Articles in Military & Aerospace

Indian Army's quiet, efficient, disciplined response to Corona Virus sets an...

Indian Army's quiet, efficient, disciplined response to Corona Virus sets an...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Mar , 2020

COVID-19, more popularly known as Corona Virus has posed the biggest challenge in centuries upon the human population of the earth. Its rapid spread from China to the rest of the world is leading...

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Your Lordships should Trust the Wisdom of Armed Forces

Your Lordships should Trust the Wisdom of Armed Forces

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Mar , 2020

In a recent judgement, Your Lordships have directed the government to extend permanent commissions and command postings to women in the Indian Navy. Your asseveration is that by not doing so,...

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Mobile Phones: A Disruptive Military Communications Change

Mobile Phones: A Disruptive Military Communications Change

By: Col NP Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 09 Mar , 2020

Cellular phones aka mobile phones have been one of the biggest disruptive technology changes in human lives in recent times. They have developed rather quickly – from bulky, half-kilogramme,...

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Synthetic Reality - The Sixth Wave of Innovation threat to National Security

Synthetic Reality - The Sixth Wave of Innovation threat to National Security

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Mar , 2020

“Everyone is a potential murderer. In everyone there arises from time to time the wish to kill – though not the will to kill”. – Hercule Poirot, in Agatha Christie’s, Curtain –...

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Aircraft Carriers and the Indian Maritime Calculas – Relevant and Essential

Aircraft Carriers and the Indian Maritime Calculas – Relevant and Essential

By: Cmde CP Srivastava | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 04 Mar , 2020

The debate over the centrality of the aircraft carrier in fleet structure continues unabated over 70 years. The discourse has now picked up steam; the catalyst being the postulate that...

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Chief of Defence Staff and Military Integration

Chief of Defence Staff and Military Integration

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2020

On New Year’s Day 2020, the Government appointment Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as announced by the Prime Minister on the Independence Day of 2019 from the ramparts of Red Fort. As India’s...

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How the US and Germany Fooled the World for Decades

How the US and Germany Fooled the World for Decades

By: Cdr Eyal Pinko | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2020

The American and German intelligence communities used Crypto AG, a Swiss company that made encryption tools, to spy on more than 100 countries. Intelligence gathered through this joint operation...

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CDS’ Interview Raises Doubts on a Number of Issues

CDS’ Interview Raises Doubts on a Number of Issues

By: Brig V Mahalingam | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2020

The Interview Should one believe that the authorisation of equipment like tanks and aircrafts to Services is based on the minimum requirement for highest operational preparedness, one is in for a...

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Indo-US Defence “Make in India” Aviation Initiative

Indo-US Defence “Make in India” Aviation Initiative

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 24 Feb , 2020

The discussions on the Indo-US nuclear deal in 2005 actually started the India-US strategic cooperation and possibly of India leaning towards the USA. Because of years of military purchases from...

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Role of Military History

Role of Military History

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Feb , 2020

Napoleon had once famously said that ‘morale to the material is like three is to one’. Military history that celebrates the glorious deeds of past can boost the morale of soldiers and citizens...

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Space Tech in Indian Defence :  A new chapter in the offing?

Space Tech in Indian Defence :  A new chapter in the offing?

By: Rakesh Sasibhushan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Feb , 2020

Global Space industry revenues are valued at $360 Billion according to market reports.  Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs estimates that the global space industry could generate revenue of more...

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The Truth about Rising Defence Pensions

The Truth about Rising Defence Pensions

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Feb , 2020

There is considerable commotion in media over the rising defence pension outlay which has touched Rs 1.33 lakh crore.  There are headlines like “General Rawat Favours Pension Cut, Colonial...

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Lessons learnt? A year after Pulwama

Lessons learnt? A year after Pulwama

By: Air Marshal Harish Masand | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Feb , 2020

Almost a year after Pulwama on February 14, 2019, the following strike on Balakot on February 26 and the aerial engagement the day after that, I was happy to see that we seemed to have learned...

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Orientations of National Defence - II

Orientations of National Defence - II

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 29 Jan , 2020

 “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars” — Latin Proverb Hard Realities of Military Orientation India’s strategically envisioned community is conscious of the fact that the...

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India’s Aerospace Industry: Structure, Strategies, Policies and the Road Ahead

India’s Aerospace Industry: Structure, Strategies, Policies and the Road Ahead

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 29 Jan , 2020

The aerospace industry accounts for nearly 40 percent of global military expenditure which stood at $1,822 billion last year (Sipri 2018). The US is a major player in terms of military expenditure...

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Disorientations of National Defence – I

Disorientations of National Defence – I

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 28 Jan , 2020

 “Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” — Norman Cousins Key Neighbours: Innately Animus Inter-state and regional level political, economic and hegemonic rivalries have ever...

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Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft for the IAF

Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft for the IAF

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 26 Jan , 2020

The Indian Air Force (IAF) air strike across the international border to target a Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) camp 60 kilometres deep in Balakot, well beyond Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and the air...

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Republic Day 2020 – A Parade of Many Firsts

Republic Day 2020 – A Parade of Many Firsts

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2020

January 26 invokes a patriotic fervour in all of us. It is quite a show when the uniformed soldiers march in unison, freshly painted military equipment trundle down the Rajpath and the aircrafts...

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The challenges before Chief of Defence Staff

The challenges before Chief of Defence Staff

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jan , 2020

General Bipin Rawat has taken over as the first CDS of India, he will function as a Secretary in a newly created Department of Military Affairs within the Ministry of Defence. He will be the...

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