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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)

EXCALIBUR: Precision Targeting On The Battlefield

Image Courtsey: YouTube Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Libya witnessed the lethal effect of precision weapons that are true force multipliers in the modern battlefield, where NATO used these projectiles to…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Airborne Early Warning & Control: Force Multiplier In The Sky

Netra AEW&C: Source-drdo.gov.in On 08 September, the Cabinet Committee on Security cleared a US $ 1.5 billion proposal from the Indian Air Force (IAF) to indigenously build six Airborne Early…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

New Drives to Counter China Come With a Major Risk: Throwing Fuel on The Indo-Pacific Arms Race

An accelerating arms race in the Indo-Pacific is all but guaranteed now that China finds itself a target of new security arrangements — AUKUS and the Quad — aimed at…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

The UNMANNED WINGMAN: A Loyal Ally in the Skies

Image Courtsey: theaustralian.com.au Hypothetical Scenario- August 2025:   A UAV takes off from Jammu Sector for a surveillance mission along the Working Boundary (WB), in response to Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

MR-SAM: Boosting Efficacy of India’s Air Defence

India’s’ Air Defence (AD) arsenal witnessed a significant fillip with the Hon’ble Defence Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh handing over of the first deliverable Firing Unit of the Medium Range Surface…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Unmanned Ground Vehicles: Augmenting Our Frontline Warriors

Outcomes in battles are a fallout of the side with better morale and will; but also the one with superior training and equipment. Indeed, all other factors considered, the side…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Integrated ASW Defence Suite: A Key Enabler Towards Ocean Dominance

As a further fillip to the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ drive and towards the goal of self- reliance in the Defence Industry, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has, on 27 August, concluded…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

LCA TEJAS: Ready To Touch The Skies With Glory

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has this month placed an order worth Rs. 5375 Crores with General Electric (GE) Aviation, US for supply  of 99 F404-GE-IN20 engines for the TEJAS Light…

Indigenous Aircraft Carrier : Indian Navy’s Veritable Varuna

There have recently been some articles written by analysts and Navy veterans for and against the philosophy of the aircraft carrier (AC) as an instrument of war fighting and National…

India’s Mounted Gun System: Ensuring Future Combat Readiness

In order for a country to build and retain strategic relevance, it is imperative that a comprehensive approach towards capability building be adopted. While the political processes continue to push…