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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 Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

PLA Air Force: Significant Air Power – Time India Must Act

Like the Americans and the Russians, China realised very early that one who controls the aerospace, controls this planet. They began setting up aircraft building plants, initially with the help…

By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

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…

By Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

The Russia Ukraine War: Impact On IAF And Way Ahead

The current war between Russia and Ukraine which began in February 2022 has been continuing for more than a year now, with no signs of an end to hostilities. There…

By Air Vice Marshal Samir Borade, VSM (Retd)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) And The Armed Forces

Let me begin on a personal note. In the late 1990s, the efforts did not always bear fruit as we trawled the forests in the upper reaches of mountains in…

By Maj Gen Neeraj Bali (Retd)

A Line Divided: The Frayed Edges Will Remain

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) released its Annual Report 2021-22 on March 13. The report notes: "Since April-May 2020, the Chinese side undertook several attempts to unilaterally alter the…

By Lt Gen D S Hooda (Retd)

Hub of Aviation Industry Manufacturing: India Needs Whole of Nation Approach

Atmanirbharta is clearly the flavour of the season. India is already the fifth largest economy of the world, and slated to be the third by 2027. It is the fourth…

By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

Dhanyavaad: A Letter of Gratitude to India from Türkiye

Earthquake in Türkiye Türkiye and India have maintained friendly relations since establishing diplomatic ties in 1948. This historic relation was tested with the unfortunate occurrence of a devastating earthquake in…

By Sarmad Iqbal

Future of Indian Airforce from LCA to AMCA

After making the LCA Tejas, India plans to develop its 5th generation fighter aircraft named the AMCA (Advanced Medium Multirole Aircraft). So here I bring to you a small but…

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…

By Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

The Payoffs Of Disaster Diplomacy

At least two devastating earthquakes in the region of the Türkiye-Syria border near the south eastern province of Kahramanmaras, north of Gaziantep and near the border of Syria, have left…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Indian Military Reforms: Delays, Dispassion and Dissociation

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will attend the Combined Commanders’ Conference in Karwar in March 2023. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen Anil Chauhan will also be present. It is…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)