Articles in Military & Aerospace

Air Elements in Special Ops

Air Elements in Special Ops

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 06 Jun , 2020

Twelve multi-role all-weather Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) supported by SU-30MKI air-superiority fighters and combat enablers like the Airborne Warning and Control...

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The Space Frontier – Arena for Hybrid War

The Space Frontier – Arena for Hybrid War

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jun , 2020

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of Rs 20 lakh crore economic package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a press briefing on May 16 that future projects for...

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Dissecting Tour of Duty

Dissecting Tour of Duty

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 May , 2020

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is reportedly preparing a case for Tour of Duty (ToD) in the Army; one year training for youth followed by 3-year Army stint as Officers and Jawans, who thereafter...

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ToD - a proposal by Generals or General Managers?

ToD - a proposal by Generals or General Managers?

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 May , 2020

Late Gen Hamid Gul of the Pakistan Army was termed as the father of terror by few western journalists and even a documentary was made on him with this title. He was forced to retire from Pak Army...

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The Last Gallop

The Last Gallop

By: Lt Gen SR Ghosh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May , 2020

“Cannon to right of them,                   Cannon to left of them, Cannon in front of them                   Volley’d and thunder’d; Storm’d at with shot and shell,                   Boldly they...

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Hypersonic Weapons: A New Threat or Just Another Technology Demonstrator?

Hypersonic Weapons: A New Threat or Just Another Technology Demonstrator?

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May , 2020

One of the most keenly observed weapons system during China’s National Day military parade on 1 October 2019 was the hypersonic glide vehicle. 18 of the sleek, aerodynamically shaped glide...

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India’s War against COVID-19: Impact on Defence and India’s Emergence as...

India’s War against COVID-19: Impact on Defence and India’s Emergence as...

By: Manvi Hindwan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 May , 2020

Ever since the outbreak of Coronavirus Pandemic, a plethora of literature has appeared on various  aspects  of  the problem . Adverse  impact on business and financial sectors has been  analyzed...

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Algorithmic Warfare – World is Waiting

Algorithmic Warfare – World is Waiting

By: Commander (Dr) Jayakrishnan N Nair | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2020

Algorithmic warfare is a warfare which is driven by autonomous systems powered with Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can control the weapon platforms, systems, operations and even tactics in a...

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The Day After: Thoughts on Future Air Defence

The Day After: Thoughts on Future Air Defence

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Apr , 2020

The ongoing covid-19 crisis will, like all things, come to pass and end one day. The time that it will take to ‘normalise’ after the pandemic is contained, cannot be said with certainty but...

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Army Aviation: A Future Perspective

Army Aviation: A Future Perspective

By: Lt Gen BS Pawar | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 21 Apr , 2020

Today’s Army Aviation forces the world over are a powerful force multiplier, which enable the land force commanders to exploit the vertical dimension, thereby contributing immensely to the...

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Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems – A Challenge to Humanity

Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems – A Challenge to Humanity

By: Commander (Dr) Jayakrishnan N Nair | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Apr , 2020

Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) are highly sophisticated autonomous military weapon systems with an array of sensor suites and pre-programmed computer algorithms which can independently...

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J&K: Indian Army's civilian outreach to fight Corona Virus emulates national...

J&K: Indian Army's civilian outreach to fight Corona Virus emulates national...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Apr , 2020

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are facing their own set of challenges while combating the COVID 19 (Corona/Chinese) Virus. While there was worry about Ladakh earlier, now Kashmir is emerging as a...

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Drone Swarms as Air Defence Systems

Drone Swarms as Air Defence Systems

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Apr , 2020

In a major instance of failure of air defence systems, the Saudi Arabia failed to protect its Abqaiq and Khurais oil facilities when Houthi rebels launched 18 drones and seven cruise missiles...

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Innovator and Startup Woes which Government Must Address

Innovator and Startup Woes which Government Must Address

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Mar , 2020

On March 15, 2020, a firm in Turkey unveiled its ES-60 Electromagnetic Anti Drone Gun, designed to inflict high-speed electromagnetic interference to disrupt communications between drones and...

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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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