Defence

  • The Indian move towards MIRVs

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    India's pursuit of multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV) technology has been variously described as being in the design or technology development phase in recent...

  • A new year for DRDO

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Right folks, it is the beginning of the year (well, we are still in the first quarter at least) and 'Geek at Large' has decided...

  • DRDO's international coming out party in Seoul features new Pragati tactical missile system

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    India's growing military industrial complex has begun to seriously look towards international markets which could be quite considerable for Indian defence wares if properly cultivated....

  • Karma Paljor's Uttarakhand Diaries: VJ Rakesh Negi meets his old friend from Siachen

    Good Karma |  Karma Paljor
    The Uttarakhand disaster was one of the most difficult assignments we have ever gone on. The images of destruction and suffering will stay with us...

  • The real stars of the land: The Indian soldier

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The unprecedented rainfall over the hill state of Uttharakhand has left everyone in a state of introspection. Sometimes such natural calamities makes people think about...

  • China's likely escalation option against India: Rapid Reaction Forces

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Given that China has once again decided to 'sweeten' it's recent offer of a Panchsheel redux with a nice juicy intrusion into Indian Territory in...

  • The high cost of the 'mini' Air Force

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    The bi-annual Army Commanders Conference kicked off in Delhi on Monday with the focus on issues ranging from operational and security to modernization and procurement....

  • Indo-Russian military relationship set to flourish in spite of Gorshkov delay

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    With less than a month to go for Russia's President Vladimir Putin's visit to Delhi, the two sides appear to have "stabilised" the military relationship...

  • Is Rahul Gandhi a defence enthusiast?

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Well, his father, the late Rajiv Gandhi, certainly was. An airline pilot by profession, Rajiv Gandhi's fascination for machines both civilian and military was well...

  • Indecisiveness renders Antony's honesty hollow

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    It is not without reason that AK Antony is referred to as 'Saint' Antony. When you've spent four decades in public life and don't have...

  • Chinks in the Armour: Our defence preparedness

    Sky Soldier |  Wing Commander Abdul Nasir Hanfee
    The defence budget for 2011-12 has been hiked by 11 percent, pegging the allocation at Rs 164,415 crore (from Rs 1,47,344 crores last year), to...

  • Here comes Saint Antony

    Just a thought |  R Radhakrishnan Nair
    Defence Minister A K Antony made some rare interventions in Parliament over the last two days after the Army Chief Gen V K Singh spoke...

  • Time for an ISPR in Indian Army?

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    Is it time for an Indian ISPR (Inter-Services Public Relations)? Given its Pakistani origins you could always call it something else as long as it...

  • From Russia without love

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The recent cancellation of two scheduled bilateral exercises by the Russian side has brought to light the existence of some strains in the otherwise robust...

  • Whither India-Russia relations?

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    A Russian TV channel screens a Hindi movie every Friday night complete with dubbing or subtitles. And Bollywood song and dance routines are a hit...

  • Pakistan restores supremacy of Parliament

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    It was "Benazir Day" as Pakistan's President Zardari in his address to the Parliament rightly said, "we are making history by restoring the 1973 Constitution...