Articles in Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019

Advances in Military Helicopters

Advances in Military Helicopters

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 19 Oct , 2020

While lagging behind fixed-wing combat aircraft that are stretching out to their sixth generation, military helicopters have yet cornered substantial attention and funding to have made notable...

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Trends in Aerial Weapons: Smart and Lethal

Trends in Aerial Weapons: Smart and Lethal

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 18 Oct , 2020

It is a truism that a combat aircraft, no matter how superlative its performance, is only as fearsome as its weapons. The type, numbers and capability of its armament indicates how effective it...

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Militarisation of Space: Imperatives for India

Militarisation of Space: Imperatives for India

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 15 Oct , 2020

In the last week of July 2019, India concluded the first table-top joint war game called ‘IndSpaceEx’. Run by the military and the space scientists, it was the next logical step after India...

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AMCA and LCA MK II: Challenges and Options

AMCA and LCA MK II: Challenges and Options

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 06 Feb , 2020

The Balakot air strike in February 2019 and the air combat thereafter in which a MiG-21 Bison of Indian Air Force (IAF) had to engage a much more modern F-16 of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), once...

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Orientations of National Defence - II

Orientations of National Defence - II

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 29 Jan , 2020

 “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars” — Latin Proverb Hard Realities of Military Orientation India’s strategically envisioned community is conscious of the fact that the...

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India’s Aerospace Industry: Structure, Strategies, Policies and the Road Ahead

India’s Aerospace Industry: Structure, Strategies, Policies and the Road Ahead

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 29 Jan , 2020

The aerospace industry accounts for nearly 40 percent of global military expenditure which stood at $1,822 billion last year (Sipri 2018). The US is a major player in terms of military expenditure...

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Is Pakistan Mainstreaming Lashkar-e-Toiba Again?

Is Pakistan Mainstreaming Lashkar-e-Toiba Again?

By: Dr V Balasubramaniyan and Dr SV Raghavan | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 27 Jan , 2020

In October 2019, the Asia Pacific Group (APG) published the Mutual Evaluation Report (MER) of Pakistan which is an assessment of Pakistan’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing...

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Relevance of Arthashastra in the 21st Century

Relevance of Arthashastra in the 21st Century

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 17 Jan , 2020

There is possibly a misconception in the Western world that ancient India was ignorant of aspects such as strategy, statecraft or administration even though the Indian epics spoke of vast kingdoms...

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Time for a Final Payback!

Time for a Final Payback!

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 17 Dec , 2019

Questions have also been raised by Baloch leaders over Pakistan’s championing the cause of liberty at the UN when it (Pakistan) itself remains the biggest violator of human rights. Prime...

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Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities: An Assessment

Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities: An Assessment

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 10 Dec , 2019

The attacks on Saudi Aramco are a reminder of India’s dependence on a very volatile and unstable region of the world. The attack appears to fit a pattern of Iran targeting Saudi Arabia’s oil...

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Is the World Coming Apart at the Seams?

Is the World Coming Apart at the Seams?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 08 Dec , 2019

“The darker and bigger the cloud, the more brilliant is the silver lining.” — Hope is not lost. The recent proceedings at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) where the Pakistani Prime...

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70 Years of China’s Independence: Its Message to the World

70 Years of China’s Independence: Its Message to the World

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 07 Dec , 2019

Nearly 15,000 military personnel, more than 160 aircraft, 580 pieces of weaponry and equipment were paraded in the Tiananmen Square in Beijing to mark the celebrations on the 70th anniversary of...

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THALES: A Proud Partner of the Indian Air Force

THALES: A Proud Partner of the Indian Air Force

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 07 Oct , 2019

Over the last few years, the Indian defence industry has taken rapid strides towards achieving self-reliance in defence manufacturing. Under the able guidance of Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon. Defence...

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