Defence News | Amidst standoff, China appoints new commander for troops overseeing India border

China has appointed a new Army commander for its Western Theatre Command ground forces responsible for the Sino-India border, ahead of the key talks between senior Indian and Chinese military officials on Saturday to end the border standoff.The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theatre Command, on its official website, announced…

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Defence News | Here’s why former Navy chief wants India’s next Raksha Mantri to personally guide Tejas

Having retired many years ago, my request to fly in the naval version of the light combat aircraft, also ‘Tejas’, may have seemed whimsical or eccentric to naval headquarters. Actually, it was motivated by intense curiosity to see for myself how an ‘outlandish’ concept visualised by the naval staff, a…

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India’s China Standoff Shows Risks of Getting Too Close to Trump – Indian Defence Research Wing

SOURCE: BLOOMBERG Indian and Chinese forces are facing off by a glacial lake in the Himalayas that traverses their fluid frontier. The standoff at 14,000 feet (4,270 meters) is the most visible theater of conflict between the world’s two most populous nations, but it’s far from the only source of…

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Army soldier killed in action in Pak firing at LoC – Indian Defence Research Wing

SOURCE: IANS An army soldier was killed in action after Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani Sector of J&K’s Rajouri district on Thursday night. Army said the Pakistani aggression drew a strong response from the Indian side. “Own troops responded strongly…

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