Articles in Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019

Mobile Phones: A Disruptive Military Communications Change

Mobile Phones: A Disruptive Military Communications Change

By: Col NP Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 09 Mar , 2020

Cellular phones aka mobile phones have been one of the biggest disruptive technology changes in human lives in recent times. They have developed rather quickly – from bulky, half-kilogramme,...

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Drones: A Game Changer in Future Conflict

Drones: A Game Changer in Future Conflict

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 07 Feb , 2020

Drones have been called “the ultimate military growth industry”. Air, naval and land forces everywhere are striving to acquire these platforms. Herein lies the danger; thanks to advanced armed...

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Private Sector in Aerospace and Defence: An Evolving Success Story

Private Sector in Aerospace and Defence: An Evolving Success Story

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 31 Jan , 2020

There is near unanimity in public perception of the Indian public sector involvement in aerospace and defence, be it the bloodsucking Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)...

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Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft for the IAF

Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft for the IAF

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 26 Jan , 2020

The Indian Air Force (IAF) air strike across the international border to target a Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) camp 60 kilometres deep in Balakot, well beyond Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and the air...

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Technology in Warfare: Is India Lagging Behind?

Technology in Warfare: Is India Lagging Behind?

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 25 Nov , 2019

There are more than 250 government or private drone developers or manufacturers in China. Some are working closely with technical universities and the government. China is investing heavily in...

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China’s new Constellation in Asia-Pacific: India’s Bind

China’s new Constellation in Asia-Pacific: India’s Bind

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 10 Aug , 2019

“Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed” — Henry Miller China’s Quest The People’s Republic of China (PRC) identifies its primary interest with the perpetuation of the...

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India: Need for Strategic Culture and Policy Options

India: Need for Strategic Culture and Policy Options

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 24 Jul , 2019

Towards the end of the 20th century, analysts all over the world forecast about the nations that would emerge as power centres on the world scene in the 21st century. India figured on every list...

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The Russian Shift

The Russian Shift

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 24 Jul , 2019

India is geographically situated in the middle of the huge geo-political divide. Ironically, the partners in the East do not share the table in the West. And those, who did earlier, are now...

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Deconstructing the Psycho-Political Profile of a Terrorist

Deconstructing the Psycho-Political Profile of a Terrorist

By: Dr Veena Ravi Kumar | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 19 Jul , 2019

The term terrorism can be traced to the Latin word ‘terrere’, which means ‘to frighten’ and the French suffix, ‘isme’ – ‘to practice’. The term was used in ancient Rome and is...

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Pushing the Red Line: Analysing India’s Response Post Pulwama

Pushing the Red Line: Analysing India’s Response Post Pulwama

By: Maj Dibya Satpathy | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 17 Jun , 2019

Balakot as a target was diligently selected after confirmed intelligence reports of presence of terror camps. Words were carefully chosen to justify the strikes and garner the needed international...

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Securing India’s Rightful Place in the Comity of Nations

Securing India’s Rightful Place in the Comity of Nations

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 14 Jun , 2019

By end-May, a new government will be in power in India. Evidently it will be a NDA government with reinforced mandate in power for the 17th Lok Sabha. However, the wounded opposition is likely to...

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