Articles in Military & Aerospace

An Ode to the Defence Forces and Families

An Ode to the Defence Forces and Families

By: Aman Talwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Aug , 2022

The glory of the defence forces is second to none. The pride and valour associated with wearing the uniform is an emotion that could never be expressed in words. We are in awe of the defence...

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Revision of OROP and related aspects

Revision of OROP and related aspects

By: Air Marshal SY Savur, PVSM, AVSM (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Aug , 2022

The honourable Supreme Court has awarded the petitioners a revision of One Rank One Pension (OROP) with effect from July 2019. This is in consonance with the Cabinet decision of 2015 submitted to...

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Restructuring the Indian Military in the 21st century

Restructuring the Indian Military in the 21st century

By: Purushendra Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Aug , 2022

Defence modernisation has a major chunk of share in the rhetoric “Atmanirbharta”. With offence becoming the best form of defence and traditional soft power diplomacy giving way to the hard...

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DRDO successfully test fires indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs

DRDO successfully test fires indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Aug , 2022

Indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) were successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and...

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Kargil War 1999: Capture of Point 5770 -'Navdeep Top'

Kargil War 1999: Capture of Point 5770 -'Navdeep Top'

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jul , 2022

Background 23 years may have passed by, but memories of the exemplary valour exhibited and sacrifices made by the Indian armed forces during ‘Operation Vijay’ are as fresh in everyone’s...

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The CAATSA Waiver

The CAATSA Waiver

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jul , 2022

There is considerable euphoria in media over the US House of Representatives approving an exception from the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for India in...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre of Excellence (COE) Launched by Indian...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre of Excellence (COE) Launched by Indian...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jul , 2022

The IAF Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence under the aegis of UDAAN (Unit for Digitisation, Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Application Networking) was inaugurated by Air...

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IAF participate in Tactical Leadership Programme in Egypt

IAF participate in Tactical Leadership Programme in Egypt

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jul , 2022

Indian Air Force contingent is reaching the midway point of the Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) at Egyptian Air Force (EAF) Weapon School in Egypt (Cairo West Airbase). The programme...

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Mainstreaming India's National Security Studies

Mainstreaming India's National Security Studies

By: Harsh Behere | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jul , 2022

As the foundation stone of INDU (Indian National Defense University) forlorn on a field in Haryana and the INDU Bill languishes in the Lok Sabha, Pakistan’s National Defense University (NDU) has...

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Interception of Hezbollah UAVs on the way to a collection mission in...

Interception of Hezbollah UAVs on the way to a collection mission in...

By: Cdr (Dr) Eyal Pinko | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jul , 2022

On Saturday afternoon, July 2, 2022, three Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) were launched from Lebanon toward Israel’s gas rigs. The UAVs were launched by Hezbollah’s UAV unit; a unit currently...

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Drone Swarms: Asset and Threat – is India Ready?

Drone Swarms: Asset and Threat – is India Ready?

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 37.2, Apr-Jun 2022 | Date: 04 Jul , 2022

Military drones are disrupting warfare in the three domains of air, land and sea. Their exploits in the Ukraine war continue to excite interest even as this is being written. In recent years,...

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Defeating Pakistan Army’s Proxy War in Kashmir

Defeating Pakistan Army’s Proxy War in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jul , 2022

Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa’s post-Article 370 abrogation rant that “Pakistan Army firmly stands by the Kashmiris in their just struggle to the very end,” and that “We are...

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GOCO Model: Floundering in Rough Waters

GOCO Model: Floundering in Rough Waters

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 37.2, Apr-Jun 2022 | Date: 29 Jun , 2022

No military has ever outsourced Equipment Readiness; the Indian Army could be the first! The Indian Army’s ambitious plan for modernisation of the Army Base Workshops (ABWs) and implementation...

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Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile successfully...

Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile successfully...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jun , 2022

Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) was successfully flight-tested by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy from an Indian Naval Ship at...

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Military Service through a “Tour of Duty”

Military Service through a “Tour of Duty”

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jun , 2022

Introduction On 29th of July 2020 a brief write up by me was published in the Indian Defense Review (IDR), it was titled ‘Indian Army: A Nation Builder through Character, Leadership and...

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"Tour of Duty"/ "Agnipath" - Another Thought

By: Maj Gen AK Siwach, YSM, VSM**( Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jun , 2022

There has been no recruitment in Indian Army for over two years. The basic reason cited for not holding Recruitment Rallies during this period was ongoing Pandemic- COVID 19. Now it has been...

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Laser Weapons: The Future of Air Defence?

Laser Weapons: The Future of Air Defence?

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jun , 2022

Israel recently announced the successful test of its Iron Beam laser weapon system that reportedly has the capability of intercepting rockets, mortars and anti-tank missiles. Called a game...

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Inverted Rifle & Helmet, symbol of fallen soldiers of 1971 war, shifted from...

Inverted Rifle & Helmet, symbol of fallen soldiers of 1971 war, shifted from...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 May , 2022

Armed Forces on 27-May-2022 in a ceremony shifted the Inverted Rifle and the Helmet from India Gate, which was the symbol of Fallen Soldiers of 1971 War, to Param Yodha Sthal at National War...

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Tour of Duty and the Mess Surrounding It

Tour of Duty and the Mess Surrounding It

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May , 2022

According to an article by Mr Dinaker Peri carried in The Hindu on May 21 2022, driven by the stale argument of a compulsion to reduce the costs of salaries and pensions of the Defense Forces...

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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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