Defence Update Blog

Alarming arms race among Pakistan, India and China

The ballistic missile defense (BMD) – a country’s ability to shoot down an incoming projectile – in Asia is challenging the deterrence equilibrium not only between India and Pakistan but also with China. With...

Predictable Trump, unpredictable consequences

The cosy old world of parroting ‘strategic partnership’ and ‘natural allies’ even as India asserted its ‘strategic autonomy’ could be ending, as could be the indulgence that the US showed to India – there...

India’s war readiness for only 10 days

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has quietly scaled down India’s war readiness from 40 days to 10 days of the intense conflict in a new policy cleared on December 30 on the basis...