Articles in Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018

Unmanned Fighters and Beyond

Unmanned Fighters and Beyond

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 31 May , 2019

The fighter-bomber will continue to remain the main instrument for prosecuting air war. Their main characteristics would be agility, super cruise, stealth, multi-function Active Electronically...

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Air Power for Special Operations: The Need For ‘Jointness’?

Air Power for Special Operations: The Need For ‘Jointness’?

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 07 Mar , 2019

The Indian Army and the Indian Navy have elite forces for Special Operations while the Indian Air Force owns a majority of the platforms to deliver them. The lack of ‘jointness’ has meant that...

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The Indian Air Force in a Two-Front War

The Indian Air Force in a Two-Front War

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 18 Feb , 2019

China has been aggressively modernising its Armed Forces with the aim to match the United States (US) for ultimate world dominance. China’s defence budget is nearly four times that of...

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Hackers On The Rampage: Are We Ready?

Hackers On The Rampage: Are We Ready?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 17 Nov , 2018

Are we in India looking at the issue of ‘Hacktivism’ with the seriousness it deserves? Merely placing numerous firewalls is not adequate security. We have to discipline ourselves to eliminate...

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Self Reliance in Defence Production: A Mirage

Self Reliance in Defence Production: A Mirage

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 03 Sep , 2018

Understandably, India does not wish to be a 70 per cent import-dependent nation. Yet, at the same time we cannot be 100 per cent self-sufficient nation. It is just not feasible to be an...

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1971 War: Attack by Infiltration and Annihilation of 32 Baluch

1971 War: Attack by Infiltration and Annihilation of 32 Baluch

By: Lt Gen JBS Yadava | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 30 Jun , 2018

Attack by infiltration is not a new technique in war fighting. There are numerous examples in Indian history where this technique has resulted in disproportionate gains to the attacker. During...

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LCA Tejas: Time to go Indigenous?

LCA Tejas: Time to go Indigenous?

By: Gp Capt Ravinder Singh Chhatwal | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 27 Jun , 2018

By placing an order for 123 LCA Tejas Mk1/1A and a commitment for the Mk-2 variant, the IAF has encouraged indigenous production of combat aircraft. This time, the IAF must not kill indigenous...

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Challenges of Setting up Defence Corridor for Make in India

Challenges of Setting up Defence Corridor for Make in India

By: Dr JP Dash & Devinder Kumar | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 17 May , 2018

Defence manufacturing in India is undergoing a significant change to achieve self-reliance in defence equipment. More and more AONs have been issued under Make India, Buy and Make India...

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North East: Asia’s Conundrum

North East: Asia’s Conundrum

By: Lt Gen PG Kamath | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 13 May , 2018

The question that arises is – can the countries of North East Asia cooperate and bring stability in the region? For any meaningful cooperation in North East Asia, two factors stand out that would...

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Crisis in the Maldives: India’s Options

Crisis in the Maldives: India’s Options

By: Cmde Arun Kumar | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 22 Apr , 2018

“To be Secure on Land one must be Supreme at Sea” – Jawahar Lal Nehru In early February this year, the archipelago nation of Maldives found itself in a full-blown constitutional and political...

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Military Diplomacy: A Vital Tool for Furthering National Interests

Military Diplomacy: A Vital Tool for Furthering National Interests

By: Lt Gen Kamal Davar (Retd) | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 17 Apr , 2018

“While the civil bureaucracy and the political leadership in our MOD continue to constrain the Indian military’s engagement with the world, China is consciously promoting it.”  — C Raja...

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Profiling Future Wars — Indian Context

Profiling Future Wars — Indian Context

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 16 Apr , 2018

‘An analysis of the content and character of armed confrontation in local wars and armed conflicts over the last decade leads us to the conclusion that the content of the particular military...

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Indo-French Relations: Will the Partnership take a Step Further?

Indo-French Relations: Will the Partnership take a Step Further?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 14 Apr , 2018

According to most commentators, the visit to India of French President Emmanuel Macron has been an unqualified success. For the first time, a French President was on the cover a national magazine;...

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Indo-Israel Defence Cooperation: The Road Ahead

Indo-Israel Defence Cooperation: The Road Ahead

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 14 Apr , 2018

Indo-Israel defence relations have followed a very constructive path over the years, with the joint design development and production initiative of MRSAM missiles between the DRDO and IAI, Israel...

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