Monday, January 17, 2022

Arun Prakash

The writer is a retired chief of naval staff.

The significance of Arihant
Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Navy’s first home-built, ballistic-missile armed submarine makes India’s nuclear deterrence credible

No more committees
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Interests of national security demand the urgent creation of an overarching Ministry of Defence Technology & Industrial Production, and other reforms

Breaking the N-silence
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

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.

Look before you escalate
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Loud jingoism and war talk erode India’s credibility, distract government from urgent task at hand.

In deep water
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Scorpene data leak underlines the hazards of India’s dependence on foreign sources for military hardware.

Joining forces
Tue, Oct 09, 2012

India needs a chief of defence staff and a system of theatre commands

Mon, Aug 13, 2012

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

Troubleshooting in the sea
Mon, Jul 30, 2012

Establish procedures to keep the waters safe for ships and fisherfolk

Not a sabre for rattling
Mon, Apr 23, 2012

Agni V is a vital component of India’s nuclear deterrence

Repair the ramparts
Wed, Apr 04, 2012

Corruption in the armed forces is merely the symptom of a cancer embedded in our polity

Under a blue ensign
Fri, Nov 18, 2011

Why it makes sense for India to take the lead in combating Somalia-based piracy

Where are our ships bound?
Sat, Oct 01, 2011

India needs to consider exactly how much force it can project in the South China Sea