Articles By Gp Capt PK Mulay

The Big Takeaways from India’s Post-Independence Wars

The Big Takeaways from India’s Post-Independence Wars

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Mar , 2023

A wise soldier learns from the past, both the successes and failures. Background Wars shape the destinies of nations and are characterised by tales of courage, resilience, and bravery. Military...

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Future of Attack Helicopters: The Million Dollar Question?

Future of Attack Helicopters: The Million Dollar Question?

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Feb , 2023

Background Third of October 2022, was a memorable day for Indian Aviation as the defence minister presided over the formal handing over of the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to the Indian Air...

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Air Superiority or Air Denial: The Truth about the Air War in Ukraine

Air Superiority or Air Denial: The Truth about the Air War in Ukraine

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Vol. 37.4, Oct-Dec 2022 | Date: 21 Feb , 2023

In 1939, Winston Churchill described the intentions of Russia as “A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma”. The idiom is equally relevant today in respect of Russia’s war in...

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Rethinking the Politics of Airpower

Rethinking the Politics of Airpower

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Vol. 37.4, Oct-Dec 2022 | Date: 11 Jan , 2023

Airpower is the most difficult of military force to measure or even express in precise terms. — Winston Churchill General Norman Schwarzkopf, the CENTCOM Commander during the Persian Gulf War...

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USA, China, Russia and the Ongoing Churn in International Affairs

USA, China, Russia and the Ongoing Churn in International Affairs

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Aug , 2022

The Ukraine-Russia war gets curiouser and curiouser as it enters the seventh month. The happenings could well qualify as a comedy, were it not for the tragic consequences: death and destruction in...

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The Indian Military and the Element of Surprise

The Indian Military and the Element of Surprise

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 14 Apr , 2022

“We are never deceived, we deceive ourselves.” — Goethe The significance of the element of ‘surprise’ in warfare has been acknowledged since time immemorial. Articulated as far back as...

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Effectiveness of India’s Strategic Culture

Effectiveness of India’s Strategic Culture

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 17 Nov , 2020

The IAF strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp at Balakot to avenge the Pulwama terror attack has altered the narrative on India’s strategic thinking. In one stroke, India flexed its...

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The Indo-China Denouement

The Indo-China Denouement

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jul , 2020

Military confrontations are like the great game of chess. The overall aim is to place the pieces in advantageous positions to get an upper hand. This needs planning, anticipation and an...

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Post Corona Pandemic World Order

Post Corona Pandemic World Order

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Apr , 2020

The emergence of a new world order has been under discussion for some time now.  The reasons are not difficult to discern. In the last few years, the USA appeared serious about its ‘America First’...

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Emasculation of Security Agencies

Emasculation of Security Agencies

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Mar , 2020

Many years back in Mumbai, then known as Bombay, car drivers used to be very particular while approaching certain road crossings, suspecting that there would be a policeman, fondly called Pandu...

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Aircraft Induction: IAF’s Predicament

Aircraft Induction: IAF’s Predicament

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Aug , 2016

Indian Air Force’s aircraft acquisitions attract worldwide attention mainly due to the order size and the costs involved. It is thus quite natural that its acquisition plans would be discussed...

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