• 02 October, 2023
Geopolitics & National Security

Defence Industries & Production


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)

Defence Attaches And Intelligence Agencies: Enabling Defence Exports

In a much-needed policy initiative, the Government of India decided to redeploy military attaches to countries where they can help increase domestic defence exports. This will reduce the number of…

By Pavithran Rajan

Semiconductors For Self-Reliance In Aerospace Manufacturing

The initiative on Self-reliance and Atmanirbhar Bharat has propelled the Indian defence industry towards higher pursuits and undertaking ambitious projects. The Indian defence industry, specifically the aerospace industry, has paved…

By Air Vice Marshal Samir Borade, VSM (Retd)

India’s Rising Defence Exports – Can India Be A Major Arms Exporter?

The official declaration of India’s defence exports in 2021-22 to be at an all-time high of Rs 15,920 crores marks a watershed in a sector that was traditionally viewed as…

By Subhash Chandra

Artificial Intelligence In Military Systems: India Needs To Bridge The Technological Asymmetry

Swarms of robots with the ability to kill humans are no longer only the stuff of science fiction movies like the Terminator but an ‘in your face’ reality today. Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems…

By Col Deepak Kumar

India’s Lithium Resource: A Perspective

Global economy has been dealt tandem blows by the Pandemic and Ukraine crisis. The world is now in the grip of a major fuel, food and fertilizer crisis, rising interest…

By Lt Gen CA Krishnan (Retd)

Aero India 2023: Runway To A Billion Opportunities

The 14th Edition of five-day Aero India 2023, the biggest biennial air show and aviation expo in Asia, is scheduled from February 13, 2023 to February17, 2023at “Yelahanka Air Force…

By Prof (Dr) DK Pandey 

Defence Budget 2023-24: Staying The Course Of Strength and Self-Sufficiency

The run-up to the budget unveiling is invariably an open season for speculation and ‘requests’ by all the stakeholders of the economy for favourable treatment. This year was no different.…

By Maj Gen Neeraj Bali (Retd)

Budget 2023: Prioritising Defence and Innovation

Globally, countries are reeling with economic shocks.  Comparatively, India has fared well with World Bank stating that the country is better positioned to manage global headwinds. In the defence and…

By Kriti Upadhyaya

Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories – Overcoming the “Last Great Problem”

With the dedication of seven new units of the Corporatised Ordnance Factories, Ministry of Defence seems to have summited the “last great problems” which to mountaineers denotes a peak that…

By Col (Dr) DPK Pillay (Retd)