Cyclone Fani: How India saved more than a million lives and averted a disaster of epic proportions

Cyclone Fani, Odisha

When a natural calamity of epic proportions strikes, humans are mostly rendered helpless. However, proper use of technology may help us prepare for the worst and minimize loss of precious lives. This was evident in the way India managed early warning and disaster relief operations and rescued more than a million people from impending disaster. … Read moreCyclone Fani: How India saved more than a million lives and averted a disaster of epic proportions

Mission Shakti: India’s ASAT test and its geopolitical implications

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India announced on 27th March, 2019 that it had successfully terminated a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite in space using an indigenously developed anti-satellite missile system. The test, code-named Mission Shakti, was fully successful and achieved all parameters and met desired objectives. An ASAT test requires an extremely high degree of precision and technological capability. … Read moreMission Shakti: India’s ASAT test and its geopolitical implications

Indian Air Force strikes terrorist camps in Balakot area of Pakistan

Indian Air Force

The Balakot air-strike in Pakistan occurred on 26th February 2019, when twelve Mirage 2000H jets of the Indian Air Force crossed the Line of Control in Kashmir to perform an air-strike on a terrorist training camp inside Pakistan. The airstrikes were a retaliation for an attack on its paramilitary forces in Pulwama, which took place … Read moreIndian Air Force strikes terrorist camps in Balakot area of Pakistan

Pokhran II: The Rise

Pokhran-II was the series of five nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by India at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in May 1998. It was the second Indian nuclear test; the first test, code-named Smiling Buddha, was conducted in May 1974. Pokhran-II consisted of five detonations, of which the first was a fusion bomb and … Read morePokhran II: The Rise

Smiling Buddha: The Beginning (Pokhran I)

Smiling Buddha (MEA designation: Pokhran-I) was the assigned code name of India’s first successful nuclear bomb test on 18th May, 1974. The bomb was detonated on the army base, Pokhran Test Range (PTR), in Rajasthan by the Indian Army under the supervision of several key Indian generals. Pokhran-I was also the first confirmed nuclear weapons … Read moreSmiling Buddha: The Beginning (Pokhran I)