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India’s New Missiles: ‘Brahmastras’ In The Quiver!

Brahmāstra (ब्रह्‍मास्‍त्र): A divine weapon, irresistible, one given (created) by Lord Brahma himself India’s ‘Brahmastras’, or its Surface to Surface Missiles (SSMs) were born out of the DRDO’s Integrated Guide…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Sound Ranging Systems: Pivotal Assets for Weapon Location

In the race for advancement of military capability, it sometimes occurs that the advantages of time-tested technology are overshadowed by the inexorable push for equipment that is more readily and…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Maritime Unmanned Systems: Shaping A Seamless Ocean

Hypothetical Scenario-25 August 2024.    In response to continued development of military infrastructure by China in the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea (SCS), the US Navy, in consonance with…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Maritime Reconnaissance Platforms: Key to Multi Domain Awareness

In the global scenario of ever-shrinking battlespaces, populated by regular and non-State belligerents, there is a need to equip our Armed Forces with the capability for persistent, accurate and robust…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

SWATHI WLR: Aatmanirbhar in Elusive Weapon Locating Capability

The Kargil War of 1999, amongst its many lessons, brought to the fore the importance of accurate indirect-fire weapon location, in order to neutralise the adversary’s Artillery assets and minimise…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

The Dubai Air Show 2021: Opportunities For The Indian Armed Forces?

The Dubai Air Show (DAS) 2021 was held at the Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai from 14-18 November 21 and is the first and largest such event since the cancellation of…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

India’s Dhanush Howitzer: Has The Phoenix Risen?

In an effort towards modernising its Artillery profile, the Indian Army (IA) embarked upon the Field Artillery Rationalisation Plan (FARP) post the 1999 Kargil War, with a vision towards streamlining…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

India’s Arjun Mark-1A Vs Pakistan’s VT-4: Rival Chariots of Fire

No manoeuvre machine on land can cause the adversary as much anxiety and fear of being annihilated as can the Main Battle Tank- indeed there is no sound more terrifying…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

India’s Rafale vs Pakistan’s JF-17: Who Steals The ‘Thunder’?

Historically, the moniker of ‘fighter aircraft’ came into use much after the advent of such machines. The British Royal Flying Corps (the Air Arm of the British Army in World War…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

JADC2: Spearheading All-Domain Operations

Source:news.usni.org Hypothetical Scenario (04 July 2028).  A North Korean ICBM is launched from outside Pyongyang. 10 seconds into the launch, its heat ejecta is picked up by a US surveillance…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Robotic Weapons – A Moral Dilemma

Autonomous weapon systems – commonly known as killer robots – may have killed human beings for the first time ever last year, according to a recent United Nations Security Council report…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Hypersonic Weapons: New ‘Sprint Kings’ In Strategic Weapons Race

Image Source: Raytheon Technologies It was reported on 16/17 October in several periodicals/dailies that China had tested a Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) in August this year (this was promptly refuted…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)