Anil Bhat

Anil Bhat

About Anil Bhat

The writer is a strategic analyst and former spokesperson, Defence Ministry and Indian Army

More From Anil Bhat

It is time for India to change the narrative with China

It is high time the Chinese political and military leadership are made to realise that chronic hegemonism and doggedness in constantly trying to crawl and clutch Indian territories are not going to work anymore and that the LAC must be clarified, writes Anil Bhat for South Asia Monitor

Why is Rafale seen as a game-changer in air warfare?

The most famous of Rafale's weapons is the METEOR - beyond visual range air-to-air missile - which is widely recognised as a game-changer for air combat, writes Anil Bhat for South Asia Monitor

Unsung frontier heroes: How BRO clears roads and passes in record time

South Asia Monitor speaks to Lt Gen S. Ravi Shankar (retd), former Director General, India's Border Roads Organisation, who highlights the vital frontier role of BRO in timely snow-clearing and bridge-building efforts in two major military operations - in Kargil in 1999 and in Ladakh in 2020

India prepares to use helicopter-launched locust control system

“China ne pissu bheja aur Pakistan ne tiddiyan bhej di” (China sent us a virus and Pakistan sent us locusts) was a wry comment by a shopkeeper in Delhi

Indian Army must be allowed to respond appropriately to Chinese border bullying

The gloves are indeed off. Now New Delhi must ensure that the Indian Army’s mountain corps is made fully ready to foil further Chinese military moves, writes Anil Bhat for South Asia Monitor 

Indian Navy undertakes ecological conservation programmes

On World Environment Day, June 5, 2020, the Indian Navy announced how it has maintained a steadfast focus on a sustainable future while integrating energy efficiency and environment conservation within its operational and strategic roles

Useful innovations to fight COVID-19

On June 1, 2020, India's Ministry of Defence announced that Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a disinfection unit named Ultra Swachh (clean) to disinfect a wide range of materials, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), electronics items, fabrics, etc

India's moves towards military self-reliance

Two years after asking global companies to submit proposals to supply 114 combat aircraft in the world’s biggest warplane contract, India plans to switch to India-made fighter jets

'India must become net exporter of technology'

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stressed the need for India to become self-reliant and a “net exporter of technology" as he addressed through video conference scientists of  the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on the occasion of National Technology Day

Amidst pandemic, BRO ensures remote connectivity across India

Truly and most justifiably, India's Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is in the essential services list through the COVID-19 lockdown, with not a day’s rest, connecting to remote border areas in the crisis, true to their motto, ‘BRO creates, connects and cares’

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