Interviews

Indian Navy: Anti Missile Defence Systems

Indian Navy: Anti Missile Defence Systems

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Guardianship: The Indian Navy 1991-2000 | Date: 08 Apr , 2015

In the 1971 Indo–Pakistan War, small 200 ton missile boats acquired from Russia attacked ships patrolling outside Karachi harbour. The radar homing heads of these liquid fuelled missiles...

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Women in the Armed Forces: Misconceptions and Facts

Women in the Armed Forces: Misconceptions and Facts

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 09 Mar , 2015

The recent debate about the entry of women officers in the armed forces has been highly ill- informed and subjective in nature. People have taken stands and expressed opinion without analysing...

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India's Long Range Missile

India's Long Range Missile

By: Arun S Vishwakarma | Issue: Vol 21.2 Apr-Jun 2006 | Date: 21 Jan , 2015

Indian doctrine of minimum credible nuclear deterrence envisages “No First Use” (NFU) policy and a triad of nuclear counterstrike capability.  Its current land based Agni-2 missile range is...

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NE Insurgency: The Religious Dimension

NE Insurgency: The Religious Dimension

By: Brig SP Sinha | Issue: Book Excerpt: Lost Opportunities | Date: 19 Jan , 2015

Before the advent of Christianity, the hill tribes of Assam practiced animism. An important consequence of the spread of British administration in the hills of Assam was undoubtedly the arrival...

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Leapfrog the Technological Gap

Leapfrog the Technological Gap

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 21.2 Apr-Jun 2006 | Date: 22 Jun , 2014

India needs to do a China. Beijing has successfully converted China into a low cost manufacturing hub of the world. Similarly, New Delhi should rapidly transform India into a low cost, high end...

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हमारा नहीं पाकिस्तान का हित...

हमारा नहीं पाकिस्तान का हित...

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Courtesy: www.jagran.com | Date: 02 Jun , 2014

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने दक्षेस सदस्य देशों को अपने शपथ ग्रहण समारोह...

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Finest Hour for the Indian Intelligence Agencies

Finest Hour for the Indian Intelligence Agencies

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol. 27.1 -Mar 2012 | Date: 19 May , 2014

Many are of the opinion that the year 1971 was the most glorious year of the Republic with a focused government in operation, well-thought out plan, adjusting admirably to the unfolding of events...

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'The P-17 Frigates, heralds a paradigm shift in the design'

'The P-17 Frigates, heralds a paradigm shift in the design'

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 27 Apr , 2014

Interview with Rear Admiral KN Vaidyanathan, Director General Naval Design Shivalik, the first Ship of the P-17 Class, appears different from earlier designs of IN ships. What are the major new...

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List of Indian Prisoners of War (PoW) in Pakistan

List of Indian Prisoners of War (PoW) in Pakistan

By: IDR News Network | Date: 26 Oct , 2013

 Prisoner’s Name, rank & unit  1. Major SPS Waraich IC-12712 15 Punjab ….Maj. SPS Warraich’s name was reportedly announced on 5/6th December, 1971 (he wrote a letter also to his father in...

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Gaps in Maritime Security-I

Gaps in Maritime Security-I

By: VK Shashikumar | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 16 Sep , 2013

INS Viraat Cross border terrorism has taken an entirely new dimension. The Indian security establishment is on high alert to tackle the newest frontier of terror – Maritime Terrorism. The...

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2020: Aerospace in India

2020: Aerospace in India

By: Dr K Kasturirangan | Issue: Vol 21.2 Apr-Jun 2006 | Date: 21 Feb , 2013

We have something like 330 members as part of the Society for Indian Aerospace and Technologies Industries (SIATI) family and that’s a very good number and I am sure that it is going to grow in...

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 Dubious Role of the Army in Pakistan

Dubious Role of the Army in Pakistan

By: Maj Gen Afsir Karim | Issue: Courtesy: Aakrosh | Date: 21 Feb , 2013

Terrorism and violence continue in Pakistan, along with the political intrigues, and this may eventually lead to the return of the military rule in some form or the other. The Pakistani army may...

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US Aerospace Industry and India

US Aerospace Industry and India

By: Air Marshal BK Pandey | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 16 Oct , 2012

Apart from the stated objective of propelling the strategic partnership between India and the US to a new level, perhaps the more important agenda for Barack Obama, President of the United...

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China: a new kind of superpower in the making

China: a new kind of superpower in the making

By: Bhaskar Roy | Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 28 Aug , 2012

“The USA can defend its close allies in the Asia-Pacific region. But India cannot depend on the USA to bail it out. Washington has its complex foreign policy objectives whether correct or...

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A Diplomatic View of the MMRCA Deal

A Diplomatic View of the MMRCA Deal

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Vol. 26.3 July - Sept 2011 | Date: 14 Jul , 2012

The Americans seemed to have proceeded on the assumption that with India placing orders for advanced US defence equipment such as 6 C-130J aircraft and 8 P-8I long range maritime patrol aircraft,...

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Sri Lanka: Disturbing Questions

Sri Lanka: Disturbing Questions

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jul , 2012

Some years ago, I was in Sri Lankan capital Colombo. On learning that my home state happens to be Odisha despite my Delhi-upbringing, all of a sudden, the general manager of the hotel where I was...

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Unmanned Vehicles and Modern Day Combat

Unmanned Vehicles and Modern Day Combat

By: Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd.) | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 05 Jul , 2012

It is difficult to identify the exact nature of modern day warfare. The notion of modern day warfare is evolving with changing times. However, the purpose of fighting wars has more or less...

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CH-47 Chinook for India

CH-47 Chinook for India

By: IDR INTERVIEW | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 24 Jun , 2012

When did Boeing respond to the heavy lift helicopter RFP? Boeing remains committed to supporting the Indian Air Force’s rotorcraft requirements to meet India’s defense needs, and submitted an...

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Israel attack on Iraq: likely scenario and impact

Israel attack on Iraq: likely scenario and impact

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 23.3 Jul-Sep 2008 | Date: 17 Jun , 2012

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> The United States had engaged in a high profile coercive deployment of naval forces in the Gulf from end 2006 to early 2007 to deter Iran from proceeding apace with its nuclear enrichment...

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Dennis Swanson, VP, Boeing India

Dennis Swanson, VP, Boeing India

By: Priya Tyagi | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 30 May , 2012

“Boeing is committed to… meet the Indian government’s goals to strengthen indigenous aerospace and defence capabilities” The military industrial complex in the USA is in private hands but...

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