Military & Aerospace

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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India’s Nuclear Doctrine

India’s Nuclear Doctrine

By: Ali Ahmed | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 04 Apr , 2011

  A central tenet of India’s nuclear doctrine is No First Use. India’s is therefore  a doctrine of ‘assured retaliation’. The popular understanding of India’s nuclear doctrine is that...

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Career in the Military: imperatives of attracting right material

Career in the Military: imperatives of attracting right material

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 04 Apr , 2011

  Throughout history, the Indian soldier fought in the defence of his motherland with unmatched valour and yet lost to almost every invader: even to those who arrived with an army of just a few...

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Military Leadership and Trial by Media

Military Leadership and Trial by Media

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Mar , 2011

  Health of democracies is directly proportional to the degree of independence enjoyed by their media. If India thrives as a vibrant democracy, a great deal of credit goes to its media, both...

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

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

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 27 Mar , 2011

  Care had not been taken at higher levels to verify the claims in accordance with the realities on the ground before preferring them at the negotiating table. The exaggeration might have been the...

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

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

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 25 Mar , 2011

  A nation has recourse to war either to further from a position of strength the interests it has not been able to promote by political and economic means, or when cornered by a stronger adversary...

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INAS 310 Golden Jubilee

INAS 310 Golden Jubilee

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Mar , 2011

Cobras Mark Golden Jubilee- Two Unit citations, over eighty thousand hours of flying and firsts like Carrier Borne ASW and Information Warfare to credit Two unit citations, over 80,000 hrs of...

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USS Decatur makes port call in Chennai

USS Decatur makes port call in Chennai

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Mar , 2011

The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) will make a three-day port visit to Chennai, India, March 16-19. The Decatur is led by Commander Shanti Sethi, an American of...

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Five Star CDS is a necessity

Five Star CDS is a necessity

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 20.2 Apr-Jun 2005 | Date: 09 Mar , 2011

The divisive Indian culture continues to act as the principal destroyer of consolidation of military power by dithering over the appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). The ‘divide and...

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The critical battles of Helmand and Kandhar

The critical battles of Helmand and Kandhar

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Feb , 2011

  The year 2010 was crucial for the final outcome in Afghanistan. There were two major changes in the military leadership. The highly regarded, Special Forces Commander, Lt Gen Stanley McChrystal...

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Private Military Companies

Private Military Companies

By: Al J. Venter | Issue: Book Excerpt: War Dog: Fighting Other People's Wars | Date: 23 Feb , 2011

  The term “private military companies” or, as some prefer, “private security companies,” has only recently entered the lexicon. The issue became pertinent to a lot of Americans when the...

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