Articles By Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.)

An Important Milestone Achieved Quietly

An Important Milestone Achieved Quietly

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 13 Nov , 2021

The Event On 21 Sep 2021, a small drone was destroyed using the L-70 gun, duly integrated with an Anti-Drone System (ADS). This integration was demonstrated by Zen Technologies limited; a Hyderabad...

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Forum Army 2021: Some Salient Points and Takeaways

Forum Army 2021: Some Salient Points and Takeaways

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 04 Oct , 2021

What is Forum 2021? International Military Technical Forum (called Forum in short) is an annual event organised and supported by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Russian Federation. The 7th...

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Ground Based Air Defense – New Realities: New Challenges

Ground Based Air Defense – New Realities: New Challenges

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Date: 24 Jun , 2021

The new realities For Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) in its operational role to counter the adversary’s air threat by being a part of the Integrated Air Defence System (IADS) at the national...

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Why Iron Dome will short? What could be done: A Viewpoint?

Why Iron Dome will short? What could be done: A Viewpoint?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 May , 2021

Premise This article argues that in the ‘duel’ involving the launch of rockets by  Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad and other Palestinian left wing groups from Gaza  and their engagement by the...

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DAP 2020: Solid Provisions Demand Solid Implementation

DAP 2020: Solid Provisions Demand Solid Implementation

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Oct , 2020

https://currenthunt.com/2020/10/defence-acquisition-procedure-dap-2020/ In a span of just two months, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken out two important documents that will have a...

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Indian Defence Private Sector: Some Initial Successes Yet Miles To Go

Indian Defence Private Sector: Some Initial Successes Yet Miles To Go

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 07 Oct , 2020

The much publicised Strategic Partnership Model (SPM) launched with a laudable aim to allow the growth of the private sector through the route of Joint Ventures with foreign OEMs failed to deliver...

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What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based Air Defence Capability?

What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based Air Defence Capability?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 31.1 Jan-Mar 2016 | Date: 03 Jul , 2020

Good strides of progress, cutting across Service boundaries have taken place in automating the erstwhile manual/semi-automatic Control and Reporting (C&R) Nodes that exercise tactical, operational...

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Sustaining Air Defence Weapon Systems: Facing the Challenge Here and Now

Sustaining Air Defence Weapon Systems: Facing the Challenge Here and Now

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 09 Oct , 2019

If there is one challenge that stares insurmountably in the face of Air Defence warriors today, it is the challenge of sustaining and keeping alive, guns, missiles, sensors and Battle Management...

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When India struck a fine strategic balance

When India struck a fine strategic balance

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Sep , 2018

This article re-visits Malabar Exercise 2018 and illustrates how India made some fine choices in pursuance to maintaining a fine strategic balance The twenty second addition of the Malabar...

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Dealing with the Stealth Threat: The Way Forward

Dealing with the Stealth Threat: The Way Forward

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 33.1 Jan-Mar 2018 | Date: 24 Jun , 2018

The stealth muscle in the air threat vehicles of today is one dimension of survivability that is fast becoming a nightmare to air defence warriors. Why so? Because survivability directly...

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The Nuances of Air Threat and Its Implications

The Nuances of Air Threat and Its Implications

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 29 Mar , 2018

The multi-dimensional growth of air threat over time has taken place mainly along two major verticals. The first of these is the multiplicity of air threat vehicles. In that, the erstwhile duo of...

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Why Drone Collaterals are Inevitable?

Why Drone Collaterals are Inevitable?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jan , 2018

Drone strikes as a part of targeted killing campaigns against jihadist militants in various parts of the world (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Syria and more) have always suffered...

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Tiered Defence: Putting the SAM in Perspective

Tiered Defence: Putting the SAM in Perspective

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 23 Jan , 2017

There are questions as to why Ground Based Air Defence Weapon Systems (GBADWS) must be deployed in a layered and tiered fashion to provide an optimal degree of air defence cover to the assets...

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The Contours of IDDM: A user’s Perspective

The Contours of IDDM: A user’s Perspective

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 31.3 Jul-Sep 2016 | Date: 23 Dec , 2016

It is my belief that, from such an amalgam, will rise the soul of IDDM. The recent news of hiring young IIT students for certain design assignments by the DRDO, implementation instructions of ADB...

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