Defence
Implications of US Defence Secretary’s Visit to New Delhi

The two days visit of US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta to India generated considerable interest both among the political circles and strategic community. Major interest was in the new American defence strategy the chief element of which was re ba....

A Force Multiplier for The Indian Naval Capability

In a major technological breakthrough for the Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) and a significant boost to the strike capability of the Indian Navy, the naval variant of India’s home grown fourth generation fighter aircraft Tej....

But Deterrence Means Possession with Political Will

Five months after India’s successful test launch of the 3,500 km range Agni-IV ballistic missile, the well over 5000 kms range Agni-V was successfully test fired at 08:07 hours on 19 April 2012 from the Wheeler’s Island , Odisha. Planned for ....

Civil Military Relations - Need for a Right Traction

Tweedeldum and Tweedledee agree to have a battle! For Tweedledum said Tweedledee had spoiled his nice new rattle. Just then flew down a monstrous crow as black as a tar-barrel! Which frightened both the heroes so they quite forgot their....

A Vibrant Indian Military Industrial Complex for Self Reliance

According to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), today India is world’s largest arms importer with country’s spending on defence hovering between 2.3% and 3% of GDP. While India’s massive spending on import of weapons and ....

Dynamics of Indian Defence Technology- “Indianisation-Indigenisation-Industrialisation-Integration”

The philosophy of approach in military technology is based on concept of purpose, vision of intent, potency in performance, relevancy in role, efficient effectiveness in execution and purposeful in performance. Being maturely Indian in content is w....

India’s Defence Production and Research – Need for Transformational up-gradation

Early January 2012, the US Defence Department came out with its Strategic Guidance Document, nineteen years after the last was brought out in 1993. Spelling out American “Priorities for 21st Century Defence,” this document delineates the future a....

Obama’s New Strategic Guidance Indicates a Shift in Defence Policy

The new strategic guidance for the US Department of Defence, issued on January 5th 2012, in an eight page document entitled “Sustaining US Leadership: Priorities for 21th Century Defense”, merits careful study. It not only ....

Need to Augment Indian Missile Power

The highly disturbed and extremely volatile security environment in India’s neighbourhood underlines the need for India to substantially strengthen its national security apparatus with a range of strategic and tactical battlefield missiles featurin....

Equipping India’s Defence Forces – Need for Transformational Shift

That a country, which has successfully accomplished a lunar mission and emerged as a global software and IT hub but continues to meet around 70 percent of its defence requirements through imports can hardly lay claim to the status of a military power....

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