Military & Aerospace

India’s Military Readiness Challenge

India’s Military Readiness Challenge

By: Lt Gen Harinder Singh (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Feb , 2023

India’s readiness needs along its western borders are largely operational in nature, while those along the northern borders and in the maritime space are more structural in scope. The Context ...

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The NFU Saga of Armed Forces Degradation

The NFU Saga of Armed Forces Degradation

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Feb , 2023

General VP Malik, the former Chief of Army Staff, recently tweeted that the “Government now grants NFU to even Railway Officers who have their own assured career progression scheme… but...

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From dependence to domination – a new India is rising like a phoenix

From dependence to domination – a new India is rising like a phoenix

By: Neeraj Mahajan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Feb , 2023

 “India today is touching new heights and transcending them too. This new height is the reality of New India,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while inaugurating the 14th edition of...

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Role of the IAF: In Possible Conflagration in Ladakh

Role of the IAF: In Possible Conflagration in Ladakh

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Feb , 2023

  Aerospace is now the dominant means of prosecution of operations in all domains. The requirement of air superiority remains highly desirable. “If we lose the war in the air, we lose the war...

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PM inaugurates 14th edition of Aero India 2023 in Bengaluru

PM inaugurates 14th edition of Aero India 2023 in Bengaluru

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Feb , 2023

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 14th edition of Aero India 2023 at Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru today. The theme of Aero India 2023 is “The Runway to a...

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Drone: A Revolution in Military Affairs

Drone: A Revolution in Military Affairs

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Feb , 2023

The biggest highlight of the Aero India show in Bangalore is going to be the demonstration of India's first indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Tapas-BH, produced by the DRDO. The Tapas will...

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IAF – Strategic Air Power Doctrine

IAF – Strategic Air Power Doctrine

By: Lt Gen Harbhajan Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Feb , 2023

Indian Air Force is a critical part of India's War Fighting Machinery. Although some sources rank IAF as the third most powerful air force in the world, but in reality, it is faced with a very...

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Interview of COAS General Manoj Pande

Interview of COAS General Manoj Pande

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jan , 2023

Lt Gen JS Bajwa – Editor Indian Defence Review (IDR) had the unique privilege to interview the Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Pande, PVSM AVSM, VSM, ADC. Details of the candid response of...

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AI in Defence Surveillance

AI in Defence Surveillance

By: Sandeep Shah | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jan , 2023

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles” —  Sun Tzu The world is evolving at an exponential rate, nations are getting increasingly aware...

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Obstacles in the Development of Comprehensive National Power

Obstacles in the Development of Comprehensive National Power

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2023

The last three years saw a major change in India’s national security environment. On the one hand, Pakistan, beset by internal turmoil and economic bankruptcy faded out, and China emerged as...

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Quantum Technology: Gartner’s Hype Cycle and its Implications for National...

Quantum Technology: Gartner’s Hype Cycle and its Implications for National...

By: Dr Sharad S Chauhan | Issue: Vol. 37.4, Oct-Dec 2022 | Date: 13 Jan , 2023

The 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three scientists “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violations of Bell Inequalities and pioneering quantum information...

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Cost of National Defence Index (CNDI): Towards an Affordable and...

Cost of National Defence Index (CNDI): Towards an Affordable and...

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Vol. 37.4, Oct-Dec 2022 | Date: 12 Jan , 2023

We define a new metric – the Cost of National Defence Index (CNDI). The Armed Forces Sizing Index (AFSI), proposed earlier showed the minimum of one soldier supporting and supported by 1,000...

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Rethinking the Politics of Airpower

Rethinking the Politics of Airpower

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Vol. 37.4, Oct-Dec 2022 | Date: 11 Jan , 2023

    Airpower is the most difficult of military force to measure or even express in precise terms. — Winston Churchill General Norman Schwarzkopf, the CENTCOM Commander during the Persian Gulf...

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Indian Coast Guard Concludes Maiden Contract for 10 Multicopter (VTOL) Drones

Indian Coast Guard Concludes Maiden Contract for 10 Multicopter (VTOL) Drones

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2023

In a major boost to Marine Surveillance and Interdiction capabilities, the Indian Coast Guard has concluded maiden contract for 10 multicopter (VTOL) drones in consonance with Government of...

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IAF & Japan Air Self Defence Force set to exercise jointly in Japan

IAF & Japan Air Self Defence Force set to exercise jointly in Japan

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2023

To promote Air Defence cooperation between the countries, India and Japan are all set to hold the joint Air Exercise, 'Veer Guardian-2023' involving the Indian Air Force and Japan Air Self...

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14-16th Dec 1971 – Inside Enemy Camp

14-16th Dec 1971 – Inside Enemy Camp

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Dec , 2022

Late night 14th December 1971, Peshawar, West Pakistan. General Yahya Khan, then President of Pakistan was giving a party in his newly constructed house. There were a few selected guests and a...

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Kabaddi, Kaluchak and OP Prakram: Did India Dither?

Kabaddi, Kaluchak and OP Prakram: Did India Dither?

By: Lt Gen JBS Yadava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Dec , 2022

The proxy war waged by Pakistan against India had escalated exponentially after the Kargil war and was at peak especially after Lt Gen Musharraf had seized power in Pakistan. The Jammu region was...

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Why Pakistan Army’s Change of Guard Means Nothing

Why Pakistan Army’s Change of Guard Means Nothing

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2022

Superannuation is inevitable in all government organisations, and the armed forces are no exception. Yet, the impending retirement of a Pakistan Army Chief invariably becomes a major discussion...

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Pakistanis seek truth on Kargil

Pakistanis seek truth on Kargil

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Issue: Book Excerpt: Pakistan's Proxy War | Date: 08 Dec , 2022

A year after Pakistan’s stunning military defeat at the hands of the Indian Army in Kargil, the skeletons are now tumbling out of the cupboard. Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has made...

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The New Age Warfare Scenario in the 21st century

The New Age Warfare Scenario in the 21st century

By: Rahul B Wankhede | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2022

Introduction The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine and other regional conflicts in the world have once again highlighted the relationship between tactics and technologies. Having the right ...

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