Entering the Era of the Wars that Follow no Rules

From the physical brute force and direct contact, warfare has sailed through the indirect contact with physical military might to No Contact Warfare by Irregular Soldiers to the warfare with […]

21st-century Heads for Designer Wars

The Russian-Ukraine war has given a wrong idea of future wars. Arguably, a distinction has to be made between two ‘Militarily Equal’ belligerents and ‘Militarily Unequal’ opponents. Imagine, if Ukraine […]

Mihir Bhoj, a Great General and Empire Builder

Mihir Bhoj of the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty was India’s outstanding political figure in the ninth century. He is ranked with Dhruva Dharavarsha and Dharmapala as a great general and empire builder. […]

Outcomes of the Larger Hybrid War in Ukraine

Russia’s eastern offensive commenced on April 18, 2022. It has made very little headway. In over two weeks, Russia has been able to expand its area of control only marginally. […]

AFSPA: Life Jacket for the Armed Forces

The circumstances went beyond control in Naga Hills Tract, then part of Assam, in 1948, as the Naga National Council  (NNC) under Dr Angami Zapu Phizo announced the formation of […]

Rani Lakshmi Bai: The Feisty Warrior Queen

Popularly known as Jhansi ki Rani, Lakshmi Bai was one of the prominent leaders of the country’s First War of Independence against the British in 1857-58. She died fighting the […]