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Five years after the Pulwama terror strike

For synergy between the various arms of the military, the institution needs to shed many shibboleths of its past in the national interest

**EDS: IMAGE VIA DEFENCE PRO** New Delhi: Four Tejas aircrafts fly past in 'Diamond' formation during the 75th Republic Day parade, at the Kartavya Path in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_26_2024_000808B)(PTI)
Published on Feb 13, 2024 10:05 PM IST

Giving peace a chance in Israel and Palestine

A long-term view needs to be taken to grant autonomy to the Palestinian Authority and to implement a two-State solution

Palestinians search for casualties at the site of Israeli strikes on houses, in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, (REUTERS)
Published on Nov 02, 2023 10:43 PM IST

Overhauling Indian military structure, HR is vital to tackle future challenges

Incorporating disruptive tech and innovative HR policies will be vital in building a lean and effective Indian military that readily tackles future challenges

Military history is replete with examples when disruptive thinking by leaders in campaigns has led to resounding victories despite heavy odds. (PTI)
Published on Jul 31, 2023 06:07 PM IST

India needs a nodal organisation for space coordination issues

This agency could be the single point of contact for formulating all stakeholder policies and directives to ensure aerospace safety and control. Representatives from various agencies/ministries could be a part of this organisation, which needs to be created before it gets too late

The proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for commercial use has been unprecedented and exponential, leading to justifiable concerns for regulation and control to prevent its use against national interest by State and non-State actors (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 02:12 PM IST

What ails the IAF fighter fleet

For a nation that needs its sanctioned strength of fighter aircraft, considering the clear and present security situation that confronts it, urgent steps and bold decisions are required to stem the slide of its inventory

Wing Commander Mohit Rana was cremated on July 30, 2022. The morale of young aircrew is important, and their confidence is affected when fatal accidents occur. (Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 04:27 PM IST

Ukraine: India is at a crossroads to become a leader in the neighbourhood

India must pay close attention to ensure that a similar situation does not unfold in the neighbourhood. There are lessons from this modern-day conflict

This long-drawn-out conflict is now seeing repercussions across a world that is still recovering from the Covid pandemic. (AP)
Updated on May 25, 2022 07:24 PM IST

Ukraine: Leaders of the world must work for peace and stability 

The temptation to be remembered as heroic must never degenerate into narcissism or into desperation to remain in power, the costs for which would be borne by hapless citizens.

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine addresses a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, New York, April 5, 2022. (AFP)
Published on Apr 10, 2022 07:47 PM IST

Accidental missile launch: What India should do next

The need for dialogue cannot be undermined and much more needs to be done by both governments to facilitate the same. Crises may pose threats to nations, but they also provide opportunities for peace

On the evening of March 9, a supersonic missile crashed into a cold storage in Mian Channu village in Pakistan. (Reuters)
Published on Mar 21, 2022 09:52 PM IST

Three years of Balakot airstrike: Don’t get complacent about terror

After the Balakot strike, there has been a discernible downward trend in infiltration from across the border and terror attacks/incidents. India’s diplomatic heft and its military capability with the induction of Rafale fighter aircraft with specialist stand-off precision weapons has only increased since then

On February 26, 2019, 12 Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft took off from India and crossed the border to carry out a punitive strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) facility in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2022 01:11 PM IST
ByAnil Golani

Bansi, a ‘starter’ like no other

A caddy from Armed Forces Golf Clubs on how he’s spent almost three decades quietly making his presence felt among golf veterans and amateurs alike

At the Air Force Sports Complex , Bansi is synonymous to the game of golf
Updated on Oct 10, 2021 12:44 PM IST
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