which first flew almost 60 years ago. Its size and longevity, interestingly, appear to parallel the Vietnam-era historic B-52.
Chinese Army 30 Years Behind Western Forces Despite World’s 2nd Highest Defence Budget – Experts
The People's Liberation Army was formed as an armed wing to counter the Anti-Communist purges during the civil wars. Initially called the Red Army, it grew under Mao Zedong and Zhu De from 5,000 troops in 1929 to 200,000 in 1933. Now it has 2.03 million active and 510,000 reserve personnel.
ByteDance offers to sell TikTok’s US Operations as Trump Ban Looms: Report
ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of wildly popular TikTok, has offered to sell the app's US operations as a way to avert a ban...
Baloch Rebels Kill 7 Pakistan Army Soldiers in 2 Separate Attacks
Rebels from the Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) killed a total of 7 Pakistan army soldiers in two separate attacks according to reports by Indian...
Indian Navy Rejects HAL Designed Advanced Light Helicopters
The Indian Navy has rejected the contract for Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The Indian Navy believes that that Advanced...
Chinese Navy Installs New Turbo Generators to Power ‘Electromagnetic Railguns’ On It Warships
The Chinese Navy (People’s Liberation Army Navy) has installed new turbo generators on its warships. The decision to install the turbo generators comes in...
In A Direct Warning To Armenia, Turkey Deploys F-16 Jets In Azerbaijan
As tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia escalates, Turkey has deployed F-16 fighter jets in Azerbaijan for joint military exercises. In a statement by Azerbaijan’s...
Indian Army Fears A Repeat Of Siachen Conflict But This Time With China
During the Operation Meghdoot in Siachen in 1984, the Indian Army kept a close watch on suppliers of Arctic gear in Europe, leading to a discovery that the Pakistanis had ordered 150 sets from a dealer in the UK.
Will Anil Ambani’s Fortune Change With The Arrival Of Rafale Jets?
Anil Ambani and Rafale Jets: In 2016, India and France signed a purchase agreement for the supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets at a value of €7.87 billion, or about Rs 60,000 crore. Under the agreement, the 36 Rafale procurement offset proposal supports the 'Make In India' initiative.
India Scrutinizing Russian SU-57 Stealth Jets As Makers Struggle To Fulfill Orders
Earlier, Russian Minister of Industry had confirmed on June 27 that a contract for the procurement of 76 Sukhoi Su-57 aircraft, Russia’s first indigenously designed and built fifth-generation stealth fighter jet, has been concluded between the Moscow and United Aircraft Corporation.