Defence
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....

Chief of Defence Staff: A Far-reaching Decision

… Institution of a body of military professionals to participate in defence policy-making at the apex level, duly empowered in highest level advisory as well as management roles, is a call of strategic wisdom. This call must be attended to with ala....

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....

Is Indian Airpower Preparing for Tomorrow’s War?

… the first step in looking at future threat scenarios is posing some uncomfortable but right questions .. these affect all agencies that contribute in a whole-of-nation approach to conflict management .. An over-investment in current doctrines, co....

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....

Nano-Technology and its Military Application

General Aspects
Nano technology is science, technology and engineering conducted at nano scale of approximately 1 to 100 nanometre (nm).1 It is stated that physicist Richard Feynman is the father of this technology. It all star....

5G Technology: Transformational Synthesis for Armed Forces

Technological superiority has always been the main battle winning factor all through the history of warfare. With no matching weaponry in the Indian arsenal, Bharat, with all the requisite structures of a strong nationality, buckled in face of artill....

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....

Women Service Officers as Defence or Military Attache`s: Government has to do more to Ensure its Success

India`s defence minister has recently declared that the government has decided to appoint Women service officers as defence or military attaches in the Indian missions abroad. Though this decision has been hailed from many quarters and is being toute....

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