Articles in Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021

UAVs: A Potent Operational Asset

UAVs: A Potent Operational Asset

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 31 Mar , 2021

Despite tacit understanding between China and India, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) continue to play a significant role in the face-off between them in Ladakh. Meanwhile, Pakistan continues to...

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Self-Reliance in General Munitions and Energetics: Need for a Vision

Self-Reliance in General Munitions and Energetics: Need for a Vision

By: Lt Gen NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 25 Mar , 2021

“It’s all right to aim high if you have plenty of ammunition.” — Hawley R. Everhart The current stand-off at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has once again highlighted the fact that...

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114 Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft: Is there an Urgency for Procurement?

114 Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft: Is there an Urgency for Procurement?

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 22 Mar , 2021

The ignominious drubbing of 1962 was a shock for the Indian military, which was unprepared for a war due to its being ill-equipped and having shortfalls in war-making materials and munitions....

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History of Shipbuilding in India

History of Shipbuilding in India

By: Vice Adm Rajeshwer Nath | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 19 Mar , 2021

The India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020, held in December 2020, dealt with the “Congress of the History of Science in India from Shoonya to Mangalyaan”. The purpose of one of the...

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Does India need a Strategic Bomber?

Does India need a Strategic Bomber?

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 10 Mar , 2021

A South China Morning Post, report of November 26, 2020, says, China’s H-20 stealth bomber will give China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) a ‘truly intercontinental’ strike...

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India’s Strategic Dominance in Space and Outer Space Laws

India’s Strategic Dominance in Space and Outer Space Laws

By: Lt Cdr Bharat Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 06 Mar , 2021

India’s Grasp of the Space and Universe Ancient India, since time immemorial, has had a profound understanding and association with space and the universe. India has always been a land of...

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Announcing the Penta-Polar World

Announcing the Penta-Polar World

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 01 Mar , 2021

India has been playing the power dynamics game without a long-term, consistent and constructed narrative or at least, there is not enough evidence of this being so. Secondly, India has perhaps...

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India’s Iran-Israel Dilemma

India’s Iran-Israel Dilemma

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 07 Feb , 2021

As tensions between Israel and Iran threaten to embroil the entire region, the consequences for India will be quite serious. This would pertain to not only managing its energy security, for which...

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“If You Know Your Enemy…” — Why China did What it did in Ladakh?

“If You Know Your Enemy…” — Why China did What it did in Ladakh?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 06 Feb , 2021

“If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don’t just be mad at him.” — Denzel Hayes Washington (American actor, director, and producer) Consequent to the five underground...

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India’s Defence Budget of FY 21-22 falls short of Forces Expectation

India’s Defence Budget of FY 21-22 falls short of Forces Expectation

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 02 Feb , 2021

The Defence budget 2021 has fallen far below the expectations of many. Various defence experts and professionals were expecting a sizeable increase in the defence budget allocation for the...

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