Articles in Vol 22.1

IAF defeated PAF in 1965 War

IAF defeated PAF in 1965 War

By: Air Vice Marshal AK Tiwary | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 14 Jan , 2018

After few sorties by the IAF against East Pakistan on 7 Sept a political embargo was imposed on further attacks in the East. This remained in force despite continued PAF strikes in East on  7...

More

Warship Production: Life Cycle Management

Warship Production: Life Cycle Management

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 08 Jan , 2018

In recent years, two developments have overlapped. India has become a cost-effective manufacturing location at a time when India’s Army, Navy and Air Force are poised to commence their...

More

India's Strategic Missiles

India's Strategic Missiles

By: Arun S Vishwakarma | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 15 Oct , 2014

The Agni series of strategic missiles were developed as part of Integrated Guided Missile Programme (IGDMP). The IGDMP was launched in 1983 to achieve self-sufficiency in missile capability, with...

More

Strengthen India's Aerospace Power

Strengthen India's Aerospace Power

By: Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 01 Oct , 2014

India missed out on the first industrial revolution and as a result, for centuries, we remained an agrarian society. A large part of our population continued to languish in poverty. Today, India...

More

Pakistan's Fault Line

Pakistan's Fault Line

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 09 Jun , 2014

The so-called land of the pure, Pakistan, on its creation in 1947 had approximately 13 percent minorities residing within an Islamic population of 76 million. In its unholy fervour to achieve...

More

Spreading Naxalism - Napping Government

Spreading Naxalism - Napping Government

By: PV Ramana | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 24 May , 2013

Naxalites owing allegiance to the Communist Party of India (Maoist) have been waging a bloody insurrection against the Indian state with the ultimate objective of capturing political power...

More

A Vision of Maritime India 2020

A Vision of Maritime India 2020

By: Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 13 Oct , 2012

“What ship? Where bound?” is the traditional nautical query that goes out on the air when a warship encounters a stranger on the high seas. Recently an Indian Navy frigate on passage to the...

More

Nuclear Deal versus Nuclear Capability

Nuclear Deal versus Nuclear Capability

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 16 Sep , 2012

The proclaimed benefits of the Indo-US nuclear deal are unexceptionable. Firstly, we would become eligible to receive nuclear fuel from the Nuclear Suppliers Group. This would enable us to build...

More

Design and Construction of Warships

Design and Construction of Warships

By: Cmde KN Vaidyanathan | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 11 Apr , 2012

The issues discussed in this article are globally relevant: they are more specific to the Indian Navy and warship design and building in India. The tides of change that are sweeping India and the...

More

Sino-India Relations

Sino-India Relations

By: Anil K Singh | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 04 Sep , 2011

The visit of the Chinese President Hu Jintao to India (20-23 November, 2006) has opened new vistas of concretisation of relations between New Delhi and Beijing, with emphasis on augmentation in...

More

Mainstream India's Military Power

Mainstream India's Military Power

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 21 Aug , 2011

On attaining independence, the first question that should have continually been thrown up was “What are the infirmities in our character that have made India remain under foreign rule and...

More

India in the Neighbourhood

India in the Neighbourhood

By: Vikram Sood | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 19 Aug , 2011

Leo Tolstoy’s classic Anna Karenina begins with the famous sentence: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The Indian subcontinent is somewhat like...

More

Middlemen in Defence Procurements

Middlemen in Defence Procurements

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 14 Jan , 2011

The role of middlemen in defence deals has been a subject of intense debate in India for decades now. The recent statement of the Prime Minister that India needs to regulate the functioning of...

More

ULFA The Hindu Mercenaries of Jihadis

ULFA The Hindu Mercenaries of Jihadis

By: B Raman | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 14 Jan , 2011

In 13 different incidents reported since January 5, 2007 from the districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar and Dhemaji, the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) is reported to have mowed...

More

Military-Police Relations : The Kolkata Syndrome

Military-Police Relations : The Kolkata Syndrome

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 07 Dec , 2010

The Kolkata incident on the New Years Eve wherein the military and police clashed over the detention of two young army officers belonging to a Madras Unit, which has arrived at a peace station...

More

Impediments to the Modernisation of the Indian Defence Forces

Impediments to the Modernisation of the Indian Defence Forces

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 03 Dec , 2010

As an emerging economic and military power, India must possess armed forces that can guarantee security of its interests in a dynamic international geo-political environment. However, slow and...

More

Play Safe Syndrome Rules Defence Procurements

Play Safe Syndrome Rules Defence Procurements

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 03 Dec , 2010

It is a well accepted dictum in the corridors of MoD that not taking a decision is far less risky than taking one. Therefore, it is considered judicious to defer decision-making. Additionally,...

More

Ordeals of Decision-Making

Ordeals of Decision-Making

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 03 Dec , 2010

During the Kargil conflict, stocks of a particular type of vital ammunition were running frightfully low. A delegation was rushed to the supplier nation to obtain additional supplies urgently....

More

Military Lessons : Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-1

Military Lessons : Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-1

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 26 Jul , 2007

A classical response option for a country faced with an externally inspired Low Intensity Conflict (that can drag on for decades) is to conventionalise the conflict. In so doing, its strategic...

More

Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-2 : Israeli Response

Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-2 : Israeli Response

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 26 Apr , 2007

The Air Offensive The Israeli Air Force (IAF) put in a stellar performance in this war. Its prime target system was the known locations of the Hezbollah’s long range rockets like the Raad (45...

More