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America's message to India in a warship
'Movement of naval forces at sea is often more than just perfunctory deployment -- reading the messages that they send is important,' alerts Vice Admiral Premvir Das (retd). IMAGE: The USS John......
Does India measure up as a maritime power?
At any time, there is a need to operationally deploy two aircraft carriers in the vast Indian Ocean, asserts Vice Admiral Premvir Das (retd). External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has......
Don't ignore Russia while rushing into bear hug with US
US-India defence cooperation must not adversely affect the India-Russia interface, which has its own strategic meaning and content, asserts Vice Admiral Premvir Das (retd). IMAGE: Prime Minister......
What China's real game in Ladakh is
Chushul and Depsang are not vital in this game of Chinese checkers, the Indian Ocean Region is.Keeping our maritime prowess restricted has to be a key Chinese strategic interest and it would appear......
Reality check: Can India double defence exports?
The prospects of India becoming a credible manufacturer of defence platforms or major weapon systems for export are remote, says Vice Admiral Premvir Das (retd). IMAGE: The Indian Army's battle......
Lapsed tenders hurt Modi's 'Make in India' defence industry push
Indian firms have spurned some $15 billion worth of government tenders to make a range of weapons since 2013, defence ministry officials say, in a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his......
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