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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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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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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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...

Synthetic Reality – The Sixth Wave of Innovation threat to National...

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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CDS’ Interview Raises Doubts on a Number of Issues

CDS’ Interview Raises Doubts on a Number of Issues

By: Brig V Mahalingam | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2020

The Interview Should one believe that the authorisation of equipment like tanks and aircrafts to Services is based on the minimum requirement for highest operational preparedness, one is in for a...

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Indo-US Defence “Make in India” Aviation Initiative

Indo-US Defence “Make in India” Aviation Initiative

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 24 Feb , 2020

The discussions on the Indo-US nuclear deal in 2005 actually started the India-US strategic cooperation and possibly of India leaning towards the USA. Because of years of military purchases from...

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Role of Military History

Role of Military History

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Feb , 2020

Napoleon had once famously said that ‘morale to the material is like three is to one’. Military history that celebrates the glorious deeds of past can boost the morale of soldiers and...

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Space Tech in Indian Defence :  A new chapter in the offing?

Space Tech in Indian Defence :  A new chapter in the offing?

By: Rakesh Sasibhushan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Feb , 2020

Global Space industry revenues are valued at $360 Billion according to market reports.  Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs estimates that the global space industry could generate revenue of more...

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The Truth about Rising Defence Pensions

The Truth about Rising Defence Pensions

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Feb , 2020

There is considerable commotion in media over the rising defence pension outlay which has touched Rs 1.33 lakh crore.  There are headlines like “General Rawat Favours Pension Cut, Colonial...

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