India’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier, named INS Vikrant and assigned the same ensign number R-11 as its illustrious predecessor, was commissioned and joined service with the Indian Navy on September 2, 2022 at a … Read moreSelf-Reliance and Nuts & Bolts of INS Vikrant
Are military technology aspects of the US-India relationship set to change in the coming years? Recent reports suggest that the US is preparing a $500 million foreign military assistance package for India which, although a … Read moreWill India Fall for US Offer on Fighters for Indian Aircraft Carriers?
FOR a hyper-nationalistic government that boasts of a muscular military posture, the defence budget of 2020 strikes a discordant note. The finance minister, while presenting the union budget for the year in a dreary two-hour … Read moreDefence Budget Allocations: Crunch Time
NOW, that the excitement and self-congratulatory chest-thumping over India’s successful testing of its anti-satellite missile (ASAT) capability on March 27, 2019 has passed, except of course for continuous misuse in political campaigns by PM Modi, … Read moreIndia’s Anti-Satellite Missile: Beyond the Euphoria