Military & Aerospace

Rejuvinating National Defence Academy

Rejuvinating National Defence Academy

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Jan , 2024

The National Defense Academy  (NDA in short) at Khadakwasla is celebrating its Platinum Jubilee this year. The Academy is justifiably proud of its achievement of last 70 years when it has given...

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Countering Hypersonics

Countering Hypersonics

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jan , 2024

In 2023, several reports appeared in the media after the supply of Patriot missiles to Ukraine claiming repeated shooting down of Russian Kinzhal hypersonic missiles by Ukraine using the...

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FRCV: Avoiding the Technology Trap

FRCV: Avoiding the Technology Trap

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol 38.3, Jul-Sep & 38.4, Oct-Dec 2023 | Date: 12 Jan , 2024

The war in Ukraine has shown how technology has changed the battlefield. The combined might of the reconnaissance-strike complex has paralyzed both sides by causing immense attrition of men and...

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Russian Decoy KH-55 Missile A Failure

Russian Decoy KH-55 Missile A Failure

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jan , 2024

The Russian tactics of using “decoy” KH-55 missiles to bait Ukrainian air defence to know their location and force it to expand its stockpile proved to be a failure. Ukraine realised the...

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Air Power in Joint Operations

Air Power in Joint Operations

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol 38.3, Jul-Sep & 38.4, Oct-Dec 2023 | Date: 10 Jan , 2024

The IAF’s squadron strength is less than three-fourths of its sanctioned strength and its stated doctrine mandates it to carry out its own strategic tasks, endeavour to gain air dominance in...

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C-295 Deal for the Indian Aerospace Industry

C-295 Deal for the Indian Aerospace Industry

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol 38.3, Jul-Sep & 38.4, Oct-Dec 2023 | Date: 30 Dec , 2023

The Indian Air Force (IAF) inducted the HS 748 Avro in the 1960s. This twin-engine turboprop aircraft was initially designed by British aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Avro which...

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India’s Revamp of Its Higher Direction of War 

India’s Revamp of Its Higher Direction of War 

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Dec , 2023

On 25th November PM Modi took a sortie over Bangalore in an Indian-designed Tejas aircraft. This embodies his push for India to make more of its weapons. The jet is 20 years behind schedule and...

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The Nehruvian Blunder

The Nehruvian Blunder

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 27.4 Oct-Dec 2012 | Date: 07 Dec , 2023

In any future conflict, New Delhi’s political will and the capabilities of the Indian military should be such that China and Pakistan are hard-pressed to defend Tibet and Lahore respectively...

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Cybersecurity, ICT and Media Policies

Cybersecurity, ICT and Media Policies

By: Dr Manavik Raj | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Dec , 2023

The technological revolution has facilitated global communications, trade, and the growth of economies but many emerging conflicts pose serious challenges to countries. The Russia-Ukraine war and...

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Indian Navy Must Redraw It’s Strategy in the Western Theatre  

Indian Navy Must Redraw It’s Strategy in the Western Theatre  

By: Ravi Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Dec , 2023

India with its geography sits as one of the most strategically located nation especially in the Asian context. It has a 2.4 percentage share of the world’s total landmass.  It consists of...

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India: Never Forget 19 November 1962

India: Never Forget 19 November 1962

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Nov , 2023

19 November 1962 was the darkest day in the history of post-independent India. On that day as the famed 4th Indian Division of the Indian Army disintegrated and abandoned its defences in the...

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Crafting India’s National Security Strategy: A Multifaceted Approach

Crafting India’s National Security Strategy: A Multifaceted Approach

By: Dr. Aniruddha Babar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Nov , 2023

"In the realm of national security, a nation's survival depends not on idealism but on a clear-eyed assessment of its interests and a readiness to safeguard them with pragmatism and strength." ...

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Yom Kippur 2.0: Wider Implications

Yom Kippur 2.0: Wider Implications

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Oct , 2023

Yom Kippur War 1.0 began on the 6 Oct 1973 and was a watershed moment in the history of the Middle East. It was the first time an Arab nation had a measure of Israel on the battlefield. The...

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Differing National Security Perspectives: Need for Realism

Differing National Security Perspectives: Need for Realism

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Oct , 2023

One may recall that Prime Minister during his address to the Joint Session of the United States Congress, repeated the advice he had earlier given President Putin with regard to the Russo-Ukraine...

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Disabling the Military

Disabling the Military

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2023

One of our military veterans, Major DP Singh, better known as the Blade Runner, is a Battle Casualty of the Kargil War. He made the telling point in a recent interview to journalist Barkha Dutt...

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HAL Hands Over LCA Tejas Twin Seater to IAF in Presence of RRM

HAL Hands Over LCA Tejas Twin Seater to IAF in Presence of RRM

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Oct , 2023

HAL handed over the first LCA Tejas twin seater to the Indian Air Force in the presence of Rakha Rajya Mantri, Mr. Ajay Bhatt at a ceremony here today.  It is a huge boost to self-reliance, said...

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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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