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Rakhine, NE Rebels Using New Routes For Arms

In late June, Thai officials intercepted a shipment of weapons in the town of Mae Sot across the border from Myawaddy in Myanmar’s Karen State. They seized a large cache of brand-new Chinese-made weapons and detained two Thai citizens.

Beijing’s Big Mideast Plans

Last month, details emerged of a mammoth new strategic accord that is now in the works between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Once finalized, the $400 billion, 25-year strategic pact will give Iran's

Securitywise : Much Ado About Rafale

Many combat aircraft — new to the air force — have entered service over the years. But I doubt whether the IAF has experienced any warplane being accorded the kind of hyperbolised welcome the five Rafales (2 two seat trainers, 3 single

Repeated Intel Failures Cause For Worry

Keep an eye on the developments in what is known as the ‘Central Sector’ where initial though yet to be officially confirmed reports coming in suggest that the Chinese have increased their activity in the area opposite Chitkul in Kinnaur

Place ITBP Under Army Command

When General Robert Lockhart, first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army took the strategic plan of defence policy to Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, the PM took one look and shouted, “Rubbish! Total rubbish! We don't need a defence

Not Border, But Civilisational Conflict

In these troubled times, when the soldiers of the two largest nations of the world fight and kill each other so viciously, let us try to trace the historical roots of such antagonism. If both nations hark back to a common narrative about

H1B , Trump And India

The US decision last month to temporarily stop issuing H-1B and H-4 visas — along with a slew of previously announced restrictions on legal immigration — impacts India more than any other country. H-1B visas are used mostly by high-tech

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