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[1]. Building on the thread of the earlie....

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 date, a....

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 change ....

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 Isr....

Cruise Missiles : where are we ? Where are our Potential Adversaries? What way ahead?

The Trigger Event
The morning chill on the 21stof Jan 22 got broken with a ‘warm’ news from the DRDO announcing the successful test firing of the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from its test range in Odisha. While many will see th....

Strategic Leadership and Perspective Planning Workshop by VIF, Army War College and IIM, Indore

The VIF in collaboration with Army War College/Army Training Command and IIM Indore organised a "Strategic Leadership and Perspective Planning" capsule for three days from 24 to 26 November 2021 at the VIF in physical mode. There were 16 to 18 recent....

Making a Sense of Chinese Hypersonic Threat- The Big Picture

Hypersonic Weapons – ‘the New Age Arsenal’
Hypersonic weapons are ‘big news’ these days. One of the virtues that has propelled these so called ‘new age weapons’ to high eminence is the claim that these are ‘unstoppable’ ....

Defence Exports: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperatives

This work is based on the premise that the current level of defence exports in India is well short of its stipulated targets and there is a need for revamping the same.
The analysis is laid out as under:- ....

Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board –An Analysis

A Bold Decision – Govt Walks the Talk
Something big happened on 16 June 2021. In a run time of less than a year from first open announcement, the Govt of India has gone ahead to approve the Corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board ....

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