Articles By Air Marshal RS Bedi

Kargil Controversy: An IAF Response

Kargil Controversy: An IAF Response

By: Air Marshal RS Bedi | Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 23 Jun , 2018

Lt Gen Harwant’s article “Kargil Controversy : Sorry State of Higher Defence Management”, published in October-December 2009 issue of the Indian Defence Review is laudable for its...

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China a Threat or a Challenge: Its Air Power Potential

China a Threat or a Challenge: Its Air Power Potential

By: Air Marshal RS Bedi | Issue: Book Excerpt: China: Threat or Challenge? | Date: 08 Mar , 2017

From the time People’s Republic of China (PRC) came into being in 1949, its rise has been phenomenal. It has outperformed its contemporaries including India in almost all spheres. The reasons...

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The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) must be Empowered

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) must be Empowered

By: Air Marshal RS Bedi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Feb , 2017

Fast changing strategic environment has necessitated remodeling of long out dated structure of our armed forces. Major military reforms have been the subject of discussion for long. It was the...

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India’s Limited Options Against Pakistan

India’s Limited Options Against Pakistan

By: Air Marshal RS Bedi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Mar , 2016

To comprehend the magnitude of what Pakistan has been up to during all these years since independence, one has to only glance through its dastardly acts against the Indian state and its people....

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Not Easy to Understand Chinese Mind Set

Not Easy to Understand Chinese Mind Set

By: Air Marshal RS Bedi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2014

China’s reaction to India’s plan to construct a strategic road from Vijay Nagar to Twang in Arunachal Pradesh was rather offensive. Ignoring all diplomatic niceties, it threatened India of...

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1962: Why the IAF was not used

1962: Why the IAF was not used

By: Air Marshal RS Bedi | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 14 Jul , 2014

“The Indians at all levels are in a state of shock. Not one but two pleas for help are coming to us, the second one of them still highly confidential. They want our Air Force to back them up so...

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Its time for India to be Pro-active

Its time for India to be Pro-active

By: Air Marshal RS Bedi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2013

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s expected visit to Beijing for summit level talks with Chinese President Xi jinping on October 28, despite tension over frequent incursions by the Chinese troops...

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India's New Found Confidence

India's New Found Confidence

By: Air Marshal RS Bedi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Nov , 2011

A couple of land mark events have taken place during the last few months; India asserting its rights to explore oil in South China Sea by entering into a contract with the Vietnamese government...

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