Articles By Lt Gen VK Saxena

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 VK Saxena | 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 VK Saxena | 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 VK Saxena | 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 VK Saxena | 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 VK Saxena | 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 VK Saxena | 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 VK Saxena | 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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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 VK Saxena | Issue: Vol. 31.1 Jan-Mar 2016 | Date: 26 Jun , 2016

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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