Subhasish writes, Japan, with its deep pockets, is quietly using international aid as an effective tool to foster goodwill, even while seeking to get out of the straightjacket of the post-War security mechanism. In recent years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been the primary driver for this transformation.
Lt Gen Ghanshyam Katoch writes, military social media is buzzing with the angst of the army over losing its mojo, and their laments appear to be drawing no understanding of their point of view from the anyone who matters. If the army is losing its Mojo, then the army needs to understand why this is happening. To do that it needs to know what gives it, it’s Mojo.The army’s Mojo comes from its organizational culture — and the respect that society holds it in. At the same time, military must come to grips with the realisation that it has to share space with other luminaries.
Subhasish writes, the station at Ho Chi Minh City is unique in that it will enable data reception. This means that in addition to enabling ISRO to track satellites launched from India, it will be equipped to receive images from India’s earth observation satellites. Vietnam can use these images in return for granting India the tracking site.