IAF – Strategic Air Power Doctrine

IAF – Strategic Air Power Doctrine

Indian Air Force is a critical part of India’s War Fighting Machinery. Although some sources rank IAF as the third most powerful air force in the world, but in reality, it is faced with a very serious challenge of shortage of combat aircraft, commensurate with the opposition it is likely to face in future war. It is...

Ballooning America

Ballooning America

When the English translation of the Chinese book ‘Unrestricted Warfare: China’s Master Plan to Destroy America’ was first published in 1999, it shocked the US strategists out of their wits. It took them three years to recover and coin the term ‘Hybrid Warfare’. But time has moved on. This time it is a Chinese...

The Islamabad Regime and Its Security Concerns!

The Islamabad Regime and Its Security Concerns!

In the latest reactions to the increasing security vacuum on its borders with Afghanistan, Pakistan threatened Kabul with direct action against the perpetrators of attacks on Pakistani soil. It warned that Islamabad’s patience is about to run out. Repetition of border incidents between Pakistan and Afghanistan at the...

Ballooning America

Ballooning America

When the English translation of the Chinese book ‘Unrestricted Warfare: China’s Master Plan to Destroy America’ was first published in 1999, it shocked the US strategists out of their wits. It took them three years to recover and coin the term ‘Hybrid Warfare’. But time has moved on. This time it is a Chinese...

The Islamabad Regime and Its Security Concerns!

The Islamabad Regime and Its Security Concerns!

In the latest reactions to the increasing security vacuum on its borders with Afghanistan, Pakistan threatened Kabul with direct action against the perpetrators of attacks on Pakistani soil. It warned that Islamabad’s patience is about to run out. Repetition of border incidents between Pakistan and Afghanistan at the...

Baloch People’s Patience Running Out

Baloch People’s Patience Running Out

Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest province in terms of area, has been rocked by the massive protests and sit-in demonstrations for quite sometime now. The “Haq Do Tehreek” (Give Rights Movement) leader Maulana Hidayat Ur Rehman was arrested and sent to police remand by an anti-terrorism court in Quetta. He had been...

IAF – Strategic Air Power Doctrine

IAF – Strategic Air Power Doctrine

Indian Air Force is a critical part of India’s War Fighting Machinery. Although some sources rank IAF as the third most powerful air force in the world, but in reality, it is faced with a very serious challenge of shortage of combat aircraft, commensurate with the opposition it is likely to face in future war. It is...

Interview of COAS General Manoj Pande

Interview of COAS General Manoj Pande

Lt Gen JS Bajwa – Editor Indian Defence Review (IDR) had the unique privilege to interview the Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Pande, PVSM AVSM, VSM, ADC. Details of the candid response of the Chief of the Army Staff to the IDR’s pointed questions are given below:- Q1.   In the last few years China has...

AI in Defence Surveillance

AI in Defence Surveillance

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles” —  Sun Tzu The world is evolving at an exponential rate, nations are getting increasingly aware of their limitations and needs of upgrading themselves to maintain their sovereignty. Modern warfare is a war that requires...

Significance of Joint Maritime Exercises

Significance of Joint Maritime Exercises

Relevance of Joint Military Exercises Joint Military Exercises are often used by nations to display their military might by showcasing weapons, systems and well-trained soldiers. Such exercises could be bilateral or multi-lateral in nature and conducted with friendly nations across the globe or with neighbours. It...

Tawang, Tibet and Taiwan

Tawang, Tibet and Taiwan

Unlike its aggressive strategic designs that resulted in the major clash with India in Ladakh’s Galwan valley in June 2020, the latest India-China skirmishes in Tawang on December 9 seems to have political calculations  or worries on Beijing’s part over Tibet and Taiwan. In Ladakh, there is now a standoff between...

Indian Army’s Unmatched Resilience

Indian Army’s Unmatched Resilience

While the nation was celebrating ‘Azadika Amrit Mahotsav’ [grand celebration of Freedom’s Nectar] to commemorate India’s 75th Independence Day, on the icy heights of Siachen Glacier, an Indian army patrol recovered the mortal remains of Lance Naik Chandra Shekhar Harbola, of 19 Kumaon Regiment which was the...

Commissioning of INS Vagir: The fifth Kalvari-class submarine entirely made in India based on Scorpene® design

Commissioning of INS Vagir: The fifth Kalvari-class submarine entirely made in India based on Scorpene® design

On 23 January 2023, INS Vagir, the fifth P75 Kalvari-class submarines, was commissioned within the Indian Navy in presence of the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R Hari Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC and several other senior dignitaries. The event was also attended by Naval Group’s Executive Vice President for Submarines,...

Indo-Russian joint venture starts manufacturing Kalashnikov AK-203 assault rifles for Indian Army

Indo-Russian joint venture starts manufacturing Kalashnikov AK-203 assault rifles for Indian Army

Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited, a joint venture between Russia and India, registered and located in India, whose founders on the Russian side are Rosoboronexport and Kalashnikov Concern (both are subsidiaries of the Rostec State Corporation), has started producing Kalashnikov assault rifles. “Russia and India are...

Elbit Systems Awarded a $180 Million Contract from the Israeli MOD for its F-16 Fleet

Elbit Systems Awarded a $180 Million Contract from the Israeli MOD for its F-16 Fleet

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded a contract in an amount of approximately $180 million from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMoD) to provide, operate and maintain the new Mission Training Center (MTC) for the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) F-16 fleet. The contract will be delivered over a three-year period...

Interviews / Spotlight

Ukraine refugees feel they are the owners of the Baltics

Ukraine refugees feel they are the owners of the Baltics

Recently, an online conference “Ukrainian refugees in the Baltic States, social aspects of integration into...

A quick glance at the Defence Budget of FY 2023-24

A quick glance at the Defence Budget of FY 2023-24

Union Budget for the financial year 2023-24 was tabled on February 1 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. This...

Interpreting Recent Developments in Kashmir

Interpreting Recent Developments in Kashmir

While speaking at the recently concluded Jaipur Literature Festival, former Indian ace spy master AS Dulat shared his observations and views on the current situation in J&K and abrogation of Article370 with his characteristic gusto and candour. Having held high positions in the Intelligence Bureau [J&K Division], Research and Analysis Wing, and being part of India’s ‘Track II’ team...

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Ukraine War: Russia’s Winter Strategy or Admission of Defeat

Russia-Ukraine war has entered inthe tenth month with no signs of abating. In the first week of April this year, after battling for almost five weeks on a distant northern axis, Russia withdrewits forces from the suburbs of Kyiv and border cities of Chernihiv and Sumy. Riding on the initial momentum, Russian forces managed to penetrate deep into theSouthern Ukraine capturing large swathes of territory in Zaporizhzhia, Kherson and Mykolaiv...

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Commissioning Ceremony of INS Mormugao

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh inaugurates of commissioning ceremony of INS Mormugao,...

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Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh paying homage to the fallen heroes at National War Memorial...

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‘Artificial Intelligence in Defence’ exhibition

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh visits the ‘Artificial Intelligence in Defence’...

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High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) ABHYAS

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the flight test of...

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INS Khanderi

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh at the ‘INS Khanderi’ during his visit to Karwar Naval...

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