Why Indian Military doctrine Should include both Sun Tzu & Kautilya?

  Synopsis – In a recent address PM has called for indigenization of the national security system including that of doctrines, procedures, and customs. This shift towards indigenization shouldn’t lead to the complete ignorance of foreign strategic thoughts. Introduction A recent, PM address at the Commanders’ Conference stressed the importance of indigenization of the national… Continue reading Why Indian Military doctrine Should include both Sun Tzu & Kautilya?

NSA commissions offshore Patrol Vessel “ICGS Sajag”

What is the News? The National Security Advisor(NSA) has commissioned the Offshore Patrol Vessel(OPV) ICGS Sajag. (ICGS- Indian Coast Guard ship) About ICGS Sajag: Firstly, Goa Shipyard Limited has indigenously designed and built the Indian Coast Guard Ship Vessel “Sajag”. Secondly, Purpose: The ship is fitted with advanced technology equipment, weapons and sensors. It is… Continue reading NSA commissions offshore Patrol Vessel “ICGS Sajag”

VIP Security Cover to West Bengal MLAs – Associated Issues

Synopsis: The Ministry of Home Affairs recently extended security cover to all 77 BJP MLAs in the West Bengal assembly. It appears to be a politically motivated and unprecedented move. It should be reconsidered as it is suffering from multiple issues.  Background: The BJP MLAs were facing a threat of persecution post the West Bengal… Continue reading VIP Security Cover to West Bengal MLAs – Associated Issues

“Emergency Financial Powers” to Armed Forces to tackle pandemic

What is the News? The Union defence ministry has granted emergency financial powers to the country’s armed forces. This is to empower their efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic. About Emergency Financial Powers to Armed Forces: The Emergency Financial Powers will allow armed forces to establish and operate quarantine facilities and hospitals. Besides, it will also… Continue reading “Emergency Financial Powers” to Armed Forces to tackle pandemic

Indian Army initiates “Ladakh Ignited Minds project”

What is the News? The Indian Army has launched the Ladakh Ignited Minds Project – A Centre of Excellence and Wellness. About Ladakh Ignited Minds Project: Purpose: The project aims to provide better training and educational facilities to disadvantaged Ladakhi students. Also, the projects aim to give them the opportunity to study in the best… Continue reading Indian Army initiates “Ladakh Ignited Minds project”

CDS operationalizes the third “Joint Logistics Node”(JLN) in Mumbai

What is the News? Chief of Defence Staff operationalises the third Joint Logistics Node (JLN) in Mumbai. About Joint Logistics Node(JLN): The JLN has been established with an aim of integrating the military’s logistics. Further, it aims to set up and improving the military’s war-fighting ability. This is the third Node to be set up. The two… Continue reading CDS operationalizes the third “Joint Logistics Node”(JLN) in Mumbai

Military Direct releases “Ultimate military strength Index”.

What is the News? A Defence Website Military Direct has released a study titled “Ultimate military strength Index”. About Ultimate military strength index: Firstly, the Ultimate military strength index ranks the strongest military forces in the world. Secondly, the index calculated this after taking into consideration various factors. The factors include budgets, average salaries, number… Continue reading Military Direct releases “Ultimate military strength Index”.

Absence of Regular Chiefs in Central Security Forces

Synopsis: Many Security Forces are functioning without regular chiefs. This will impact their efficiency. So the government has to take the necessary steps to strengthen security forces. Introduction: At present in India, Many Security Forces are without regular heads. They play a pivotal role in maintaining the internal security of India. However, they are not… Continue reading Absence of Regular Chiefs in Central Security Forces

Indian Navy’s combat-readiness exercise “Tropex-21”

What is the News? TROPEX 21 is currently underway in Indian Ocean Region(IOR). It is the Indian Navy’s largest biennial Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise. Exercise TROPEX: It is an inter-service military exercise. It involves the participation of the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard. Aim: To test the combat readiness of the… Continue reading Indian Navy’s combat-readiness exercise “Tropex-21”