Military & Aerospace

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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Pak Army should go back to Barracks

Pak Army should go back to Barracks

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Nov , 2022

The ouster of Imran Khan as the Prime Minister in April this year has led to an unprecedented backlash against the country’s all-mighty military establishment. People are now openly expressing...

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Can the Pakistan Army be tamed?

Can the Pakistan Army be tamed?

By: Brig Harwant Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2022

Pakistan is once again in turmoil, the present one bring due to strong insistence on immediate general election by Imran Khan , the former Prime Minister (PM), who was ousted from the county’s...

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Battle of Budgam: Pakistanis Failed Effort to Secure Srinagar Airfield

Battle of Budgam: Pakistanis Failed Effort to Secure Srinagar Airfield

By: Brig Jagbir Singh Grewal, VSM (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2022

Induction of HQs 161 Infantry Brigade and Additional Forces In the next few days, Headquarters 161 Infantry Brigade arrived, and Brig JC Katoch, the Brigade Commander, arrived on 29 October. On...

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Future Wars: The Way Forward

Future Wars: The Way Forward

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2022

Over the years, national security issues have gained in importance and face constant and detailed scrutiny from a wide variety of practitioners, researchers, analysts and journalists. This is...

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Yuan Wang 5 tests India’s Resolve

Yuan Wang 5 tests India’s Resolve

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Vol. 37.3, Jul-Sep 2022 | Date: 07 Nov , 2022

The ripples from the Yuan Wang 5 continue to be felt in New Delhi long after the Chinese ship left Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka, where it docked from August 16 to 22 despite Indian concerns. The...

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Ukraine and Return of Air Defenses

Ukraine and Return of Air Defenses

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Nov , 2022

On September 11, 2022, Ukrainian air defenses shot down 9 of the 11 cruise missiles fired on eastern Ukraine by Russia. The failure of Russian strikes was not unexpected as a number of advanced...

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Hybrid Warfare: Are Indian Armed Forces Ready to Face New Challenges?

Hybrid Warfare: Are Indian Armed Forces Ready to Face New Challenges?

By: Deepak Kumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Nov , 2022

“Future Conflicts will be more violent and unpredictable with battlefields being severely contested and seamlessly connected. In future, even conventional conflicts are likely to have a large...

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Pakistan Army COAS: Race Hots Up

Pakistan Army COAS: Race Hots Up

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Nov , 2022

On 29 November 2022, General Qamar Javed Bajwa shall relinquish the command of the most powerful organisation in Pakistan and the ninth largest army in the world. General Bajwa was appointed the...

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How Prepared is the IAF for a War with China?

How Prepared is the IAF for a War with China?

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 37.3, Jul-Sep 2022 | Date: 23 Oct , 2022

Both the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) have come a long way since their early beginnings in the 1950s. The IAF had British and French aircraft in the...

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India’s Expanded Ambit of Defence Preparedness

India’s Expanded Ambit of Defence Preparedness

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Vol. 37.3, Jul-Sep 2022 | Date: 22 Oct , 2022

The Cause of National Sovereignty Traditionally, India has sought to preserve her sovereignty and territorial integrity through reliance on political accommodations and harmonious diplomacy. Even...

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