India’s doctrine of Nuclear No First Use

Context Raksha Mantri has said that while India has strictly adhered to the doctrine of ‘No First Use’ (NFU) of nuclear weapons, it can be reconsidered on future circumstances. It was not immediately clear if policymakers are willing to revisit it. Doctrine in making A commitment to not be the Read More …

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

Context: Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day address announced the appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). Details: The announcement comes 20 years after a review committee on the Kargil War had suggested it. The announcement was made for the creation of the post of Chief Read More …

Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs)

Context The new concept of Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs) which the Indian Army plans to create as part of overall force transformation is close to implementation. About IBGs IBGs are brigade-sized, agile, self-sufficient combat formations, which can swiftly launch strikes against adversary in case of hostilities. Each IBG would be Read More …

Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique

Context:  Project BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) under CIBMS (Comprehensive Integrated Border Management system) has been inaugurated on India-Bangladesh border in Dhubri District of Assam. BOLD-QIT is the project to install technical systems under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS), which enables BSF to equip Indo-Bangla borders with different kind of sensors in Read More …

Navy to helm centre on maritime security

Context: The Navy will formally inaugurate the Information Fusion Centre (IFC) for the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) later this week. About the Centre: Through this Centre, information on “white shipping”, or commercial shipping, will be exchanged with countries in the region to improve maritime domain awareness in the Indian Ocean. Read More …

National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems

Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the launching of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) to be implemented by Department of Science &Technology at a total outlay of Rs. 3660 crore for a period of five years. About the Mission: The Mission addresses the ever-increasing technological requirements of the Read More …

Permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee

Context: The three services are taking steps to improve ‘jointmanship’ and have agreed on the appointment of a Permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, the Chief of the Naval Staff said. Details about the committee: The three services have finally agreed to a PCCoSC, what his roles and Read More …

Cross Border Insolvency

Context: The Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to recommend amendments to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code of India, 2016,  has submitted its 2nd Report to the Government, which deals with cross border insolvency. The ILC has recommended the adoption of  the UNCITRAL Model Law of Cross Border Read More …

Chinese intrusions declined by 10% this year, says official

Context: There has been a 10% decline in the number of Chinese transgressions this year. Highlights The presence of Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has also reduced by around 30%.  The manpower has been substituted with powerful surveillance equipment. Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre Read More …

The wrong reform

Context: There was a time when the Indian Army’s structural and organisational changes took place under considerable secrecy. No longer. Every other day, ill-informed reports appear, mostly authored by writers who may never have understood the legitimacy and time-tested standing of some organisations, ranks and appointments, which contribute to the Read More …