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Defence Agreements With Russia

By | 2017-07-19T06:18:31+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: GS Mains, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3, International Relations, PIB, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Details of Defence Agreements signed with Russia over the past five years is as under Defence Agreements for training of Indian armed forces personnel in the military educational establishments of the Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation. (Date of signing 11.12.2014). Agreement between the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation on cooperation in Aircraft flight safety. (Date of signing 21.01.2015). Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Russian Federation on cooperation in the field of Helicopter Engineering. (Date of signing 24.12.2015). Agreement between [...]

Doklam Standoff – India China Border

By | 2017-07-18T07:40:16+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: Director's Desk, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3, International Relations, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Doklam Standoff near Bhutan between India and China is becoming a major concern, near the Chumbi Valley at the corner of India-China-Bhutan tri-junction. This month long border Doklam Standoff has become the longest ever between the two nations. This is also the first time when Indian troops have confronted the People’s Liberation Army of China on the soil of a third country i.e. Bhutan. There are two reasons for this standoff – India has a long standing commitment to Bhutan’s defence and serves as a virtual security guarantor to Bhutan through the 2007 friendship treaty. Secondly, the Doklam sector is critical [...]

Kashmir Terrorism – The Last Gasp or Not

By | 2017-07-14T10:40:26+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: Director's Desk, GS Paper 3, Security|Tags: , , , |

The increase in Kashmir Terrorism and violence levels on the streets and participation of the local population became a cause for worry in 2016. The peace dividend achieved at great cost only a couple of years earlier seemed to be losing out to the mindlessness of violent mobs. Kashmir Terrorism | Troubled waters There was an enhanced local recruitment, especially within the ranks of the Hizb-ulMujahideen (HM). A larger proportion of the new recruits came from South Kashmir, unlike in the past when North Kashmir was the hub of violence and terrorism. The security forces were routinely the target of stone [...]

Malabar Exercise 2017

By | 2017-07-12T06:41:45+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: GS Mains, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3, International Relations, PIB, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Naval co-operation between India, US and Japan epitomises the strong and resilient relationship between the three democracies. The Malabar Exercise series, initiated in 1992 between the Indian and US Navies, have steadily grown in scope, complexity and participation into a multifaceted exercise with the participation of Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF). Details of Malabar Exercise 2017 The 21st edition of the exercise, MALABAR-17 will be conducted in the Bay of Bengal from 10 to 17 July 2017. The primary aim of this exercise is to increase interoperability amongst the three navies as well as develop common understanding and procedures for maritime [...]

Indo-China Border Skirmishes | Recent Updates

By | 2017-07-05T08:53:21+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Editorial Simplified, GS Mains, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3, International Relations, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

The territorial and boundary dispute between Indo-China is a complex, historical, multi-layered wrangle across a sprawling 3,500-kilometre-long border. What is the current Indo-China issue? At issue is sovereignty over a scenic, 4,000-metrehigh pasture called Doklam — less than 100 square kilometres in spread. India claims that the Chumbi Valley, a dagger shaped wedge of Chinese territory protruding southward from the Tibetan plateau, ends north of Doklam at the Batang La pass. China asserts ownership of Doklam, too, claiming the boundary runs south of the pasture, along the dominating Gyemo Chen mountain, which China calls Mount Gipmochi. Complicating this otherwise straightforward dispute [...]

India’s Longest Bridge

By | 2017-07-01T12:05:56+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Categories: GS Mains, GS Paper 3, Infrastructure, PIB, Security|Tags: , , , , , , |

PM inaugurates Dhola-Sadiya bridge over river Brahmaputra: says enhanced connectivity of the North East a priority for the Government. Highways projects worth Rs 1, 50,000 crores to be taken up in the North East in the next two years. The Union Government has decided to name the Dhola-Sadiya bridge after the great musician, lyricist, and poet, Bhupen Hazarika. Introduction | India’s Longest Bridge The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, inaugurated India's longest bridge - the 9.15 km long Dhola-Sadiya bridge over the River Brahmaputra, in Assam. Significance | India’s Longest Bridge The bridge will ensure 24X7 connectivity between upper Assam and Eastern part [...]

SIMBEX 2017 Bilateral Naval Exercise Commences

By | 2017-06-27T08:30:44+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: GS Mains, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3, International Relations, PIB, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As part of SIMBEX 2017, the ongoing Bilateral Naval Exercise between Navies of the Republic of Singapore and India, Indian Naval Ships Shivalik, Sahyadri, Jyoti and Kamorta and one P8-I Maritime Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft are participating. About SIMBEX 2017 SIMBEX is an acronym for “Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercises”. Bilateral cooperation between Singapore and India was first formalized when RSN ships began training with the Indian Navy in 1994. This year’s edition of SIMBEX 2017 being held in the South China Sea would be the 24th in the series and is aimed to increase interoperability between the RSN and IN [...]

Boost To Transform Domestic Nuclear Industry

By | 2017-06-27T07:16:32+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Economy, Environment & Ecology, Geography, GS Mains, GS Paper 1, GS Paper 3, Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a significant decision to fast-track India’s domestic nuclear power program, and give a push to country’s nuclear industry, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR).  The total installed capacity of the Plants will be 7000 MW. The 10 PHWR project will result in a significant augmentation of nuclear power generation capacity. Focus – Cabinet approves construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) Analysis India has current installed nuclear power capacity of 6780 MW from [...]

International Maritime Review | PIB Summary

By | 2017-06-26T10:15:43+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: GS Mains, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3, International Relations, PIB, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Admiral Sunil Lamba, Chief of the Naval Staff, is on an official tour to Singapore from 15 May 2017. The Admiral will be attending the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) 50th International Maritime Review (IMR), commemorating 50 years of the RSN which was formed on 05 May 1967, and International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX) 2017. Besides attending the IMR and IMDEX 17, the visit aims to consolidate existing Maritime Cooperation initiatives as well as explore new avenues. India – Singapore defence cooperation | International Maritime Review Defence cooperation between India and Singapore is robust and is primarily focused towards Maritime Cooperation. India [...]

Pak-Saudi Security ties in a Churn (RSTV Debate)

By | 2017-05-05T07:59:53+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Director's Desk, GS Mains, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3, International Relations, RSTV, Security, Videos, World Affairs|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pak-Saudi Security relationship seems to be undergoing a reset. Last year, former Pakistani Army Chief General Raheel Sharif was selected by Riyadh as the commander of the Saudi-led alliance of Muslim majority countries, ostensibly aimed at counter-terrorism. The alliance is meant to essentially target the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen who are active on the Saudi borders. Then came the news last week since denied that Pakistan would send a brigade strength of combat troops to Saudi Arabia for deployment along its southern borders in the ongoing conflict with Yemen. Islamabad and Riyadh have had a close security relationship. Not only [...]

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