Category Archives: Polity and Governance

Indigenously developed Anti-Radiation Missile

Anti-Radiation Missile (ARM)- An anti-radiation missile (ARM) is a missile designed to detect and home in on an enemy radio emission source.Typically, these are designed for use against an enemy […]

Tejas to replace MiG as key fighter

Tejas to replace MiG as key fighter Indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas would be the mainstay of the Indian Air Force and would likely replace the entire MIG-21 […]

Official secrets act explained

Official Secrets Act 1923 The Official Secrets Act 1923 is India’s anti espionage (Spy” and “Secret agent”) act held over from British colonisation.

BrahMos missile system

IAF test-fires land-attack version of BrahMos The Indian Air Force successfully test-fired a land-attack version of the supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos, in the western sector. BRAHMOS missile system A missile is […]

SC upholds law on criminal defamation

The Supreme Court has upheld a colonial and pre-Constitutional law criminalising defamation. The challenge to the validity of Section 499 and 500 of the IPC was undoubtedly the biggest free speech issue […]

Have small states realised their goals?

The political crisis in Uttarakhand and subsequent developments have once again catapulted a number of rather familiar questions onto the political terrain. The formation of three small States in 2000, […]