Defence
The IOR Defence Conclave

The Ministry of Defence of India has undertaken useful initiatives in engaging with partners mainly on a south-south basis over the last year. The Indian Ocean Region Defence Ministers’ Conclave held on February 4, 2021 alongside Aero India 2021 wa....

LCA Tejas Contract: Giving Indigenous Technology a “Chance”

One of the key highlights of the 13th Aero-India Show held in Bengaluru from 3rd to 5th February was the signing of a formal contract between the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the supply o....

Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies: Maritime and Naval Operations

Commercial and military operations at sea and ashore across the globe are in the throes of technological and organisational transformation led by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies. These are impacting every aspect of the maritime in....

Air Defence Command – some salient points and imperatives

Air Defence Command (ADC) is going to be a reality sooner than later. This article looks at certain salient points related to the ADC and lays out certain imperatives that lie ahead for the decision-makers to make ADC a success.

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The Drones of Nagorno-Karabakh....Where are we?

This article is a sequel to the author’s preceding work titled, “Why the drones turned the tide for Azerbaijan”1. The previous work analysed the reasons as to why Armenia suffered such crippling losses attributed mainly to drone ....

U.S. Department of Defence Annual Report of 2020 on China’s Military Power: Implications for India’s Maritime Security

The US Department of Defence (DoD) Annual Report of 2020 on China Military Power released in September 2020 brings out China’s meteoric military progress in recent years. The report states that China is already ahead of the United States in certain....

Rudram -1: A Step Forward on the Road to Self-reliance

These are indeed exciting times. Seven indigenous weapon systems tested in a time-run of just ten weeks; Shaurya hypersonic missile, BrahMos Extended Range (ER) missile, Prithvi nuclear capable missile, Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle (HS....

Infrastructure Development as a Force Multiplier

Introduction
India and China share border of 4056 Km in length (as per Ministry of Home Affairs). Compromised by China’s military aggression in 1962, the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh’s Sub Sector North (SSN) delineates that p....

Readying Up the Fourth Dimension, Quietly: A Status Report

Last year in April and June respectively, it was reported in the media that the Government has taken two important decisions related to space domain. If this is true, the same will have far reaching strategic importance for the nation. This articl....

Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020: Effective Implementation is the Key

Following closely on the heels of Draft Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020, which was open for comments till 10 Aug 2020, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has formulated another document called Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020, ....

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