Indian Army


India, China and Shaksgam Valley

View Of Shaksgam Valley Towards Gasherbrums From Terrace Above The Shaksgam River On Trek To Gasherbrum North Base Camp In China Source: http://www.mountainsoftravelphotos.com This article was first published in Swarajya (link)on 5th May, 2018Of late, boundary…


Dolam Stand-Off: Where do we stand?

Link to my previous detailed analysis on Doklam stand-off: http://vatsrohit.blogspot.in/2017/07/doklam-plateau-india-bhutan-and-china.html A simple comparison between number of troops actively deployed or dedicated to the Sino-Indian border by India and China will show that India has disproportionate advantage….


Indian Army and Anti-Tank Guided Missiles

NAMICA firing 3rd gen F&F NAG missile India has selected the Israeli made 3rd generation, Fire and Forget (F&F) Spike-MR anti-tank guided missile for equipping its infantry. The missile has been developed by Rafael Advanced…



On Army Chief Selection, Seniority and Merit

The elevation of Lt. General Bipin Rawat to the post of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) after superseding two other Army Commanders’ senior to him has created the quite expected controversy. There are as many…


Indian Tank Ammunition Scenario -KE Penetrators

Introduction Tanks employ two main types of ammunition to defeat armor of opposing tanks. One type is called HEAT (Hi-Explosive Anti-Tank) while the other is called APFSDS (Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot). Russian have…




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Update: More Images-IA Canal Crossing Operations

Happened to come across some more images of Indian Army undertaking canal crossing operations. These are also from various exercises conducted by the IA over last couple of years. 1. T-72 entering the bridge over a…