Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marks 69th Anniver

In 1949, President Harry Truman signed an amendment to the 1947 National Security Act, which officially created the position of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to help provide unified direction of the services following World War II to address the growing nuclear…

Nominee for UN Rights Chief Has Problematic Record On Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua; Watchdog Expresses ‘Serious Concerns’

GENEVA, August 8, 2018 – In reaction to the news of Michelle Bachelet’s nomination as the next UN human rights chief, the non-governmental human rights organization UN Watch said it had “serious concerns” over her spotty record on supporting human rights in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, and said…

DRDO test fires missile capable of killing enemy missiles from Odisha coast

In a landmark milestone, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired an interceptor missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast on Thursday. The missile is capable of killing incoming enemy missiles in the endo-atmospheric region. According to emerging reports, the…

Imminent balance of payment crisis, Pak’s Forex Reserves drop to $9 bn

In a worrying development for Pakistan, foreign exchange reserves held by the central bank plunged another 0.58% on a weekly basis, according to data released on Thursday. The alarmingly low level, which has already forced the State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) hand at letting the…

Taskforce set up for roadmap to build indigenous plane Suresh Prabhu

In what is causing concern in strategic circles in New Delhi, Russia, the most important defence ally of India, has signed an agreement with Pakistan for naval cooperation. The MoU between the two countries, which were once considered bitter rivals, was inked during the visit…

Russia, Pakistan naval cooperation accord causes anxiety in New Delhi

In what is causing concern in strategic circles in New Delhi, Russia, the most important defence ally of India, has signed an agreement with Pakistan for naval cooperation. The MoU between the two countries, which were once considered bitter rivals, was inked during the visit…

Govt Mulls Military Training for 10 lakh ‘force of youth’

In the name of having a “disciplined” and nationalist “force of youth,” the government has discussed a proposal to target 10 lakh young men and women every year with a military training programme, The Indian Express has learnt. Billed as the National Youth Empowerment Scheme…

Centre Initiates Multiple Efforts To Fast Track LCA Tejas Production

In view of the dwindling combat strength of the Indian Air Force, the Union government is taking several measures to fast track the production of indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas. Plagued by repeated delays, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the manufacturer of the Tejas, is targeting…

Russia Planned to Build a Nuclear Missile Launching Train Straight out of James Bond

in July 19, 2018 the Kremlin released a flurry of videos showing off various nuclear weapon systems under development ranging from the RS-28 Satan 2 ballistic missile, Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, and even an ocean-spanning nuclear torpedo designed to smash coastal metropolises with tsunami waves of…

It’s time India got real about its ties with Russia

In India, we often poke fun at Pakistani depictions of their relationship with China. The two countries’ ties — including nuclear and missile cooperation after the 1970s and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) — are regularly described in baroque termsby them: “iron brothers” whose friendship…