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The F-16 vs Mig-21 Bison: More Questions than Answers

The F-16 vs Mig-21 Bison: More Questions than Answers

By: Air Marshal Harish Masand | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Mar , 2019

The analysis of the much-reported dogfight between the IAF and the PAF on 27th February as a fall-out of the Balakot strike the previous morning has thrown up a number of theories, conjectures and...

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Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Mar , 2019

Post the Pulwama car-bombing of February 14 and IAF airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Pakistan on February 27, the media exploded with...

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The Joint Venture for AK-203: The Long Term Challenge of Indigenisation

The Joint Venture for AK-203: The Long Term Challenge of Indigenisation

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Mar , 2019

The Army has been looking for a modern assault rifle to replace the INSAS which was inducted in 1994. The army has been generally dissatisfied with the rifle design of INSAS because of its...

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‘Out of box options’ needed to deal with Pakistan’s Proxy War, post...

‘Out of box options’ needed to deal with Pakistan’s Proxy War, post...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Mar , 2019

Backdrop India has suffered enough of Proxy War since last 30 years, which continues in Imran’s ‘Naya Pakistan’ with same vigor as hitherto fore.  The surgical strikes launched in 2016 post...

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Air Power for Special Operations: The Need For ‘Jointness’?

Air Power for Special Operations: The Need For ‘Jointness’?

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 07 Mar , 2019

The Indian Army and the Indian Navy have elite forces for Special Operations while the Indian Air Force owns a majority of the platforms to deliver them. The lack of ‘jointness’ has meant that...

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Perfidy and Valour

Perfidy and Valour

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir's Death Trap | Date: 06 Mar , 2019

The Special Situational Report (SITREP) on the October 29, 1994 giving out the operational details of the events that unfolded the previous day was received by the Col GS of 28 Infantry Division...

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1965 War: Ceasefire and Tashkent Agreement

1965 War: Ceasefire and Tashkent Agreement

By: Gen KV Krishna Rao | Issue: Book Excerpt: Prepare or Perish: A Study of National Security | Date: 05 Mar , 2019

The Secretary General of the United Nations, U. Thant, had been endeavouring ever since the Pakistani infiltration started into Jammu and ‘Kashmir on August 5, to bring the fighting to an end and...

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Surrender as Prisoners of War & Birth of INA

Surrender as Prisoners of War & Birth of INA

By: Maj Gen Gurbakhsh Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: Indelible Reminiscences: Memoirs of Maj Gen Gurbakhsh Singh | Date: 04 Mar , 2019

All the Indian troops were to assemble in Ferrer Park, the Polo-ground of Singapore, to surrender as Prisoners of War. The white forces had to gather at the Changi Camp. Early on February 18,...

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Pak had No Alternative to Freeing Abhinandan

Pak had No Alternative to Freeing Abhinandan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2019

Not only is India reverberating with the gallant action of Wing Commander Abhinanan Varthaman on February 27, it has also been duly covered in the Pakistani media. As per reports, Abhinandan...

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National security imperative: India's political leadership must act now to...

National security imperative: India's political leadership must act now to...

By: Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 01 Mar , 2019

The saga of appointing a CDS (Chief of Defence Staff) has endured for so long that it is on the verge of becoming a myth. India needs to sweep aside all ifs and buts that have bedeviled the...

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Drone Technology and Drone Warfare

Drone Technology and Drone Warfare

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2019

New reports of January 24, 2019 have stated that a 16-year-old boy from Gujarat, Harshwardhan Sinh Zala, has invented the drone ‘EAGLE A7’ which he claims can detect and destroy landmines...

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Litigation against Disabled Soldiers – being withdrawn?

Litigation against Disabled Soldiers – being withdrawn?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Feb , 2019

According to media reports of February 20, 2019, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to withdraw its appeals made before the Supreme Court against grant of disability benefits to soldiers by...

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Combat Potential of the IAF for a Two-Front War

Combat Potential of the IAF for a Two-Front War

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 23 Feb , 2019

India is now the world’s fifth highest defence spender, but statistics can be disingenuously deceptive. In terms of percentage of GDP, it is the lowest since India was last subjected to an...

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Coming – MiG-29 Fulcrums?

Coming – MiG-29 Fulcrums?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2019

Not many would know it was NATO that gave the codename ‘Fulcrum’ to the Classic MiG-29 when the MiG-29 became operational in 1982; a name liked and adopted by the Soviets. IAF received around 70...

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Future of Air Dominance

Future of Air Dominance

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 21 Feb , 2019

The USAF and the US Navy are leading the evolution of next-generation platforms and technologies. Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, USAF Research Labs, Boeing ‘Phantom Works’,...

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1962 War: The Role of the IAF

1962 War: The Role of the IAF

By: Air Chief Marshal P C Lal | Issue: Book Excerpt: My Years with the I.A.F. | Date: 21 Feb , 2019

What part did the lAF play in this sad event? A non­combatant role but an important one nonetheless. It was a logistical role—transportation of men and material and supply­-dropping with large...

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The LCA Tejas Programme: Leading to Indigenous AMCA: Quo Vadis?

The LCA Tejas Programme: Leading to Indigenous AMCA: Quo Vadis?

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 20 Feb , 2019

The LCA programme trundles along with new delays added at irregular points in time. Not only is the FOC unattainable yet, even the HAL assembly line is nowhere near producing 16 aircraft a year as...

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The Indian Air Force in a Two-Front War

The Indian Air Force in a Two-Front War

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 18 Feb , 2019

China has been aggressively modernising its Armed Forces with the aim to match the United States (US) for ultimate world dominance. China’s defence budget is nearly four times that of...

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