Social Engineering 101: The Trump way of Trumping Things…

Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the most powerful country in the world was born to a Scotish immigrant (Marry Anne), while she was married to Fred Trump. Fred whose entire family had immigrated to America from a small German village called kallstadt. Yet, he managed to win an entire election riding on a wave of anti-immigrant … Continue reading Social Engineering 101: The Trump way of Trumping Things…

Seeing the Big Picture: Xi Jinping’s Power Grab…

Following Mao Zedong's death in 1976-- In light of the cultural revolution and Civil War in China which killed tens of thousands of people-- his successor decentralized power from the hand's of one-man to a handful of high-ranking Party officials. Creating hope that China would eventually make a move towards a real and stable democracy. However, … Continue reading Seeing the Big Picture: Xi Jinping’s Power Grab…

The Billion Dollar Question: Import or Indegenise?

The Indian armed forces revered as one of the most powerful and professional forces in the world is backed by 1.21 billion people and an economy of over $2.4 trillion. Yet, when it comes to arming itself with modern weapon systems the army is forced to look towards foreign nations/vendors. As India grows its international … Continue reading The Billion Dollar Question: Import or Indegenise?

America: A Peacekeeper or Warmonger?

"You can not hope for peace and prepare for war at the same time" These were the words of Albert Einstein, arguably the smartest man to ever set foot on planet earth. Words, which if followed could have ensured global peace and tranquillity. But instead of working on this idea, we choose to live by … Continue reading America: A Peacekeeper or Warmonger?

Future of Warfare: Flying Aircraft Carriers…

Aircraft carriers, with their fleet of aircrafts and weapons, are undoubtedly one of the single most powerful units of military might. With a single carrier strike group packing enough firepower to neutralize almost any potential adversary, they have become an extremely potent tool for power projection. However, even with all their bells and whistles, they are limited by … Continue reading Future of Warfare: Flying Aircraft Carriers…

Seeing the Big Picture: North Korean Crisis…

Over the past year, the situation in the Korean peninsula has gone from bad to worse. With regular missile tests, the threat of nuclear annihilation and underground nuclear tests things do not seem to be headed in the right direction and if popular media is to be believed we are headed towards a nuclear showdown. … Continue reading Seeing the Big Picture: North Korean Crisis…

The Conjoined Twins…

Are those two aircraft flying really close to each other or is it a single aircraft? Well, don't worry if you can not make sense of this picture, many get confused looking at this weird twin fuselage aircraft. Know as the F-82 Twin Mustang it was the last piston powered aircraft ordered into production by the … Continue reading The Conjoined Twins…

Seeing the Big Picture: Doklam Standoff…

Over the past few weeks, a lot has been said and written over the India-China standoff at Doklam. During this interval, several wild speculations and claims have been made by neutral sources, Chinese and India media houses alike. But in this skirmish of getting higher TRP and more online traffic, most of these outlets fail … Continue reading Seeing the Big Picture: Doklam Standoff…

The Plywood Bomber…

"Necessity is the mother of all inventions" No other saying could more fittingly describe the circumstances that lead to the creation of this magnificent aircraft - De Havilland Mosquito also affectionately known as "Timber Terror" or "Wooden Wonder". An aircraft made up of spruce, birch plywood and Ecuadorean balsa that could be easily manufactured by … Continue reading The Plywood Bomber…

10 Mindblowing facts about C-130 Hercules…

The C-130 has the longest continuous production run in the history of military aircraft (1954-Present) with over 2500 aircraft spread across 32 variants. C-130 J of the India Air Force holds the world record for the highest landing of an aircraft in its class. C-130 also holds the world record for being the largest and … Continue reading 10 Mindblowing facts about C-130 Hercules…