Military & Aerospace

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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Future of Manned Maritime Air Operations

Future of Manned Maritime Air Operations

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 37.3, Jul-Sep 2022 | Date: 21 Oct , 2022

Debate on Manned vs Unmanned Aircraft Elon Musk speaking at a US Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in February 2020, remarked that the era of fighter jets was over and the future is...

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Land Warfare and its Future ‘Avatar’

Land Warfare and its Future ‘Avatar’

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 15 Oct , 2022

'The Avatar is the one that holds the balance of them together until he disappears. When that happens, peace is lost and war becomes the common theme among the nations.' - Avatar: The Last...

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Challenges for the new CDS

Challenges for the new CDS

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2022

What lies in store for the new CDS who inherits a crown of thorns, left him by his predecessor, not to forget the controversy this appoint brings along, one of superseding many serving generals...

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“IAF is mindful of the changing nature of warfare and the utilization of...

“IAF is mindful of the changing nature of warfare and the utilization of...

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2022

Lt Gen JS Bajwa – Editor Indian Defence Review (IDR) had the unique privilege to interview the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC, prior to the Air...

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Rightsizing the Army

Rightsizing the Army

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Aug , 2022

Media reports of July 2022 stated that existing manpower shortages in the Armed Forces are as follows: Army – 7779 officers and 1.08 lakh soldiers; Navy – 1446 officers and 12,511 soldiers,...

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Role of the Armed Forces in Preserving the Nation

Role of the Armed Forces in Preserving the Nation

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Aug , 2022

As India completes 75 years of independence, it also creates a new landmark in 5000-year-old history of India. If we count the period under British imperial rule (1857 to 1947), then India (most...

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DRDO successfully test fires indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs

DRDO successfully test fires indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Aug , 2022

Indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) were successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and...

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Kargil War 1999: Capture of Point 5770 -‘Navdeep Top’

Kargil War 1999: Capture of Point 5770 -‘Navdeep Top’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jul , 2022

  Background 23 years may have passed by, but memories of the exemplary valour exhibited and sacrifices made by the Indian armed forces during ‘Operation Vijay’ are as fresh in everyone’s...

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The CAATSA Waiver

The CAATSA Waiver

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jul , 2022

There is considerable euphoria in media over the US House of Representatives approving an exception from the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for India in...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre of Excellence (COE) Launched by Indian...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre of Excellence (COE) Launched by Indian...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jul , 2022

The IAF Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence under the aegis of UDAAN (Unit for Digitisation, Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Application Networking) was inaugurated by Air...

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