Articles By Ramananda Sengupta

Yuan Wang 5 tests India’s Resolve

Yuan Wang 5 tests India’s Resolve

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Vol. 37.3, Jul-Sep 2022 | Date: 07 Nov , 2022

The ripples from the Yuan Wang 5 continue to be felt in New Delhi long after the Chinese ship left Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka, where it docked from August 16 to 22 despite Indian concerns. The...

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Dictator Xi is prepared. But so is India

Dictator Xi is prepared. But so is India

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Oct , 2022

The appointment of Xi Jinping as Communist Party chief and President of China for the third consecutive term on October 23rd spells continuing strategic pressure on India both along its northern...

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Opium, revolts and the rise of Xi Jinping

Opium, revolts and the rise of Xi Jinping

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Date: 20 Oct , 2022

Today, apart from being a nuclear weapons state and a permanent member of the UN security Council, China has some of the world’s most advanced weaponry including hypersonic missiles and...

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As China pushes North, will India’s Arc of Influence Shrink?

As China pushes North, will India’s Arc of Influence Shrink?

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Vol. 37.2, Apr-Jun 2022 | Date: 02 Jul , 2022

If China and Russia dominate the Arctic trade routes and resources, will the Indo-Pacific lose its relevance? One of the less publicised reasons for India’s refusal to call out Russia over its...

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Should the Indian Army Stay out of Politics?

Should the Indian Army Stay out of Politics?

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 04 Apr , 2022

Of late, several media reports have been warning about an unholy nexus between the Indian military and the ruling party, which could dilute the secular credentials of the former and even lead to...

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Does the World need Ethical Weapons?

Does the World need Ethical Weapons?

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 25 Dec , 2021

Artificial intelligence-powered weapons have radically transformed the battlefield. But can, or should they also be made to follow ethical rules? Although many nations still practice the tried and...

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How America Replaced Russia as India’s Largest Arms Supplier

How America Replaced Russia as India’s Largest Arms Supplier

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 25 Dec , 2015

India and the US have become closer militarily and strategically than they have ever been before. How did that happen so soon? The large Russian was almost apoplectic. “The MI-24 is a...

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'Optimal employment of sophisticated equipment needs high quality manpower'

'Optimal employment of sophisticated equipment needs high quality manpower'

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Feb , 2013

Group Captain Balakrishna Menon, VM, was commissioned in the old General Duties  branch of the Indian Air Force (now known as the Flying Branch) in 1967 as a fighter pilot.  He flew Hunters and...

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‘Lockheed Martin is committed to a long-term partnership with India’

‘Lockheed Martin is committed to a long-term partnership with India’

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Feb , 2013

James R Gribbon,  Lockheed Martin’s Regional President for South Asia, is responsible for the corporation’s international business development in all five business areas: Aeronautics, Mission...

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‘Only a credible & demonstrable Aerospace capability can be a true...

‘Only a credible & demonstrable Aerospace capability can be a true...

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Feb , 2013

Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major, PVSM, was the first helicopter pilot to become the Chief of Air Staff,  in April 2007. During his 40 years of distinguished service, he held several critical...

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‘India is one of the top countries for Boeing’

‘India is one of the top countries for Boeing’

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Feb , 2013

Dennis D. Swanson is vice president, International Business Development for India at Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Swanson is responsible for growing and repositioning Boeing’s defense,...

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‘We’ve always considered India as being very special’

‘We’ve always considered India as being very special’

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Feb , 2013

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is the first truly integrated European defence company. With 10,000 employees spread over industrial facilities in France, the United Kingdom,...

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