(Former DG, Air Defence, Indian Army) (Higher Defence Analyst)

Contributions 
Shaping Strategies for Space Encounters - An Assessment Brief Premise This article flows out from the following three developments that took place in the recent past”:- On 27 Mar 2019, India conducted Mission Shakti, an anti satellite missile test destroying a live satellite in L...

Air Defence Cover for Mechanised Forces: The Bigger Picture The Event On 10 May 2019, it was reported in the media that India had finally selected the South Korean made Hanwha K 30 Biho (Flying Tiger), a highly mobile short range Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) weapon system, to protect its for...

Gunners March Ahead on a New Path of Resurgence: A Perspective The Jinx of Bofors It was not very long ago when the mere mention of Artillery summoned the unsavoury thought of 'the infamous Bofors'. A gun howitzer which in its aftermath of procurement dried up further acquisitions; for over three de...

Hypersonic Weapons - An Analysis On 14 Mar 2019, Moscow's State controlled news agency TASS reported that Russia is getting ready to launch the Zircon Hypersonic Missile from a naval vessel. The Missile will have a capability of flying at Mach 8 (9878.4 Km per hour) and will be simp...

S-400: Rupee-Ruble Matrix and Other Points of Caution Speaking to a select group of journalists on 22 Feb 2019 at the Aero India Show in Bengaluru, the Deputy Director of the Russian Military-Technical Cooperation Mr Anatoly said " Dollar is no longer the universal currency for trade in defence"1...

Occasional Papers 
DPP 2016: An enabler, not a show-stopper DPP or no DPP the onus of success or failure lies in the hands of those who operate the DPP. Like they say, the law is only as good as the enforcer of the law. DPP 2016 or DPP 2056, it will be only as good as the persons who operate it, who interpret...

Anti Satellite Weapons: A Likely Future Trajectory The concept of ASAT weapons has evolved over time as a logical progression from the mother concept of Anti Ballistic Missiles (ABM) or its more recent coinage,the Ballistic Missile defence (BMD)-- a Missile-based defence against the adversary's threa...

Growing Muscle of PLAAF Steady Growth. Although some signs of a somewhat waning economy are now visible in China (economic growth rate sliding down from 10.5% in 2010 to 7.4% in 2014) she has experienced a steady growth cycle for the past two decades, catapulting the...

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