Military & Aerospace

India-Pakistan War 1965: A Reappraisal

India-Pakistan War 1965: A Reappraisal

By: Col Deepak Kumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Sep , 2023

It is imperative to revisit history often to see if it was analysed correctly or the correct lessons were learnt.The interpretation of history also changes as the perspectives change with time....

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The Cloud Messengers of Siachen

The Cloud Messengers of Siachen

By: Amit K Paul | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Sep , 2023

Between 1980 and 1983 shadow mountaineering was underway on the peaks in and around the Siachen Glacier with both India and Pakistan sending reconnaissance patrols to the region. Additionally...

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Indian Air Force successfully tested the “Type V Heavy Drop System”

Indian Air Force successfully tested the “Type V Heavy Drop System”

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Sep , 2023

The Indian Air Force recently successfully tested the “Type V Heavy Drop System” from a cargo aircraft. With the help of this system, Arms/equipment’s /Ammunition weighing up to 20 Ton can...

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Cracking the Siachen Walnut

Cracking the Siachen Walnut

By: Amit K Paul | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Sep , 2023

Walnuts, also known as ‘doon’ in Kashmiri and ‘akhrot’ in Hindi are found in large numbers in the Valley. Vonth, Kaghazi and Barzul are three local varieties of Kashmiri walnuts or...

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Grad-P on the Bilafond La in April 1984

Grad-P on the Bilafond La in April 1984

By: Amit K Paul | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Aug , 2023

Despite drone warfare and other technological advancements in this field it is widely accepted that the Russian artillery and its traditional artillery practices played a pivotal role in creating...

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Pentagon establishes Task Force Lima to Study AI Issues

Pentagon establishes Task Force Lima to Study AI Issues

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Aug , 2023

The U.S. Defence Department has created a Task Force to evaluate and guide the application of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) for national security purposes, amid an explosion of public...

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Rawalpindi [Selectively] Cracks the Whip on Rioters

Rawalpindi [Selectively] Cracks the Whip on Rioters

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Aug , 2023

In his farewell speech last year, former Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed concern regarding burgeoning domestic criticism of the Pakistan army, and opined that “… the...

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Baloch Liberation Army Revs up its Activities

Baloch Liberation Army Revs up its Activities

By: Aparna Rawal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Aug , 2023

Post the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) attack on a convoy of Chinese engineers in Gwadar on August 13th, the rebel outfit has issued a 90 days ultimatum to the Chinese citizens. The BLA has asked...

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Manipur Unrest and Unfair Demonising of Assam Rifles

Manipur Unrest and Unfair Demonising of Assam Rifles

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Aug , 2023

It’s distressing to hear that 40 Members of the Legislative Assembly [MLA] belonging to various political parties have sought replacement of Assam Rifles to assist Manipur police for restoring...

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To Transform or To Perish?

To Transform or To Perish?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 38.2, Apr-Jun 2023 | Date: 10 Aug , 2023

Premise We are passing through changing times. The ‘pace of change’ driven by the fast grind of ‘enabling technologies’ is blistering. The bottom-line is ‘flow with the tide and time or...

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Chandrayaan-3: What would landing on the lunar South Pole mean for India and...

Chandrayaan-3: What would landing on the lunar South Pole mean for India and...

By: Neeraj Mahajan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Aug , 2023

On 14 July 2023, Chandrayaan-3 India’s third spacecraft began its 384,400-kilometre journey towards the Moon atop the medium-lift Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM3) rocket, positioning India as a...

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Air Power in decisive role in Kargil War

Air Power in decisive role in Kargil War

By: Gp Capt (Dr) DK Pandey (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jul , 2023

To cut off the link between Kashmir Valley and Ladakh in April 1999, around 1500 Pakistani army personnel and Mujahedeen invaded Indian territory in Kargil sector of Jammu, and Kashmir. The...

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Theatre Commands: Apprehensions, Challenges and Alternatives

Theatre Commands: Apprehensions, Challenges and Alternatives

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Vol. 38.2, Apr-Jun 2023 | Date: 23 Jul , 2023

Soldiers hate two things; change and the way things are — Anon The National Defence Academy (NDA) was established with the lofty ideal of inculcating a sense of camaraderie among the cadets....

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Economic and Technological Overview of Indian National Power

Economic and Technological Overview of Indian National Power

By: Prashant Sharma | Issue: Vol. 38.2, Apr-Jun 2023 | Date: 15 Jul , 2023

Correlli Barnett, British military historian wrote in The Collapse of British Power, that national power “consists most of all in the nation itself, the people, their skills, energy, ambition,...

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Internal Cohesion: Key to Military Prowess

Internal Cohesion: Key to Military Prowess

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Vol. 38.2, Apr-Jun 2023 | Date: 14 Jul , 2023

“What perturbs me greatly is the fact that not only India has once before lost her independence, but she lost it by the infidelity and treachery of some of her own people.” - Debate in...

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Standing Tall: Leading by Example?

Standing Tall: Leading by Example?

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jul , 2023

There still remains a great deal of consternation amongst members of civil society and the military, including in veteran circles, regarding allegations that in end June, troops from a Rashtriya...

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Kremlin compelled to evaluate Private Military Companies and Defence...

Kremlin compelled to evaluate Private Military Companies and Defence...

By: Gp Capt (Dr) DK Pandey (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jul , 2023

On June 23–24, 2023, a Russian private military corporation launched the two-day Wagner group rebellion against the Russian government. The underlying causes of the uprising can be attributed...

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Implications of India Acquiring MQ-9B Reaper Drones

Implications of India Acquiring MQ-9B Reaper Drones

By: Abhyuday Saraswat | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jul , 2023

In an era characterised by rapidly evolving security threats, advanced military technologies have become paramount for nations to safeguard their interests. One such technology, the MQ-9B Reaper...

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India-United States Defence Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS X) launched in...

India-United States Defence Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS X) launched in...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jun , 2023

INDUS X factsheet released for operationalising the ‘Defence Innovation Bridge’ under Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET) India-United States Defence Acceleration...

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India to gift indigenously-built Missile Corvette INS Kirpan to Vietnam

India to gift indigenously-built Missile Corvette INS Kirpan to Vietnam

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jun , 2023

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh held talks with Minister of National Defence of Vietnam General Phan Van Gang in New Delhi on June 19, 2023. Progress on various bilateral defence cooperation...

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