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Adding more firepower to India’s nuclear deterrence

The successful test-firing of an Agni V will help Delhi meet the challenge from Beijing and Islamabad

DRDO conducted the first successful flight test of an indigenously developed Agni-5 missile with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-Entry Vehicle ( MIRV) technology, on Monday.(ANI)
Published on Apr 01, 2024 08:00 AM IST

Restive Indian Ocean calls for a new vision

Strategists and diplomats need to craft policies that boost India’s maritime power and also foster a favourable “sphere of influence” for its employment

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde along with officers on INS Imphal, during its commissioning ceremony into the Indian Navy at Mumbai naval base (Bhushan Koyande/ HT)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Feb 05, 2024 10:00 PM IST

A national monument, a cradle of leadership

NDA, the alma mater of a significant majority of India’s military leadership, turned 75 in January. The journey so far, and the path ahead

NDA cadets marching past the dias during the parade. (HT Photos)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 10:00 PM IST

Resetting India’s security aims in the new year

A pressing priority is the reorganisation of theatre commands, stalled for nearly two decades due to internal resistance within the three armed forces

Indian Army soldiers stand guard near the Line of Control (LoC) after an infiltration attempt by four heavily-armed terrorists at Akhnoor, in Jammu district, Saturday. (PTI)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 10:15 PM IST

Promise of Vizhinjam, a blue economy vision

India needs a maritime modernisation plan that will look beyond “port-led development” to address other shortcomings in the sector

Vizhinjam port
Published on Oct 21, 2023 10:42 PM IST

Tackling the dragon on land and at sea

Recent army chiefs’ meet sought to course correct the perception about Indo-Pacific as a maritime grouping. For India, Navy continues to be a force-multiplier

Today, it is China that is integrating Asia with Europe through its terrestrial network of high-speed railways, energy pipelines and fibre optic cables.(Hector Retamal / AFP)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 03:13 PM IST

Why the Arihant missile test was critical for India

As a nation committed to ‘no first use’, it is of critical importance that the adversary never be in doubt about the credibility of India’s nuclear deterrent

Although INS Arihant undertook its first, notional, “deterrent patrol” in 2018, impressive visuals of the missile launch demonstrate Arihant’s fully-operational status as well as its crew’s proficiency. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 18, 2022 07:34 PM IST

India must reassess its maritime strategy

China’s aggressive push in the Indian Ocean necessitates a response. But to bolster India’s maritime strength, Delhi will need to urgently effect a raft of changes

This would be a good juncture for India to undertake a reappraisal of its maritime capabilities as well as its maritime strategy. (ANI)
Published on Aug 22, 2022 09:57 PM IST

Ex-air chief marshal SP Tyagi seems to have wandered into a minefield

This piece is not being written in defence of the man, but as an expression of anguish by a senior citizen and a cry of dismay by a Veteran at this insensitive act of the State

Every time former Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi’s name or photograph appears in the media or he is paraded as a detainee, every serviceman will feel diminished and demoralised
Updated on Dec 23, 2016 07:24 PM IST
ByArun Prakash

Defence needs reforms, not just hike in funds

The budgetary appropriation for defence marks an increase of 34 per cent over last year’s allocation, but a large chunk will be absorbed by Sixth Pay Commission liabilities, writes Arun Prakash.

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Updated on Jul 07, 2009 12:11 AM IST
Agencies | ByArun Prakash

Bridge the troubled waters

Lack of maritime intelligence has also been the Navy’s bane for years. So we understood the handicap the R&AW worked with and felt that it was the Navy’s duty to help, writes Arun Prakash.

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Updated on Dec 22, 2008 11:12 PM IST
None | ByArun Prakash
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