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China is signaling India not only to refrain from buttressing its military capabilities along the border, but also that its incursions will continue.
India has historically tried to balance ties among global powers but clashes with China laid bare potential risks of not having US more clearly behind it.
Both India’s political and military intelligence would have picked up signals of the change in China’s stance. Only, if we prioritised China as much.
India was napping in the 1950s when a strategic highway was built in Aksai Chin. Then again in 1999 at Kargil, and now in Ladakh.
To pressure Modi government and military from our drawing rooms, without knowing what is happening at LAC at 15,000-feet, is an irresponsible act.
A lot of Pakistan’s defence budget may get redirected in the post-Covid era, but army isn’t going to let go. It now eyes revocation of a constitutional amendment.
India’s military expenditure grew by 6.8% in 2019 as the country climbed up the rankings from fourth spot.
In 2062: The World That AI Made, Toby Walsh writes about the dangerous scenario of lethal autonomous weapons getting to decide who dies and who lives.
Business as usual is no longer an option. India must tackle the rising defence pension bill.
One gives the example of US and Israel armies. But even their forces don’t deploy women in direct infantry combat.