Commentary: India’s Missile Arsenal - An Overview

On January 18, 2018, the personnel of the Indian armed forces test-fired the 5,000-km-plus Agni-5 Interim Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM). The test, conducted from Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal, achieved all the mission parameters that had...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

संयुक्त अभ्यासों के लाभ: अधिक अमूर्त और कुछ मूर्त

भारतीय सेना कई मित्र देशों की सेनाओं के साथ सैन्य अभ्यासों में हिस्सा लेती आई है. इनमें से कई वैकल्पिक रूप से वार्षिक अथवा अर्ध-वार्षिक रूप से, एक दूसरे के स्थानों पर आयोजित की जाती है. हमारे पडोस में हम हैण्ड-इन-हैण्ड अभ्यास के लिए चीन के साथ,...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi, Defence

Commentary: Year End Missile Launch by DRDO - An Important Milestone

On 28 Dec 17, DRDO launched a supersonic interceptor missile (referred to as Advanced Air Defence or AAD Missile) which achieved a direct hit on its intended target at a low altitude of 15 km. The launch not only validated the realisation of the...

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राफेल डील निंदनीय नही, प्रशंसनीय है

संसदीय लोकतंत्र में विपक्ष का महत्वपूर्ण कार्य मौजूदा सरकार की आलोचना करना होता है. मगर ये आलोचना सरकार की सफलताओं पर नही विफलताओं पर केन्द्रित होनी चाहिए. अगर प्रथम दृष्टया पर सरकार के बेहतर कार्यों कि विपक्ष केवल आलोचना करने के लिए आलोचना करता...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi, Defence

Commentary: Rafael Deal - To Be Lauded Not Pilloried

In a Parliamentary Democracy the Opposition's role is clearly to criticise the Government. Such criticism must, however, be directed at the Government's failures not its successes. Should the Opposition engage in criticism for the sake of...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

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...

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

Abstract

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,...

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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

Abstract

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...

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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