• 16 May, 2022
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Agnipath, and the Changing Character of Army’s Rank and File!

The writing on the wall clearly indicates that the decision to implement the ‘Tour of Duty,’ called Agnipath, in the Army has been taken and the implementation modalities are being…

By Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – Can India be the Manufacturing Hub

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) began making unmanned aerial system (UAS) with the Fluffy target drone in 1970s, which was replaced by the reusable, subsonic, pilotless target aircraft Lakshya…

By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

China’s Growing Defence Exports – Implications & Options For India

The conflict in Ukraine will have a huge impact on global arms trade. Russia would have consumed a large amount of weapons and would need to replenish them. In view…

By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

Atmanirbhar Bharat 2022: A Report Card on Defence Modernisation

A lot has been spoken and written on Atmanirbhar Bharat in recent times. There was a lot of fanfare associated with the Make-in-India campaign wherein a number of defence reforms…

By Maj Gen (Dr) Rajan Kochhar (Retd)

Indian Navy’s March from Indigenisation to Innovations and Beyond  

The Indian Navy and indigenisation go back a long way when the visionary leadership of Indian Navy established a Central Design Office in early 60’s for designing and making warships…

By Captain DK Sharma (Retd)

Replacing “INSAS – 5.56 mm” With “AK 203 – 7.62mm” : Bang on Target! 

The present assault rifle INSAS (Indian Small Arms System) of 5.56 mm calibre was developed by the DRDO, manufactured at various ordinance factories and was introduced in service in 1990.…

By Maj Gen KK Sinha (Retd)

C 295 and India’s Aircraft Production Ecosystem

Indian government finally cleared Rupees 21,000 crore ($3 billion) Airbus-Tata project for 56 C-295W military transport aircraft. Additional six may be acquired by the Coast Guard. The long-pending deal for…

By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

PLA Armour Offensive in Himalayas

PLA Armour Offensive in Himalayas Background PLA executed its ‘Three warfare’ strategy spear-headed by an array of armoured formations in Ladakh. PLA exercises in last few years have included mechanised…

Future Force-Indian Military

Future Force - Indian Military Prime Minister Narender Modi in an all-important valedictory session of the Combined Commanders Conference at Kevadia, Gujarat on 05 March 2021 stressed upon the armed…

The Future is Autonomous

Image Source: SPANSEN The Future is Autonomous  Videos of the Israeli-made Harop loitering munitions, reportedly used by Azerbaijan during last year’s war with neighbouring Armenia, in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, give some idea…

Air Defence Command – A Bold Inititaive

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Unmanned Weapon Delivery Platforms- Should India be Ready for a Four-Pronged Battle

Recent Ngorno-Karabakh war gave a lot of lessons; most important of them was the use of armed drones; and that there is still a way to win the war without…