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QUAD in Indo-Pacific & Russia: New Strategic Developments
SSB Screening Tests Need Introspection: In Conversation with Col. Pradeep Dalvi (Retd)
Maoist Ambush in Chhattisgarh & CRPF Casualties: Faulty Leadership, Strange Tactics & Unlearnt Lessons!
SSB Screening Tests Need Introspection: In Conversation with Brig. Rajbir Singh (Retd)
The Military and the Media: A Match Made in Necessity?
Analysis of Screening Test at SSBs
The Grey Zone – Targeting the Power Grids
Does The SSB System Need Overhaul? In Conversation with Brig. Rajbir Singh (Retd)
CDS: Leadership in Transition
Does The SSB System Need Overhaul? In Conversation with Col. Pradeep Dalvi (Retd)
“SSBs Have Totally Failed!” Says Shekatkar Committee, Chairman; Marked for Closure in Report
Peace With India Doesn’t Suit Pak Army. Why Does Imran Want Truce?
Strong Military-Media Ties Vital For Nation's Security Says Former Resident Editor, Gomantak Times, Shashwat Gupta Ray
Military-Media Relations: In Conversation with Frontier India Editor-in-Chief & Author, Joseph P Chacko
Military-Media Relations: In Conversation with Former MoD Spokesperson Col. Anil Bhat (Retd)
Indian Claim Over Aksai Chin - A Dogra Perspective
Chinese Conundrum in Raging Myanmar
A Need to Re-Think The Indian Army’s Recruitment Policy
Indian Strategic Thinkers: Copy Cats of Western Strategic Thoughts!
Why We Won't Win The Next War!
Myanmar an Emerging Nuclear State - India’s Options
Life Onboard Submarines
Fleshing Out the LoC Ceasefire
The Missing Culture of Strategic Thinking
The Nation and its Soldiers: Response
Special Effort Needed in Pakistan to Make Truce Work
Ceasefire & Indo-Pak Relations: Overcome the Past to Give Substance to the Future
Psychological Impact of Drones on the Battlefield
Philosophy Alone Cannot Win Wars: Where is our National Security Strategy?
Bara Khana in Faraway Vancouver
Lessons that China Learnt from the Ladakh Standoff
Questioning Pullback From Afghanistan
What Should Theatre Commands Essentially Be?
Tool Kit: Of Traitors, Liberty & National Security!
The Nation and its Soldiers
Morale and Motivation Amidst Combat Stress
Interview: Addressing Military Suicide with Dr. Craig Bryan
Locate, Steal, Repeat: Covertly Acquiring & Testing Enemy Hardware
Military Mental Health: A War Within
No Silver Bullet, No Magic Wand, Just Bitter Pills
Coping With The Expanded Spectrum of Modern Warfare: Lessons From The International Experience
India's Defence Budget Constraints: Experts Weigh In
Suicides & Fratricides: The Army’s Need for a Comprehensive Psychological Approach (Redux)
Interview: Addressing Stress Related Issues in the Indian Army with Brig. Rajiv Williams, YSM (Retd)
Flaws in Basic Military Structure Need Rectification
India Respects LoC Ceasefire, Pakistan Army Defaulter; Northern Army Commander
Master at Arms - An Endangered Species
Chinese Village In AP: Why ‘Deflect’ National Security Questions?
When Soldiers Ask Questions
India’s Tryst with Uganda: How the Pearl of Africa & the Indian Elephant are Matching Steps
India: In The Middle of ‘Grey Zone Warfare’!
Catch 22 – Physical Courage or Moral Courage? (Redux)
The Chinese Challenge
Politico-Military Leadership Challenges of 2021
Poison For War: Are Chemical Weapons Humane?
India, Tibet, and China, The Way Forward (Part 2): Tibet - Helpless and Tangled
Govt Must Constitute a Parliamentary Committee with Military Advisers to Oversee Transformational Reforms
Officer Selection and Training System Needs Re-Appraisal and Correlativity – Overhaul Needed
India, Tibet, and China, The Way Forward (Part 1): Chinese Designs - Illegal and Coercive
Incorporation of Scientific Approaches in Military Training Methodology (Redux)
Jitendra Singh: The Man Who Writes to The Families of Martyrs (Redux)
Challenge the Status Quo – An Amateurs’ Travail: From the Horse’s Mouth
Does India's Professional Military Education Need a Course Correction? (Part-2)
Looters of the Fifth Reich
We Have to Love Our Nation: If We Do Not, Who Else Will?
Application of Modeling and Simulation Techniques to Weapon System Selection
Arresting the Decline in India's Professional Military Education
The Profession of Arms, a Soldiers Loyalty and the Indian Nationality
Does India's Professional Military Education Need a Course Correction?
Conditioned To Think
The Motivational Dilemma for Armed Forces Instructors
Defending Last Bastion Through Professional Military Education
Vijay Diwas: Recounting The Iconic 'Battle of Garibpur'
From '71 Warfighting to CI Ops, Brig. BK Ponwar is a Complete Profile in Courage!
Vijay Diwas: A Victory to Remember!
Open Letter to the PMO: National & National Security Issues
PME: A Need to Educate Our Political Masters, Bureaucracy and Society
The Dragons Five Instabilities
Professional Military Training: The Delivery End of Business!
Targeted Killings: How Precedents can Become Practice
Evolution of Warfighting Strategy in India
PME: Poor Military Education & its Impact on Leadership
The Nagrota Link
The Saragarhi Sikhs at Siramani
Change is the Only Constant - Perform or Perish
Power to Intimidate: A New Tool of Warfare
Near Space Surveillance & Beyond
Theaterisation: Are We Ready?
In Conversation with Col. David O Smith (Retd), Author of ‘The Wellington Experience’
Professional Military Education & Producing Thought Leaders For The Army
Read. Reflect. Repeat
12 years of 26/11: Lessons Learnt From The Mumbai Terror Attacks
Professional Military Education Needs More Creativity, Not More History
Global Murmurs Over J&K
The Story of 26/11 Hero Commando Praveen Kumar Teotia
India’s Afghanistan Option: Choosing Reality Over Emotional Folly!
Addressing The Indian Army’s Officer Shortage & its Implications on Combat Readiness
Professional Military Education: What Is It Good For?
Revamping the Army’s Mindset
India’s Afghanistan Dilemma: To Stay or not to Stay!
Have You Ever Kissed a Soldier Goodbye?
The Indian Army’s Officer Promotion Policy Needs Urgent Overhaul!
An Anecdote from a Martyrs Life
Maharaja Gulab Singh: The Architect of a Dismantled Empire
Information Warfare: Splitting the Anatomy of the PLA's Fake Microwave Attack!
Why did Pakistan Change Gilgit Baltistan's Status?
Of Pliable Generals: Splitting the Anatomy of Military Corruption
Is ‘BECA’ in the Nation’s Best Interest? Analysts Weigh in
The Theaterisation of Command: Discussing the History, Rationale & Feasibility of Proposed Policy
Battle of Nuranang: Fought & Won in a Miasma of Despondency & Despair
Pakistani Perfidy Repeated in Gilgit & Baltistan
Joe Biden may not go Belligerent on China like Donald Trump but won't Abandon America’s Hard Stance on Beijing
US Foreign Policy Changes under Biden could have Profound Impact on South Asia
Don't Kill the Civilisational Pride in the Profession of Arms!
Onward to Dacca: The Great Meghna Crossing Leading to Dacca Surrender
A Braveheart’s Victory: How Major Ranbir Singh Won the Iconic Battle of Burj!
Why did Pakistan Change Gilgit Baltistan's Status? (Part-2)
Why did Pakistan Change Gilgit Baltistan's Status? (Part-1)
Tinkering with Soldiers Honour & Betrayal of Veterans!
Guarding the Nations Frontiers: A Need to Revisit Border Security
Remembering Vice Admiral Nilkanta Krishnan – Indian Navy’s Great Combat Leader (Redux)
Ships of Yore – How Delhi and Mysore Pioneered Indian Navy’s Blue Water Odyssey (Redux)
Remembering Vice Admiral Nilkanta Krishnan – Indian Navy’s Great Combat Leader
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels: Fauji's Respond to the DMA’s Double Bogey! (Part-3)
Theaterisation of Command: The Ill-Advised Brainchild of Pseudo-Intellectual ‘Jaichands’
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels: Senior Serving Officers Respond to the DMA’s Double Bogey! (Part-2)
The Continental Vs Maritime Debate
Evolve with the Times: Discard Antique Moralities!
No Time for the Soldier on the Frontlines to be in the Headlines?
Has the Indian Army Officer Forgotten the Chetwode Pledge?
Indo-US Military Alliance: BECA (Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement)
QUAD: Evolving Fast
Time to Say Get Lost to One China
Indian Army's Southern Command Initiates Flagship Online Competition to Nurture Creative Talent across the Nation
PLA Soldier “Straying” into Ladakh: Can an Espionage Angle be Ruled Out?
China’s Taiwan Priority Over Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan!
Opposition Must Oppose
Debate: Army's Internal Report to MoD is a Clarion Call for OFB Corporatisation
Road to Nowhere: Talks at the Military Commanders Level Between India and China
Stability of Bangladesh Imperative to Counter India’s Security Challenges on Eastern Borders
Legends of Indo-Tibet Relations: A Glimpse into the Ancient Trans-Himalayan Bond Amidst the Sino- Indo Logjam
Sino-Indo Logjam: The Winter Haul
Ships of Yore – How Delhi and Mysore Pioneered Indian Navy’s Blue Water Odyssey
India — A Victim of Strategic Disunity Since Time Memorial!
All Is Not Quiet on the Eastern Front
Nuclear Battlefield: Quandaries in Deployment Patterns
How New Delhi Must Counter Beijing’s Hybrid War Strategy
Chinese Forays into Bay of Bengal & its Impact on India!
QUAD Meeting; India's Pusillanimity & Lost Opportunity
Pakistanis in Azerbaijan
The Chinese Camel in Quadrilateral Tent
Marathon Military-to-Military Talks With China Will Serve Little Purpose
Why is China Pursuing Hybrid War against India
Ladakh: Defragging Beyond Campaigning Seasons
Politics, Cantonments & the Army: National Interest Quo Vadis
Permanent Seat in UNSC Neither Necessary Nor only Way for India to Assert its ‘Arrival’ on Global Centrestage
Mythical Dragon, The Real PLA
Counter China’s Design on India – China Border
Modi, Armed Forces and J&K
A Case for Corporatisation: OFB Needs Major Overhaul
Mythical Dragon, Real China - Part 2: Stranglers of China
Mythical Dragon, Real China - Part 1: Chinese Chokers
Is Indian Army Well-Equipped for Winter on India-China Border?
Deciphering China’s Real Motive of Aggression in Eastern Ladakh!
Rise of Sub-Conventional Threat from Pakistan & Afghanistan Should Worry Iran
Have We Lost the Plot?
Sino Indo Logjam: Facts, Risks, Options & the Sum of All Fears
China’s Dented Pride & Failing Bullying Tactics
Facing Off the Dragon: India’s Failure to Talk Straight!
The PLA's ‘Peace Disease'
Effective National Integration Vital for Enhancing India's Defence & Security Imperatives
Sino-Indo Logjam: Aim, Capability & Environmental Analysis
On Sino-Indian border: Skirmish, War or Peace?
Revitalising Manpower & Training in the Indian Army
Strategic Leadership in Changing Times of COVID-19
A Landscape for Defence Exports
The Curse of Semantics in Conflict
Our Estranged Northeast: Delving into its Complexities & the Way Forward
It's Going to be a Long Eyeball-to-Eyeball Standoff with China: But India is Well Prepared
The Unfolding Situation at the India-China Border: Call to Prepare for a Prolonged Haul
Former DGMT, Lt Gen. Bhopinder Singh Talks about the Need for PT Reforms in the Army
CLAWS Director Lt Gen. VK Ahluwalia Talks about PT Reforms in the Army
Post Indian Pre-emptive Op on Southern Bank of Pangong Tso Lake: A Status Report of Sino-Indian Conflict!
Fit to the Corps!
IAF is Key to India’s ‘Deterrence by Punishment’ Plan against China
China Lies; India Believes & the Road Ahead
Sino Indian Logjam: A Review
India Must Counter the Bidirectional Psychological Warfare
Splitting the Anatomy of the Indian Military's Officer Selection Woes
Of Solitude and Substance
Political Bogeys the Military Can Do Without
Mechanised Forces: A Force Multiplier in High Altitude Areas
Needed: A Tank for High Altitude Warfare
Super Powers: Past, Present and China
The Revival of PT and Sports in the Armed Forces
India's Para Military Forces Need Radical Restructuring!
If China Does Not Restore the Status Quo: What Next?
Diagnosing and Fighting China’s Designer War on India!
Forfeiting National Security for Turf
Belling the Cat of Intellectual Mediocrity
India’s Imperfections in Matters of Defence & Security
Probability of Indo-Pak War: Would Imran Khan Opt for It?
Revive the Mountain Strike Corps!
OP Cactus Lily: The Worlds First Night Heli-Borne Drop at Sylhet
China’s Arrogance and Aggressiveness: The Big Picture
Vijay Diwas: Kargil Hero Capt Akhilesh Saxena on a Successful Corporate Transition
5G and Chinese Trojan Horses
Remembering a Visionary Admiral
Multiple External Threats & Safeguarding National Interests Demand Renewed Indian Foreign Policy
Leading the Millennials
Gagging the Army is the Easiest Way!
Glaring Discrepancies in Selection, Training, and Placement of Armed Forces Personnel
China’s Future Moves: Insidious and Indirect
Demand for Fact-Finding Grossly Premature & Unfair as Situation Still Volatile in Eastern Ladakh
‘A Strong Military Power’ is Imperative for Indian & Regional Security
China's Strategic Myopia
Pak in Turmoil: Aborted Coup Attempt by 'Secret Group'!
Indian Armed Forces Now Fight a Different Battle
Restoring the Pride Of the Indian Army: Only Way Forward to Attract Youth
Sino-Pak Nexus: Collusivity and Beyond
Victory India Magazine: July 2020 (Debut Issue)
India’s Future War, How to Fight it & What to Expect?
Is a Two Front War with Belligerent Neighbours Imminent?
Skardu of Gilgit-Baltistan & India’s Lack of Strategic Vision!
"Avoiding War not the Option": Need for a China Specific Security Doctrine
India will Need to Bring Order & Alacrity to Crisis Management
Lest We Forget: 16 Bihar's Gumption at Galwan!
Splitting the Anatomy of the Galwan Valley Bloodshed
Chinese Military Base in Tibet: A Threat to India’s Sovereignty
Nuclear Chindia: Rising Or Unbound?
FDI in Defence: Some Thoughts
The Armed Forces of India: Unyielding
Our Nation Needs Warriors not Gentlemen!
Wuhan to Galwan: The Chernobyl Factor
The Need for a Defence Procurement Advisory Board
China Tests India’s Redlines, Military Response Required
Sino-Indo Scuffle: Fiasco at Galwan Valley Raises Harrowing Questions!
What is China’s Intent? The Answer is in the Regional Diplomatic Scenario & the New Cold War with the US
Ingesting Technology in the Indian Armed Forces
Crisis in the Cradle: Response
Tour of Duty: The Army Deserves the Best
Sino-Indo Troops Disengagement Could be a Deceptive Move by China!
Atma Nirbharta & Defence Procurement
India Must Not Fall into Chinese Trap
Indian ASAT – Part of a Global Arms Race Triggered by US Actions?
The Indian Army’s Paralympic Node: A Soldier's Second Shot at Life
Challenges of Recruiting & Training Army Officers
The Army Must Review, Redefine & Reform in-order to Meet the Challenges of a Tough Neighbourhood
China’s Designs Must be Called Out
China’s Dissuasive Strategy against India & Sino-US Cold War in Asia
A Crisis in the Cradle - Redux
Capital Goods Manufacturing, R&D – the Leading Goals for Defence Self-Reliance!
Irrefutably Low Selection Rate in SSB: An Analysis
Decade-Old Military Reform Campaign Goes Online as 'Mission Victory India!'
Heat on the Borders: Foes not Friends!
Dissecting Tour of Duty
PLA’s Vicious Antics Damaging Pride, Fighting Spirit of Indian Soldiers. Time India Prepares Befitting Response
Challenge the Chinese in Ladakh
The Last Tryst with Indira Gandhi
Vijayant at Kargil: A Father's Memory of His Son
Face Offs: The Matrix Ahead
Looking Beyond Relegations: Responses by Veterans and Serving Officers
Transformation of the Indian Bureaucracy: Steel Jacket to Steel Frame
Passing it on: Learning From Military Disasters
Corporatisation of OFB: The Unknown Angel
The Skeletons of Kargil, Revisited
Sino-Pak Hybrid Offensive Against India: Signals From Nepal, Pakistan & OIC
China First, Second & Third Cannot Endure!
Looking Beyond Relegations: The 25-Year-Old Battle to incorporate ‘Mandatory Physical Tests at SSBs’
The Indian Army’s ‘Tour of Duty’ Proposal: A Review (Part-II)
The Indian Army’s ‘Tour of Duty’ Proposal: A Review (Part-I)
The Last Gallop
Tour of Duty: A Novel Proposal or Sugar-Coated Poison?
'Tour of Duty' Laudable or Laughable?
Tracks for Changing the Indian Armed Forces
Be Prepared for Hot Summers on the India-China Border
Special Forces – Combined Employment with Irregulars
To Lead or not to Lead From the Front: Long Live the Breed of (Rajwar) Tigers
Should COs be Leading from the Front? (Part-2)
Of Special Forces, National Security & National Leadership
Rescind Orders Opening Cantonment & Preserve the Fighting Forces
Getting Perspectives Right Concerns about Airmen Leaving the IAF
China: Unrestricted War & Restricted Thinking
Splitting the Anatomy of Problems Plaguing Indian Special Forces
India Needs to Hit Pakistan Economically; Carry Out Limited Military Operations
Should COs be Leading from the Front? (Part-1)
Ordinary Boys, Extraordinary Soldiers
Handwara Ops and the Role of the CO's
National Defence Strategy of USA-2018
The Faux Pas of Taxing Disabled Soldiers – Part II
Do The Armed Forces have No Right to Talk About India?
'Unrestricted Warfare' & it's Implications on Mumbai
The Corona Combat: A Graded Exit (Eight Review)
The Chinese Checkers
Ex-EC Offrs Protest Reduction & Pension Recovery; Lower Than Def Civilians Too!
India and Israel: Balancing New Strategic Partnerships and Old Friendships
Proposal to Change Nomenclature of Candidates Hoped to Finally Get them ‘Disability Pension’ & ESM Status
MOD Cannot Be Just "Run on Autopilot"
Special Forces Division – Lame Duck Beginning
NDA Reforms: Keeping Pace with Revolution in Military Affairs
Joint Military Doctrine: Veterans Respond
Review: The Shekhatkar Committee Report and its Selective Implementation
Read. Reflect. Repeat
The Revival of Sports and Physical Training in the Armed Forces
Grave Injustice to SSC Officers: A Need for Introspection
Training Our Warriors: Need for Deliberation, Debate and Review
Politics invading the Armed Forces?
An Appraisal of Military Leadership
The Advent of Sports Medicine in Military Training
“Naval Commanders Must Ensure Sea Worthiness of Ships!”
Military Psychology: The Obsolete Psychological Testing in the Selection Procedure
Training Our Warriors: A View on Review
Cradle of Leadership Fallen on Hard Times
Tragic Death of a Military Cadet during Boxing, Demands Immediate Review and Analysis
The Indian National Leadership Crisis
'De Novo' SSB from 2019: Analysis
Grim Portents (Redux)
Current Military Preparedness & Pending Reforms Post-Kargil War
Deciding the Correct ‘Effective Date’ & ‘Applicability’for Policy Implementation
Military Medical Boards and Disability Pensions
Time To Reflect, Review & Review Officers Promotion Policy
Why NDA Must be Reviewed & Reformed?
A Performance Evaluation of Military Academies
Generals & Generalship: On Quality Military Leadership
Have Prolonged CI-Ops Drained Us for Conventional & 21st Century Warfare? (Redux)
COVID-19: The Chinese Chernobyl
Fighting Corona: Beyond 21
From Airman to Policeman: Powai's Top Cop's Unique Journey!
National Defense Academy Faces Unprecedented Burnout
Menial Jobs, Poor Rations Affect Jawans, but Army does Little to Boost Morale, Says 2007 Internal Report
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