Defence
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, ....

Changing Character of Hybrid Warfare: The Threat to India

India’s security dilemmas are complex, with two hostile powers on its frontiers and a large number of internal fault lines which are vulnerable and have been exploited by the adversaries in the past. The Indian Army Doctrine of 2018 defines ‘the ....

Countering the Dragon: A Perspective on Strategic Space Capabilities

Background
The successive standoffs between India and China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) have highlighted the requirement of enhancing our strategic space capabilities. Space assets are primary facilitators of a country’s strategic....

India’s Air Defence: What Needs to be Integrated?

The issue of creation of Air Defence Command is very much relevant in the current context with many subject matter experts (or otherwise) giving their special comments on what needs to be done and what must be avoided. While the author’s detaile....

Indonesian Defence Minister’s visit to India

The defence minister of Indonesia, General Prabowo Subianto was on a three day-visit to India from 26-28 July. The meeting was aimed at strengthening bilateral defence relationship. Two years ago, both countries elevated their relationship to a compr....

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