Military & Aerospace

Jointmanship in the Military

Jointmanship in the Military

By: Air Vice Marshal AK Tiwary | Issue: Vol 26.2 Apr-Jun 2011 | Date: 04 Jul , 2011

Victory in any event, be it a playful game or a bloodthirsty war, is a joint effort of all the members. How one orchestrates this effort is Integration. These fundamentals are universal. These do...

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142 Officers Commissioned into Indian Air Force

142 Officers Commissioned into Indian Air Force

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jun , 2011

Indian Air Force (IAF) got a new batch of officers with 142 newly commissioned Flying Officers graduating from the Air Force Academy (AFA), at Dundigal near Hyderabad. Marshal of the IAF Arjan...

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India’s Seapower in the Twenty-First Century

India’s Seapower in the Twenty-First Century

By: Vice Admiral Mihir K. Roy | Issue: Book Excerpt: War in the Indian Ocean | Date: 17 Jun , 2011

  India continues her quest for a coherent maritime policy. Her continental mindset however ensures that not one inch of her territory will be captured from across land borders. But perhaps...

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High Court ruling can make the Armed Forces Tribunal infructuous

High Court ruling can make the Armed Forces Tribunal infructuous

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jun , 2011

  The defence services had been clamouring for an Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) for decades, essentially because the civilian courts took years and even decades to decide their cases. These...

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Somali Piracy: New Delhi groping in the dark

Somali Piracy: New Delhi groping in the dark

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2011

  We are still groping in the dark in matters relating to action against the Somali pirates, who are more and more active despite all the preventive patrolling, more and more venturesome coming...

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Upgraded AN-32 RE Aircaft inducted into IAF

Upgraded AN-32 RE Aircaft inducted into IAF

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jun , 2011

Four of the first batch of five AN-32 tactical transport aircraft that recently underwent ‘total technical life extension’ (TTLE), overhaul and re-equipment at Ukraine were inducted into the...

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The silent use of hard power

The silent use of hard power

By: Dr Prem Mahadevan | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 04 Jun , 2011

  “Hard power yields obedience, while soft power yields acquiescence. The former is the foundation of state strength, but the latter helps consolidate that strength. History suggests that...

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Arudhra Medium Power Radar inducted in the IAF

Arudhra Medium Power Radar inducted in the IAF

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jun , 2011

Air Chief Marshal PV Naik, Chief of the Air Staff today inducted the first Medium Power Radar (MPR), named  Arudhra by the IAF at Air Force Station Naliya in Gujrat. At Naliya, an airbase which...

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India’s Losses and Gains in Post-Independence Wars – II

India’s Losses and Gains in Post-Independence Wars – II

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 02 Jun , 2011

  India captured many outposts along the Punjab border in Ajnala, Amritsar, Khemkaran, Mamdot and Fazilka sectors with minimal tactical and economic advantage. On the other hand, in this very...

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Militarization of Space

Militarization of Space

By: Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd.) | Issue: Vol 23.2 Apr-Jul 2008 | Date: 02 Jun , 2011

  Use of ‘outer space’ (also referred as ‘space’) to fight wars is not a new idea. Rockets reaching high into the atmosphere was talked about since World War II. The investments made by...

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Medium Power Radar Arudhra to be inducted in the IAF

Medium Power Radar Arudhra to be inducted in the IAF

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jun , 2011

Towards enhancing its Air Defence capabilities, the IAF would be inducting the first Medium Power Radar on 03 Jun 2011.In the background of the South Western Air Command’s Commanders’...

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Indian Military Needs to Reorganize Itself  In Theatre Commands

Indian Military Needs to Reorganize Itself In Theatre Commands

By: Gp Capt AS Bahal | Issue: Vol 21.2 Apr-Jun 2006 | Date: 01 Jun , 2011

  The Kargil war identified certain inadequacies in the functioning of our Higher Defence Organisation. Subsequently, the Kargil Review Committee enumerated the need for a thorough review of the...

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1971: The blitzkrieg in East Pakistan – II

1971: The blitzkrieg in East Pakistan – II

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 22 May , 2011

Eastern Sector :The eastern sector comprised the area east of the Meghna in the destricts of Sylhet, Brahmanbaria, Comilla and Chittagong, and Chittagong Hill Tracts. The approach to Dacca lay...

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Air Marshal NAK Browne will be the next Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal NAK Browne will be the next Chief of Air Staff

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 May , 2011

Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal NAK Browne will be the next Chief of Air Staff on the retirement of Air Chief Marshal PV Naik from government service on July 31, 2011.  Born in Allahabad on...

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Indian Navy Rescues Chinese Merchant Ship from Pirates

Indian Navy Rescues Chinese Merchant Ship from Pirates

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 May , 2011

On the morning of 05 May an Indian Navy’s TU 142 aircraft’s persistant efforts lead to pirates evacuating a Chinese merchant vessel MV Full City. At about 0845 hrs on 05 May 11, the Indian Navy...

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1971: India’s Military Plan – II

1971: India’s Military Plan – II

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 19 Apr , 2011

  A comparison of the relative strength of India and Pakistan worked out at a ratio of 7:4, and this did not appear to the planners as such a preponderant superiority in numbers as to go for the...

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1971: India’s Military Plan-I

1971: India’s Military Plan-I

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 18 Apr , 2011

  On the map, Bangladesh looks like the head of a female stag with stunted horns pointing towards Siliguri, and its narrow neck is represented by the Agartala bulge. The country is landlocked on...

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The Emerging Role of the Indian Navy in the New World Order – II

The Emerging Role of the Indian Navy in the New World Order – II

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Guardianship: The Indian Navy 1991-2000 | Date: 12 Apr , 2011

  Operation Tasha: The Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) was inducted in Sri Lanka in July 1987, as per the Indo–Sri Lanka Accord, to end the ethnic struggle that claimed many lives and ruined...

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China’s First Aircraft Carrier

China’s First Aircraft Carrier

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Apr , 2011

The following post has been extracted from the China Forum blog of the “China Daily”. The abbreviation SCMP in the post stands for the “South China Morning Post” .Pics of the aircraft carrier...

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The Emerging Role of the Indian Navy in the New World Order – I

The Emerging Role of the Indian Navy in the New World Order – I

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Guardianship: The Indian Navy 1991-2000 | Date: 11 Apr , 2011

  India’s role in the world order has been gradually expanding. From its fledging origins in the early-50s, to the exalted perch at which it finds itself now, there has been a virtual inversion...

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