Articles in Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022

Soft Kill Air Defence Weapon Systems: The Better Alternative?

Soft Kill Air Defence Weapon Systems: The Better Alternative?

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 23 May , 2022

In recent times, drone and ballistic missile attacks have increasingly been in the news with one of the most targeted countries being Saudi Arabia which has had to defend itself against weekly...

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Sixth Generation Fighter Aircraft: Its Prospects

Sixth Generation Fighter Aircraft: Its Prospects

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 13 May , 2022

Classification of fighter aircraft into ‘generations’ dates back to the 1990s and there are several diverse classification criteria applied by air historians, the National Aeronautics and...

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Rebuilding the Combat Fleet of the IAF to 42 Squadrons

Rebuilding the Combat Fleet of the IAF to 42 Squadrons

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 29 Apr , 2022

In his first major media interaction in October 2021, just after taking over as the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari said, “The Indian Air Force (IAF) is focused on...

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Military – Civil Fusion Strategy of China

Military – Civil Fusion Strategy of China

By: NP Singh | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 27 Apr , 2022

“The ideas, decisions and plans of military and civilian integration must be fully implemented in all fields of national economic and defence construction and in the whole processes. The...

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Atmanirbhar in Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing: A Dream or Reality?

Atmanirbhar in Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing: A Dream or Reality?

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 25 Apr , 2022

Self-reliance has been a prominent agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi since his ascent to the Prime Minister’s chair in 2014. Later that year, he introduced ‘Make in India’ as a...

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Need to Prioritise the IAF’s Unmanned Offensive and Defensive Capability

Need to Prioritise the IAF’s Unmanned Offensive and Defensive Capability

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 22 Apr , 2022

“Victory smiles upon those who anticipate the changes in the character of war, not upon those who wait to adapt themselves after the changes occur.” — Giulio Douhet For long, defence...

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The Indian Military and the Element of Surprise

The Indian Military and the Element of Surprise

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 14 Apr , 2022

“We are never deceived, we deceive ourselves.” — Goethe The significance of the element of ‘surprise’ in warfare has been acknowledged since time immemorial. Articulated as far back as...

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People’s Liberation Army Navy: A Review

People’s Liberation Army Navy: A Review

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 07 Apr , 2022

Need for a Maritime Force Towards the end of the 20th century, China that over the centuries, barring limited periods, had been a nation with a continental outlook started increasingly looking at...

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Make in India: An Appraisal 2022

Make in India: An Appraisal 2022

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 06 Apr , 2022

In 2019, India was among the top five countries with the highest military spending. Large armies with high technological base are usually self-dependent with a robust military industrial complex....

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Should the Indian Army Stay out of Politics?

Should the Indian Army Stay out of Politics?

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 04 Apr , 2022

Of late, several media reports have been warning about an unholy nexus between the Indian military and the ruling party, which could dilute the secular credentials of the former and even lead to...

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Chinese Roulette: Which way will the Wind Blow?

Chinese Roulette: Which way will the Wind Blow?

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 01 Apr , 2022

The 2022 campaigning season along the Sino-Indian Line of Actual Control (LAC) opens up in just a matter of months. By all reckoning, the situation is likely to continue remaining extremely...

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Operational Testing and Evaluation of Weapons and Equipment

Operational Testing and Evaluation of Weapons and Equipment

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 30 Mar , 2022

There is a growing trend in the military to go in for complex weapon platforms without a careful examination of the real effects these high-tech wonder weapons will have on the battlefield. The...

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HFCL is Presently Executing Pan-India Backbone Networks Based on Cutting...

HFCL is Presently Executing Pan-India Backbone Networks Based on Cutting...

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 29 Mar , 2022

HFCL success story has been in media limelight recently. What has inspired the achievement? The singular feature that has inspired the growth of HFCL in past few years is our commitment to emerge...

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War Widows: The Hidden Battles – The Journey of Rebuilding Life

War Widows: The Hidden Battles – The Journey of Rebuilding Life

By: Tamanna Edwards | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 27 Mar , 2022

India in its history has seen many periods of war and instability, with the last conventional war being the Kargil War. Since then, there has been a constant state of conflict in parts of Jammu...

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The Defence and Decline of Dacca in 1971 (Part-I)

The Defence and Decline of Dacca in 1971 (Part-I)

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 25 Mar , 2022

Background of the Great Divide the Pakistani establishment in West Pakistan had given up on East Pakistan long before 1971, when they adopted the strategy of ‘Defence of East Pakistan Lies in...

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China’s Geostrategic Perspect and Eastern Ladakh

China’s Geostrategic Perspect and Eastern Ladakh

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 23 Mar , 2022

“Since deterrence can only be tested negatively, by events that do not take place, and since it is never possible to demonstrate why something has not occurred, it became especially difficult...

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