• 02 October, 2023
Geopolitics & National Security

Modernisation and Capacity Building


India conducted an Anti-Satellite (ASAT) weapon test on March 27, 2019, as part of Mission Shakti. After the US, Russia, and China, India became the fourth state in the world…

By Air Cmde SP Singh (Retd)

India Needs Large Aircraft Carriers

The recent public statement by the serving Naval chief that the navy hopes to place a repeat order on Cochin Shipyard for another Vikrant class is only partly encouraging. Partly…

By Rear Admiral K Raja Menon (Retd)


The Indian Air Force (IAF) on 13 Sep 23 took the delivery of its first C-295 transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space, at Seville in Spain. The aircraft is…

By Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)


The recently concluded G 20 summit in Delhi could be largely concluded to a diplomatic victory for India as the much elusive consensus emerged after extreme prolonged negotiations culminating in…

By Maj Gen (Dr) Rajan Kochhar (Retd)

PM Modi’s Visit To USA: Deal Or No Deal For Fighter Aircraft And Aero-Engines?

“Both sides will identify opportunities for co-development of new technologies and co-production of existing and new systems and facilitate increased collaboration between defence start-up ecosystems of the two countries.” Statement…

By Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS)

“On 29th May 2023, ISRO successfully launched the GSLV-F12 NVS-01 mission, deploying the second-generation NavIC satellite into space. The NVS-01 satellite is the first of the new series aimed at…

By Dr PVGS Jayaram

PLA Air Force: Significant Air Power – Time India Must Act

Like the Americans and the Russians, China realised very early that one who controls the aerospace, controls this planet. They began setting up aircraft building plants, initially with the help…

By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

IAF’s Fighter Squadron Drawdown And The Mitigation Plan

“While, IAF has plans to steadily induct locally made fighter jets like Tejas Mk1, Mk2, and AMCA, the need for 114 jets under Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft (MRFA) will remain, due…

By Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

The Russia Ukraine War: Impact On IAF And Way Ahead

The current war between Russia and Ukraine which began in February 2022 has been continuing for more than a year now, with no signs of an end to hostilities. There…

By Air Vice Marshal Samir Borade, VSM (Retd)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) And The Armed Forces

Let me begin on a personal note. In the late 1990s, the efforts did not always bear fruit as we trawled the forests in the upper reaches of mountains in…

By Maj Gen Neeraj Bali (Retd)

Hub of Aviation Industry Manufacturing: India Needs Whole of Nation Approach

Atmanirbharta is clearly the flavour of the season. India is already the fifth largest economy of the world, and slated to be the third by 2027. It is the fourth…

By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

Near Space: India Should Move in Fast

Near Space; that portion of the atmosphere between the stratosphere and the mesosphere, typically between 20 and 100 kilometres above the Earth's surface.  While it is not technically outer Space,…

By Pavithran Rajan