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  • Managing a Congested Airspace over Future Battle Area

    January 16, 2022 4:29 pm Published by

    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 of a variety of sizes from micro UAVs to large... View Article

  • Combining the best of Man and Machine: Threats and Challenges

    January 3, 2022 12:01 pm Published by

    The Unmanned Revolution Warfare has never been the same even after the ‘revolution’ brought about by the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Staring from their humble capability of a mere ‘look-see’ over the hill as Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance... View Article

  • Proxy War: Should India Actively Enter into this Realm to Achieve its National Interests?

    November 24, 2021 10:41 am Published by

    Achieving objectives by fair means or foul, that is the most important spiritual legacy of the renaissance. In the middle ages, this represented a breakthrough against romantic chivalry and the declining tradition of knighthood. It meant using means, some possibly... View Article

  • The Re-Incarnation of INS Vikrant

    September 28, 2021 8:06 pm Published by

    Often, a newborn is given the name of a parent, or a grandparent or a great-grandparent, and so on. In India, a number of kings have been named Vikramaditya. In the western cultures similar traditions prevail. It is not uncommon... View Article

  • Declassifying Histories of Wars and Operations

    July 5, 2021 6:28 am Published by

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a policy for compilation, publication, archiving and declassification of the histories of wars and operations with the stipulation that such events must be officially recorded within five years, which should ordinarily be declassified... View Article

  • Afghanistan: Drawdown or bandonment Its Consequences

    May 8, 2021 1:38 pm Published by

    The Taliban see themselves as a government in waiting, speaks volumes of their confidence to overthrow the current regime after the Americans leave. They have already decided to rename the country as “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.”“This is jihad, it is... View Article

  • Self-Reliance in General Munitions and Energetics Need for a Vision

    April 2, 2021 10:57 am Published by

    “It’s all right to aim high if you have plenty of ammunition.” — Hawley R. Everhart The current stand-off at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has once again highlighted the fact that despite advances in technology, modern wars in... View Article

  • Does India need a Strategic Bomber?

    March 26, 2021 9:41 am Published by

    A South China Morning Post, report of November 26, 2020, says, China’s H-20 stealth bomber will give China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) a ‘truly intercontinental’ strike capability and allow China to extend its strike range far beyond its... View Article

  • A New Chapter In India-Saudi Relations

    December 30, 2020 11:31 am Published by

    In his six-day-long (9 – 14 December 2020) visit to the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Army Chief, General MM Naravane was given a red carpet reception by the hosts as it was the first visit of any... View Article

  • Is India Finally Emerging From its Strategic Reticence?

    December 18, 2020 1:31 pm Published by

    “The world is a gymnasium where nations come to make themselves strong.” — Swami Vivekananda Ancient Indian identity was forged by distinct geographical reality that insulated India from outside influences. Indian subcontinent is surrounded by the vast Arabian Sea and... View Article