Editor’s Note

The changing nature of warfare, rising conflicts and the never-ending great-power competition has given rise to complex geometries in global geopolitical positioning. The world's future is filled with eternal uncertainty. The advances in technology such as quantum computing. artificial intelligence and digital surveillance have transformed the military worldwide. As a driving force, technology has embedded itself in the power showbiz and has initiated an unprecedented competition between global powers including the emerging middle power. Acquiring innovative power, capacity to invent and adapting fast to new technologies is now a key determinant for all involved in the ongoing power game in the emerging new world order.

Raksha Anirveda’s latest web feature attempts to evaluate and understand the impact of technology in reshaping India's power aspiration through its Indian Armed Forces’ modernisation programme. The featured articles have been diligently curated. These articles analyse Indian Armed Forces’ adoption of innovation and technology. procurement of critical technology to become Aatmanirbhar, adaptability to disruptive and emerging technologies, and its digitisation efforts to emerge as a strong future-ready force. Raksha Anirveda invites esteemed readers - the driving force behind its evolving benchmark to indulge, explore and evaluate the feature presentation. Happy Reading!

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India@75: Moments of Reflection

Since achieving independence in 1947, India has come a long way from a post-colonial “Third World” country. As India celebrates 75 years of its independence, Indians can take pride in […]

India’s Strategic Realignment Amidst Global Chaos

Geopolitical Landscape Nations around the world are witnessing uncertainties hitherto unheard of in recent history. The storming of the Capitol Hill, Russian incursion into Ukraine, the forced eviction of the […]

Harnessing India’s Demography

The United Nations Population Fund defines a demographic dividend as the potential for substantial national economic payoff in a period in which the working-age population is healthy, educated, and gainfully […]

Maturing of India’s Defence Diplomacy

Diplomacy is as old as the ancient Roman Empire. However, with the evolution of international political structure and the evolution of human cognition, the nature of diplomacy has undergone myriad […]

Soaring Ever Higher

In sync with the Prime Minister’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Defence Ministry has notified three positive indigenisation lists to further push self-reliance in defence production. It has also been […]

Decoding the Final Frontier

India’s space programme has a very interesting history. It is important to look at India making investments in the space domain not in isolation, but against the backdrop of India’s […]

Glorious India @75: India Matters to the World

“Hele verden vil være venner med Indien” (Everyone wants to be friends with India) These were the headlines of prominent Newspapers in Denmark when the PM of India visited Denmark […]

Ukraine Conflict: India’s Watershed Period

The war itself The Ukrainian conflict is complex, even in its military aspect alone. The dissymmetric confrontation between a sizable but aging army (insofar as most of the equipment deployed […]

Ukraine Conflict: India’s Balancing Act

America blames Russia for the Ukraine conflict overlooking its own history, as also that Russia rarely attempts territorial expansion unless its security is threatened, that too after establishing conditions that […]