Trump’s Nuclear Doctrine: I Have the Biggest Stick, Submit or be Nuked

THE US decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) on February 1, follows closely the start of its production of low yield nuclear warheads and plans to deploy them. To complete … Read more

Rafale Deal: Govt Explanation Misleading

AFTER many months of stonewalling, hiding behind supposed confidentiality clauses, and yet putting out all manner of partial information, numbers that conceal more than they reveal, and explanations that raise more questions than providing answers, … Read more

Military Agreement with the US: COMCASA is on again

After years of wavering by India despite continuous prodding by the US, first under the UPA and then even by the BJP, it appears that another of the foundational agreements between the US and India … Read more

Yet Another Fighter Tender: Confusion and Worse

History repeats itself, wrote Karl Marx, first as tragedy then as farce. One wonders how he would have characterized a third repeat, when all the tears are done and even the disorganized buffoonery is over.  … Read more

Anil Ambani Emerges from the Shadows of Modis Rafale Deal

Modi’s Rafale Deal has raised a number of questions. How is it that the need for 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) for the Indian Air Force, suddenly dropped to only 26 in three … Read more

Muddy waters in Rafale Deal

Many questions are swirling around the Rafale fighter aircraft deal especially in these politically charged times with various state elections already held or around the corner. There are even dark hints about skeletons in the … Read more

New Fighter Deal: Picking up Pace, and Cronies

BOTH the horses in the race for India’s impending acquisition of single-engined fighter aircraft have now been officially identified, with the deal to be struck under the new strategic partnership route incorporated into the Defence … Read more

Artificial Intelligence and the Threat to Our Humanity

 Stephen Hawking had warned a few years back that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could spell the end of human race, a threat echoed by Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, Bill Gates, and many others. … Read more

Is Trump Starting a Second Korean War, This Time with Nuclear Weapons?

The US has been positioning its aircraft carrier strike force Carl Vinson and USS Michigan, an Ohio class nuclear submarine, off the coast of the Korean peninsula. Trump has threatened that if China does not … Read more

ISRO’s Record Launch: Less Known Innovations

India last week once again breathlessly celebrated another record-breaking feat by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in launching 104 satellites on a single flight of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-37 on 16 … Read more

New Fighter Aircraft Deal – Again?

The ink has barely dried on the acquisition of the French Rafale fighter aircraft, and India has once again entered the international arms market with the intention to procure hundreds of fighter jets, albeit with … Read more

100% FDI in Defence: How Wrong can you Get?

A Golden Raspberry Award or Razzie has been awarded in Hollywood every year since 1981 to the film declared to be the worst movie of the year just a day before the Oscars. If there … Read more