Military & Aerospace

First C295 for India completes its maiden flight

First C295 for India completes its maiden flight

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 May , 2023

The first C295 for India has successfully completed its maiden flight, marking a significant milestone towards its delivery by the second half of 2023. The tactical aircraft took off from...

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IAF’s Squadron Strength: Crystal Gazing at the Next Two Decades

IAF’s Squadron Strength: Crystal Gazing at the Next Two Decades

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 38.1, Jan-Mar 2023 | Date: 03 May , 2023

In May last year, a report titled Global Air Power Rankings (2022) published by World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft (WDMMA) placed the Indian Air Force (IAF) above China’s People’s...

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Countering Stealth Technology in Military Aviation

Countering Stealth Technology in Military Aviation

By: Brig Arvind Dhananjayan | Issue: Vol. 38.1, Jan-Mar 2023 | Date: 02 May , 2023

The unveiling of the B-21 ‘Raider’ by the United States Air Force (USAF) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) on 02 December at the USAF’s classified Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale,...

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The IAF’S Weapons Systems Branch: A Prognosis

The IAF’S Weapons Systems Branch: A Prognosis

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 38.1, Jan-Mar 2023 | Date: 28 Apr , 2023

The nature of warfare and consequently, the conduct of air warfare, are undergoing significant and rapid transformation as a result of the munificence of emerging technologies. The Indian Air...

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Culmination of Exercise Cope India-2023 at Air Force Station Kalaikunda

Culmination of Exercise Cope India-2023 at Air Force Station Kalaikunda

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2023

The sixth edition of Cope India-2023, an Air Exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and United States Air Force(USAF), conducted over the last two weeks at Air Force Stations Kalaikunda...

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Rotary Wing Platforms: India’s Great Indigenisation Story

Rotary Wing Platforms: India’s Great Indigenisation Story

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 38.1, Jan-Mar 2023 | Date: 13 Apr , 2023

India has come a long way since the Indian aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) first started manufacturing helicopters in 1962, by entering an agreement with Sud-Aviation...

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The Road to Zorawar

The Road to Zorawar

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 38.1, Jan-Mar 2023 | Date: 09 Apr , 2023

On December 22, 2022, projects for the Indian Army valued at around Rs 85,000 crore, including light tanks, Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicles (FICV), mounted gun systems, drones and minesweeper...

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Indian Maritime Legacy and Way Ahead

Indian Maritime Legacy and Way Ahead

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Apr , 2023

National Maritime Day It was on 5th April 1919 that SS Loyalty belonging to the Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd an Indian owned company, set sail from Bombay to London while India was still...

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International Day for Mine Awareness – why should India bother?

International Day for Mine Awareness – why should India bother?

By: Neeraj Mahajan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Apr , 2023

According to an estimate, there are thousands of landmines planted by Pakistan in J&K in the 1947, 1965, and 1971 wars. Though the wars are over-- the mines or silent killers are still buried...

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11 Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels and six Next Generation Missile...

11 Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels and six Next Generation Missile...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Mar , 2023

MoD signs Rs 19,600 crore contracts with Indian shipyards for acquisition of 11 Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels & six Next Generation Missile Vessels for Indian Navy In a huge boost to...

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Mother of All Swarms

Mother of All Swarms

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Mar , 2023

In the hunt to kill Osama bin-Laden, the US had fired its GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb (thermobaric/aerosol bomb) in Afghanistan on April 13, 2017; unaware that Osama was merrily...

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Are Servicemen, soft targets for all and sundry?

Are Servicemen, soft targets for all and sundry?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Mar , 2023

There must be something radically wrong with a society that prides itself on being one of the most robust and resilient democracies of the world, but virtually tramples on the rights of Indian...

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The Big Takeaways from India’s Post-Independence Wars

The Big Takeaways from India’s Post-Independence Wars

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Mar , 2023

A wise soldier learns from the past, both the successes and failures. Background Wars shape the destinies of nations and are characterised by tales of courage, resilience, and bravery. Military...

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IAF will get 70 HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft from HAL

IAF will get 70 HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft from HAL

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Mar , 2023

The Union Cabinet has approved procurement of 70 HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force at a cost of Rs 6,828.36 crore. The aircraft will...

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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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