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  • Will the Kamov Ka 226T meet India’s Requirements?

    June 29, 2017 3:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    On November 30, 2016, an Indian Army Cheetah helicopter crashed at Sukhna in West Bengal, killing three officers and injuring a soldier. Whether the Court of Inquiry finds the old age of the helicopter to be a contributing factor to... View Article

  • Tiered Defence Putting the SAM in Perspective

    April 5, 2017 12:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Around the late sixties, air threat was mainly prosecuted by the binary power of aircraft and helicopters; both fair-weather machines of first/second generation with such munitions as front guns and unguided bombs and rockets. On the other side, the Vulnerable... View Article

  • Agni-5 A True  Game Changer

    January 11, 2017 12:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The fourth Agni-5 test is scheduled to be conducted during the month of February 2016. This will be the second canister launch. Agni-5 will be ready for induction after few more tests – especially the test of its multiple independent... View Article

  • What Ails India’s Defence Industrial Complex?

    June 17, 2016 11:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    It has been over a year since Prime Minister Modi gave the call for ‘Make in India’ from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, 2014. This caused a flurry of excitement in the industry. The Foreign Direct... View Article

  • Agni-5: A True Game Changer

    February 26, 2016 1:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The fourth Agni-5 test is scheduled to be conducted during the month of February 2016. This will be the second canister launch. Agni-5 will be ready for induction after few more tests – especially the test of its multiple independent... View Article

  • Of Drugs, Terror and Patronage

    February 12, 2016 1:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Terrorism is a global phenomenon and is here to stay no matter GWOT, chest pounding and table thumping. There is no universal consensus about what terrorism consists of and as long as the world focuses on countering “violent terrorism” while... View Article

  • Gaming Military Money

    January 31, 2015 7:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    What generally gets glossed over is that despite the inadequate defence budgets over the years in sharp contrast to the LTIPP widening the capability gap between the PLA and our military exponentially, thousands of crores of rupees have been surrendered... View Article

  • India’s Defence Sector Still Plagued By Corruption

    March 22, 2014 12:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Despite attempted reforms, India’s defence procurement system remains tainted by corruption and wrongdoing. Today, Deba Mohanty explains why New Delhi has failed to solve a problem that puts the country’s military modernisation efforts at risk India’s defense procurement sector continues... View Article

  • Defence Industry Reach For The Sky!

    February 22, 2014 5:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Nearly sixty-seven years of Independence and not a single combat aircraft has been produced by India! Despite the word ‘indigenisation’ featuring repeatedly in political rhetoric, one of the reasons is because of the vested interests within the government of the... View Article

  • Slow Pace Of Army Modernisation

    February 8, 2014 3:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The reason India does produce and launch technology intensive satellites is primarily due to the pragmatic functional approach adopted by ISRO. The fact that it does not produce a modern rifle or a carbine is due to the wrong model... View Article

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