Articles in Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021

Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems: Existential Threat to Humanity?

Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems: Existential Threat to Humanity?

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 20 Oct , 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the most important asset for autonomous systems. India needs to master AI technologies and applications; no one parts with them. India has to make a serious...

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Challenges of Integrated Air Defence

Challenges of Integrated Air Defence

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 25 Jul , 2021

There is a need for taking it slow and not plunging into a hastily set up arrangement just because the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) wants it done within his tenure. Possibly, a national security...

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Weaponisation of Emerging Technologies: Staring at an Armageddon

Weaponisation of Emerging Technologies: Staring at an Armageddon

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 17 Jul , 2021

Whenever the leading nations come around to bilaterally or multi-laterally agree to legal bindings to control destabilising technologies, they can prioritise by agreeing not to attack the C3I...

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Apache and Chinook: Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Helicopter Fleet

Apache and Chinook: Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Helicopter Fleet

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 15 Jul , 2021

Offensive rotary wing capability of the Indian Air Force (IAF) goes back to the 1960s when Chetak (Allouette III) helicopters were used with French AS 11 B1 Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs), but...

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Revival of Maritime Outlook in Modern India: The Role of KM Panikkar

Revival of Maritime Outlook in Modern India: The Role of KM Panikkar

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 09 Jul , 2021

It is apparent that 21st century India is once again looking towards oceans for her security and economic prosperity. Her interactions with nations across the entire Indo-Pacific and beyond are on...

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Air Space Control: Challenges and the Way Ahead

Air Space Control: Challenges and the Way Ahead

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 07 Jul , 2021

Myriads of sensors will help create a very realistic day and night, all-weather situational picture for the commanders and controllers to manage air space more efficiently. It will be possible to...

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India must shed its Good Boy Image

India must shed its Good Boy Image

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 05 Jul , 2021

In this game of power, a nation that is able to quickly arrest the spread of virus within its own territory as well as research, develop and manufacture the vaccines, wins. For this to happen, a...

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Has China Pressed the United States against the Wall?

Has China Pressed the United States against the Wall?

By: Ivaylo Valchev | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 30 Jun , 2021

Post elections, the United States (US) seems to have lost illusions about its biggest trading partner and the new administration has adopted the hardline policy of the Trump administration. The...

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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Power

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Power

By: Rajiv Malhotra | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 29 Jun , 2021

India is lagging behind China in Artificial Intelligence (AI) by at least a decade and also, unique data assets are routinely given away to foreign countries because of the ignorance of her...

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Integrated Logistics Command: Need for a Capability – Centric Kernel

Integrated Logistics Command: Need for a Capability – Centric Kernel

By: Lt Gen NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 28 Jun , 2021

“In the Middle East War of 1973… it was only when the Israeli army enhanced its technical support… that 80 percent of the damaged tanks in the war could be recovered and sent back to the...

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Manoeuver Warfare: Liberation of Bangladesh in 1971

Manoeuver Warfare: Liberation of Bangladesh in 1971

By: Lt Gen JBS Yadava | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 26 Jun , 2021

A number of battles were fought during the liberation of Bangladesh, but one that was most significant from the point of view of achieving a strategic objective within the required timeframe was...

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Is India Paying the Price for Abandoning Tibet?

Is India Paying the Price for Abandoning Tibet?

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 26 Jun , 2021

In 2012, Chinese supremo, Xi Jinping, on taking over the party leadership, visited the Museum of Revolution, where he declared, “Glorious 5,000 years of the history of Chinese nation, 95 years...

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Myanmar: Strategic Hiatus

Myanmar: Strategic Hiatus

By: Lt Gen Sanjiv Langer | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 24 Jun , 2021

One of reasons the Myanmar military elites (about 50 families), gave ground to limited democracy was that the economy was a disaster in the early 2000s. The same state will prevail for some time....

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What Obstructs India’s Quest for the Status as a ‘Power’?

What Obstructs India’s Quest for the Status as a ‘Power’?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 21 Jun , 2021

“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party. …According to the Marxist theory...

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US withdrawal from Afghanistan: Taliban, Pakistan and India

US withdrawal from Afghanistan: Taliban, Pakistan and India

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 19 Jun , 2021

India has been a victim of self-inflicted wounds caused by ignoring lessons from the history right from 1947 onwards. With no share in the emerging power matrix, Indians have no choice but to see...

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