Military & Aerospace

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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IAF participate in Tactical Leadership Programme in Egypt

IAF participate in Tactical Leadership Programme in Egypt

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

Indian Air Force contingent is reaching the midway point of the Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) at Egyptian Air Force (EAF) Weapon School in Egypt (Cairo West Airbase). The programme...

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Mainstreaming India’s National Security Studies

Mainstreaming India’s National Security Studies

By: Harsh Behere | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jul , 2022

As the foundation stone of INDU (Indian National Defense University) forlorn on a field in Haryana and the INDU Bill languishes in the Lok Sabha, Pakistan's National Defense University (NDU) has...

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Interception of Hezbollah UAVs on the way to a collection mission in...

Interception of Hezbollah UAVs on the way to a collection mission in...

By: Cdr (Dr) Eyal Pinko | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jul , 2022

On Saturday afternoon, July 2, 2022, three Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) were launched from Lebanon toward Israel's gas rigs. The UAVs were launched by Hezbollah's UAV unit; a unit currently...

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Drone Swarms: Asset and Threat – is India Ready?

Drone Swarms: Asset and Threat – is India Ready?

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 37.2, Apr-Jun 2022 | Date: 04 Jul , 2022

Military drones are disrupting warfare in the three domains of air, land and sea. Their exploits in the Ukraine war continue to excite interest even as this is being written. In recent years,...

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Defeating Pakistan Army’s Proxy War in Kashmir

Defeating Pakistan Army’s Proxy War in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jul , 2022

Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa’s post-Article 370 abrogation rant that “Pakistan Army firmly stands by the Kashmiris in their just struggle to the very end,” and that “We are...

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GOCO Model: Floundering in Rough Waters

GOCO Model: Floundering in Rough Waters

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 37.2, Apr-Jun 2022 | Date: 29 Jun , 2022

No military has ever outsourced Equipment Readiness; the Indian Army could be the first! The Indian Army’s ambitious plan for modernisation of the Army Base Workshops (ABWs) and implementation...

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Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile successfully...

Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile successfully...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jun , 2022

Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) was successfully flight-tested by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy from an Indian Naval Ship at...

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Military Service through a “Tour of Duty”

Military Service through a “Tour of Duty”

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jun , 2022

Introduction On 29th of July 2020 a brief write up by me was published in the Indian Defense Review (IDR), it was titled ‘Indian Army: A Nation Builder through Character, Leadership and...

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Laser Weapons: The Future of Air Defence?

Laser Weapons: The Future of Air Defence?

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jun , 2022

Israel recently announced the successful test of its Iron Beam laser weapon system that reportedly has the capability of intercepting rockets, mortars and anti-tank missiles. Called a game...

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Inverted Rifle & Helmet, symbol of fallen soldiers of 1971 war, shifted from...

Inverted Rifle & Helmet, symbol of fallen soldiers of 1971 war, shifted from...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 May , 2022

Armed Forces on 27-May-2022 in a ceremony shifted the Inverted Rifle and the Helmet from India Gate, which was the symbol of Fallen Soldiers of 1971 War, to Param Yodha Sthal at National War...

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Tour of Duty and the Mess Surrounding It

Tour of Duty and the Mess Surrounding It

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May , 2022

According to an article by Mr Dinaker Peri carried in The Hindu on May 21 2022, driven by the stale argument of a compulsion to reduce the costs of salaries and pensions of the Defense Forces...

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