IDR Updates

China’s bid to subvert HAL employees

China’s bid to subvert HAL employees

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Oct , 2018

The act of meeting former and some serving employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) by an Indian politician, wherein he castigated the present Indian dispensation, have both elements of...

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Oil – S 400 – CAATSA : A Test of Diplomacy for India

Oil – S 400 – CAATSA : A Test of Diplomacy for India

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Oct , 2018

There is never a dull moment in world politics. International relations are in a constant state of flux with many an extraneous factor causing shift in alliances, changes in priorities and even...

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Pallas Aviation Announced as Launch Operator for Lockheed Martin LM-100J...

Pallas Aviation Announced as Launch Operator for Lockheed Martin LM-100J...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Oct , 2018

Lockheed Martin introduced Pallas Aviation as the first LM-100J commercial freighter operator. The LM-100J is a production variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules, which is the military...

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Manan Wani and his ilk are victims of evil, self serving, foreign sponsored...

Manan Wani and his ilk are victims of evil, self serving, foreign sponsored...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Oct , 2018

Manan Bashir Wani, who chose to pursue the path of terrorism at the behest of enemies of the Nation, has been eliminated by the security forces within nine months of his joining the terrorist...

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Maoists Insurgency – far from getting over soon

Maoists Insurgency – far from getting over soon

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Oct , 2018

In 2010, then Home Minister PC Chidambaram had announced that the Maoist problem will be over in next 2-3 years. Coming from the Union Home Minister that Maoist insurgency will be over by...

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Twists and Turns in US -China Trade War

Twists and Turns in US -China Trade War

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s stopover at Beijing on 08 October may not have been a pleasant experience, more so in the backdrop of accusation of US Vice President Pence about  China...

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Chemical Attacks – may not be too distant

Chemical Attacks – may not be too distant

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2018

Britain’s Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace has warned on October 9 that “Chemical and Biological weapons are marching in closer”, terrorists have prepared better arsenal and...

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Response by Chinese Embassy in India to Queries on China-US Relations

Response by Chinese Embassy in India to Queries on China-US Relations

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2018

The trade friction between China and US has drawn widespread attention recently. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited China on October 8th. Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the...

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Strategic Partnership Vindicated

Strategic Partnership Vindicated

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2018

The Indo-Soviet treaty in 1971 marked a first decisive break with the policy non-alignment which was espoused by Jawaharlal Nehru. The bitter experience of Indo-Chinese war 1962 compelled India...

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Lockheed Martin, Tata Host F-16 Supplier Conference in India

Lockheed Martin, Tata Host F-16 Supplier Conference in India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Oct , 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp. and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) are hosting an F-16 industry supplier conference this week in India. Current F-16 suppliers and prospective Indian industry partners...

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Defence Preparedness: Inconvenient truths

Defence Preparedness: Inconvenient truths

By: Maj Gen S G Vombatkere | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Oct , 2018

Pakistan carries the “hurt” of its 1971 loss of East Pakistan, while China, with memory of its successful 1962 adventure, has its hegemonic aim of becoming the world’s dominant economic and...

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All India National Registers of Citizens and National Security

All India National Registers of Citizens and National Security

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Oct , 2018

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam has been in the news past few months. It relates to illegal immigrants, though many would like to paint it as a communal issue. 52,000 Assam...

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“…IAF is prepared for any threat and is ready to give a befitting response…”...

“…IAF is prepared for any threat and is ready to give a befitting response…”...

By: IDR INTERVIEW | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2018

  Indian Defence Review (IDR) had the unique privilege to interview the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, prior to the Air Force Day on 8th October 2018.  Details of the...

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Force Multipliers for the IAF: Enhancing Aerial Power and Reach

Force Multipliers for the IAF: Enhancing Aerial Power and Reach

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 07 Oct , 2018

With the IAF on track to become a true strategic force, it cannot content itself with increasing the strength and capability of its fighter squadrons alone. Carefully selected force multipliers...

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Rafale Deal and the Offset Jigsaw

Rafale Deal and the Offset Jigsaw

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Oct , 2018

In this era of connectivity, media explosion and awareness, one did not need the Air Chief and senior serving officers to bat for the Rafale fighter jets, which unquestionably are...

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Rosoboronexport: contract with India for S-400 missile systems –...

Rosoboronexport: contract with India for S-400 missile systems –...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Oct , 2018

On October 5, 2018, in Delhi Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) signed a contract to supply India with the S-400 Triumph long-range air defense missile systems (ADMS). "The...

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Does India Have a Viable Plan ‘B’ Against Pakistan?

Does India Have a Viable Plan ‘B’ Against Pakistan?

By: Col JK Achuthan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Oct , 2018

Ever since the early 1940s, the erstwhile Muslim League Party which colluded with the British Rulers during the grim period of WW II to ensure its political resuscitation and gain the benefits of...

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Has India lost the proxy war?

Has India lost the proxy war?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Oct , 2018

India has habitually been ignoring existential threats from China and its proxy Pakistan, steeped in the Nehruvian tradition of burying its head in the sand, ostrich like, at the first sign of...

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Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar takes over command as Air Officer...

Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar takes over command as Air Officer...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Oct , 2018

Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar took over as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command of Indian Air Force on 01 October 2018.  Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar is an alumnus of the...

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Air Marshal Anil Khosla took over as Vice Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Anil Khosla took over as Vice Chief of Air Staff

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Oct , 2018

Air Marshal Anil Khosla, PVSM AVSM VM took over as the Vice Chief of Air Staff on 01 Oct 2018.  Born on 09 Apr 59, Air Marshal an alumni of the National Defence Academy, was commissioned in...

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