Articles in Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017

Indo-Israel Relations: Make With India

Indo-Israel Relations: Make With India

By: Tamir Eshel | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 15 Jan , 2018

Both countries carved their national identity as a fragile balance of cultures, religions and minorities. Both have significant expatriate communities in foreign countries, giving significant...

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Advances In Technology: Battlefield Helicopters

Advances In Technology: Battlefield Helicopters

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 10 Jan , 2018

Inarguably, the most ambitious programme to design future battlefield helicopters is the US FVL. However, the Dutch Air Chief, Lt. Gen. Alexander Schnitger reportedly questioned the programme...

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Look Long, Look Deep: China’s Airborne Warning and Control Systems

Look Long, Look Deep: China’s Airborne Warning and Control Systems

By: Gp Capt Ravinder Singh Chhatwal | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 18 Dec , 2017

China, it seems has major long-term plans for future AWACS. Future Chinese AWACS are going to be very cost competitive since major development work has already been done. Dr Wang says, “The...

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The Offset Policy – A Decade In Retrospect

The Offset Policy – A Decade In Retrospect

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 13 Dec , 2017

The offset policy is an important policy statement for the conservative defence manufacturing sector. It has to embrace design, development and manufacturing in its scope and encourage OEMs,...

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Space: The Force Multiplier for Air Power

Space: The Force Multiplier for Air Power

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 10 Nov , 2017

India needs early warning satellites to monitor ICBM launches and even tactical airspace as an important military asset. Ground/space-based lasers are needed to disable enemy satellites or...

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Naval Combat Systems: Evolution and Future Perspectives

Naval Combat Systems: Evolution and Future Perspectives

By: Cmde Arun Kumar | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 04 Nov , 2017

The spectre of obsolescence and rapidly changing technology, especially the advent of unmanned vehicles will drive the future trends of NCS. Open Architecture and Cyber Security will take centre...

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Embrace the Future of Kashmir

Embrace the Future of Kashmir

By: Lt Gen Subrata Saha | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 31 Oct , 2017

In the present circumstances, where vicious propaganda is clouding and vitiating young minds, the nation, as the Prime Minister says, needs to embrace the people, help the youth to get their...

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Balancing Politics and Power: Prognosis of China’s Military Build-Up

Balancing Politics and Power: Prognosis of China’s Military Build-Up

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 29 Oct , 2017

So far we have attributed the PRC’s military build-up to its likelihood of turning into a regional tormentor. Indeed, it is wise to be circumspect. Besides, in the entire pan Asian region,...

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Do We Take Our Armed Forces Seriously?

Do We Take Our Armed Forces Seriously?

By: Sanjiv Khanna | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 26 Oct , 2017

India can be surely proud of its disciplined, apolitical and brave armed forces. Our military not only represents a potent force, but is a unique force in the world that is constituted by the...

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Strategic Partnership with Private Players: An Overview

Strategic Partnership with Private Players: An Overview

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 15 Oct , 2017

There are two concerns which need to be addressed to make Strategic Partnerships contribute in a meaningful and time-bound manner. The first and foremost concern is the lack of institutional...

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Pax Britannica Whittled down to an Island Kingdom: (Intrigues that Built an...

Pax Britannica Whittled down to an Island Kingdom: (Intrigues that Built an...

By: Lt Gen PG Kamath | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 04 Oct , 2017

India, even after 70 years of independence, is still floundering to identify her strategic goals. Our national vision can be gleaned from the oath taken by the Constituent Assembly on August 15,...

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China’s ‘Contentious’ Path to War?

China’s ‘Contentious’ Path to War?

By: Anant Mishra | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 24 Sep , 2017

The traditional US foreign policy of ‘preserve and protect’ could instigate some issues between Washington and Beijing but experts argue that Washington would maintain close proximity with...

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Resurgence of ULFA (I) in Assam: Implications for Internal Security

Resurgence of ULFA (I) in Assam: Implications for Internal Security

By: Indrajit Sharma & Dr N Mohandas Singh | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 23 Sep , 2017

To infer that India’s COIN campaign in Assam is successful is not justifiable yet as the conflicts have not been resolved; rather they have been contained or managed to a great extent. Conflict...

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North Korea – A Delinquent State?

North Korea – A Delinquent State?

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 22 Sep , 2017

Diplomacy has failed because North Korea remains determined to build its nuclear arsenal. Resuming talks would achieve nothing, when it is so close to attaining an effective arsenal. North Korea...

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Doklam: India at an Inflection Point in its Quest for Regional/Global Power...

Doklam: India at an Inflection Point in its Quest for Regional/Global Power...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 14 Sep , 2017

Doklam, was an innocuous and routine local initiative by the troops on ground. The commander there felt the need to ensure that the existing Agreements and Treaties between India and China are...

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