The Indigenous Airborne Locust Control System (ALCS): Another First for IAF Helicopters

The Indigenous Airborne Locust Control System (ALCS): Another First for IAF Helicopters

The Food &Agricultural Organisation (FAO) as early as August 2019[1] had indicated the presence of isolated locust menace in India. By October 28,2019 the “Desert Locust” in form of Swarms entered Indian sub-continent. Thereafter, by November 4, 2019 the situation progressively deteriorated and became serious by...

Countering the Pakistan Air Force in 1965: Role of AD Artillery

Countering the Pakistan Air Force in 1965: Role of AD Artillery

A recent article published in the Indian Defence Review (read here), while comparing the performance of Indian and Pakistan Air Force highlights the better performance of Indian Air Force (IAF) in providing Close Air Support (CAS) to the Army in the Tactical Battle Area vis a vis support given by Pakistan Air Force...

HAL’s Indigenous LCH Deployed for Operations at Leh

HAL’s Indigenous LCH Deployed for Operations at Leh

In light of the prevailing situation on the border, HAL produced two Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) have been deployed for operations at high altitude (Leh sector) at short notice to support IAF missions. “It is the lightest attack helicopter in the world designed and developed by HAL to meet the specific and unique...

Countering the Pakistan Air Force in 1965: Role of AD Artillery

Countering the Pakistan Air Force in 1965: Role of AD Artillery

A recent article published in the Indian Defence Review (read here), while comparing the performance of Indian and Pakistan Air Force highlights the better performance of Indian Air Force (IAF) in providing Close Air Support (CAS) to the Army in the Tactical Battle Area vis a vis support given by Pakistan Air Force...

Pakistan Must End Kashmir Obsession

Pakistan Must End Kashmir Obsession

Pakistan’s obsession with Kashmir is the main cause of its economic collapse and international labelling as fountainhead of terror. Pakistani political and military leadership continues to brainwash its “awam” (native people) with rhetoric like “Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of the partition”, “Kashmir is...

China on Abrogation of Article 370: Look who’s Talking!

China on Abrogation of Article 370: Look who’s Talking!

Now that China’s Foreign Ministry has crossed the red line by brazenly interfering in India’s internal affairs by terming abrogation of Article 370 “illegal and invalid,” it’s high time New Delhi reviewed its unduly magnanimous attitude in face of Beijing’s belligerence since such undue munificence has...

The Indigenous Airborne Locust Control System (ALCS): Another First for IAF Helicopters

The Indigenous Airborne Locust Control System (ALCS): Another First for IAF Helicopters

The Food &Agricultural Organisation (FAO) as early as August 2019[1] had indicated the presence of isolated locust menace in India. By October 28,2019 the “Desert Locust” in form of Swarms entered Indian sub-continent. Thereafter, by November 4, 2019 the situation progressively deteriorated and became serious by...

HAL’s Indigenous LCH Deployed for Operations at Leh

HAL’s Indigenous LCH Deployed for Operations at Leh

In light of the prevailing situation on the border, HAL produced two Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) have been deployed for operations at high altitude (Leh sector) at short notice to support IAF missions. “It is the lightest attack helicopter in the world designed and developed by HAL to meet the specific and unique...

Remembering the Forgotten Army of World War-II

Remembering the Forgotten Army of World War-II

“The British couldn’t have come through both world wars if they hadn’t had the British Indian Army.” — Field Marshal Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief of British Indian Army 1942 Seventy-five years ago, Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. piloting a B-29 Superfortress – Enola Gay – dropped ‘Little Boy’, the first...

Challenging the New Kashmiri Narrative

Challenging the New Kashmiri Narrative

Ever since the historical day of 05 August 2019 when two J&K specific articles of the Constitution of India were abrogated/made dysfunctional, the hardliner lobby in Kashmir led by the Gupkar Gang has begun to spin a new narrative of Kashmir being the victim of the agenda of Hindutva aimed at “decimation of Kashmiri...

Kashmiriyat and secular philosophy of Indian Army are intrinsically linked

Kashmiriyat and secular philosophy of Indian Army are intrinsically linked

History provides innumerable examples of the most beautiful places, rich in natural resources, commerce, education and boasting of an enlightened civilisation becoming victim to barbaric attacks by outsiders who wish to partake of the benefits by use of force. It has happened in the Indian Sub-continent innumerable...

India: Challenges & Opportunities - The War against Terror

India: Challenges & Opportunities - The War against Terror

India has faced insurgencies and terrorism since independence with the ingress of ‘Razakars’ from Pakistan with an intermix of regulars, reportedly even led by British Officers! The 80’s saw a growth of such acts and post 1984 began the terrorism in Punjab demanding a separate state of Khalistan, 1990 marked the...

The Case for hastening India's self reliance in Defense and Aerospace Manufacturing

The Case for hastening India's self reliance in Defense and Aerospace Manufacturing

At the end of 2018, India’s defence spend was close to $50Bn. This will continue to grow at 8% – 10% for the next few years. Roughly 60% of this spend is on imported goods and services. India’s Ordnance Factories Board (OFB), responsible for producing a variety of goods and services for the Defence Sector, accounted for...

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Ltd Names Kiran Dambala Chief Operating Officer

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Ltd Names Kiran Dambala Chief Operating Officer

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) — a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics— has appointed Kiran Dambala as chief operating officer (COO). Mr. Dambala assumes this position from the outgoing TLMAL COO Abhay Paranjape, who has retired after 35...

Boeing delivered 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to IAF

Boeing delivered 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to IAF

Boeing has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters were handed over to the IAF at Air Force Station, Hindan. Earlier in March, Boeing handed over the last five of 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook...

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Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary election results: Implications for India

Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary election results: Implications for India

The parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka have just concluded. The massive landslide in favour of Sri Lanka People &...

Myanmar: Bars Arakan Army from Panglong Conference- An Unwise Move

Myanmar: Bars Arakan Army from Panglong Conference- An Unwise Move

On 6th of August, the Myanmar Government announced that the Arakan Army will not be invited for the next 21st...

Beirut Blast – darker days ahead

Beirut Blast – darker days ahead

Destruction and confusion prevailed as twin gigantic explosion rocked Beirut with Lebanon in the grip of major political and economic crises exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Videos and pictures on social media from the scene showed an initial explosion, with a big ball of smoke followed thereafter by a much larger secondary explosion resulting in a huge fireball and shockwave.  Lebanese...

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Ladakh stand-off shows India sorely needs strategic and border studies

One of the most shocking episodes of the 1962 conflict with China was the fact that Indian officers on the ground, particularly the commanders of the 7 Infantry Brigade and the 4 Division, had to beg Delhi for a map of the area they had to defend. It is said that a senior officer had to once draw a map on a piece of paper for his troops who had to establish a new post. The Directorate of Military Operations and the Ministry of External...

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11th edition of DefExpo2020

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Pavilions of the 11th edition of DefExpo2020, at Lucknow, in...

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‘At Home Reception’, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day Celebrations

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the invitees, at the ‘At Home Reception’, on the occasion of...

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 K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh flagging off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System...

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Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat along with the Chief of the Army Staff, General...

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Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg, Russia

The Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh at the Piskarevsky Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg, Russia...

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