Commentaries & Articles
Combat Casualty Management is a Low-Cost Force Multiplier: Lessons from Ukraine War

Executive Summary The idea of war with an advanced adversary, or worse, a two front war is daunting, needing every bit of ingenuity that one can muster. Force multipliers are one such, employed to overcome the difficulties against a numer....

India’s Growing Defence Exports - Charting the Future

For a country that has long had the unenvious distinction of being the largest global arms importer, the narrative of `growing – arms exports’ is in itself a paradigm shift. It is with pride that the Raksha Mantri (Defence Minister) recen....

Defence Corridor and Entrepreneurship in VUCA Times

Overview The big question is in these turbulent times, how can India's Defence Corridor strengthen national security while acting as a center of entrepreneurial innovation? Let us discover! In the dynamic landscape of VUCA (Vola....

The Changing Nature of Warfare: Lessons for India

The Russia-Ukraine war and the war in Gaza provide several pointers to how the nature of warfare is changing. Indian strategic thinkers need to carefully study these wars and imbibe the lessons. Indian armed forces are in the process of being reorgan....

Changing Contours of Drone Warfare – Dawn of a New Reality

Introduction Military drones have become an indispensable tool in modern warfare, and stand poised to shape the contours of all future wars. Use of drones in warfare is not new, they were used in Vietnam, in the Kosovo war, Afghanistan, ....

Red Sea Crisis and India’s Options

Introduction Since mid-November 2023, the maritime security in the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea and the larger Western Indian Ocean has been gravely upended due to the repeated attacks on merchant shipping by the Yemen-based Houthi rebels. T....

Contemporary Land-Centric Operational Environment: Need for Dynamism and Adaptability

It was half a decade ago, when the ‘strategic community’ commonly opined that conventional wars were passe, and if and when future wars did occur, they would ‘likely to be ambiguous, uncertain, short, swift, lethal, intense, precise, non-linear....

The Magic of MANPADS- Making Sense of Indo-Russian Deal

The Driver On 14 Nov 2023, the Russian media announced inking an arms deal with India which was a little different from the usual defence procurement cases. This deal is anchored on two provisions; the Supply of Igla S Man Portable Air De....

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