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Meet Arjun Menon: A 17 Year Young Who Patented An Underwater Drone

Meet Arjun Menon: A 17 Year Young Who Patented An Underwater Drone

Shantanu K. BansalJune 18, 20213 min read

Article Edited and Compiled by Shantanu K. Bansal A 17 year old boy from Mumbai has designed and patented one of its kind of underwater drone for the Indian Navy. It is the very first time that a boy of this age has successfully not only designed but also patented a weapon platform having major…

Socotra: An Island of Strategic Importance

Socotra: An Island of Strategic Importance

Dr. Biplab RathJune 8, 20214 min read

Located between the Guardafui Channel and the Arabian Sea, there lies a four-island archipelago, known as Socotra Archipelago, named after its largest island. The Island of Socotra lies in an extremely strategic position, 80 kilometers due east of the Horn of Africa and about 380 kilometers south of Yemen. Measuring 120 by 40 kilometers, the island…

Why Closer India-Yemen Ties can Help India to Achieve the Strategic Edge in the Gulf Region

Why Closer India-Yemen Ties can Help India to Achieve the Strategic Edge in the Gulf Region

Aditi DubeyJune 2, 20215 min read

During 1980s, India became more diplomatically active in Middle East affairs when Iraq-Iran war made uncertainty in gulf region and violence outbreak hit whole Middle East. The vicious episode of Iraq-Iran war left an ill-repute scar on mankind. Though many countries were immersed in choosing their allies and fronts, India took the responsibility to provide…

Making India Ready to Face Apocalyptic Situations

Making India Ready to Face Apocalyptic Situations

Shantanu K. BansalMay 31, 20216 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal The course of security studies around the world on any level of merit focuses on mainly two things, first, prevention of any threatening incident and secondly, even if it comes about ensuring its effective mitigation. Saving as much as lives possible is the end objective. The Covid-19 has got most…

Will India Require More Missile Tracking Ship like the INS Dhruv?

Will India Require More Missile Tracking Ship like the INS Dhruv?

Shantanu K. BansalMay 9, 20217 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal The development of INS Dhruv (earlier known as the Project VC 11184) was a great breakthrough in several aspects. Not only in terms of aiding India’s own missile development programme as the ship shall provide crucial data on strategic missile tests to be performed by us in future, it shall…

India will Need to Carry Out Big Structural Reforms to Endure in a Post-covid World

India will Need to Carry Out Big Structural Reforms to Endure in a Post-covid World

Shantanu K. BansalApril 17, 20215 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal As the second wave of Coronavirus surges we find ourselves back to zero where all this started last year when in March-April 2020 coronavirus started affecting most of the major countries in the world in a big way. As a result now a series of lockdowns will be declared, containment…

The Russian atomic giant: the game of military drills and Russia’s new super weapon

The Russian atomic giant: the game of military drills and Russia’s new super weapon

Aditi DubeyApril 6, 20213 min read

Russia’s Poseidon 2M39 Torpedo poses a major threat according to the US observations in recent weeks. Poseidon 2M39 Torpedo is an autonomous nuclear-powered unmanned stealth torpedo armed with a nuclear warhead . This underwater nuclear vehicle powered by a nuclear reactor has the ability to counter in shore-based defence. According to the statement of state…

The Exceptional Utility of Special Forces Beyond the LAC

The Exceptional Utility of Special Forces Beyond the LAC

Shantanu K. BansalMarch 29, 20217 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal The potential of the Special Forces (SF) is still not fully exploited in India, besides the famous Surgical strikes in the PoK post the Uri attacks there are limitless possibilities to what SF can deliver. Some US Army documents define in the operational context, SF units can be used for…

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