India’s Troubled Soldiers
December 04, 2013
India’s Troubled Soldiers
A string of violent incidents reveals some festering problems in India’s military.
India’s Troubled Soldiers
US is Encircling China with Fighter Jets and Stealth Bombers
July 30, 2013
US is Encircling China with Fighter Jets and Stealth Bombers
Plus, Washington is still considering selling submarines to Taiwan. Tuesday defense links.
US is Encircling China with Fighter Jets and Stealth Bombers
India Has A Strategic Culture
April 19, 2013
India Has A Strategic Culture
Our Naval Diplomat notes that learning from others can advance its cause of self-discovery.
India Has A Strategic Culture
The Trials and Tribulations of India's Armed Forces
February 20, 2013
The Trials and Tribulations of India's Armed Forces
While spending billions of dollars on defense equipment, India’s military faces a number of challenges in its quest to enter the 21st century.
The Trials and Tribulations of India's Armed Forces
America and India: Growing Partners in Afghanistan
August 10, 2012
America and India: Growing Partners in Afghanistan
Washington should push New Delhi to take a more active role Afghanistan – even at the displeasure of Pakistan.
America and India: Growing Partners in Afghanistan
India Eyes Nuclear Triad
July 26, 2012
India Eyes Nuclear Triad
New Delhi progresses towards air, land, and sea-based atomic forces, says new report.
India Eyes Nuclear Triad
June 20, 2012
Taliban in India "Warning"
The Taliban’s praise for India’s “snubbing” of the U.S. should do nothing to put Indian minds at ease.
Taliban in India "Warning"
India’s Engine Flameout
June 19, 2012
India’s Engine Flameout
Every nation’s military has issues. But the failure of the Kaveri aircraft engine shows how bad India’s are.
India’s Engine Flameout
Why India Snubbed U.S.
June 12, 2012
Why India Snubbed U.S.
The U.S. might hope for a closer military and strategic alliance with India. But don’t expect New Delhi to get excited about the proposal.
Why India Snubbed U.S.
Should India Fear China's Navy?
May 17, 2012
Should India Fear China's Navy?
There’s a lot of sensationalism over China’s navy. Regardless, India needs its own AirSea Battle concept.
Should India Fear China's Navy?
The Indian Navy’s Big Ambitions
May 10, 2012
The Indian Navy’s Big Ambitions
A new stealth frigate and naval base are the latest signs of India’s maritime ambitions. But can India’s Navy become more self-reliant?
The Indian Navy’s Big Ambitions
India's Navy Comes of Age
May 01, 2012
India's Navy Comes of Age
Last month was a good one for India’s Navy. A number of test successes suggests big strides are being made.
India's Navy Comes of Age
India Needs a Joint Chief
April 28, 2012
India Needs a Joint Chief
India is investing billions in arms. But without a coherent organizational structure, it will never become an effective war fighting machine.
India Needs a Joint Chief
The Trouble With India’s Military
April 26, 2012
The Trouble With India’s Military
The letter by India’s Army chief last month blasting the state of the armed forces reflected a troubling reality – India’s regional military power aspirations are in danger.
The Trouble With India’s Military
April 22, 2012
India Boosts its Cinderella Service
India’s Navy has for too long been neglected when money has been allocated. The latest defense budget suggests that may be starting to change.
India Boosts its Cinderella Service
Flip Side of the Agni-V Launch
April 20, 2012
Flip Side of the Agni-V Launch
India took a big leap forward with the launch of the Agni-V missile. But it complicates ties with China.
Flip Side of the Agni-V Launch
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