Category: Navy

A high-level expert panel formed on Armed Forces theaterisation talks

The government has constituted an expert panel for consultations on the military’s theaterisation plans before seeking the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) to implement the long-awaited military reform to...

India needs new generation cyber capabilities

Recently, there is an increasing assertion that cyber war will never happen and should not be fought. This claim is borne out since cyberattacks cannot be stopped completely; exclusively defensive measures must...

How changing nature of war affects future wars of India

Lt Gen. Rakesh Sharma (Retd) Half a century ago, the Indian armed forces’ campaign with the Mukti Bahini (guerrilla resistance movement in East Pakistan) led to the dismemberment of Pakistan and the creation...

Defence Ministry goes in reform mode but National Strategy missing

On 7 June 2021, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh released an e-booklet — ‘20 Reforms in 2020’ — in presence of the top brass of the military and the Ministry of Defence. In his address, he...

India decides British era Ordinance Factory Board into 7 new companies

In a major decision of the Union Cabinet, the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), first set up by the British in 1775, now under the Ministry of Defence will cease to exist. Seven separate...

China will suffer more losses in Sino-Indian War over Ladakh

The nation stands united today in honouring those who laid down their lives trying to protect India's sovereignty at Galwan Valley in Ladakh a year ago.  In Part 1 of this exclusive interview,...

Defence Ministry wants more discussion on Theatre Commands

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) feels that there was a need to hold wider discussions for creating new military theatre commands with all stakeholders as such reforms have to be done after...

Indian Navy will get its new stealth destroyer INS Visakhapatnam by October 2021

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDSL) will deliver the first of the four stealth guided missile destroyers to the Indian Navy by October and a Scorpene-class submarine by the end of the fiscal...

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