Articles By Gp Capt AK Sachdev

The Future of Military Helicopters

The Future of Military Helicopters

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 28.1 Jan-Mar 2013 | Date: 16 Jul , 2014

Regrettably, advances in helicopter design have not been as impressive as for fighter aircraft. This is despite the fact that helicopters have been utilised in every conflict situation and despite...

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Indian Military Helicopter Fleet

Indian Military Helicopter Fleet

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 29.1 Jan-Mar 2014 | Date: 09 Feb , 2014

In terms of size, the Indian armed forces are amongst the largest in the world but in terms of equipment, they are lamentably lagging behind the leading edge of weapon systems and aircraft...

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India’s Energy Security: Role of Offshore Helicopter Operations

India’s Energy Security: Role of Offshore Helicopter Operations

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 28.3 Jul-Sep 2013 | Date: 13 Dec , 2013

The helicopter is the workhorse for the off-shore oil and gas exploration and production industry. The ever-increasing demand for energy, ever escalating prices of crude oil and the discovered...

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Military Application of Unmanned Rotary Wing Aircraft

Military Application of Unmanned Rotary Wing Aircraft

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 27.4 Oct-Dec 2012 | Date: 14 Dec , 2012

The term Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is being slowly replaced by UAS as in many of its variegated missions, the aircraft is not carrying any payload from one place to another and is thus not a...

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Helicopters in Special Operations

Helicopters in Special Operations

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 27.4 Oct-Dec 2012 | Date: 26 Nov , 2012

By definition, Special Operations are those that are executed independently or in conjunction with conventional military operations with the aim to achieve a political or military objective where...

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India and the European Aerospace Industry

India and the European Aerospace Industry

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 22 Oct , 2012

After the nightmare of recession, the airline industry is convincingly on the path to recovery. The mood in European as indeed, in the global aviation industry, is definitely upbeat. In fact, the...

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The Helicopter as a Combat Platform

The Helicopter as a Combat Platform

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 13 Oct , 2012

Development of the pure helicopter remained painstakingly slow. The first closed circuit kilometre was flown by a helicopter only in 1924, more than 16 years after the first rotary wing flight....

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Civil Aviation: Component of Aerospace Power

Civil Aviation: Component of Aerospace Power

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol 26.2 Apr-Jun 2011 | Date: 06 Feb , 2012

“Air power is indivisible. If you split it up into compartments, you merely pull it to pieces and destroy its greatest asset – its flexibility” – Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery. Since...

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