Articles in Vol. 32.1 Jan-Mar 2017

National Security and the use of Armed Force

National Security and the use of Armed Force

By: Lt Gen SC Sardeshpande | Issue: Vol. 32.1 Jan-Mar 2017 | Date: 19 May , 2017

With all the churning and regurgitation on the national security canvas, as it gets closer and closer to every citizen in today’s world, how do we develop our national security awareness and...

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Will the Kamov Ka 226T meet India’s Requirements?

Will the Kamov Ka 226T meet India’s Requirements?

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 32.1 Jan-Mar 2017 | Date: 18 Apr , 2017

On November 30, 2016, an Indian Army Cheetah helicopter crashed at Sukhna in West Bengal, killing three officers and injuring a soldier. Whether the Court of Inquiry finds the old age of the...

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China in Central Asia: Controlling the Narrative

China in Central Asia: Controlling the Narrative

By: Jabin T Jacob | Issue: Vol. 32.1 Jan-Mar 2017 | Date: 13 Apr , 2017

China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) of which the SREB is one part has generated apprehension in many of its host countries. There is often an extreme lack of transparency in many deals...

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands – Strategic Potential Untapped

Andaman and Nicobar Islands – Strategic Potential Untapped

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 32.1 Jan-Mar 2017 | Date: 02 Apr , 2017

Post-26/11 Mumbai attacks, which were orchestrated from the sea, India has realised the threat potential from the Indian Ocean. The geographical configuration and the location of the Island chain...

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Beyond the S-400 Triumf

Beyond the S-400 Triumf

By: Maj Gen AK Mehra | Issue: Vol. 32.1 Jan-Mar 2017 | Date: 21 Mar , 2017

The proposed acquisition of the S-400 Triumf will undoubtedly impact capability of the adversary in conducting air operations and will be a valuable constituent of the Indian air defence...

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Enhancing Firepower – BrahMos

Enhancing Firepower – BrahMos

By: Sqn Ldr Vijainder K Thakur | Issue: Vol. 32.1 Jan-Mar 2017 | Date: 14 Mar , 2017

Extending the range of the Brahmos-A would be technically far more challenging than extending the range of the surface launched variants of the missile, since the missile developers would be...

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India’s Geostrategic Imperatives in 2017

India’s Geostrategic Imperatives in 2017

By: Lt Gen JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 32.1 Jan-Mar 2017 | Date: 05 Mar , 2017

“When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, Sir?” — John Maynard Keynes With the dawn of every New Year, experts of the strategic community undertake an exercise to take stock...

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The Unmanned Route to Military Might: India’s Evolving Unmanned Systems

The Unmanned Route to Military Might: India’s Evolving Unmanned Systems

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha | Issue: Vol. 32.1 Jan-Mar 2017 | Date: 17 Feb , 2017

India’s holdings of unmanned systems are clearly inadequate for a country of this size. This is, perhaps, due to uncertain commitment from the users in the past, inadequate funding and...

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Enhancement of Security at Military Airfields

Enhancement of Security at Military Airfields

By: Gp Capt Johnson Chacko | Issue: Vol. 32.1 Jan-Mar 2017 | Date: 17 Feb , 2017

Effective enhancement of security needs to have components that carry out continuous gapless ‘Surveillance’ of the perimeter, through day and night, in all weather and outdoor conditions...

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IAF’s Combat Aircraft Shortfall: A Ticking Time Bomb

IAF’s Combat Aircraft Shortfall: A Ticking Time Bomb

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 32.1 Jan-Mar 2017 | Date: 16 Feb , 2017

The Tejas is an aircraft the IAF can do without, although pressures to induct it have led to orders. Meanwhile, the sands of time, inexorably straining through the impassive hourglass of IAF...

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