Articles By Dr Vijay Sakhuja

Drones and Counter-Warfare

Drones and Counter-Warfare

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Date: 25 Aug , 2018

The use of drones has proliferated into many facets of human activity. These range from delivering medical aid/medicines to inaccessible areas, search and rescue during disasters, firefighting, to...

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The Challenges of AI-enabled Underwater Platforms

The Challenges of AI-enabled Underwater Platforms

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 08 Aug , 2018

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is likely to acquire a new type of submarine by the early 2020s. According to the South China Morning Post, the Shenyang Institute of Automation...

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Asian Militaries and Artificial Intelligence

Asian Militaries and Artificial Intelligence

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Date: 27 Jun , 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has found significant use in military hardware, and AI-enabled weapons and sensors are being developed by the US, Russia and a number of European countries. Likewise,...

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Disruptive Technologies and Future Naval Warfare

Disruptive Technologies and Future Naval Warfare

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Date: 15 Jun , 2018

Google’s decision to cancel Project Maven may be a disappointment for the US military who were hoping to use the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning (ML) techniques to...

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South China Sea: Unmanned Vessels and Future Operations

South China Sea: Unmanned Vessels and Future Operations

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 16 May , 2018

Two recent developments in the domain of disruptive technologies have invited the attention of naval planners and the strategic community. These relate to US and Chinese investments in unmanned...

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Game-changing Technologies for Future Naval Operations

Game-changing Technologies for Future Naval Operations

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Date: 11 Apr , 2018

Two new weapon technologies – Solid State Lasers (SSLs) and Electromagnetic Railgun (EMRG) – can augment ship defence against incoming missiles, high speed projectiles and unmanned...

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Women Cyber Warriors and the Indian Military

Women Cyber Warriors and the Indian Military

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Date: 08 Apr , 2018

The stage is set for the entry of women as ‘cyber warriors’ in the Indian armed forces. The Indian Army chief noted in 2017 that plans were in place to employ women officers “in new cadres...

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Swarm Drones: Could they Shape the Future of Naval Warfare?

Swarm Drones: Could they Shape the Future of Naval Warfare?

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 08 Feb , 2018

Drones operating in swarms are the new threat to militaries. In a recent case, Russian radars stationed around Latakia, Syria detected a swarm of 10 fixed-wing drones strapped with small rockets...

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Maritime Issues: Proactive Initiatives

Maritime Issues: Proactive Initiatives

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 02 Jul , 2017

During the last three years since the incumbent government led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, ‘matters maritime’ have gained ascendency, clearly suggesting that...

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India’s Yemeni Evacuation

India’s Yemeni Evacuation

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Issue: Vol. 30.2 Apr-Jun 2015 | Date: 19 Jun , 2015

The United States military strategy published in 2012 has referred to India as an important player in the Indian Ocean and notes, “The United States is also investing in a long-term strategic...

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Maritime Rapid Reaction Force

Maritime Rapid Reaction Force

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 26 Aug , 2011

Addressing the combined conference of Indian Military Commanders on October 26, 1999 Former Defence Minister George Fernandes had noted that the Indian Armed Forces should set up a Rapid Reaction...

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