The writer is a retired chief of naval staff.
Navy’s first home-built, ballistic-missile armed submarine makes India’s nuclear deterrence credible
Interests of national security demand the urgent creation of an overarching Ministry of Defence Technology & Industrial Production, and other reforms
Parrikar has broken a tradition of sphinx-like silence, wherein his two UPA predecessors rarely acknowledged the existence of India’s nuclear deterrent or even mentioned the ‘N’ word.
Loud jingoism and war talk erode India’s credibility, distract government from urgent task at hand.
Scorpene data leak underlines the hazards of India’s dependence on foreign sources for military hardware.
India needs a chief of defence staff and a system of theatre commands
The best democracies in the world have retained firm civilian control over their armed forces not by isolating them,but by involving them in the national security decision-making process
Establish procedures to keep the waters safe for ships and fisherfolk
Agni V is a vital component of Indias nuclear deterrence
Corruption in the armed forces is merely the symptom of a cancer embedded in our polity