Military & Aerospace

Was the Prospect of Nobel Peace Prize behind sell-out of 93,000 Pak...

Was the Prospect of Nobel Peace Prize behind sell-out of 93,000 Pak...

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2021

The left liberals and the anti-nationals greeted the attack on Balakot with howls of disbelief and their usual rants about ‘proof,’ questioning the veracity of the forthright Indian...

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The Re-Incarnation of INS Vikrant

The Re-Incarnation of INS Vikrant

By: Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Sep , 2021

Often, a newborn is given the name of a parent, or a grandparent or a great-grandparent, and so on. In India, a number of kings have been named Vikramaditya. In the western cultures similar...

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The Border War-October 1962

The Border War-October 1962

By: Gen KV Krishna Rao | Issue: Book Excerpt: Prepare or Perish: A Study of National Security | Date: 23 Aug , 2021

On September 8, 1962, Nehru had gone to London to attend the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference. On September 9, a meeting was held by Krishna Menon, where a decision was taken to evict the...

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“Russian Helicopters” to present a wide range of military rotorcraft at the...

“Russian Helicopters” to present a wide range of military rotorcraft at the...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Aug , 2021

"Russian Helicopters" Holding of Rostec State Corporation will present a wide range of military helicopters at the international military and technical forum "Army-2021". In front of the pavilion...

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Recalling Young India’s Kargil Triumph

Recalling Young India’s Kargil Triumph

By: Lt Gen Mohinder Puri | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Aug , 2021

It has been twenty two years since Pakistan’s perfidious intrusions in the Kargil sector which brought the country to the brink of war. This article is not about why and how Pakistan stabbed us...

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Implications of Artificial Intelligence for Future Warfare

Implications of Artificial Intelligence for Future Warfare

By: Deepak Kumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Aug , 2021

Recent attack on Indian Air Force base in Jammu by Drone has unleashed the debate to address various issues. First, how to counter such attack technology-wise effectively? Second, this unmanned...

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Challenges of Integrated Air Defence

Challenges of Integrated Air Defence

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 25 Jul , 2021

There is a need for taking it slow and not plunging into a hastily set up arrangement just because the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) wants it done within his tenure. Possibly, a national security...

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Kargil 1999: The Situation then and the Situation Now

Kargil 1999: The Situation then and the Situation Now

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jul , 2021

Kargil Vijay Divas celebrations have commenced across the country; these events are held by Indian Army and civilians across the country to commemorate the great Indian victory in the Kargil...

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Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems: Existential Threat to Humanity?

Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems: Existential Threat to Humanity?

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 22 Jul , 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the most important asset for autonomous systems. India needs to master AI technologies and applications; no one parts with them. India has to make a serious...

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Missteps and Misconceptions: The Theatre Commands Conundrum

Missteps and Misconceptions: The Theatre Commands Conundrum

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jul , 2021

In recent days we have been witness to the rather unedifying spectacle of the Chief of Defence Staff and the Chief of Air Staff being involved in a needless public spat over the way ahead with...

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Weaponisation of Emerging Technologies: Staring at an Armageddon

Weaponisation of Emerging Technologies: Staring at an Armageddon

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 17 Jul , 2021

Whenever the leading nations come around to bilaterally or multi-laterally agree to legal bindings to control destabilising technologies, they can prioritise by agreeing not to attack the C3I...

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Apache and Chinook: Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Helicopter Fleet

Apache and Chinook: Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Helicopter Fleet

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 15 Jul , 2021

Offensive rotary wing capability of the Indian Air Force (IAF) goes back to the 1960s when Chetak (Allouette III) helicopters were used with French AS 11 B1 Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs), but...

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Hurdles in the Growth of the Indian Defence Ecosystem

Hurdles in the Growth of the Indian Defence Ecosystem

By: Anuj Prasad and Anandita Kaushik | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jul , 2021

Touted as one of the biggest defence spenders in the world, the Indian market represents lucrative opportunities for global defence original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Successive iterations...

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Revival of Maritime Outlook in Modern India: The Role of KM Panikkar

Revival of Maritime Outlook in Modern India: The Role of KM Panikkar

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 09 Jul , 2021

It is apparent that 21st century India is once again looking towards oceans for her security and economic prosperity. Her interactions with nations across the entire Indo-Pacific and beyond are...

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Air Space Control: Challenges and the Way Ahead

Air Space Control: Challenges and the Way Ahead

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 07 Jul , 2021

Myriads of sensors will help create a very realistic day and night, all-weather situational picture for the commanders and controllers to manage air space more efficiently. It will be possible to...

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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Power

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Power

By: Rajiv Malhotra | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 29 Jun , 2021

India is lagging behind China in Artificial Intelligence (AI) by at least a decade and also, unique data assets are routinely given away to foreign countries because of the ignorance of her...

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Integrated Logistics Command: Need for a Capability – Centric Kernel

Integrated Logistics Command: Need for a Capability – Centric Kernel

By: Lt Gen NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 28 Jun , 2021

“In the Middle East War of 1973... it was only when the Israeli army enhanced its technical support... that 80 percent of the damaged tanks in the war could be recovered and sent back to the...

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From OFB to Seven DPSUs

From OFB to Seven DPSUs

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jun , 2021

Government has approved the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) with 41 Ordnance Factories (OF) to be restructured into seven Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) as under: Ammunition &...

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Declassifying Histories of Wars and Operations

Declassifying Histories of Wars and Operations

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jun , 2021

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a policy for compilation, publication, archiving and declassification of the histories of wars and operations with the stipulation that such events must...

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Military Transformation on Back Foot

Military Transformation on Back Foot

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jun , 2021

After months of media blitz of new tri-Service Commands being round the corner, news has emerged that the proposal has hit a roadblock. An Air Defence Command (ADC) headed by the IAF and a...

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