Countering Stealth Aircraft Technology: The Race to See through “Invisibility”

Countering Stealth Aircraft Technology: The Race to See through “Invisibility”

Stealth is the defining attribute of fifth-generation fighter aircraft and it has a two-fold appeal. First, stealth aircraft are far less vulnerable to engagement by hostile interceptors and ground defences, because radars can’t “see” the stealth platforms. Second, a low-observable jet has an excellent chance to...

Future of New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New Start)

Future of New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New Start)

In late 1960s , there was a growing understanding between the USA and USSR that it served the interest of both these powers  and the world to have a negotiated curb on their nuclear arms competition .Bilateral nuclear arms control talks between them began in 1969 with the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT). In 1960s...

How Indo-Pak Tensions will help us Pullback from Afghanistan!

How Indo-Pak Tensions will help us Pullback from Afghanistan!

One is not surprised that lazy strategic analysts and clueless media persons have been taken in by the Pakistani canard that it alone will bring in Taliban to negotiations and ensure peace in Afghanistan. Once having swallowed this untruth, the linkage of Indo-Pak tensions over Kashmir as an obstacle to peace in...

Future of New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New Start)

Future of New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New Start)

In late 1960s , there was a growing understanding between the USA and USSR that it served the interest of both these powers  and the world to have a negotiated curb on their nuclear arms competition .Bilateral nuclear arms control talks between them began in 1969 with the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT). In 1960s...

How Indo-Pak Tensions will help us Pullback from Afghanistan!

How Indo-Pak Tensions will help us Pullback from Afghanistan!

One is not surprised that lazy strategic analysts and clueless media persons have been taken in by the Pakistani canard that it alone will bring in Taliban to negotiations and ensure peace in Afghanistan. Once having swallowed this untruth, the linkage of Indo-Pak tensions over Kashmir as an obstacle to peace in...

Article 370 and Pakistan’s Nuclear Bombast

Article 370 and Pakistan’s Nuclear Bombast

“The world will not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death,...

CDS – A Long Way to Tipperary

CDS – A Long Way to Tipperary

Irish soldiers marching off to the Western Front in World War I sang It’s a long way to Tipperary, it’s a long, long way to go; a longing for home but underlying the near certainty of death or disability and never returning home. It was popular across all nationalities involved in the conflict. The announcement of...

Future Military Helicopters — Design & Development

Future Military Helicopters — Design & Development

Military Aviation today is looking at the next generation of military helicopters and the strategy to modernise vertical lift capability with improved avionics, electronics, range, speed, propulsion, survivability and high altitude performance. The philosophy is to improve upon the present limitations by examining...

An Indian Philosophy of A Soldier

An Indian Philosophy of A Soldier

Members of the Indian Armed Forces swear to observe and obey all the commands, not only of their Supreme Commander, the President of India, but of any officer set above them. Significantly, when swearing their allegiance in this manner, they assert that they would do so even to the peril of their life!  It is very...

Article 370 had nearly killed Kashmiriyat

Article 370 had nearly killed Kashmiriyat

In February India struck Balakot because Jihadis were being programmed by JeM under the patronage of Pak military to be pumped across the Line of Control (LC) into India. Six months after, India has annulled Article 370. Thereby aggressing both the external and internal facets of the Pakistani proxy war. No sooner we...

Politics over J&K Lockdown and Way Ahead

Politics over J&K Lockdown and Way Ahead

Politicization of the J&K lockdown has been gaining momentum with those opposing government move counting days and hours. The crescendo can be expected to rise with each passing day. Absence of reports of violent incidents during partial lifting of the lockdown has depressed those looking for a killing. Numerous...

The Emptiness of Red Fort Republicanism

The Emptiness of Red Fort Republicanism

•  There are several reasons to look beyond the Lal Qila symbolism of Independence Day On August 15, India will mark its 73rd Independence day. Delivering his 6th consecutive address Prime Minister Modi will brave the monsoon to address hundreds of school children and the cream of India who will be shepherded before...

Countering Stealth Aircraft Technology: The Race to See through “Invisibility”

Countering Stealth Aircraft Technology: The Race to See through “Invisibility”

Stealth is the defining attribute of fifth-generation fighter aircraft and it has a two-fold appeal. First, stealth aircraft are far less vulnerable to engagement by hostile interceptors and ground defences, because radars can’t “see” the stealth platforms. Second, a low-observable jet has an excellent chance to...

Future Aerial Weapons

Future Aerial Weapons

The inventory of aerial weapons such as missiles and Precision Guided Munitions is far from sufficient for even a 20-day war. The Indian Armed Forces had sought six months time from Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to build up ammunition stocks before undertaking any operations against Pakistan in 1971. While nations give...

Defence Corridor: UP’s golden gate to high growth    

Defence Corridor: UP’s golden gate to high growth    

In setting up a Defence Corridor in the biggest state of the country, the Modi government has opened up huge opportunities which if exploited intelligently and creatively could make Uttar Pradesh one of India’s leading states in terms of industrial production of the highest quality and caliber, and could also put the...

Interviews / Spotlight

Article 370 gone, Winning Hearts Essential

Article 370 gone, Winning Hearts Essential

Article 370 is now history. Despite all the crying and howling by Pak, nothing will change. Imran worked overtime...

Is there a way forward for India-China in Ladakh?

Is there a way forward for India-China in Ladakh?

On March 23, 1954, after three months of tough negotiations, the Indian and Chinese representatives were still far...

J&K: “Experts” should take back seat; let the people decide their future course

J&K: “Experts” should take back seat; let the people decide their future course

The situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been more or less stable ever since the legislative process for reorganisation of the state and necessary amendments to Article 370 has been approved by an overwhelming majority in the Indian Parliament. No untoward incident of violence has been reported in the state. The Eid celebration went off in a peaceful manner and people are coming out slowly. The...

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Ship attacks in Persian Gulf and the need for Unmanned Surface Vehicles for mine counter-measure

During May 2019 the US has warned shipping companies and ship’s owners that “Iran or its proxies” could be targeting maritime traffic in the region[1]. Those warnings came after few incidents during May 2019, at the Gulf of Oman, in which three ships attacked by mines, were implemented according to the US officials by Iranian revolution guards[2]. This is not the first time that commercial vessels hit by mines. The Tanker war, during the...

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National War Memorial to ignite mashal of Victory Flame of Kargil War

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat taking flame from the eternal flame of Amar Jawan at National...

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Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh visiting the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh visiting the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen, in Jammu...

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The CAS visits AF STN Bhisiana and Sarsawa

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa and the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western...

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Passing Out Parade - Spring Term 2019 Held at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat with the passing out trainees from friendly foreign nations,...

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Induction ceremony of CH-4F (I) Chinook heavy lift Helicopters

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa handing over a symbolic key to Group Captain...

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