Articles in Military & Aerospace

IAF Exercise Gagan Shakti 2018 –Simple Attrition Estimates

IAF Exercise Gagan Shakti 2018 –Simple Attrition Estimates

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jun , 2018

The Indian Air Force Conducted its recent Exercise Gagan Shakti 2018 in April 2018. It was an exercise to learn meaningful lessons in a short and intense battle scenario. According to the press...

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The Khalistani Terrorism

The Khalistani Terrorism

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 17 Jun , 2018

In the first few years after India’s independence, the Sikh migrants from Punjab constituted the largest single group of Indian origin in the Indian diaspora in the UK, the US and Canada. Some...

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Indigenous ‘Dhanush’ Clears Trials

Indigenous ‘Dhanush’ Clears Trials

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jun , 2018

The indigenous ‘Dhanush’ 155mm howitzer has cleared successful trials which is excellent news. The bad part is the headlines “It took 4,000 rounds and 5 Years for Dhanush to get Yes from...

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Kargil Controversy: Mismanagement of Higher Defence

Kargil Controversy: Mismanagement of Higher Defence

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 10 Jun , 2018

During the Second World War the British Army’s operations in Greece ran into near disaster and to save the army, its immediate evacuation by sea became imperative. During this phase of the war,...

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Cantonments sans security

Cantonments sans security

By: Lt Gen HPS Klair | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jun , 2018

The recent Raksha Mantri’s ‘farman’ to open all cantonment roads drew its due share of reactions that any surprise and surreptitious order would. While the RM has to be responsible for her...

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Breaking the Silo Culture: Military Lessons for the Corporate World

Breaking the Silo Culture: Military Lessons for the Corporate World

By: Prof Pratip C Mazumdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jun , 2018

Many executives in the academia and the corporate world sadly perceive the Armed Forces, to be a strict hierarchy where rules are deeply entrenched and orders are embellished and given from the...

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Kargil: Turning the Tide

Kargil: Turning the Tide

By: Lt Gen Mohinder Puri | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kargil: Turning the Tide | Date: 06 Jun , 2018

Introduction It was indeed my professional privilege to command the ‘Forever in Operations’ 8 Mountain Division during Operation Vijay, our response to Pakistan’s Operation Badr. I had been...

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Misconduct by UN Peacekeeping Forces: Addressing a Critical Challenge

Misconduct by UN Peacekeeping Forces: Addressing a Critical Challenge

By: Sreoshi Sinha | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 04 Jun , 2018

More than 50 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse involving the UN peacekeeping personnel and its partners serving in the field were received during the first three months of this year....

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10 Para (SF) - Mustaffa of Desert Warfare

10 Para (SF) - Mustaffa of Desert Warfare

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jun , 2018

‘Mussoorie main honeymoon manane walon ko pata chale ki IMA mein loha ban raha hai’ — This is one of the many punch lines that Drill Instructors of Indian Military Academy (IMA) frequently...

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Opening of Army Cantonments

Opening of Army Cantonments

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 31 May , 2018

The recent unilateral decision by the defence minister in opening army cantonments across the nation, without taking the views of the army hierarchy, solely based on inputs from the Defence...

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Army to Get Its Own Apaches Attack Helicopters

Army to Get Its Own Apaches Attack Helicopters

By: Lt Gen BS Pawar | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 30 May , 2018

The article first published in Indian Defence Review (Vol 32.4 – Oct-Dec 2017) The Army’s long pending demand for requirement of state-of-art American Apache Attack Helicopters for its Strike...

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The Kargil Conflict does not qualify to be called a War

The Kargil Conflict does not qualify to be called a War

By: Air Marshal RK Nehra | Issue: Book Excerpt: Hinduism & its Military Ethos | Date: 30 May , 2018

It appears from newspaper reports that some Pakistani mujahideens (irregulars) occupied the Kargil heights sometime around April 1999. Later on, they were joined by regular Pakistan troops. Their...

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India’s maritime and other challenges in the Indo-Pacific region

India’s maritime and other challenges in the Indo-Pacific region

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 May , 2018

Until very recently we would be talking only about India’s challenges, maritime and others, in the Indian Ocean region and not the Indo-Pacific region. The concept of the Indo-Pacific is a very...

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External Naval presence in Indian Ocean

External Naval presence in Indian Ocean

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Guardianship: The Indian Navy 1991-2000 | Date: 27 May , 2018

Sea Lines of Communications (SLOCs) in the Indian Ocean, came into prominence in the 90s when forces of globalisation sparked a process of huge economic growth that resulted in increased...

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1971: Assessment of campaign in the Western Sector

1971: Assessment of campaign in the Western Sector

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 20 May , 2018

According to a Defence Ministry announcement after the 1971 conflict, India claimed the capture of 3,600 square kilometres of Pakistani territory against 126 square kilometres of Indian territory...

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Indian Navy: Underwater Ranges

Indian Navy: Underwater Ranges

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Guardianship: The Indian Navy 1991-2000 | Date: 18 May , 2018

The simplest and economical way to incapacitate ships and submarines is to damage their underwater hull by use of explosives so that the hull gets flooded with seawater and it sinks. Two types of...

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