Tuesday, October 17, 2017

My previous article on the performance of Chinese peacekeepers in South Sudan mentioned that two Chinese soldiers were killed during the four days of violence in Juba, prompting the rest of the Chinese troops to run away from their...
So I came across THIS 2015 news report, some days ago. A piece that I found 'very' interesting. The headline is catchy enough – ‘UN peacekeepers refused to help as aid workers were raped in South Sudan’. But it is the second...
It has been understood since at least 1988, which was when the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) first started work on a road towards Yatung, that China’s primary aims in the Chumbi Valley (CV) were two-fold: First, to...
Except perhaps for some Prithvi short range ballistic missile (SRBM) units, India’s pool of ballistic missiles (BMs) are essentially meant for strategic strike purposes.  With China’s People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) fielding a sizeable inventory of conventionally armed...
The Indian Army (IA) in an official statement has confirmed that it has undertaken punitive strikes against Pakistani Army (PA) posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Naushera sector of  the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K)....
Speaking at this morning's opening session of the 3rd Defence-Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA) meet being held at the Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi,  India's Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat stressed the need for a synergistic 'integration' of...
  This is the first of a three part series on China’s Air Defence System. The other two parts which can be accessed here and here, will focus on Technology Trends and Air Defence Capability in Tibet.   A very brief history The  First...
  Last month, Pakistan Army (PA) formally inducted the Chinese built LY-80 Low to Medium Altitude Air Defense System (LOMADS). LY-80 is an export version of the Chinese HQ-16 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, which is itself an analogue of the...
In 2003, the then United States (US) Secretary of State, Colin Powell, called man portable air defence systems (MANPADS) ‘the most serious threat to aviation’. Even though the 2002 Mombasa Incident may have been the immediate reason for the...
Late Sunday night, a ballistic missile (BM) hit a Saudi military camp located to the west of Al-Mazahimiyah, a town near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Yemeni journalist Hussain Albukhaiti, who spoke to local sources, confirmed this to Delhi Defence Review. The...

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