By Gurmeet Kanwal Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said recently that the appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is a must and that integration of the ministry of defence with the headquarters of the three Services is necessary. South Asia Monitor, 1 week ago
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'It was statecraft that came out on top and clearly outweighed the optics,' says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd). 'And this is the first time the US has formally recognised the threat India faces from terrorist organisations based in Pakistan.' The optics during the Modi-Obama summit were impressive: The prime minister setting aside protocol to personally receive the US President at Palam airport, several warm hugs, 'chai pe charcha', shared smiles, jokes and laughter and the liberal use of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
NEW DELHI: A simmering dispute within the Indian Army over its promotion policy has started to boil over into social media and mobile messaging groups, prompting calls for urgent intervention to prevent fissures in its officer ranks from becoming ...Economic Times, 4 days ago Army officers clash on social media over promotion policy Times of India, 2 weeks ago
The great education divide that Brad Wilcox , Mark Regnerus and others have described as negatively affecting college women's marital prospects is now affecting the canine population. Yes, you read right. In a recent column, George Will reported ...Washington Times, 3 weeks ago
'Throughout a quarter century of proxy war, India has shown tremendous restraint in the face of grave provocation.' 'It is inconceivable that any other nation would have refrained from launching trans-LoC operations to eliminate terrorist training camps and interdict known routes of infiltration,' says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd). The twin terror attacks at Kathua and Samba in the Jammu division of Jammu and Kashmir on March 20-21, 2015 provide a clear indication that Pakistan's quarter ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
In an otherwise pragmatic budget for 20152016 that has been hailed as growth oriented, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has not done enough to give a much needed boost to military modernization. Also, the small hike in the defense budget will not be ...Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1 month ago India announces over Rs4 trillion defence budget Mumbai News.Net, 1 month ago Pension letdown for defence veterans Calcutta Telegraph, 1 month ago Is meagre allocataion for defence in budget, an indication to policy changes? Oneindia, 1 month ago
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It is routine to compare India's defence capabilities with those of China, given that the two countries are engaged in resolving border disputes. But also look at the difference in their defence budgets The 2015 Chinese defence budget has been ...New Delhi Pioneer, 1 month ago
Yagya Narain, 68, retired as master warrant officer from the Indian Air Force 10 years ago and settled in Rajasthan. His son is a Delhi-based defence correspondent. Soon after the Narendra Modi government took over, Narain would call his son ...The Week, 1 month ago
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