Author: Subodh Kumar

PM Modi brand of diplomacy, what lies ahead?

On 27th April 2018, PM Modi met his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping during the informal two-day relation-building summit in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. The meeting termed as the ‘new beginning’ in Chinese media comes in the backdrop of 72 days standoff at Doklam. The two Asian giants now have broken the ice […]

Putin is back. What does his 4th term have in store for India?

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a name that is synonymous with power and authority.  The presidential election of Russia took place on 18th March 2018 and Vladimir Putin won it with a landslide majority for his second consecutive (fourth overall) term in office. Many say the election was not fair. Putin’s most vocal rival, Alexei Navalny, […]

Piezo Electricity for India: Using Traffic to generate Electricity

India has set a target of reaching 170 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, out of which 100 GW is to come from solar energy. Although India’s solar and wind energy capacity has expanded by a record 5,525.98 MW and 5,400 MW respectively in 2016-17 the Coal-Fired fleet leads the mix with 58.3% followed […]

Muntra: Say Hello to Muntra, India’s first Unmanned tank

One of the most remarkable incidences of the last decade was “when two units of Para SF traversed the so called “Lakshman Rekha” – The line of control on 29th September 2017 and struck the terror launch pads thereby avenging cowardly Uri attack”. If the experts are to be believed, while returning from the mission, […]

Indian Navy’s focus is back on Submarines

In Greek Mythology “phoenix” cyclically regenerates and obtains a new life by rising from the ashes of its predecessor. Many of you may already be aware of the fact that iconic “INS Vikrant” (R11) which played a crucial role in enforcing the naval blockade on East Pakistan during the Indo-Pak war of 1971 was raised […]

The Positive Changes that the Indian Railways Witnessed in last 3.5 years

Good, bad or indifferent, if you are not investing in new technology, you are going to be left behind ~ Philip Green This quote says it all about the world’s fourth largest railway network – The Indian Railways. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal during a FICCI event on “Bullet Train & Modernization of Indian economy” said […]

Naval Containment of China has just Begun

Earlier this year (May 2017), The Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise 2017 (SIMBEX-17) was concluded and its 24th iteration was held at RSS Singapura in shore phase and a sea phase in the disputed South China Sea. From Malabar 2017 which was a tri-lateral naval exercise between India, US and Japan with a focus on “Anti-Submarine warfare” to […]

Is it really Modi Government’s First Scam? Has Rahul Gandhi Managed to Pierce PM Modi’s Armor?

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. -George Washington The Indian Air force requires 42 squadrons to conduct full spectrum of operations in a two front war scenario. Currently IAF has 32 squadrons which bring the numbers down to the lowest in this decade. The numbers are […]

The Wire Downplayed “Make in India” and India’s Auto Sector Boom. The Real Story is out now

The Indian auto industry is the fifth largest in the world with 4,488,965 units produced in 2016 as per Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles – A distinguished Paris based trade association. Source (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_motor_vehicle_production) The industry accounts for 7.1 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). India is also a prominent auto exporter and […]

Operation Arjun: BSF unleashes hell on Pakistani Rangers

George Washington wrote in 1799 to John Trumbull: Not less difficult is it to make them believe, that offensive operation, often times, is the surest, if not the only (in some cases) means of defence. Source : https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/06-04-02-0120 In NSA Ajit Doval’s words “Defence is when the aggressor decides the date, time and the theater […]

Was INS Aridhaman the reason why China fled Doklam? But it is yet to be Launched. Was there a Secret launch?

According to reports in Indian media circles, INS Aridhaman, Second Arihant-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine might have a launch later this month. Following its launch, the new vessel will undergo sea trials and will be inducted into service no later than 2019. But the sneak peek suggests missile submarine might have a soft launch or […]

What will be the Petrol/Diesel Rates in Delhi, Mumbai and other Parts of the Country if Petroleum Products are Moved under GST?

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of the taxation and inflation – Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov alias Lenin. What is the greatest achievement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Cabinet Vis a Vis “lower middle class”? In the numerous reforms we left one thing unnoticed “Inflation Rate”. Let’s look at […]
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