Changing Contours of Air Threat and its Implications in our Scenario

“Air power may either end war or end civilisation”.1 - Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 1933

Since the raison d’etre for the existence of air defence, be it on land, sea or in the air, is to counter the air threat...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

Three Stages of Indo-Russian Defence Relations: A Military Perspective

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This Apr this year, India and Russia celebrated 70 years of their diplomatic relations. The occasion was marked with reciprocal visits of the Heads of State to each other's country. While PM Modi wrote 'India,...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

India Needs Structural Changes to Remove Uncertainty in National Security

Thucydides said, “Peace is a temporary truce in a war that is continuously going on.” India is at war since 1947 as no nation has fought so many conventional and sub-conventional conflicts post World War–II as India. Incidentally, each of these...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

How Strong are Our Offset Guidelines?... A User's Perspective

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The Minister of State for Defence Mr Subash Bhamre announced in Jan 17 this year, that nearly $14 billion worth of defence offset obligations would be discharged in India by foreign Original Equipment...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

Towards a New Defence Procurement Organisation: Some Points for Consideration

Abstract

The Times of India reported on 15 May 17 that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering of putting in place a new Defence Procurement Organisation (DPO) to streamline the mega arms acquisitions, as well as...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

Critical Requirement of VSHORADS - A User's Perspective

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The ongoing procurement case of Very Short Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) weapon system for the three Services is currently in the news both in the print, as well as, the digital media. Understandably, the information content in...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

Laudable Reforms in Defence Procurement

Transformative Reform

It is a well-established fact that no nation aspiring to great power status can expect to achieve its goal without being substantively self-reliant in defence production. The NDA government led by...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

The Finest Chief for The Finest Army

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

Alexander the Great

Time to move on

Ever since the nomination of the now incumbent...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

Pakistan’s War against India is not a Proxy War; it is War through Asymmetric Means

The Pakistan Army and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) — known as the ‘deep state’ — have been waging a war against India through asymmetric means as part of their strategy of ‘bleeding India through a thousand cuts...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

सशस्त्र सेनाओं को राजनीति से दूर रखें!

भारत की सशस्त्र सेनाओं ने हमारे पश्चिमी पड़ोसी के खिलाफ चार युद्ध लड़े और जीते हैं, एक ऐसे पड़ोसी के खिलाफ, जहां देश के पास सेना नहीं है बल्कि सेना के पास देश है। इन स्पष्ट जीतों के बावजूद भारतीय सेना उस तरह राजनीति की शिकार कभी नहीं हुई है, जैसा...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi, Defence