• 24 September, 2022
Foreign Affairs. Geopolitics. National Security.

Weapon Platforms

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)


“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)

Germany’s IRIS-T SLM Air Defence System: A Shot In The Arm For Ukraine?

The Russia Ukraine War (RUW) is replete with instances of large and small-scale ground battles or duels, both in built-up and rural areas. While inputs emerging from this imbroglio differ…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

India’s Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)

The National drive to ‘Make in India’ in order to achieve self-reliance in industrial capabilities, particularly in Defence manufacturing, has spawned several projects, ranging from the TEJAS aircraft to various…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

What are Chemical Weapons and Are They Illegal?

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has expressed concern that Russia could deploy chemical weapons in the war and there has been an unconfirmed report of their use in the besieged southern…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

Fully Integrated Soldier Systems

Contemporary conflicts of the not-so-distant past mandated the dismounted Infantry soldier to don personal (protective) battlefield attire and bring to battle his small-arms and any other close-quarter (CQB) battle weaponry.…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Drones In The Russia-Ukraine War

The world is now familiar with the purported video grab and statement issued by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, claiming the destruction of a Ukrainian Ground Force…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)