Articles in Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011

Precision Air-to-Ground Weapons beset with problems

Precision Air-to-Ground Weapons beset with problems

By: Air Commodore KB Menon | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 04 Oct , 2015

The collateral damage in the drone attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan are a constant reminder that the use of precision air-to-ground weapons is still beset with problems. Results have shown...

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Chinese Air Force way ahead of IAF

Chinese Air Force way ahead of IAF

By: Air Marshal Narayan Menon | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 05 Jul , 2014

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 proved to be a boon to China and the PLAAF. Apart from a formidable enemy being neutralised, many displaced scientists, engineers and technicians from the...

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MMRCA and the Indian Air Force

MMRCA and the Indian Air Force

By: Air Marshal Raghu Rajan | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 03 Jan , 2013

The MMRCA as a first step, will enable the IAF to hold its own against the PAF, and when it reaches its authorised strength, to face the PLAAF. The technical evaluation process has been...

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Cyber Warfare: The New Threat

Cyber Warfare: The New Threat

By: Air Vice Marshal AK Tiwary | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 14 Dec , 2012

The cyber warriors will identify own networks weakness which will be followed up by regular patch up of vulnerabilities. In addition their actual target could include blowing up electric...

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New technologies and trends in Submarines

New technologies and trends in Submarines

By: Vice Adm Rajeshwer Nath | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 15 Feb , 2012

“At the beginning of the last century, Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson described submarine as underhanded, damned un-English and he suggested that we treat all submarines as pirate ships in wartime...

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India's Offset Policy in the Shipbuilding Sector

India's Offset Policy in the Shipbuilding Sector

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 10 Feb , 2012

India is the third largest arms importer and 10th in terms of global military expenditure.1 Capital acquisition of naval ship and platforms account for 25 percent of India’s capital acquisition...

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Indian Air Force: Looking into the future

Indian Air Force: Looking into the future

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 30 Jan , 2012

When everything arrives together it may easily result in wastage of time and money. There may be sophisticated equipment lying unpacked in a corner because no one knows how to use it. There could...

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PLA: Thrust on Integrated Joint War-Fighting

PLA: Thrust on Integrated Joint War-Fighting

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 26 Dec , 2011

“Therefore, soldiers do not have a constant position, water does not have a constant shape, and to be able to attain victory in response to the change of the enemy is called miraculous”,...

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Army: Management of Human Capital - III

Army: Management of Human Capital - III

By: Lt Gen Mukesh Sabharwal | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 24 Dec , 2011

Maintaining the Image of the Army. The image that the Army has built up over the years of being the ‘Last Bastion’ has given it a place of reverence in the society. Being a part of this...

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 Army: Management of Human Capital - II

Army: Management of Human Capital - II

By: Lt Gen Mukesh Sabharwal | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 23 Dec , 2011

Human Capital Management: Management at the Induction Stage Manpower in the Army comprises all ranks including civilians manning its establishments. Manpower planning involves issues related to...

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Army: Management of Human Capital - I

Army: Management of Human Capital - I

By: Lt Gen Mukesh Sabharwal | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 22 Dec , 2011

“Human Resource Development is an essential command function and, in this context, it needs to be understood that the soldier of tomorrow has to be an innovator who can combine imagination and...

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The Military Must Find Its Voice

The Military Must Find Its Voice

By: Col Harjeet Singh | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 05 Dec , 2011

…military professionals must speak out; they must counsel political leaders and alert the public that there is no such thing as a war fought on the cheap. The Army must make the price of...

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India and the Afghan Imbroglio

India and the Afghan Imbroglio

By: Air Marshal BK Pandey | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 23 Nov , 2011

In all likelihood, in collusion with Pakistan, China is all set to arrive in Afghanistan in a big way drawn essentially by the huge mineral resources there that remain unexploited and access to...

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Why India is unable to prevent terrorist attack?

Why India is unable to prevent terrorist attack?

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 16 Oct , 2011

The fact that the terrorists could target Delhi High Court twice within months with ease, displays the unprecedented helplessness of the state. Since the High Court is adjacent to the Parliament...

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