INDIAN ARMED FORCES CHIEFS ON
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SP Guide Publications puts forth a well compiled articulation of issues, pursuits and accomplishments of the Indian Army, over the years

— General Manoj Pande, Indian Army Chief

 
 
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— Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Indian Navy Chief

My compliments to SP Guide Publications for informative and credible reportage on contemporary aerospace issues over the past six decades.

— Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari, Indian Air Force Chief

Experts Speak

  • December 26, 2022
    China in Southern Nepal
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China has managed to install Prachanda as the third time Prime Minister of Nepal by some deft maneuverings behind the scenes. This is bad news for India.

  • December 23, 2022
    2022: A Tumultuous Year
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    As 2022 draws to a close, here is a snapshot of the year gone by and the changed geopolitical world that it leaves behind

  • December 14, 2022
    Egyptian President at Republic Day Parade 2023
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India and Egypt share close political understanding based on long history of contacts and cooperation on bilateral, regional and global issues. Both countries were the founding members of the Non Allied Movement (NAM) and have co-operated on multilateral forums.

  • December 14, 2022
    Tawang Clash-Prelude to Conflict?
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The clash happened during a regular border patrol when Chinese troops were intercepted by their Indian counterparts

  • December 14, 2022
    Coming Zorawar Tanks
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The proposal is that 59 of the 354 light tanks will be reserved for the tanks developed by the DRDO and the remaining 295 tanks will be manufactured under the 'Make-1' category of the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP)

  • December 2, 2022
    Weaponisation of Winter
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Russian missile and drone attacks on energy and other infrastructure means that large parts of Ukraine people are now living without light, water, or heating. This is becoming increasingly unbearable as the country begins to face temperatures below freezing.

  • December 1, 2022
    Zero Covid and Maverick Xi Jinping
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    There has been some relaxation in the Covid restrictions but taking these as the weakness of the CCP or of Xi would be wrong

  • December 1, 2022
    3D Printed Defence Works
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Indian Army is perhaps the first one to create permanent defences using 3D technology and has conducted successful trials

  • December 1, 2022
    Turkey-Pakistan Defence Cooperation
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Turkey-Pakistan defence cooperation is getting stronger. During the recent two-day visit of Pakistan Prime Minister to Turkey, Sharif and Erdogan jointly inaugurated a corvette warship PNS 'Khyber' built by Turkey for the Pakistan Navy under a strategic cooperation project between the two countries

  • December 1, 2022
    TTP Sheds Gloves
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Pakistan has been facing a serious security situation in its border provinces adjoining Afghanistan because the 'Durand Line' was never accepted by the Afghans. The situation has been aggravated because of the border fencing by Pakistan, which is not acceptable to the Afghan Taliban and the TTP.

  • November 18, 2022
    Ukraine conflict and Paralysed Global politics
    By Lt. General J.K. Sharma (Retd)

    The G-20 summit offered a snapshot of a somewhat paralysed international system, ill-equipped to mobilise around solving major shared challenges

  • November 15, 2022
    No cold war; Tensions may still flare
    By Lt. General J.K. Sharma (Retd)

    The meeting between President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit may cool temperatures for now. But while Washington and Beijing can try to put guardrails on their relationship, sensitivities over Taiwan are high and the risk for misunderstanding acute.

  • November 14, 2022
    Pakistan – No Postmortem
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The attempted assassination of Imran Khan followed by nationwide protests by the PTI has thrown Pakistan into more chaos. The economic situation remains grim, to which political turmoil is now added. On top is the internal security situation because of increasing attacks by the Baloch separatists and the large number of heavily armed cadres of TTP streaming into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  • November 14, 2022
    Canistered Loitering Munitions for Army
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Canister Launched Anti-Armour Loiter Ammunition (CALM) System is known as a drone that once fired can remain airborne for a period of time and after the target is sighted it can be guided to destroy the target with an explosive payload

  • November 14, 2022
    New Interceptor Missile for BMD
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    On November 2, 2022, India successfully tested its new interceptor missile for Phase-II of its indigenous BMD system, which is capable of intercepting incoming long-range nuclear missiles as well as slow-moving aircraft

  • November 14, 2022
    CPEC extension into Afghanistan
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Beijing has Pakistan in its pocket and good relations with the Afghan Taliban to whom it has promised help to rebuild Afghanistan. However, Chinese workers remain under threat in Pakistan, so what will happen in Afghanistan when the CPEC is extended to that country.

  • November 14, 2022
    India-Armenia Defence Relations
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Taking into account the ancient ties with Armenia and its ongoing conflict with an aggressive Azerbaijan supported by Turkey and Pakistan, India would do well to meet all defence requirements of Armenia as requested by them.

  • October 31, 2022
    China Decries Exercise 'Yudh Abhyas'
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China is opposing it by saying it is an interference in the bilateral boundary issue and a violation of agreements between New Delhi and Beijing that no military drill will be held near the Line of Actual Control