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Enemy in courtyard: Gwadar port and its strategic importance
Gwadar, which used to host the American P-3C Orion maritime reconnaissance aircraft during the Cold War days for keeping a watch over the Russian naval movements in the Indian Ocean, will now formally host the Chinese.
 
Device to decimate: A weapon of electronic mass destruction
High Power Electromagnetic Pulse generation techniques and High Power Microwave technology have matured to the point where practical E-bombs (Electromagnetic bombs) are becoming technically feasible, with new applications in both Strategic and Tactical Information Warfare. The development of conventional E-bomb devices allows their use in non-nuclear confrontations.
 
Collusive intent: Defending Ladakh
There are signs and signals galore that China wants to accelerate its passage across the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea.
 
Uphill task: Defence procurement getting directionless
It is not just MMRCA fallout or temporary strategic incompatibility with once close partners of India that is rattling the Ministry of Defence, now it seems the MoD is facing challenges from all quarters at a time when the government is getting weak and directionless. 
 
Awaiting inside: Constructing all weather bunkers along borders
It is axiomatic that if India is raising additional Mountain Divisions to strengthen the Line of Actual Control with China in the high Himalayas it should also build all-weather accommodation with modern facilities for soldiers to live and operate from.
 
New gimmick: Chinese Premier's India visit aimed at PR exercise
Whether the visit of the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang will result in a new chapter or simply add a new page in Sino Indian relations only time will tell, but it can be said without doubt that his visit has sown the seeds of a new chapter which will flower only if India plays its cards well.
 
Tackling dragon: China's forward postures towards Indian borders

To be able to contain China, its neighbors, especially India will have to learn to keep two jumps ahead of the Li Hua indigenous Chinese striped cat as New Delhi is learning to its consternation over the latest Chinese incursion into Ladakh.
 
Stuck in mud: Basic trainer controversy is similar to chopper deal

As the complaint against foul play in the basic trainer deal currently under the evaluation of Ministry of Defence is getting into a mired game, there are hectic efforts to clear the deal as quickly as possible to avoid delay in the whole process.

 
Unpredictable future: Afghanistan quagmire and India's options
How will India protect its national interests in Afghanistan in the midst of an increasingly murky Russia-China-Pakistan nexus that appears to be emerging in preparation for the 2014 deadline for the withdrawal of NATO troops?
 
Growing steady: Afghan National Army's Order of Battle (ORBAT)
The Afghan National Army (ANA) is growing from scratch to glory. The ANA has reached its previous goal of 134,000 troops in July 2010. The current goal is to have 171,600 by October 2011. As of March 2011, there were 160,000 troops on its rolls, 4,000 ahead of the March goal.