Military & Aerospace

War Widows: The Hidden Battles – The Journey of Rebuilding Life

War Widows: The Hidden Battles – The Journey of Rebuilding Life

By: Tamanna Edwards | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 27 Mar , 2022

India in its history has seen many periods of war and instability, with the last conventional war being the Kargil War. Since then, there has been a constant state of conflict in parts of Jammu...

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UAVs: A Great Operational Asset

UAVs: A Great Operational Asset

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 14 Feb , 2022

The precursor to modern day Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) flew more than a century ago as the Curtiss-Sperry Flying Bomb manufactured in 1917 – a 230kg empty weight aircraft capable of...

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Mainstream India’s Military Power

Mainstream India’s Military Power

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 13 Feb , 2022

On attaining independence, the first question that should have continually been thrown up was “What are the infirmities in our character that have made India remain under foreign rule and...

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Siachen: Indian Army Chief has given a strong message to Pakistan

Siachen: Indian Army Chief has given a strong message to Pakistan

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Feb , 2022

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army, General MM Naravane , held a virtual press conference on 12 January 2022 as a prelude to the Army Day celebration on 15 January. In the course...

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Missiles Blast Pakistan Navy – IAF Bombs Karachi

Missiles Blast Pakistan Navy – IAF Bombs Karachi

By: Vice Admiral Mihir K. Roy | Issue: Book Excerpt: War in the Indian Ocean | Date: 31 Jan , 2022

Put the missile out to sea Where the real estate is free And it is far away from me. Operation Trident Commander-in-Chief, West executed Operation Trident, the code name for the missile attack on...

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Managing a Congested Airspace over the Future Battle Area

Managing a Congested Airspace over the Future Battle Area

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 09 Jan , 2022

The number of platforms and projectiles in the Tactical Battle Area (TBA) has increased exponentially. The friendly and adversary aerial systems are not only increasing in numbers, but are also...

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Does the World need Ethical Weapons?

Does the World need Ethical Weapons?

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 25 Dec , 2021

Artificial intelligence-powered weapons have radically transformed the battlefield. But can, or should they also be made to follow ethical rules? Although many nations still practice the tried and...

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Increasing Retirement Ages vis-à-vis Savings in Defence Spending & Pension:...

Increasing Retirement Ages vis-à-vis Savings in Defence Spending & Pension:...

By: Air Marshal SY Savur, PVSM, AVSM (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Dec , 2021

Introduction & Acknowledgements Study of military history in our Defence institutions appear to dominate our thought process so much that we appear to ignore other realities of the present, even...

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The Australian Submarine Landscape: Takeaways for the Indian Navy

The Australian Submarine Landscape: Takeaways for the Indian Navy

By: Cmde CP Srivastava | Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 21 Dec , 2021

Submarines are exceptionally complicated beasts to design, construct and operate. The technological complexities, operational challenges and sustenance demands multiply manifold when SSNs are...

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J&K will Remember General Bipin Rawat as a Friend and Well Wisher

J&K will Remember General Bipin Rawat as a Friend and Well Wisher

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Dec , 2021

On 8 December, at 12:20 hrs a MI 17 V5  Helicopter carrying General Bipin Rawat, first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of the Indian Army, crashed in District Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, about 20 kms from...

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1971 War: Pushp Vaid – One hell of a Lucky Pilot

1971 War: Pushp Vaid – One hell of a Lucky Pilot

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Dec , 2021

In Nov-Dec 1962, in Air Force Academy one batch of pilots was just four months away from getting commissioned, when suddenly an officer walked into the class and announced, “In the recent...

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Air Wars: Evolution and Application in The Indian Context

Air Wars: Evolution and Application in The Indian Context

By: Lt Gen KK Khanna, PVSM, AVSM** (Retd) | Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 13 Dec , 2021

Combat airpower came into being in the 20th century and soon gained such importance that domination of the air became essential for victory on land or sea. With nations exploiting the air...

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Indian Raid on Terror Launch Pads in POK (September 2016)

Indian Raid on Terror Launch Pads in POK (September 2016)

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Book Excerpt: Special Operations Case Studies: Lessons for India | Date: 10 Dec , 2021

The whole world is aware that the Pakistan Army has not won a single war, has lost half its country (East Pakistan) during the birth of Bangladesh in 1971, and surrendered 93,000 prisoners of war...

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1971 War: Operations in Sind-Rajasthan

1971 War: Operations in Sind-Rajasthan

By: Gen KV Krishna Rao | Issue: Book Excerpt: Prepare or Perish: A Study of National Security | Date: 07 Dec , 2021

The border area of Rajasthan-Sind is generally desert terrain with very limited road and rail communications. The border area of Gujarat and Sind is mainly covered by the Rann of Kutch. The...

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Decision Making in War: Recalling India’s Military History

Decision Making in War: Recalling India’s Military History

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Vol. 31.3 Jul-Sep 2016 | Date: 05 Dec , 2021

War is a costly proposition and the currency of war is life and limb. Leaders at all levels are required to attain the results with minimum effort and risk to own forces. Unfortunately, Indian...

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March 1971 – Political Chess Played by Army Generals

March 1971 – Political Chess Played by Army Generals

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Dec , 2021

  Gen Yahya Khan President of Pakistan and Chief Martial Law Administrator (CMLA) Lt. Gen. Yakub                                   Martial law Administrator, Zone B (East Pakistan) Vice...

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Impact of 1971 War on Pakistan

Impact of 1971 War on Pakistan

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Military Factor in Pakistan | Date: 01 Dec , 2021

Yahya Khan was commissioned into the 4/10 Baluch Regiment in British Indian Army on 15th July 1939 from the Indian Military Academy. During World War II, he was taken prisoner in North Africa and...

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Did a CIA mole inside the Indian cabinet compromise India’s 1971 war plans?

Did a CIA mole inside the Indian cabinet compromise India’s 1971 war plans?

By: Anuj Dhar | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 29 Nov , 2021

Declassified US records show that India’s objectives during the 1971 Indo-Pak war were greatly curtailed following an instance of high treason committed by a member of Indira Gandhi’s...

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Time for a Women Empowerment Commission for the Armed Forces!

Time for a Women Empowerment Commission for the Armed Forces!

By: Lt Gen Ashok Joshi (Retd) and Col Anil Athale (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2021

Thomas Hobbes, a sixteenth century English Philosopher and one of the pioneers of the ‘Realist’ theory in his work ‘Leviathan’ has described ‘Man in state of nature’. He says that in...

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S-400 Triumf: Beyond Air Defence

S-400 Triumf: Beyond Air Defence

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2021

On 14 November 2021, Russian news agencies, citing Dmitry Shugayev, head of the Russian military cooperation agency, reported that Russia has started delivery of S-400 Triumf missile system to...

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