• 24 May, 2024
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Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)
Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

Air Marshal Anil Khosla PVSM, AVSM, VM, is a former Vice Chief of Air Staff (VCAS) of the Indian Air Force and AOC in C of Eastern Air Command.  He was actively involved in the formulation of Air Force War Plans, Force structure planning and capability building as well as handled important air operations in recent times. The Air Marshal is a distinguished fellow at United Services Institute (USI) and Centre of Air Power Studies (CAPS). He is on the editorial board of the College of Air Warfare journal and CAPS journal (Blue Yonder)  and worked with several think tanks and organisations. His academic work also includes written papers (on air power, geopolitics and security issues), conduct of Strategic Exercises, book reviews, mentoring and motivational talks.


Articles Lists

CHANGING DYNAMICS OF AIR DEFENCE OPERATIONS AND THE WAY AHEAD

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, during the Air Force Commanders' Conference in New Delhi on October 26, 2023, pointed out that new trends have emerged in the field of air warfare, and there is a need to analyse and learn from them to strengthen defence preparedness. He urged the IAF to focus on st

MANY SUITORS FOR STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT DJIBOUTI

Djibouti is a small country in the Horn of Africa located on the southwest shores of the Gulf of Aden. It is adjacent to the narrow Bab el-Mandeb Strait (a mere 18 miles wide at its narrowest point) the gateway to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal. Djibouti is sparsely populated with a rocky landscape

SPEED RACE: HYPERSONIC WEAPONS

Hypersonic projectiles and platforms are emerging as a highly valued weapon system for militaries, the world over, due to their unique combination of attributes. The characteristics of hypersonic missiles include sustained high speed (five times the speed of sound), increased manoeuvrability, and Hi

RUSSIA ENTICING INDIA WITH SU-75 CHECKMATE

The Sukhoi SU-75 Checkmate, also designated as the Light Tactical Aircraft is a single-engine, stealth fighter aircraft under development by Sukhoi. The Sukhoi Design Bureau has also designated the aircraft as T-75. The aircraft is a derivative of the Russian SU-57 aircraft, being developed for expo

CHINESE GYRFALCON IN PAK SKIES

According to reports published in the media, General Zaheer Ahmed Babar, the Chief of Staff of the Pakistan Air Force, has disclosed the recent acquisition plans of the Pakistan Air Force. He has said, “The groundwork has already been laid for the acquisition of the J-31 Stealth fighter aircraft,

INDIA’s PREPAREDNESS FOR DRONE WARFARE

Drone is an umbrella term used to refer to an aircraft that is operated without a human pilot on board. Drones can be remotely controlled by human operators or can fly autonomously based on pre-programmed instructions or a combination of both. These devices can vary widely in size, design, and funct

C 295 AIRCRAFT INDUCTION INTO IAF: CAPABILITY ENHANCEMENT AND ADVANTAGES

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 the first of the 56 such planes ordered by the IAF under a ₹21,935-crore project to replace its aging Avro fleet. The aircraft is expe

PM Modi’s Visit To USA: Deal Or No Deal For Fighter Aircraft And Aero-Engines?

“Both sides will identify opportunities for co-development of new technologies and co-production of existing and new systems and facilitate increased collaboration between defence start-up ecosystems of the two countries.” Statement by the Indian defence ministry, post meeting between visiting

Understanding Manipur Dynamics

Manipur was merged fully with the Indian Union on October 15, 1949, but it became a full-fledged state more than two decades later, in 1972. Manipur is known for its ethnic and cultural diversity. But the state has been plagued by internecine conflicts among different ethnic groups and tribes. Th

IAF’s Fighter Squadron Drawdown And The Mitigation Plan

“While, IAF has plans to steadily induct locally made fighter jets like Tejas Mk1, Mk2, and AMCA, the need for 114 jets under Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft (MRFA) will remain, due to planned retirement of fighter fleet types like Jaguar, Mirage-2000, and Mig-29 in next few years”. IAF Chief Air C

One Year Into The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Many Questions And Few Lessons

“We will not fight a war against Russia in Ukraine. Direct conflict between NATO and Russia is World War III, something we must strive to prevent.” President Joe Biden Russia – Ukraine war has entered its second year, with no end in sight. The war has brought into focus numerous issues relat

Decoding US Presence At Aero India 2023: Business Or Signalling

Introduction The 14th edition of the five-day Aero India 2023, the biggest air show in Asia concluded on February 17, 2023. The grand event showcased the strides India is making in the field of defence and aerospace and also provided business opportunities to the agencies from various countries a