Articles in Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016

The Submarine Arm of the Indian Navy

The Submarine Arm of the Indian Navy

By: Cmde Arun Kumar | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 09 Mar , 2017

The submarine arm of the Indian Navy is in its 50th year of existence. From a small force of Foxtrot class, it leapfrogged into high tech boats in just 25 years of its coming into being. By then...

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Multiple Origin Fleet: Complexities for the IAF

Multiple Origin Fleet: Complexities for the IAF

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 06 Mar , 2017

India has learned the hard way that a unilateral desire for peace cannot bring about peace. A country can enjoy peace only if it can defend peace. The US offer of the most high-end weapon systems...

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South China Sea Imbroglio: PLA’s Grand Strategy of ‘Unrestricted Warfare’

South China Sea Imbroglio: PLA’s Grand Strategy of ‘Unrestricted Warfare’

By: Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 23 Feb , 2017

For India, these are crucial times, and it should ensure ASEAN solidarity and a joint response to this imbroglio, a united front of South China Sea claimants (the Philippines, Vietnam,...

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Confronting Modern Air Threat

Confronting Modern Air Threat

By: Maj Gen AK Mehra | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 16 Feb , 2017

Countering an emerging, modern multi-vector and multi-element air threat will need a modern air force and an equally modern ground-based, air defence system based on modern missiles and guns....

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Airborne Electronic Warfare: Silent Force Multiplier

Airborne Electronic Warfare: Silent Force Multiplier

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 14 Feb , 2017

Evolution of the radio/radar/TV/laser brought in a domain of warfare called the Electronic Warfare (EW). This invisible silent ‘Killer’ was meant to degrade the enemy sensors and weapons....

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Spurring the Growth of Civil Aviation & Defence Aerospace in India

Spurring the Growth of Civil Aviation & Defence Aerospace in India

By: Sqn Ldr Vijainder K Thakur | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 07 Feb , 2017

India has never attempted to formulate a national vision for aerospace. Now is perhaps the time to do so. Propulsion, materials and avionics technologies are closely guarded secrets. The...

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India-China Relations: Any Way Forward?

India-China Relations: Any Way Forward?

By: Sumant Dhamija | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 04 Feb , 2017

It has been said that engaging China is like trying to wake someone pretending to be asleep. Certainly it involves trying to be neighbourly with a country that does not desire friendship. But...

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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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Nicobar as an IAF base in the Indian Ocean: Strategic Asset or Liability?

Nicobar as an IAF base in the Indian Ocean: Strategic Asset or Liability?

By: Special Correspondent | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 21 Jan , 2017

The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is slowly but surely turning out to be an area where there would be or perhaps there already is a conflict of interest between China and India. At the opening of the...

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Government’s New Defence Initiative: Committee of Experts

Government’s New Defence Initiative: Committee of Experts

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 19 Jan , 2017

In convening the Review, the MoD has treaded a path of wisdom and it needs to be congratulated on this initiative. But to ensure that the path is not lost to wilderness, it needs to be considered...

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