Cyberspace: No Man’s Land

Cyberspace: No Man’s Land

Cyberspace is a vast, complex and rapidly changing battle space. The key to prevailing in a hostile cyber space environment may lie in the ability to generate a comprehensive picture of that environment. In the kinetic realm, the “fog of war” is a term derived from Clausewitz referring to uncertain knowledge about...

Iran’s Dilemma

Iran’s Dilemma

The recent temporary impasse in negotiations with Iran by the six world powers in Switzerland has been in global focus. While the negotiations are to be resumed shortly, the US has accused Israel of spying on the negotiation process. Though Israel has denied it, why should Israel not do so when the outcome impacts its...

Are the Rafales, Mirages?

Are the Rafales, Mirages?

The first dog fight on the French multi-purpose combat aircraft is on in full swing. It is not a battle in the air, but through communiqués, articles by ‘experts’, information and disinformation, and more importantly, tough negotiations which have been facing complex technical hurdles. “Dassault is patient and...

Iran’s Dilemma

Iran’s Dilemma

The recent temporary impasse in negotiations with Iran by the six world powers in Switzerland has been in global focus. While the negotiations are to be resumed shortly, the US has accused Israel of spying on the negotiation process. Though Israel has denied it, why should Israel not do so when the outcome impacts its...

“Putin’s Soviet Ambitions”: The Return of the Cold War

“Putin’s Soviet Ambitions”: The Return of the Cold War

Ukraine is situated in the Eastern part of Europe bordering Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia. It is home to almost 44.3 million citizens (it grows to 45.4 million if we include Crimea). Territorially it is the largest country in Europe. After the fall of Soviet Union, Ukraine has...

How India Fools Itself

How India Fools Itself

It was amazing how much President Obama figured in the headlines of daily newspapers in India for virtually 2-3 days. India was over the top because Obama was watching India’s most beloved Republic Day Parade; Michelle Obama’s dress was designed by an Indian fashion designer; and so we felt we had the first couple...

Cyberspace: No Man’s Land

Cyberspace: No Man’s Land

Cyberspace is a vast, complex and rapidly changing battle space. The key to prevailing in a hostile cyber space environment may lie in the ability to generate a comprehensive picture of that environment. In the kinetic realm, the “fog of war” is a term derived from Clausewitz referring to uncertain knowledge about...

Are the Rafales, Mirages?

Are the Rafales, Mirages?

The first dog fight on the French multi-purpose combat aircraft is on in full swing. It is not a battle in the air, but through communiqués, articles by ‘experts’, information and disinformation, and more importantly, tough negotiations which have been facing complex technical hurdles. “Dassault is patient and...

Could the IAF be Confronted with Computer Stuffed Cockpits of PLAAF?

Could the IAF be Confronted with Computer Stuffed Cockpits of PLAAF?

It is widely presumed that sixth generation fighters would be optionally manned. The decision to put a pilot in the cockpit would be determined by the nature of the mission. Many missions would not require a pilot. Some missions may conceivably require a mix of unmanned and manned fighters. Clearly, the concept of a...

North East Region: The Alaska of India

North East Region: The Alaska of India

The North East Region offers all strategic imperatives to India that Alaska offers to the US. It is a land bridge joining the two ends of Asia, the East with the West and a gateway to ASEAN. It gives India reach and depth to project power as well as access to resource-rich South East Asia. It has land borders with four...

Unsung Heros of India’s Silent War

Unsung Heros of India’s Silent War

The day of 16 March 2015 must be remembered by our countrymen for the sacrifice of a civilian soldier DK Ravi who laid down his life fighting a silent war. It is against the most dangerous of all the enemies of India: corruption and the corrupt. This war is almost six decades old. It is the most silent war ever fought...

J&K: Addressing Security Concerns in a Changing Environment

J&K: Addressing Security Concerns in a Changing Environment

After the successful holding of elections yet again in J&K, and the establishment of a new government in the state, the stage is set for allowing political initiatives to complete the normalisation process. Violence levels in the state have been low since 2008 and the total fatalities year on year, both civilians and...

PSLV-C27 Successfully Launches India's Fourth Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1D

PSLV-C27 Successfully Launches India's Fourth Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1D

ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C27, successfully launched the 1425 kg IRNSS-1D, the fourth satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) today evening (March 28, 2015) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the twenty eighth consecutively successful mission of the...

HAL Integrated Astra Missile Launched from SU-30MKI Aircraft

HAL Integrated Astra Missile Launched from SU-30MKI Aircraft

Astra, India’s first indigenous Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile integrated by HAL on Su-30 MKI aircraft was successfully launched yesterday from Chandipur, Odisha. “The successful launch is an important milestone in enhancing the armament capabilities of Su-30MKI aircraft. HAL played a vital role in...

The first two Mirage 2000 I/TI delivered to India

The first two Mirage 2000 I/TI delivered to India

Today, the acceptance ceremony of the first two Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 I/TI was held at Istres, Dassault Aviation’s Flight Test Centre, under the high patronage of HE Ambassador Arun K. Singh, the Indian Ambassador to France. The ceremony was hosted by Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman & CEO, and Pierre...

Interviews / Spotlight

India should not forget its history

India should not forget its history

“India should not forget its history,” Bhutto observed on the eve of the India-Pakistan conflict in 1950. Indeed, India has a sad history of centuries of subjugation imposed by the power of the sword. The invaders came, both across the land frontiers and the sea, and each time, however stout the defence, Indian...

Iran's Threat Perception

Iran's Threat Perception

Enduring stability has eluded Iran ever since British Petroleum discovered oil at Majid...

 
Impact of Article 370

Impact of Article 370

The Article 370 was clearly meant to be a temporary provision included in the Constitution to...

 
1971: Assessment of campaign in the Western Sector

1971: Assessment of campaign in the Western Sector

According to a Defence Ministry announcement after the 1971 conflict, India claimed the capture...

Redeeming the Standing of the Army

Redeeming the Standing of the Army

Every survey carried out by different agencies shows the military at the top of peoples’...

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Defence Investiture Ceremony–I

The President Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...

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Centenary of First World War, at Manekshaw Centre

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a group photograph at the commemorative exhibition on centenary of First...

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Centenary Commemoration of World War – I

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of the Centenary...

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Lt Gen JS Bajwa, Editor presenting the Special Issue of IDR to Gen D S Suhag at Aero India

During Aero India 2015, Lt Gen JS Bajwa, Editor Indian Defence Review, presents the Special Issue of...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Aero India-2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Aero India-2015. Mr Modi during inaugural speech said: "Our security...

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