Future of Air Dominance

Future of Air Dominance

The USAF and the US Navy are leading the evolution of next-generation platforms and technologies. Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, USAF Research Labs, Boeing ‘Phantom Works’, Lockheed Martin’s ‘Skunk Works’ and NASA are all aiding the work on concepts of ‘Air Dominance’ for 2040 and beyond. US,...

"Thales strategy of developing its industrial footprint in India is in line with the policy of Make-in-India"

Indian Defence Review Interview Please elaborate on Thales’ journey in supporting the modernization of the Indian Armed Forces? Present in India since 1953, Thales has been a reliable partner to the Indian armed forces and is supporting its modernization efforts. Under the government’s ‘Make in India’ policy,...

Saab at Aero India: Brings ready-for-tomorrow defence and security solutions

Saab at Aero India: Brings ready-for-tomorrow defence and security solutions

Saab attending the Aero India show at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru from 20-24 February 2019. Saab presents a wide portfolio of products and systems from the air, land and sea domains. Saab is proud to be part of Aero India 2019 where we continue to team up with India for its defence and security needs, and the...

Trump-Kim Summit II – Is Resolution Really Possible?

Trump-Kim Summit II – Is Resolution Really Possible?

While South Korea has every reason to be hopeful about the upcoming summit of President Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi scheduled for February 27 and 28th this year, looking for a peaceful nuclear free Korean Peninsula, but with inadequate signs of North Korean activities towards denuclearization and...

Looming Shadow of Afghanistan over Kashmir

Looming Shadow of Afghanistan over Kashmir

Kashmir has always had a rather unfortunate linkage with Afghanistan. The brief Afghan rule over valley from 1750 to 1819 is universally regarded as ‘dark age’ by the Kashmiris. In that year a Kashmiri delegation went to Lahore and requested Maharaja Ranjit Singh for help in liberating the valley from Afghan rule....

How far should India trust China

How far should India trust China

“It is in India’s interest to see China strong enough to provide credible bi-polarity in the interregnum during which the world moves towards the establishment of a globally respected United Nations system; one which would be capable of enforcing its mandate without let or hindrance. At the same time it is vital to...

Future of Air Dominance

Future of Air Dominance

The USAF and the US Navy are leading the evolution of next-generation platforms and technologies. Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, USAF Research Labs, Boeing ‘Phantom Works’, Lockheed Martin’s ‘Skunk Works’ and NASA are all aiding the work on concepts of ‘Air Dominance’ for 2040 and beyond. US,...

The LCA Tejas Programme: Leading to Indigenous AMCA: Quo Vadis?

The LCA Tejas Programme: Leading to Indigenous AMCA: Quo Vadis?

The LCA programme trundles along with new delays added at irregular points in time. Not only is the FOC unattainable yet, even the HAL assembly line is nowhere near producing 16 aircraft a year as projected. Even when HAL does achieve a rate of 16 LCA per year, the 114 aircraft yet to be delivered to the IAF (out of 123...

The Indian Air Force in a Two-Front War

The Indian Air Force in a Two-Front War

China has been aggressively modernising its Armed Forces with the aim to match the United States (US) for ultimate world dominance. China’s defence budget is nearly four times that of India’s. It also allocates huge amounts for defence research and development. Unlike in 1962, India is no ‘Push-Over’; China...

Kashmir – Let Truth Be Told

Kashmir – Let Truth Be Told

“Nero fiddled while Rome burnt.” In July of the year 64 CE (Common Era) a great fire ravaged Rome for six days destroying seventy percent of the City and leaving half its population homeless. According to this well-known expression, Rome’s Emperor at that time, the decadent and detested Nero “fiddled while Rome...

Pulwama Car Bombing – another Surgical Strike or Chemotherapy?

Pulwama Car Bombing – another Surgical Strike or Chemotherapy?

The car bombing of a CRPF convoy on February 14, 2019, 30 km short of Srinagar in Pulwama has claimed the lives of 44 CRPF personnel with more than 30 others injured. J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik has called it an intelligence failure possibly because an intelligence advisory telex marked ‘extremely urgent’ of...

Pulwama Terror Attack: Challenge by Jihadists

Pulwama Terror Attack: Challenge by Jihadists

The deadly car bomb suicide attack on a convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) near Awantipora in Pulwama claiming the lives of more than 40 troopers and leaving a score of them injured is a rude call to the nation to smell the coffee and accept the fact that militancy in Kashmir has been overtaken by the radical...

"Thales strategy of developing its industrial footprint in India is in line with the policy of Make-in-India"

Indian Defence Review Interview Please elaborate on Thales’ journey in supporting the modernization of the Indian Armed Forces? Present in India since 1953, Thales has been a reliable partner to the Indian armed forces and is supporting its modernization efforts. Under the government’s ‘Make in India’ policy,...

Saab at Aero India: Brings ready-for-tomorrow defence and security solutions

Saab at Aero India: Brings ready-for-tomorrow defence and security solutions

Saab attending the Aero India show at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru from 20-24 February 2019. Saab presents a wide portfolio of products and systems from the air, land and sea domains. Saab is proud to be part of Aero India 2019 where we continue to team up with India for its defence and security needs, and the...

Lockheed Martin unveils 'F-21' Fighter Jet for India

Lockheed Martin unveils 'F-21' Fighter Jet for India

Lockheed Martin emphasized its commitment to India by unveiling the F-21 multi-role fighter for India. Specifically configured for the Indian Air Force, the F-21 provides unmatched Make in India opportunities and strengthens India’s path to an advanced airpower future. The F-21 addresses the Indian Air Force’s...

Interviews / Spotlight

Resolute action, not bombast, required in terror attacks

Resolute action, not bombast, required in terror attacks

Forthright action should now replace the sheer bombast that drives political and social discourse in India,...

'Article 370 is a very misconceived Article'

'Article 370 is a very misconceived Article'

Claude Arpi’s interview with Jagmohan, Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Minister. It was recorded...

Pulwama attack: Need for a radical review of internal security, foreign policy

Pulwama attack: Need for a radical review of internal security, foreign policy

The suicide bomber terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in the Pulwama district February 14 that killed more than 40 troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force and injured many others is the most deadly attack that has taken place against Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir over the last two decades. The banned terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for this...

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Reaction to Pulwama attack and the Kashmiri sentiment

The Pulwama terrorist attack points to a dangerous new trend of militants jettisoning ambushes for tactics that aim to wreak maximum destruction on security forces while suffering minimum casualties themselves. The suicide bomber, Adil Ahmad Dar, a 20-year-old school dropout from Pulwama, who joined Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) last year was specifically trained for the suicide attack. He said in a video released by the outfit that he was eagerly...

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Guard of Honour

The Chief of the Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Air Marshal Gavin Neil Davies inspecting the Guard...

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Tri-Services troops of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Command

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman with the Tri-Services troops of Andaman & Nicobar...

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Visit of Chief of the Naval Staff French Navy

The Chief of the Naval Staff French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck meeting the Chief of Naval Staff,...

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Ex AVIAINDRA-18

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa in a group photograph with the IAF and Russian...

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Occasion of Vijay Diwas

The Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, the...

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