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नव-सेना में बदलाव को सुधारना

सेना में सुधार का मतलब है उसकी प्रकृति और रूप में स्पष्ट बदलाव लाना-जो अमूमन उसकी बेहतरी के लिए और विरासत की व्यवस्था से दूर हटने के लिए होता है। सामान्यतया, बदलाव लानेवाले इस सुधार का स्वरूप सैनिक स्वरूप में बदलाव के इस बात से जुड़ा है कि “लड़ाई...

Indigenisation: A New Awakening- Where are We Headed?

Setting the Perspective

The Recent Past

It was not very long ago when the word ‘indigenisation’ of defence equipment used to draw passive and uninspiring thoughts in the mind. Handled by a solitary branch under the Corps of EME...

Transforming-transformation into neo-Army

The essence of transformation in the military is to create a marked change in its character or form – mostly for the better, and moving away from the legacy systems. Normally this transforming transformation perspective is relevant to ‘how we...

Russia’s Military Understanding of Air Power: Structural & Doctrinal Aspects

The fog of war continues to hangover Ukraine even after eighty days, especially with facts difficult to discern amongst the information war running in parallel, biased reportage, and contradictory narratives based on the wide swath of...

Learning to Win Wars, Not Just Battles!

The Russo-Ukraine War 2022 has clearly indicated that warfare is changing at dramatic rate and scope and historical similarities might not provide any guidance to the future ones. Our experience of past wars would be divorced from realities of...

Ukraine: How is the Air and Air Defence War Unfolding ?

A Sequel

This work is the sequel to the author’s earlier work titled, “Why the Ukrainian skies are still contested” available at www.vifindia.org[1]. Building on the thread of the earlier...

Russia-Ukraine War: A Game of Vain Military Venture?

Military Theories Unheeded

Traditionally, over the centuries, the Russians have been the pioneers of original military strategic thinking. Even the world’s leading military thinkers, mainly the Prussians/Germans and British, have been...

Why the Ukrainian Skies are still Contested- An Assessment

The posers that demand an answer:-

This work attempts an answer to the following posers in the context of the on-going air war between Russia and Ukraine:-

  1. How the forces measured up on both sides?
  2. How come till...

India: Gearing Up for National Defence

Covenant of Defence Modernisation

In a welcome change from the past, particularly in the post-Doklam 2017 period, the nation is witnessing a coalescence of sensitivities on matters of national defence. This is a welcome attitudinal...

Drone swarms - a grave threat. Where are we?

Mass swarms of dozens or hundreds of drones guided by AI are increasingly being touted as the new lethal threats in the modern battlefield. The world got a taste of this emerging military technology in May 2021 during the 11-day conflict between...

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