• 05 December, 2022
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India’s MRFA Program: Seeking To Conquer The Skies!

The looming spectre of a collusive, two-front war with China and Pakistan, has necessitated the Indian Armed Forces to plan and carry out quantitative/qualitative right-sizing of their equipment profile to…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

India’s Ballistic Missile Interceptors!

India’s Nuclear Policy of ‘No First Use’ behoves that the Nation is prepared to absorb a first strike and still retain capabilities for similar retaliation. Retaining such ‘second-strike’ capability will…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

DEFEXPO 2022: A Marque Of ‘Atmanirbharta’ In Defence

The Indian DefExpo 2022 was held from 18-23 October at the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The present edition is India’s 12th and largest Defence Exposition,…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

AUSA 2022: Disruptive Technology Or Old Wine?

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting (AM) is the largest land power exposition forum in the USA, with a global canvas. Taking place over three days,…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Planetary Defence: Mitigating Threats From Space!

Asteroid Didymos (L) and Dimorphos 2.5 minutes before impact; the last complete image of Dimorphos, taken by DART 12 Km from the asteroid & 2 seconds before impact. At exactly…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Micro-Missiles: Kinetic Response To The Drone-Swarm Juggernaut!

Incidents of use of drones for hostile attacks on civil and military installations have been increasingly witnessed over the last decade since the advent of this paradigm in September 2011,…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

A New Ensign And A New Carrier: Indian Navy’s Red Letter Day

‘Vikrānta (विक्रान्त)- “one who is courageous, bold, strong and victorious”,  a synonym for the Lion (Simha)’                                                                                                                                     -Mriga-Pakshi-Shastra 02 September 2022 has emerged as a singular date in the…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

The Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: India’s ‘Garuda’ And Global Leader

“Garuda is described as the King of the birds ….. a protector with the power to swiftly travel anywhere, ever vigilant…. Garuda is invoked as a symbol of …. violent force,…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

The Farnborough Air Show 2022: Prospects For India?

The Farnborough International Air Show (FIAS)-2022, in vogue since 1948, was held at Farnborough, UK from 18 to 22 July 2022. The five-day event is the world’s largest airshow, hosted…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Rafale or F/A-18 ‘Super Hornet’: Who Will Board India’s Vikrant?

India’s Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC)-1, christened INS Vikrant (in honour of the 50th anniversary of participation of its similarly named predecessor in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan conflict), was launched in August…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

‘Counter-Adversary’ Radars- A Profile

While military radars have multifarious designs, roles and uses, most radars are designed for a specific function- whether that be surveillance/ target acquisition, weapon location, meteorological, or Counter - Unmanned…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

IAF’s ‘VAJRAYUDHA’ : THE ‘ASTRA’ AIR TO AIR MISSILE

“Vajrayudha, also known as Vajra, is Lord Indra’s personal weapon that shoots thunderbolts. The word’s literal meaning is lightning.” A testimony to India’s self-reliance in the Defence Sector and progress…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)