Experts Speak

  • September 22, 2023
    Trudeau's Canada, Terror & Western Retribution
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Unraveling the web of Trudeau's allegations and the complex realities of India-Canada relations

  • September 20, 2023
    Neocolonial Capitalism
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    From Exploitation to Empowerment, Charting a Course to Global Economic Equity

  • September 11, 2023
    G20 Delhi Summit Inclusive Declaration
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The G20 Summit 2023 in Delhi sets a global precedent by charting a unified course for a shared future

  • September 11, 2023
    G20 Heralds a New Future
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    India played host to the world and charted a new course in global geopolitics at a highly successful G20 Summit

  • September 5, 2023
    G20: At Least Let Them Talk
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    The upcoming G20 Summit will hope for a constructive dialogue between member countries to navigate global challenges and bridge the divide in a shifting World Order

  • August 31, 2023
    The Moon Landing & Beyond
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 triumph pioneering the future of Space Exploration

  • August 31, 2023
    Private Sector Drone SAR
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Unlocking India's Sky with Cutting-Edge Drone SAR Technology

  • August 28, 2023
    BRICS Blows the Bugle
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Exploring the implications, tensions, and challenges in an expanded BRICS alliance

  • August 23, 2023
    Old Rivals, New Theatre
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Exploring the Enduring Rivalry Between US and Russia Across Ages

  • August 14, 2023
    Is China Gearing for More Conflict?
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China's Military Buildup Signals Growing Concerns in the Region

  • August 14, 2023
    Malware and Spyware
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China's Disruptive Cyber Campaign Puts National Security at Risk, Prompting Global Concerns

  • August 14, 2023
    CUAS and Archer-NG MALE UAV
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India's robust defence innovations in Counter-Drone Technology and Next-Gen Unmanned Aerial Arsenal to bolster National Security

  • August 14, 2023
    IAF Enhances Combat Power
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India-Israel Partnership Bolsters Air Superiority and Tactical Precision in Challenging Terrain with Cutting-edge Spike NLOS Missiles for Mountainous Warfare

  • August 14, 2023
    TAPAS UAV and Tejas Fighter
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India's Cutting-Edge TAPAS BH-201 UAV Prepares for Crucial User Trials, Enhancing Aerial Surveillance Capabilities

  • July 31, 2023
    India-Sri Lanka Bilateral Relations Strengthened
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    President Wickremesinghe's Historic Visit Seals New Agreements and Vision for the Future

  • July 31, 2023
    Drones – Kamikaze to Stratosphere
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Advanced Technology and Autonomy Redefine Drone Warfare

  • July 31, 2023
    Helicopters – Leasing and Exporting
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India's Ministry of Defence seeks Helicopters on Lease amidst fleet troubles while navigating export challenges

  • July 31, 2023
    AI and Humanoid Robots
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Artificial Intelligence is shaping our world with remarkable innovations, but its rise sparks debates on job displacement and the urgent need for safety measures

  • July 24, 2023
    Global War on Terror Going Nowhere
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Navigating the Global War on Terror through Complex Realities as it turns out to be the most expansive and expensive global conflict spanning multiple wars

  • July 15, 2023
    Prime Minister Modi's visit to France gets Navy a Big Boost
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    French National Day celebrates Prime Minister Modi as Guest of Honour, paving the way for defence collaboration and indigenous technological advancements

  • July 15, 2023
    Pro-Khalistan rallies raise concerns over rising Extremism
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Nations with large Indian diaspora need to tread a delicate balance as Khalistan movement gains momentum

  • July 15, 2023
    India Hosts Virtual SCO Summit
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Leaders of SCO nations gather to foster connectivity, address security concerns, and pave the way for future growth

  • July 15, 2023
    India in China's Crosshair
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Unraveling China's new Border Law and Foreign Relations Law and its expanding national security ambitions on the global stage

  • July 15, 2023
    Brain Warfare
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Mind control goes global with China's Neurostrike programme and the race for brain warfare supremacy

  • July 15, 2023
    Agnipath – Changes Anticipated
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Agnipath scheme overhaul expected as India's Armed Forces confront recruitment woes and Geopolitical concerns

  • July 6, 2023
    India's Exposed Eastern Flank
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    The deep-rooted turmoil due to drugs, land rights, and historical divisions has unleashed chaos in Manipur

  • July 1, 2023
    Weaponised AI Systems
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Future of Autonomous Warfare with the rise of AI-Controlled Weapons

  • July 1, 2023
    Myanmar's DART-450 Surveillance Aircraft
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Myanmar's Military Arsenal Swells with Billions in Weapon Imports

  • July 1, 2023
    Hypersonic Missile Interceptor
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Empowering Defence and Safeguarding Nations from Hypersonic Menace with Unmatched Precision

  • July 1, 2023
    Chandrayan-3 and Quantum Technology Satellite
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Exploring the final frontier together, Indian and US to collaborate on New Horizons in Space

  • July 1, 2023
    Global Terrorism
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    US-India Joint Statement on Terrorism is in contrast to US' historical support and current alliances with terror groups

  • June 15, 2023
    UK-Pakistan Defence Cooperation
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    A strengthening bond for Security and Intelligence

  • June 15, 2023
    The Jet Engine Deal
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    This move aims to boost defence industrial cooperation and enhance the India-US major defence partnership

  • June 15, 2023
    Double Carrier Exercise
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India's Two-Carrier exercise showcases Maritime power in the Indian Ocean, strengthening India's Naval Dominance and addressing Security Challenges in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)

  • June 1, 2023
    G20 Srinagar Meet & Pak Terror
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    G20 Srinagar Meet Shines Spotlight on Kashmir's Progress Amid Security Concerns

  • June 1, 2023
    Chinese Stealth Radar
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China unveils its Stealth Sentinel to unmask covert skies

  • June 1, 2023
    Electric Planes, Electric Vehicles
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Electric Solutions for Aviation and Transportation to Power the Future

  • May 23, 2023
    Greenland & Taiwan
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    The comparison between Greenland and Taiwan may seem superficial at first glance, but it is not entirely incorrect. These self-governing islands experience intense competition between the United States and China, albeit in different ways.

  • May 15, 2023
    Supersonic Surveillance, Hypersonic Transport
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    A leaked US military assessment has said that the Chinese PLA may soon deploy a high-altitude spy drone that travels at least three times the speed of sound

  • May 15, 2023
    Indigenous Nagastra Kamikaze Drone
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indian Army has signed a deal for 'Nagastra' loitering munitions with 'Made in India' content of more than 75 per cent

  • May 15, 2023
    Upgrading Rocket Forces of India
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India's Rocket Forces would need to incorporate hundreds or rather thousands of subsonic cruise missiles plus ballistic missiles to serve as India's primary instrument of strategic nuclear deterrence, as well as meeting the requirement of long to medium precision strikes

  • May 11, 2023
    Global Groupings and Groupism
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    The UNSC has remained in a limbo since the 2003 Iraq invasion, divisions have further sharpened since the Ukraine war, the G7 has seen its fortunes and influence dwindle giving way to a more credible G20 and now BRICS is steadily gathering winds in its sails with over 40 per cent of the world's population and rich resource and manufacturing base

  • May 1, 2023
    SCO Defence Ministers Meet
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    “India strives to further bolster trust and cooperation among the members of the SCO as it believes in maintaining peace and security based on the provisions of the UN charter” —Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

  • May 1, 2023
    China's Hypersonic IRBM
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) informed US legislators that China currently outpaces Russia regarding supporting infrastructure and system numbers when it comes to hypersonic capabilities

  • May 1, 2023
    PSLV-C55 Deploys Singapore Satellites
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    This launch marked the 57th flight of PSLV and the 16th mission using the PSLV Core Alone configuration, the lightest version of the launch vehicle

  • May 1, 2023
    China's AI-controlled Satellite
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    While the AI was induced from a ground-based station for the experiment, the operation for redeployment of the satellite was autonomous without any human intervention

  • May 1, 2023
    Salvaging Sudan
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    Even before the recent clashes, Sudan was facing social and political unrest with a struggling economy

  • April 27, 2023
    IAF: An Impeccable Force for Humanitarian Support
    By Air Vice Marshal Sanjay Bhatnagar (Retd)

    Indian Air Force has emerged as a reliable first responder for undertaking aid and rescue during any calamity under HADR operations

  • April 18, 2023
    G20 in Ukraine's Shadow
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The US and the EU want to include Ukraine in the 2023 G20 Summit at New Delhi, and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to address the summit

  • April 18, 2023
    Military Transport Aircraft
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Military transport aircraft was one of the critical missing links in the entire defence industrial complex chain which has been plugged with the Tata-Airbus joint venture and the development of the defence transport aircraft RAJAS-Rakshan now, to a significant extent

  • April 18, 2023
    American HSVTOL Aircraft & Russian UGV
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    US Special Operations Command's has been looking for a new High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft as a high-speed successor to its current CV-22B Osprey, which is used for Special Operations Forces (SOF)

  • April 8, 2023
    The Global Reset
    By Major General Atanu K Pattanaik (Retd)

    The world is currently witnessing a great churn in geostrategic alliances resulting in a global realignment of security relations and partnerships.

  • April 1, 2023
    The Dragon-Bear Hug
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Meeting President Putin at the Kremlin, President Xi emphasised the China-Russia relationship reaching where it is today

  • April 1, 2023
    BrahMos Aplenty
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indian Navy proposal to acquire more than 200 BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles is at an advanced stage and is expected to be soon cleared by the MOD

  • April 1, 2023
    Rafale-M for Indian Navy
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Dassault's Rafale-M outperformed its rival Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet in the evaluation process and it was deemed to be more suitable in meeting the operational requirements and criteria of the Indian Navy

  • April 1, 2023
    More Teeth for Army, Navy, Air Force
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Chinese aggression during 2020 in Eastern Ladakh has caused the government to sit up and focus on defence, as well as 'Atmanirbhar' or the self-reliance initiative

  • April 1, 2023
    Swarm of Swarms
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China could employ drones in thousands or lakhs against our frontline troops at chosen points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in conjunction with attacks by bigger drones, which could also be in swarms

  • March 15, 2023
    India-Italy Defence Cooperation
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    This was Italian Prime Minister Meloni's first visit to India during which she was accompanied by Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani and a high-powered business delegation

  • March 15, 2023
    Man behind the Machine
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The problems in achieving effective soldier-machine mix are both technical and psychological in nature, especially when dealing with adaptive machines intelligence systems

  • March 15, 2023
    Army's Offensive Drone Swarm
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indian Army has ordered offensive swarming drone systems under the emergency procurement (EP) powers and eventually aims at offensive swarm drone capability of 1,000 drones

  • March 15, 2023
    Indigenous High Altitude Platform
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Prototype of an indigenous HAP designed and developed by the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) is likely to be test flown as early as May 2023 to test and validate the onboard equipment

  • March 15, 2023
    Trainer Aircraft & Training Ships
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    On March 1, 2023 the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) cleared the deals for 70 x basic trainer aircrafts and the three cadet training ships

  • March 3, 2023
    Chinese Space Plans
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China is creating a giant satellite constellation consisting of thousands of spacecraft for China's state network to cover the entire planet Earth from space. Without doubt it will be for dual civilian-military use or rather primarily for military use.

  • March 3, 2023
    Very Short-Range Air Defence
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    According to the Ministry of Defence, recent developments along the Northern borders requires a focus on effective Air Defence weapon systems which are man portable and can be deployed quickly