Defence
Air Defence Command – Some Salient Aspects

The newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in his very first meeting after taking over on 01 Jan 2020, has directed Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) to prepare a proposal by 30 Jun 2020 for the creation of Air Defence Command (ADC) b....

India`s Chief of Defence Staff: Some Issues to be Resolved

Government of India has created the institution of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as a single point adviser to Raksha Mantri (RM) on all matters concerning the Defence Services of the country and as Secretary of a newly created Department of Military A....

IBGs – Need To Survive To Fight Another Day

Premise
It was reported in Nov 2019, that after having tested the Integrated Battle Group (IBG) concept (explained later) both in the Western, as well as, the Eastern theatre, the Indian Army will be operationalising the IBGs in the field....

भारतीय सशस्त्र सेना के चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ पर फैसले का क्रियान्वयन

स्टडी ग्रुप का गठन
भारतीय सशस्त्र सेना का चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ (सीडीएस) नियुक्त करने का बहुत....

Amid Economic Woes, Pak Government Reports Revamping - A Review

Despite all odds…
Despite all the economic woes and downturns, despite spiralling debt trap, and sky-rocketing costs of imports in the face of sharp currency de-valuation, not to mention the IMF imposed economic re-structuring and the ....

Can the Integrated Battle Groups Reinforce India’s Conventional Deterrence?

In a significant decision last month, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has officially cleared the proposal for launching the first Integrated Battle Group (IBG) under the Indian Army’s 9 Corps, which will be deployed along India’s Western Border.

Saudi Arabia Drone Attack: Sign of Changing Character of Hybrid War

Introduction
The Houthi militants carried out an audacious "large-scale" attack with 10 drones targeting Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.1 Even in the past Houthi rebels had attacked Saudi Arabia but the preci....

Implementation of the Decision on the Chief of Defence Staff for Indian Armed Forces

Composition of the Study Group
The long awaited decision of the government to appoint a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) for the Indian Armed Forces has finally been taken and is a welcome move. This reform would definitely bring better integ....

CDS Appointment: An Opportunity to Streamline Defence Acquisitions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day announcement from the ramparts of Red Fort to create Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) constitutes a major milestone in the history of India’s defence reforms1. The appointment of CDS was one....

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....

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