India-Taiwan: Connecting With the Island Nation for Multiple Takeaways

Purport of the work Taiwan - smaller than the State of Kerala (Taiwan - 36,197 km2, Kerala – 38863 Km2)[1][2] with a population less than Haryana (Taiwan – 2.3Cr, Haryana – 2.5 Cr)[3][4] has strategic signatures far disproportionate to its

India and the Semiconductors’ Scenario

Abstract These are exciting times. The world is in a scramble, trying to secure the ‘CHIP’ for itself. CHIP- that tiny wafer which controls all – from satellites to aircrafts, from weapons to telecommunications, from computers to entrainment

What Goes Around Comes Around - Changing Contours of Air and Air Defence War in Ukraine

Abstract The old cliché, ‘what goes around comes around’ best describes the changing contours of the air and air defence war as it unfolds in Ukraine and is now spilling into Russia. This work examines how this part of the conflict has change

India’s Defence Exports: Onwards to a Goal that Seemed Impossible

Start point - disbelief When the Draft Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy (DPEPP) issued on 03 Aug 2020 by the MoD had stated upfront a goal of achieving defence exports target of Rupees 35000 Crores as a part of the overall defence manu

Changing Shades of Russian Weapon Deployment in Ukraine War

Picking up the Thread- the Premise The recent reports in the open source have stated that in the massive missile strikes on Ukraine between 06-10 Mar 2022, Russia has used ‘new age weapons’, namely the Kinzhal hypersonic cruise missiles unstoppa

India’s March towards Achieving Hypersonic Capability

The Premise On 27 Jan 2023, the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha Coast was abuzz with hectic activity. At the countdown 5,4,3,2,1, now….. the Agni I Missile lifted off carrying the Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle (HSTDV) for the third

Defence Procurement & Production: A Feel of Fresh Air as the New Year Dawns

Premise A few days into the New Year and thinking of the year gone by, one gets a feel of ‘fresh air’ in the entire stance of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and their attitude towards the entire gamut of defence procurement. A resurgent mood is e

A Quiet Revolution in the Making

The RFP and Beyond On 07 Sept 2022, a Request for Technical and Commercial Proposal (RFP) was issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the design and developmentof 5 la

A ‘Quiet’ Test with a ‘Big’ Impact

The brief news item about the successful test-fire of the indigenously developed Very Short Range Air Defence System (VSHORAD) by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Interim Test Range at Chandipur on 27 Sep 2022[1] c

The Future of Ground Based Air Defence

Setting the Perspective Introduction This work carries the author’s perception of the required ‘future face of the nation’s Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) which will be capable of countering the futuristic threats from our potential adversa

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