Fifth-generation F-35: The Father of All Fighters

The Father of All Fighters

India would do well to lobby for this highly advanced jet so that it stays ahead of the game in the subcontinent ~By Bikram Vohra Even...
Army parade at Rajpath, New Delhi

Handle with Care

Above: Army parade at Rajpath, New Delhi Changing the apolitical nature of the forces is a dangerous trend and can have serious repercussions for democracy,...
An Indian Air Force Mirage lands on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway. Photo: UNI

Airstrips: Highways to the Skies

Last week’s spectacle of Indian Air Force aircraft using the Lucknow-Agra Expressway has a vital strategic component   ~By Praful Bakshi  When military strategists explain the...

The Curse of OROP

The faujis are unflinching in their commitment to protect our border. Why then do political parties deny them their due? By Inderjit Badhwar The LoC...

Identity Crisis!

Despite the Supreme Court of Bangladesh confirming that Biharis there were its citizens, they live in deplorable conditions due to their legal status not...

Soldiering On

In February, defense minister Manohar Parrikar expressed concern over Army Headquarters filing appeals against disability benefits and pensions to service personnel. When will these...

Valley-based militant outfits claim responsibility for attack on AR JCO, jawans

The Coordination Committee, (CorCom) of six militant outfits comprising the Kangleipak Communist Party, Peoples Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak, Peoples Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (Progressive),...

Have we bought a lemon?

While India has gone to town about the Rafale deal, few are asking why we are buying a plane no one else wants and...

Secure our borders

A long and well-researched letter by an MP to the defense minister shows the lacunae in this vital sector and the reforms that are urgently...

On the wings of a prayer

The delays in acquisitions are symptomatic of the ills plaguing the indian air force—inability to take quick decisions, lack of political will and obsolete...

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