Articles in Military & Aerospace

CDS – A Long Way to Tipperary

CDS – A Long Way to Tipperary

By: Lt Gen NS Brar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Aug , 2019

Irish soldiers marching off to the Western Front in World War I sang It’s a long way to Tipperary, it’s a long, long way to go; a longing for home but underlying the near certainty of death or...

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The Uncertain Terrain of Chief of Defence Staff

The Uncertain Terrain of Chief of Defence Staff

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Aug , 2019

John F. Kennedy had said “Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion, without the discomfort of thought”. In voicing an opinion on the recently announced creation of a CDS by the PM on the...

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Future Military Helicopters — Design & Development

Future Military Helicopters — Design & Development

By: Lt Gen BS Pawar | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 11 Aug , 2019

Military Aviation today is looking at the next generation of military helicopters and the strategy to modernise vertical lift capability with improved avionics, electronics, range, speed,...

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Making of a General

Making of a General

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 11 Aug , 2019

“The personality of the general is indispensable. He is the head, he is the all of an army. The Gaul’s were not conquered by the Roman Legions but by Caesar. It was not before the...

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An Indian Philosophy of A Soldier

An Indian Philosophy of A Soldier

By: Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Aug , 2019

Members of the Indian Armed Forces swear to observe and obey all the commands, not only of their Supreme Commander, the President of India, but of any officer set above them. Significantly, when...

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First Param Vir Chakra

First Param Vir Chakra

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Aug , 2019

The Independence of India came with the pain of partition and the 1947-48 Indo-Pak war. Soon after independence, Pakistan attacked Kashmir with tribals from the North West Frontier Province (NWFP)...

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Military Integration – Much Rhetoric, Zero Will

Military Integration – Much Rhetoric, Zero Will

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Aug , 2019

Speaking during the Kargil Diwas celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 27 called upon the Army, Navy and Air Force to better integrate themselves as they modernize their capabilities,...

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Modi 2.0: Road Ahead for Defence

Modi 2.0: Road Ahead for Defence

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra & Sanjaya Kumar Ghadai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Aug , 2019

The report card of Modi 2.0 government’s 50 days that has been issued echo the optimism of the General Budget of 7th July. It plans to transform India into a 5 trillion dollar economy by 2024 by...

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Two Decades after Kargil

Two Decades after Kargil

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Aug , 2019

History is better viewed in a rear view mirror. This saying becomes ever more relevant when one looks back into the history of Indo-Pak rivalry. This month marks the 20th anniversary of Kargil...

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Impending Demise of INF Treaty on 02 Aug 2019: Implications and Opportunities

Impending Demise of INF Treaty on 02 Aug 2019: Implications and Opportunities

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Jul , 2019

On 02 August 2019, the Intermediate Range Nuclear Force (INF)   Treaty between USA and erstwhile USSR is set to terminate. INF Treaty bans land based missiles with a range between 500 km and...

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Military and Politics

Military and Politics

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jul , 2019

If a student of military history were to focus on the Sino-Indian Conflict of 1962, he would be hard pressed to avoid concluding that the result of the confrontation was actually decided in less...

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Pakistani Kargil Planners – How could they be so naïve !!!

Pakistani Kargil Planners – How could they be so naïve !!!

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jul , 2019

“Sir based on the wisdom and experience of my entire professional career, I could guarantee the success of the operation“. This is what Gen Musharraf said to his PM Nawaz Sharif in a meeting...

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Indian Navy Commissions Dornier Squadron INAS 313 at Chennai

Indian Navy Commissions Dornier Squadron INAS 313 at Chennai

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jul , 2019

Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 313, the fifth Dornier aircraft squadron was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff at an...

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Head hunters in Kargil – Naga Regiment

Head hunters in Kargil – Naga Regiment

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jul , 2019

Sahab, suna hai ye sar kaat ke le jaate hai aur insan bhi kha lete hai` (Sahab, we heard that they cut off the head of their enemies and are cannibals) – This was not a terrified Pakistani...

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Restructuring and Rightsizing of the Army

Restructuring and Rightsizing of the Army

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 20 Jul , 2019

Reports stated that the Government has begun approving the army’s restructuring plans proposed by the present army chief. General Bipin Rawat, had on commencement of his tenure, ordered four...

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Liberation of Bangladesh: War in Northwestern Sector

Liberation of Bangladesh: War in Northwestern Sector

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 18 Jul , 2019

Lt Gen Thapan, General Officer Commanding XXXIII Corps, was operationally responsible for the sector in addition to his commitments against the Chinese in Sikkim and Bhutan. His headquarters were...

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Making the Indian Army Self-Sufficient

Making the Indian Army Self-Sufficient

By: Col JK Achuthan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jul , 2019

Editors Comment: As a first the Ordinance Factory manufacturing the AK-203 Assault Rifle with Russian design and technology is the first truly Make in India project. This Factory is headed by a...

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Ushering in a green army!

Ushering in a green army!

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jul , 2019

In 1992, a remark by the then Army Chief, General SF Rodrigues that ‘good governance was as much the business of army!’ was deliberately picked up by a journalist to defame him. The late...

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20 year after Kargil: India's Military Modernisation remains unaddressed

20 year after Kargil: India's Military Modernisation remains unaddressed

By: Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 16 Jul , 2019

July 2019 marks the 20th anniversary  of the Kargil war that caught India by surprise in the summer of 1999.  Pakistani troops under the guise of being ‘irregulars’  violated Indian...

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