Military & Aerospace

IAF Exercise Gagan Shakti 2018 –Simple Attrition Estimates

IAF Exercise Gagan Shakti 2018 –Simple Attrition Estimates

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jun , 2018

The Indian Air Force Conducted its recent Exercise Gagan Shakti 2018 in April 2018. It was an exercise to learn meaningful lessons in a short and intense battle scenario. According to the press...

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Indigenous ‘Dhanush’ Clears Trials

Indigenous ‘Dhanush’ Clears Trials

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jun , 2018

The indigenous ‘Dhanush’ 155mm howitzer has cleared successful trials which is excellent news. The bad part is the headlines “It took 4,000 rounds and 5 Years for Dhanush to get Yes from...

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Cantonments sans security

Cantonments sans security

By: Lt Gen HPS Klair | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jun , 2018

The recent Raksha Mantri’s 'farman' to open all cantonment roads drew its due share of reactions that any surprise and surreptitious order would. While the RM has to be responsible for her...

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10 Para (SF) – Mustaffa of Desert Warfare

10 Para (SF) – Mustaffa of Desert Warfare

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jun , 2018

‘Mussoorie main honeymoon manane walon ko pata chale ki IMA mein loha ban raha hai’ — This is one of the many punch lines that Drill Instructors of Indian Military Academy (IMA) frequently...

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Army to Get Its Own Apaches Attack Helicopters

Army to Get Its Own Apaches Attack Helicopters

By: Lt Gen BS Pawar | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 30 May , 2018

The article first published in Indian Defence Review (Vol 32.4 - Oct-Dec 2017) The Army’s long pending demand for requirement of state-of-art American Apache Attack Helicopters for its Strike...

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Stationing Fighter Jets in ANI is good, but need to do more

Stationing Fighter Jets in ANI is good, but need to do more

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

News about the decision for India to permanently station fighter jets in the Andaman & Nicobar Group of Islands (ANI) is a welcome move, something that should have happened years back. Deployment...

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Dealing with the Stealth Threat: The Way Forward

Dealing with the Stealth Threat: The Way Forward

By: Lt Gen VK Saxena | Issue: Vol. 33.1 Jan-Mar 2018 | Date: 11 May , 2018

The stealth muscle in the air threat vehicles of today is one dimension of survivability that is fast becoming a nightmare to air defence warriors. Why so? Because survivability directly...

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Finally, we are back to square one! MMRCA competition has just been restarted!

Finally, we are back to square one! MMRCA competition has just been restarted!

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2018

  In the first week of April 2018, Ministry of Defence issued an RFI (Request for Information) to fighter aircraft manufacturers including the six companies that took part in Original MMRCA...

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Private Industry can give quantum jump to military – but for entrenched...

Private Industry can give quantum jump to military – but for entrenched...

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 May , 2018

In August 2016, the Indian Army set up its own Army Design Bureau (ADB) whose charter included: •  act as central repository of technical know-how for the Indian Army; ADB was a unique...

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A Shot in the Arm for Make in India in Defence

A Shot in the Arm for Make in India in Defence

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Apr , 2018

The recently concluded DefExpo witnessed two major announcements viz. to increase the order on Rafale for 36 more Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA), and awarding contract for Bullet Proof...

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Government’s Defence Planning Committee under NSA is Old Wine in New Bottle

Government’s Defence Planning Committee under NSA is Old Wine in New Bottle

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Apr , 2018

When the Lok Sabha elections are due in 2019, the present dispensation eyes new national security strategy under the Chairmanship of National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval known as Defence...

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Defence against Drone Attacks

Defence against Drone Attacks

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2018

The loss of a Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Navy near  Porbandar in March 2018 has taken the count of UAVs lost by the Indian Armed Forces to 14 since the Kargil Conflict....

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Dakota DC-3: Homebound to India

Dakota DC-3: Homebound to India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Apr , 2018

A Dakota DC-3 aircraft of 1940’s vintage would be inducted shortly in to the Vintage Aircraft Flight of the Indian Air Force.  A large fleet of Dakota DC-3 served in the IAF till 1988.  It...

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Maritime Air Ops: Ex Gagan Shakti – 2018

Maritime Air Ops: Ex Gagan Shakti – 2018

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Apr , 2018

During both phases of Ex Gagan Shakti, the IAF is effectively exercising its Maritime war fighting concepts on both the Western and Eastern seaboards.  Air Dominance, over the entire extended...

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Military Diplomacy: A Vital Tool for Furthering National Interests

Military Diplomacy: A Vital Tool for Furthering National Interests

By: Lt Gen Kamal Davar (Retd) | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 17 Apr , 2018

“While the civil bureaucracy and the political leadership in our MOD continue to constrain the Indian military’s engagement with the world, China is consciously promoting it.”  — C Raja...

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Indo-French Relations: Will the Partnership take a Step Further?

Indo-French Relations: Will the Partnership take a Step Further?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 14 Apr , 2018

According to most commentators, the visit to India of French President Emmanuel Macron has been an unqualified success. For the first time, a French President was on the cover a national magazine;...

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Make in India for the Indian Navy: A Make or Break Situation

Make in India for the Indian Navy: A Make or Break Situation

By: Dr P K Ghosh, PhD | Issue: Vol. 33.1 Jan-Mar 2018 | Date: 13 Apr , 2018

It is obvious that the ‘Make in India’ initiative has the best of intentions for all 25 sectors including defence. However, its efficacy and viability (especially for the Indian Navy) till...

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Exercise Gaganshakti-2018: LCA Operations

Exercise Gaganshakti-2018: LCA Operations

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Apr , 2018

Major IAF level exercise Gagan Shakti has started from 11 Apr 18. This year over 1100 aircraft have been deployed at their operational locations. This exercise is also unique as LCA our...

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Defence Production: Time for Major Policy Reforms

Defence Production: Time for Major Policy Reforms

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Vol. 33.1 Jan-Mar 2018 | Date: 11 Apr , 2018

With the NDA coming to power, there has been a renewed effort to energise defence manufacturing. The NDA government has increased the FDI limit to 49 per cent and constituted a committee under...

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GSAT 6A – technical failure?

GSAT 6A – technical failure?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Apr , 2018

On March 29, 2018, ISRO launched communication satellite GSLV Mk-II (GSLV-F08); carrying the 2,140kg GSAT-6A, the three-stage rocket injected the satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit...

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