Articles in Issues

Interview of COAS General Manoj Pande

Interview of COAS General Manoj Pande

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jan , 2023

Lt Gen JS Bajwa – Editor Indian Defence Review (IDR) had the unique privilege to interview the Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Pande, PVSM AVSM, VSM, ADC. Details of the candid response of...

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Tremors in the West

Tremors in the West

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jan , 2023

An article in The Economist on May 25, 2017 talked of Ukraine fighting two wars; with Russia in the East and with its core – battling endemic corruption. The level of corruption has shot up...

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AI in Defence Surveillance

AI in Defence Surveillance

By: Sandeep Shah | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jan , 2023

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles” —  Sun Tzu The world is evolving at an exponential rate, nations are getting increasingly aware...

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Only Courtrooms Cannot Secure India

Only Courtrooms Cannot Secure India

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2023

An unfortunate phenomenon has been witnessed in the last few years. The judiciary has been dishing out uninvited, unsolicited and unwelcomed directions to the country’s security apparatus...

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Commissioning of INS Vagir: The fifth Kalvari-class submarine entirely made...

Commissioning of INS Vagir: The fifth Kalvari-class submarine entirely made...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jan , 2023

On 23 January 2023, INS Vagir, the fifth P75 Kalvari-class submarines, was commissioned within the Indian Navy in presence of the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R Hari Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC...

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Political and Economic Instability in Pakistan causes concerns to its neighbour

Political and Economic Instability in Pakistan causes concerns to its neighbour

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jan , 2023

“Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself”. Unfortunately, both the immediate neighbours – Pakistan and China – are hostile towards India however; the growing political and economic...

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Obstacles in the Development of Comprehensive National Power

Obstacles in the Development of Comprehensive National Power

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2023

The last three years saw a major change in India’s national security environment. On the one hand, Pakistan, beset by internal turmoil and economic bankruptcy faded out, and China emerged as...

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Why an Invasion of Taiwan is not Xi Jinping’s Immediate Priority

Why an Invasion of Taiwan is not Xi Jinping’s Immediate Priority

By: Col Deepak Kumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jan , 2023

Reunification of Taiwan with mainland China has been the generation long ambition of the present lot of leaders of the Chinese Communist Party. During many Congresses of the Communist Party this...

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Indo-Russian joint venture starts manufacturing Kalashnikov AK-203 assault...

Indo-Russian joint venture starts manufacturing Kalashnikov AK-203 assault...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2023

Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited, a joint venture between Russia and India, registered and located in India, whose founders on the Russian side are Rosoboronexport and Kalashnikov Concern...

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Quantum Technology: Gartner’s Hype Cycle and its Implications for National...

Quantum Technology: Gartner’s Hype Cycle and its Implications for National...

By: Dr Sharad S Chauhan | Issue: Vol. 37.4, Oct-Dec 2022 | Date: 13 Jan , 2023

The 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three scientists “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violations of Bell Inequalities and pioneering quantum information...

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Cost of National Defence Index (CNDI): Towards an Affordable and...

Cost of National Defence Index (CNDI): Towards an Affordable and...

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Vol. 37.4, Oct-Dec 2022 | Date: 12 Jan , 2023

We define a new metric – the Cost of National Defence Index (CNDI). The Armed Forces Sizing Index (AFSI), proposed earlier showed the minimum of one soldier supporting and supported by 1,000...

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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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Elbit Systems Awarded a $180 Million Contract from the Israeli MOD for its...

Elbit Systems Awarded a $180 Million Contract from the Israeli MOD for its...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2023

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded a contract in an amount of approximately $180 million from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMoD) to provide, operate and maintain the new Mission...

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Indian Coast Guard Concludes Maiden Contract for 10 Multicopter (VTOL) Drones

Indian Coast Guard Concludes Maiden Contract for 10 Multicopter (VTOL) Drones

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2023

In a major boost to Marine Surveillance and Interdiction capabilities, the Indian Coast Guard has concluded maiden contract for 10 multicopter (VTOL) drones in consonance with Government of...

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IAF & Japan Air Self Defence Force set to exercise jointly in Japan

IAF & Japan Air Self Defence Force set to exercise jointly in Japan

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2023

To promote Air Defence cooperation between the countries, India and Japan are all set to hold the joint Air Exercise, ‘Veer Guardian-2023’ involving the Indian Air Force and Japan Air Self...

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Pakistan Army’s Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Problem

Pakistan Army’s Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Problem

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2023

To be on the same page with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is certainly not a compliment. Hence, when I say that by expressing the “hope that the establishment’s...

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Red Tape in implementing Judgements & Orders to Similarly Situated Persons

Red Tape in implementing Judgements & Orders to Similarly Situated Persons

By: Air Marshal SY Savur, PVSM, AVSM (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jan , 2023

An article in Live Law portal in which the author states that as of May 2022, over 4.7 crore cases are pending at various levels in India of which almost 70000 cases are pending before the...

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How should India Exploit Space for Military Advantage?

How should India Exploit Space for Military Advantage?

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jan , 2023

In December 2019, as per a declaration issued by the Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in London, formally recognised space as an...

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Pakistan in Hot Soup

Pakistan in Hot Soup

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2023

Pakistani historian and academic FS Aijazuddin wrote in a recent article, “At the moment, Pakistan, like some charpoy left out in the rain, is precariously balanced on its four uneven corners....

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Digital India under Cyber Attack!!

Digital India under Cyber Attack!!

By: Deepak Kumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2023

India’s economy is aggressively progressing ahead to play a crucial role in propelling the global economy by quick implementation of policy programs, curbing the administrative lag, and more...

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