Articles in Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020

India-Pakistan War 1971: Analysis of India’s Military Strategy

India-Pakistan War 1971: Analysis of India’s Military Strategy

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Cheema | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 07 Mar , 2021

Formulation of Political Objective The paradigm of war typically follows the sequence – ‘Confrontation-Crisis-Conflict-War-Resolution’.1 The 1971 India-Pakistan War generally unfolded to...

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Strengthening India’s Ability: To Prevent Future Wars

Strengthening India’s Ability: To Prevent Future Wars

By: Col JK Achuthan (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 21 Dec , 2020

 “You may not be interested in War; but War is interested in You!” — Leon Trotsky Strong countries prosper by avoiding wars. Sweden has not fought any war since the beginning of the...

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Countering UAS/UAV: Recent Developments

Countering UAS/UAV: Recent Developments

By: Lt Col Nikhil Kapoor | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 05 Dec , 2020

On 03 January 2020, a US drone strike ordered by President Donald Trump on Baghdad airport killed a top Iranian commander, General Qasem Soleimani who headed the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps...

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Artificial Intelligence in Military Aviation

Artificial Intelligence in Military Aviation

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 19 Nov , 2020

Much like the nuclear arms race of the 20th century, Artificial Intelligence (AI) arms race poses the new challenge in 21st century. Autonomous operations by aerial drones, robots and naval...

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Approaches to Carrier Warfare: A Comparative Perspective [Part-I]

Approaches to Carrier Warfare: A Comparative Perspective [Part-I]

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 08 Nov , 2020

Approaches to carrier warfare and the associated operational art vary from navy to navy. A handful of nations employ aircraft carrier in their naval fleet, the latest being the People’s...

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Smoke! Smoke on the Horizon: CNS Shandong (山东)

Smoke! Smoke on the Horizon: CNS Shandong (山东)

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 03 Nov , 2020

On December 17, 2019, China became the first country in Asia to have commissioned the CNS Shandong (山东) – an independently designed and built aircraft carrier since World War II. After India,...

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Indo-US Defence “Make in India” Aviation Initiative

Indo-US Defence “Make in India” Aviation Initiative

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 24 Feb , 2020

The discussions on the Indo-US nuclear deal in 2005 actually started the India-US strategic cooperation and possibly of India leaning towards the USA. Because of years of military purchases from...

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London Bridge to Kashmir and Beyond: What makes Jammu & Kashmir so Important?

London Bridge to Kashmir and Beyond: What makes Jammu & Kashmir so Important?

By: Philip B. Haney & J. M. Phelps | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 20 Feb , 2020

One of the best sources for background information on the complicated subject of Jammu and Kashmir is a book by Alastair Lamb entitled Kashmir: A Disputed Legacy 1846–1990 (available online in...

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India Under a Hybrid Attack?!

India Under a Hybrid Attack?!

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 11 Feb , 2020

 “Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.” —Sun Tzu In...

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MBDA at DefExpo 2020:

MBDA at DefExpo 2020: "Making in India"

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 07 Feb , 2020

 “MBDA has two exciting focuses during DEFEXPO 2020: providing the highest performing missile technologies to India, and secondly delivering on Make in India as part of our longstanding...

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Exclusive Interview: The F-21 will Truly be a Game-Changer…

Exclusive Interview: The F-21 will Truly be a Game-Changer…

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 06 Feb , 2020

Indian Defence Review exclusive email interview by Col Danvir Singh – Associate Editor with William L. Blair, Vice President & Chief Executive – Lockheed Martin India Lockheed Martin is...

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