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Experts Speak

  • April 10, 2024
    Mayhem in Moscow
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    The Moscow terror attack reflects an intricate interplay of tangled global power dynamics

  • April 4, 2024
    Why Nepal Slipped Away
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    The relationship between India and Nepal has faced challenges in recent years. India will need to make significant efforts to strengthen its ties with Nepal, which has been increasingly drawn towards China.

  • March 27, 2024
    Muizzu's Shuffle
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Maldives' strategic balancing act in a sea of diplomacy

  • March 27, 2024
    Drone Interceptors
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India's Cutting-Edge Response to Drone Threats

  • March 27, 2024
    Indigenous Engines
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    A historic leap in indigenous engine technologies is empowering India's defence

  • March 27, 2024
    Army's LAC Corps
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Considering frequent face-offs with Chinese troops at certain disputed points along the LAC, the Army is converting its Bareilly- based Headquarters Uttar Bharat (HQ UB) area into a full-fledged operational corps, referring the formation to as Combatised UB Area

  • March 27, 2024
    Army Establishes STEAG
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Signals Technology Evaluation and Adaptation Group (STEAG) is mandated to nurture technologies spanning the complete spectrum of wired and wireless systems

  • March 19, 2024
    Financing America's Wars
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Decoding the nexus of global politics and economics with a look at the power of US Dollar, its role in modern day conflicts, and the shifting new world order

  • March 14, 2024
    Divyastra Launched
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    With implications extending beyond the South Asian region,India's successful test of the Agni-5 ballistic missile equipped with MIRV technology marks a significant leap in the nation's strategic capabilities

  • March 14, 2024
    Military Jetpack and HAPS
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Next-Gen defence with DRDO's Electric Jetpack Prototype and High-Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS)

  • March 14, 2024
    Restructuring DRDO
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Transforming DRDO will chart a new course for enhanced indigenous defence capabilities

  • March 14, 2024
    Upgrading Armed Forces Combat Capabilities
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Bolstering India's war fighting ability with precision, power and innovation

  • March 1, 2024
    Is London Going the Lebanon Way?
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    London's current struggles with identity and internal strife draws parallels with the turbulent history of Lebanon, tracing its path from prosperity to peril

  • February 27, 2024
    India Triumphs – Qatar Releases Navy Men
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Defying diplomatic odds, India's remarkable rescue mission in Qatar results in securing the release of all eight Naval Veterans

  • February 27, 2024
    Zorawar Tank Trials
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Zorawar light tanks will boost the operational capabilities in adapting to changing situations with alacrity and dynamism

  • February 27, 2024
    Exercise Devil Strike
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    From the aerial induction of troops to the successful link-up with advancing ground forces, Exercise 'Devil Strike' highlights the strategic significance and the evolving role of airborne forces in safeguarding national security interests

  • February 27, 2024
    Survey Ship Sandhayak & SAMHO ATGM
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Against the backdrop of geopolitical tensions, particularly with China's assertive naval presence, India bolsters its naval capabilities and arms development

  • February 23, 2024
    Ukraine Self-destructs
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    As the Russia-Ukraine war enters into the third year, we look at the human toll and Ukraine's tragic saga trapped in Global power plays

  • February 16, 2024
    Gaza: Negotiators' Nightmare
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Chasing the elusive solution for peace under the shadow of conflict

  • February 13, 2024
    Indo-French Defence Cooperation
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Strengthening bonds lead India-France strategic partnership to new heights

  • February 13, 2024
    Innovations Reshaping the Future of War
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Navigating the Next Generation of Warfare with Railguns, Hypersonic Shells, and Autonomous Drones

  • February 13, 2024
    3D Printed Bunkers at LAC
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indian Army pioneers 3D printed structures for building the future with defence innovations

  • February 13, 2024
    ATOR N1200 Special Vehicles and ATAGS
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indigenous JSW Group's ATOR N1200 SMV and DRDO's ATAGS howitzers fortify India's security

  • February 13, 2024
    US MQ-9B Drones For India
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Securing India's borders from the above with a strategic leap into Unmanned Aerial dominance

  • February 13, 2024
    PLA EW and Close Air Support
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Mastering the spectrum and redefining warfare in the Electromagnetic Age

  • February 12, 2024
    Interim Defence Budget 2024-25 — An Analysis
    By Vice Admiral A.K. Chawla (Retd)

    Navigating the realities of India's Defence Budget and charting the road ahead

  • January 29, 2024
    Womanpower in Uniform: Republic@75
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    India takes a big stride into the future as Women Warriors lead the charge in India's 75th Republic Day Celebration

  • January 27, 2024
    Chinese-Checkers in Maldives
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    With its relationship with India facing headwinds, Maldives chart a new diplomatic course, embracing a strategic pivot amidst the rising tide of Chinese influence

  • January 27, 2024
    Quantum Communications for Armed Forces
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Concrete steps are being taken for integrated and advanced secure communication solutions in the evolving landscape of modern warfare

  • January 27, 2024
    More Military Innovations
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indian Military unleashes cutting-edge technology in its journey towards self-sufficiency and strategic advancements

  • January 27, 2024
    Drones in AI Shadow
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Unveiling the challenges and opportunities in the era of advanced military technology

  • January 27, 2024
    TAPAS UAV Project Dropped
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The demise of TAPAS BH-201 Drone project raises questions on India's military technological advancements

  • January 13, 2024
    Maldivian Backfill
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India needs to navigate the ongoing geopolitical currents in Maldives and the growing shadow of China in the region, keeping its own strategic interests in mind

  • January 13, 2024
    Women in Frontline Combat
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Navigating challenges and unveiling the realities of gender inclusion in India's armed forces

  • January 13, 2024
    Indigenous Rifle, UAV and Counter UAV
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Atmanirbhar Bharat is soaring as indigenous UGRAM assault rifle and Drishti 10 Starliner drone mark major advances in domestic defence technology

  • January 10, 2024
    India's Strategic Islands
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    From tourist havens to strategic assets, unlocking the potential of India's islands, harnessing them for prosperity and security

  • December 27, 2023
    Is America Double Timing India?
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Evaluating the intricate landscape of India-US relations amidst the complexities of defence, trade, and geopolitical challenges

  • December 27, 2023
    Boosting Innovations
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Innovations under Make in India are bridging defence and technology

  • December 27, 2023
    SAMAR & Akash AD Systems
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    These Systems underscore India's commitment to advancing indigenous air defence capabilities and expanding its influence in the global defence market

  • December 27, 2023
    Defence Budget 2024-25
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The next defence budget needs to navigate challenges while prioritising modernisation and a shift towards proactive deterrence

  • December 26, 2023
    Let's Feel Happy
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Amidst the global chaos, upheaval, and turbulence of 2023, India stands resilient, shining as a beacon of hope

  • December 20, 2023
    Israel – Blurred Lines of Perception
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Beyond the headlines, carefully choreographed between fact and fiction, are the orchestrated narratives trying to shape the public opinion on Israel and Palestine

  • December 11, 2023
    Pannun Affair — America's Double Standard
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    A closer look at the dynamics of India's security paradigm, plagued by double standards of the West

  • December 11, 2023
    Powering Military Combat Capability
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Major boost for India's military capability as the defence landscape is set for a paradigm shift with mega deals on the horizon

  • December 11, 2023
    Army Deploys Double Humped Camels in Ladakh
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Guardians of the Plateau, the Bactrian Camels join Indian Army in Ladakh for innovative Operations

  • November 29, 2023
    Gaza War – Not About Terror Alone
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Reasons for the ongoing battle in Gaza go way beyond the terror attack of Hamas, and if allowed to continue, can have global ramifications

  • November 29, 2023
    Major Defence Updates – Logistics Makeover to Tank Killers
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Innovations in military logistics, drones and autonomous technology are transforming India's defence landscape

  • November 29, 2023
    Stryker Production under 'Make in India'?
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India explores joint production of Stryker armoured vehicles with the US as part of their Strategic Alliance

  • November 29, 2023
    Military Inducting Nirbhay, Pralay Missiles
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India strengthens defence arsenal as Nirbhay and Pralay missiles join Armed Forces in a strategic upgrade

  • November 27, 2023
    The Spillover from Myanmar
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    India to navigate the complex North-east region's dynamics urgently and address the growing challenges emanating from Myanmar's unrest

  • November 14, 2023
    Terror Time in Pakistan
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Pakistan grapples with escalating attacks and regional tensions as Security Forces face massive surge in violence

  • November 14, 2023
    Securing the Skies
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In a surge skywards, India reinforces its defence with Rafale-Marine Jets and Hermes 900 StarLiner Drones

  • November 14, 2023
    A Major Milestone for 'Make in India'
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Saab FFV India becomes the first company to secures a historic 100 per cent FDI approval, igniting a new era in domestic defence manufacturing

  • November 14, 2023
    Guarding Indian Skies with Project 'Kusha'
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    DRDO unveils 'Kusha' project with the aim to craft a robust indigenous air defence system with LR-SAM capability by 2028-2029

  • November 14, 2023
    Revitalising India's Manufacturing Sector
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Opportunities, Challenges, and Critical Imperatives of Defence Manufacturing in India

  • November 6, 2023
    Humanitarian Crises Boil Over
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    There are many voices that remain unheard in the current humanitarian crisis sweeping the globe

  • October 31, 2023
    Lessons from the Israel-Hamas War
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Unraveling the Complex Lessons from the Israel-Hamas Conflict

  • October 31, 2023
    TA-isation of Army's Logistics & Transport Units
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indian Army mulling converting Logistics and Transport Units to Territorial Army is a risky proposition amidst unsettled issues and ongoing tensions at the borders

  • October 31, 2023
    Drones, Anti-Drone and Robotics
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) has ordered comprehensive study on UAVs and Armoured Helicopters for All Three Services. The studies, undertaken by tri-service teams, are meant to optimise the number of platforms required as well as the resources and avoid duplication.

  • October 31, 2023
    20th Round of India-China Military Talks
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India continues Military-to-Military talks as China indicates no troop pullback and has fortified defences in new locations occupied in 2020

  • October 23, 2023
    Global Hotspots: Ukraine, Israel & Taiwan
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    A closer look at the current geopolitical flashpoints and India's balancing act

  • October 14, 2023
    Change of Guard in Maldives
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Shifting Tides in the Indian Ocean as Maldives elects Pro-China President and navigates a new course

  • October 14, 2023
    Target – Global Drone Hub
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Innovations, Challenges, and Future Prospects of a Drone Revolution in India

  • October 14, 2023
    400 Indigenous Towed Gun-Systems
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indian Army Pursues 400 Indigenous Howitzers for Future Artillery Advancements

  • October 14, 2023
    New Alternative Road to DBO
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India Accelerates Strategic Road Project to Fortify Ladakh's Daulet Beg Oldi Post

  • October 14, 2023
    19th Asian Games & Indian Military
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India Shines Bright with Record-breaking Performance at 19th Asian Games

  • October 9, 2023
    Middle East Up in Flames
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    The incursion of Hamas fighters into Israel has left the Middle East in a state of flux despite the recent diplomatic alliances redefining the region's landscape

  • September 22, 2023
    Trudeau's Canada, Terror & Western Retribution
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Unraveling the web of Trudeau's allegations and the complex realities of India-Canada relations

  • September 22, 2023
    Indigenous Railgun
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Pioneering the Future of Military Technology with Railguns and Laser Weapons

  • September 22, 2023
    Boosting ISTAR Capabilities
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Integrating Advanced ISTAR Platforms for Aerial and Land Dominance for elevating India's Security

  • September 22, 2023
    Sukhoi, LCA and More
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Charting a course for self-sufficiency and strengthening India's defence arsenal

  • September 22, 2023
    Modernizing Army Air Defence
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Aerial Vigilance to get a boost with bolstering of India's Air Defence arsenal

  • September 22, 2023
    Pralay Ballistic Missiles for Army
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India is upgrading its border security with the acquisition of Pralay precision missiles

  • September 20, 2023
    Neocolonial Capitalism
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    From Exploitation to Empowerment, Charting a Course to Global Economic Equity

  • September 14, 2023
    India-Saudi Arabia Relations
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India and Saudi Arabia Forge a New Era of Economic and Strategic Partnership

  • September 14, 2023
    Multiple BRO Infrastructure Projects
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    BRO's record-breaking projects spree is helping strengthen India's strategic borders

  • September 14, 2023
    New Systems, Weapons, Equipment, Gear
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Empowering India's Armed Forces with cutting-edge acquisitions for enhanced Security

  • September 14, 2023
    Warmate Drones
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Empowering India's defence with a Drone-driven Future

  • September 14, 2023
    Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The imperative for defence sector reforms need an urgent call to rethink privatisation and not Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories

  • September 11, 2023
    G20 Delhi Summit Inclusive Declaration
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The G20 Summit 2023 in Delhi sets a global precedent by charting a unified course for a shared future

  • September 11, 2023
    G20 Heralds a New Future
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    India played host to the world and charted a new course in global geopolitics at a highly successful G20 Summit

  • September 5, 2023
    G20: At Least Let Them Talk
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    The upcoming G20 Summit will hope for a constructive dialogue between member countries to navigate global challenges and bridge the divide in a shifting World Order

  • August 31, 2023
    Private Sector Drone SAR
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Unlocking India's Sky with Cutting-Edge Drone SAR Technology

  • August 31, 2023
    Swathi WLR – Mountain Variant
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Elevating India's Mountain Warfare Capabilities, Swathi Mk-II is giving it a Tactical Edge

  • August 31, 2023
    Indigenous FRCV
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Empowering India's Defence with Future-Ready Combat Vehicles

  • August 28, 2023
    BRICS Blows the Bugle
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Exploring the implications, tensions, and challenges in an expanded BRICS alliance

  • August 23, 2023
    Old Rivals, New Theatre
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Exploring the Enduring Rivalry Between US and Russia Across Ages

  • August 14, 2023
    Is China Gearing for More Conflict?
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China's Military Buildup Signals Growing Concerns in the Region

  • August 14, 2023
    Terror Shadow Over India
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    UN Report Highlights Growing Terror Nexus in South Asia, Posing Threats to India's Security

  • August 14, 2023
    Malware and Spyware
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China's Disruptive Cyber Campaign Puts National Security at Risk, Prompting Global Concerns

  • August 14, 2023
    CUAS and Archer-NG MALE UAV
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India's robust defence innovations in Counter-Drone Technology and Next-Gen Unmanned Aerial Arsenal to bolster National Security

  • July 31, 2023
    India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Relations Strengthened
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    President Wickremesinghe's Historic Visit Seals New Agreements and Vision for the Future

  • July 31, 2023
    Drones – Kamikaze to Stratosphere
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Advanced Technology and Autonomy Redefine Drone Warfare

  • July 31, 2023
    Helicopters – Leasing and Exporting
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India's Ministry of Defence seeks Helicopters on Lease amidst fleet troubles while navigating export challenges

  • July 31, 2023
    AI and Humanoid Robots
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Artificial Intelligence is shaping our world with remarkable innovations, but its rise sparks debates on job displacement and the urgent need for safety measures

  • July 31, 2023
    Pakistan – New Frigates, New Nuclear Strategy
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Pakistan integrates advanced Tughril class frigates from China, signaling growing military ties and a strategic shift in nuclear deterrence

  • July 31, 2023
    Narco-Terrorism – The Looming Global Menace at India's Doorstep
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Geographical proximity to major drug-producing regions like the Golden Triangle and Golden Crescent makes India susceptible to drug trafficking and narco-terrorism with the Northeastern states, particularly Manipur, being severely impacted

  • July 24, 2023
    Global War on Terror Going Nowhere
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Navigating the Global War on Terror through Complex Realities as it turns out to be the most expansive and expensive global conflict spanning multiple wars

  • July 15, 2023
    Prime Minister Modi's visit to France gets Navy a Big Boost
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    French National Day celebrates Prime Minister Modi as Guest of Honour, paving the way for defence collaboration and indigenous technological advancements

  • July 15, 2023
    Pro-Khalistan rallies raise concerns over rising Extremism
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Nations with large Indian diaspora need to tread a delicate balance as Khalistan movement gains momentum

  • July 15, 2023
    India Hosts Virtual SCO Summit
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Leaders of SCO nations gather to foster connectivity, address security concerns, and pave the way for future growth

  • July 15, 2023
    India in China's Crosshair
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Unraveling China's new Border Law and Foreign Relations Law and its expanding national security ambitions on the global stage

  • July 15, 2023
    Brain Warfare
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Mind control goes global with China's Neurostrike programme and the race for brain warfare supremacy

  • July 15, 2023
    Agnipath – Changes Anticipated
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Agnipath scheme overhaul expected as India's Armed Forces confront recruitment woes and Geopolitical concerns

  • July 6, 2023
    India's Exposed Eastern Flank
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    The deep-rooted turmoil due to drugs, land rights, and historical divisions has unleashed chaos in Manipur

  • July 1, 2023
    Setback to Army in Counter Insurgency
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indian Army faces complex encounter with Insurgent Forces and Women-led Resistance in Manipur

  • July 1, 2023
    Weaponised AI Systems
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Future of Autonomous Warfare with the rise of AI-Controlled Weapons

  • July 1, 2023
    Hypersonic Missile Interceptor
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Empowering Defence and Safeguarding Nations from Hypersonic Menace with Unmatched Precision

  • July 1, 2023
    Global Terrorism
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    US-India Joint Statement on Terrorism is in contrast to US' historical support and current alliances with terror groups

  • June 15, 2023
    Army Chief visit enhances defence cooperation with Bangladesh
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Strengthening defence ties and fostering regional cooperation, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande's visit to Bangladesh highlights the growing partnership between the two nations

  • June 15, 2023
    UK-Pakistan Defence Cooperation
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    A strengthening bond for Security and Intelligence

  • June 1, 2023
    G20 Srinagar Meet & Pak Terror
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    G20 Srinagar Meet Shines Spotlight on Kashmir's Progress Amid Security Concerns

  • June 1, 2023
    Border Infrastructure
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India's Urgent Catch-Up Game due to Ugly Red Tape

  • June 1, 2023
    China's Military Assistance to Pakistan, Nepal
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    An update on China's military influence, Arms Deals, Geopolitical Alliances, and Controversies in South Asia

  • June 1, 2023
    Electric Planes, Electric Vehicles
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Electric Solutions for Aviation and Transportation to Power the Future

  • May 23, 2023
    Greenland & Taiwan
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    The comparison between Greenland and Taiwan may seem superficial at first glance, but it is not entirely incorrect. These self-governing islands experience intense competition between the United States and China, albeit in different ways.

  • May 15, 2023
    Dantewada Maoists Ambush
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Maoist strikes should be expected to intensify in the run up to assembly elections in November 2023 as well as general elections next year

  • May 15, 2023
    Indigenous Nagastra Kamikaze Drone
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indian Army has signed a deal for 'Nagastra' loitering munitions with 'Made in India' content of more than 75 per cent

  • May 15, 2023
    Pakistan Army Chief General Asim Munir Woos China
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    General Munir's visit to China was in the backdrop of mounting pressure, from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on cash-strapped Pakistan towards securing financial commitments from Pakistan's friendly countries to bridge the external payment financial gap

  • May 15, 2023
    Upgrading Rocket Forces of India
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India's Rocket Forces would need to incorporate hundreds or rather thousands of subsonic cruise missiles plus ballistic missiles to serve as India's primary instrument of strategic nuclear deterrence, as well as meeting the requirement of long to medium precision strikes

  • May 11, 2023
    Global Groupings and Groupism
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    The UNSC has remained in a limbo since the 2003 Iraq invasion, divisions have further sharpened since the Ukraine war, the G7 has seen its fortunes and influence dwindle giving way to a more credible G20 and now BRICS is steadily gathering winds in its sails with over 40 per cent of the world's population and rich resource and manufacturing base

  • May 1, 2023
    SCO Defence Ministers Meet
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    “India strives to further bolster trust and cooperation among the members of the SCO as it believes in maintaining peace and security based on the provisions of the UN charter” —Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

  • May 1, 2023
    China's Hypersonic IRBM
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) informed US legislators that China currently outpaces Russia regarding supporting infrastructure and system numbers when it comes to hypersonic capabilities

  • May 1, 2023
    China's AI-controlled Satellite
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    While the AI was induced from a ground-based station for the experiment, the operation for redeployment of the satellite was autonomous without any human intervention

  • May 1, 2023
    Caution Time – Terror Redux
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Taking terror threats lightly would be nave especially when India is in election mode, polarisation is thriving and inimical forces, both internal and external, are trying their best to destabilise India

  • May 1, 2023
    Salvaging Sudan
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Even before the recent clashes, Sudan was facing social and political unrest with a struggling economy

  • April 18, 2023
    G20 in Ukraine's Shadow
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The US and the EU want to include Ukraine in the 2023 G20 Summit at New Delhi, and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to address the summit

  • April 18, 2023
    Exclusive Army Satellite
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The geostationary satellite will considerably enhance the communication capability of the Indian Army by providing mission-critical, beyond line of sight communication to troops and formations as well as weapon and airborne platforms

  • April 18, 2023
    Military Transport Aircraft
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Military transport aircraft was one of the critical missing links in the entire defence industrial complex chain which has been plugged with the Tata-Airbus joint venture and the development of the defence transport aircraft RAJAS-Rakshan now, to a significant extent

  • April 18, 2023
    American HSVTOL Aircraft & Russian UGV
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    US Special Operations Command's has been looking for a new High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft as a high-speed successor to its current CV-22B Osprey, which is used for Special Operations Forces (SOF)

  • April 8, 2023
    The Global Reset
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    The world is currently witnessing a great churn in geostrategic alliances resulting in a global realignment of security relations and partnerships.

  • April 1, 2023
    The Dragon-Bear Hug
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Meeting President Putin at the Kremlin, President Xi emphasised the China-Russia relationship reaching where it is today

  • April 1, 2023
    More Teeth for Army, Navy, Air Force
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Chinese aggression during 2020 in Eastern Ladakh has caused the government to sit up and focus on defence, as well as 'Atmanirbhar' or the self-reliance initiative

  • April 1, 2023
    Stealth Technology for Mechanised Forces
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The objective of camouflage in mechanised columns is to disrupt the characteristic shape of the vehicle, to reduce shine, and to make the vehicle difficult to identify even if it is spotted

  • April 1, 2023
    Swarm of Swarms
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China could employ drones in thousands or lakhs against our frontline troops at chosen points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in conjunction with attacks by bigger drones, which could also be in swarms

  • March 15, 2023
    India-Italy Defence Cooperation
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    This was Italian Prime Minister Meloni's first visit to India during which she was accompanied by Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani and a high-powered business delegation

  • March 15, 2023
    Indigenous ATGMs
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indian Army requirements of fire-and-forget man-portable ATGMs would be colossal

  • March 15, 2023
    Man behind the Machine
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The problems in achieving effective soldier-machine mix are both technical and psychological in nature, especially when dealing with adaptive machines intelligence systems

  • March 15, 2023
    Army's Offensive Drone Swarm
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indian Army has ordered offensive swarming drone systems under the emergency procurement (EP) powers and eventually aims at offensive swarm drone capability of 1,000 drones

  • March 3, 2023
    Stoking Khalistan
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Khalistan resurgence is being supported from abroad by countries like the US, the UK and Canada. Hindu temples in the UK, Canada and Australia are being defaced and vandalised to create Hindu-Sikh divide.

  • March 3, 2023
    Very Short-Range Air Defence
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    According to the Ministry of Defence, recent developments along the Northern borders requires a focus on effective Air Defence weapon systems which are man portable and can be deployed quickly

  • March 3, 2023
    Modular Bridges
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The indigenously-designed and manufactured modular bridges shall have many advantages over the MGB such as increased span, less time for construction and mechanical launching with retrieval capability

  • February 23, 2023
    A Year into the Ukraine War
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    The narrative about the war in Ukraine is hugely lopsided with the US led west deploying every imaginable form of propaganda, information, disinformation and misinformation

  • February 17, 2023
    Lebanisation of Pakistan
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Lebanon's post-war era militia leaders became the political leadership and have kept a lock on power ever since. The country remains a nation without an effective governing dispensation. Pakistan seems to be going the same way!

  • February 14, 2023
    Spy Balloons
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The US has accused China of violating its airspace while Beijing has accused America of violating international norms by shooting down the balloon

  • February 14, 2023
    Export with Care
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    We need to be careful about which countries we are exporting indigenous equipment to and have sufficient safeguards in place to ensure the technology is not passed on to our adversaries

  • February 14, 2023
    Stealth Vehicles
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi is working on developing materials that can be used for developing ‘stealth’ vehicles. The materials being developed can reportedly absorb more than 96 per cent of radar waves in a wide range of frequencies, coming simultaneously from multiple directions.

  • February 14, 2023
    Private Industry Innovations
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying “It is our collective aim to establish India as one of the key partners in global semiconductor supply chains” has increased India’s focus on producing semiconductors

  • February 14, 2023
    Indigenous Tapas-BH & Archer-NG Drones
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Induction of these indigenous drones will give a tremendous boost to the combat potential of our Armed Forces. These would fall much cheaper and cut drone import costs drastically.

  • February 10, 2023
    A Turkish Tragedy
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Death toll from the earthquake is expected to be very high as thousands of houses and aparment blocks have been reduced to rubble

  • February 3, 2023
    Republic Day Parade and Atmanirbhar Bharat
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Building on the 75th year of Independence celebrated as 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav', the Republic Day parade depicted India's growing indigenous capabilities, Nari Shakti and emergence of a 'New India'.

  • February 3, 2023
    Cutting Army Flab
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Reports are that Army has been asked to reduce its strength by about 1.5-2 Lakh. How much Army manpower should be slashed and what constitutes “flab”?

  • February 3, 2023
    New-Age Drones, Jet Packs and Robotic Mules
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Army is seeking the above technologies in line with the need to modernise and upgrade its combat capabilities

  • February 3, 2023
    Western Tanks in Ukraine
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The supply of these modern tanks indicates direct involvement of US-NATO in the war

  • February 3, 2023
    Humans in Space and Western Fear of China
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg said that Ukraine needs NATO's continued support, because if President Putin wins, the message to Beijing will be that they can achieve what they want with the use of brute force

  • February 2, 2023
    Defence Budget 2023-2024
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Defence Budget 2023-2024 is 5.94 lakh crore, an increase of about 12.5 per cent over last year

  • January 15, 2023
    WMD Terrorism
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    A shipment containing “several kilogrammes” of Uranium was seized at UK's Heathrow Airport, the package originated in Pakistan before landing at Heathrow's Terminal Four

  • January 15, 2023
    GSP 2022 – Military Ignored
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Geospatial Policy (GSP) 2022 is good for promoting digital economy, private industry, innovations, blue economy, integrating multiple agencies dealing with geospatial data, innovation and the like but the requirements of national security and of the Armed Forces have been totally ignored

  • January 15, 2023
    Analysing Rajouri Killings
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The twin terror attacks by terrorists, suspected to belong to the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), in Dangri hamlet of Rajouri in Jammu & Kashmir, left seven people of the minority community, including two children, dead and 14 others injured

  • January 15, 2023
    Ending Maoist Insurgency
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    There are no quick fix solutions in counter-insurgency, it requires a mix of hard and soft options to tackle both the hard core and eliminate the root cause

  • January 15, 2023
    Missile Systems Procurement
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    All the proposals for procurement of missile systems are under the Buy (Indian-IDDM) category

  • January 2, 2023
    The Catch 22 in Ukraine's Elusive Peace
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The US has always used war to benefit economically. Peace is unlikely in Ukraine with Zelenskyy dancing to the tune of the Biden Administration.

  • January 2, 2023
    Pralay Induction
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The system meets the tactical ballistic missile requirements filling the gap of a conventionally armed ballistic missile that is not hampered by the 'No First Use' nuclear policy

  • January 2, 2023
    End Connectivity of Border Roads
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Without proper and reliable road/track connectivity right up to our frontline posts, we will remain at serious disadvantage at the tactical level

  • January 2, 2023
    The Downside of SPARSH
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    SPARSH has become the bane of ex-servicemen and veer naris, especially those who are not computer savvy and living in remote areas