Military Security

The Indian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare department began operations with fixed wing aircraft operating from


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As the modern battlefield becomes unmanned and electro-optic driven, the dependence on artificial intelligence
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As the modern warfare is getting hi-tech, there is a growing crave for investment into military capacity building to
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India has been working on setting up an anti-missile defence (ABM) shield against nuclear-tipped missiles for
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With both its conventional as well as nuclear powered submarine production lines well on stream India will have
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Whatever else that is happening to the elite Special Forces of India one hears a lot about ‘restructuring’ and ‘reorganisation’
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The tactic that helped the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance gain political ascendancy during and after the Rajiv Gandhi
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India has long had expertise in creating and using nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) weapons. But it has voluntarily
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In view of recent tremendous efforts made by some leading naval scientists and engineers who are working
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Modern war zone is full of hazards but military commanders are often worried about the safety of their soldiers
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In modern war, the role of precision guided munition is increasingly being optimized by the military commanders
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It is the height of irony that a Navy that is far short in weapons platforms that it requires to defend the nation s
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Ever since the escape of more than 500 Taliban fighters  from a high security prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan,
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Conceived as an armored adjunct to the main battle tank for rapid manoeuvre warfare in the mechanized
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The procurement of Intermediate Jet Trainers for the Indian Air Force has once again crashed into the shoal of
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Russian military scientists are on the verge of making a new type of undersea weapon, looking like a submarine drone,
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Since the nature and contour of the 21st century battlefield is changing very fast, the rapid introduction
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The Indian Navy has acquired the laudable distinction of converting itself from a ‘buyer’s Navy’  into a
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New generation radars and Electronic Warfare technologies are changing the face of the battlefield which will
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With all the weaponry arraigned against it including, amazingly, an anti-tank rifle it is a wonder that the tank
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With the advent of new technologies, there is a portfolio enhancement for next generation anti tank
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With six new submarinesto be built indigenously India needs to ensure that a deep sea rescue facility is an integral organic component.
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In a day and age when “Make in India” is the official buzzword one would legitimately expect that a concentrated and sustained effort
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Though the A K Antony led DAC had cleared the acquisition of two Deep Sea Rescue Vessels in December, 2013 after the tragedy
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Recent events need to be analyzed before deciding on how to modernize the Indian Special Forces. The most recent
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Air superiority is an essential military mission, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. Air superiority has
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Among the many lessons learnt by India from the Kargil intrusion by the Pakistan Army Northern Light Infantry in 1999 was
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As India is already being described as regional power with strategic interests beyond its shores and having  ambitious plans
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The 21st century battle is going to be fought through various lethal bandwidths of beams than guns and rockets

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The modern militaries are getting trained to fight a conventional war which has highlighted the need to develop skills
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The Indian Army’s Future-INfantry Soldier As System (F-INSAS) must conform to the Indian national nuclear doctrine
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Militaries around the world are looking for ways to introduce armoured unmanned ground vehicles to protect the
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The cancellation of the contract for the 126 French Rafale medium multirole combat aircraft  has drawn attention
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In the 21st century the Second Artillery’s nuclear deterrence force is facing new challenges. The United States
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A pilot flying a combat mission requires a high level of situational awareness to maintain safe altitude and airspeed
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Since Indian Ocean is being regularly visited by the navies of the world, Indian Navy has an onerous task at hand to keep
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Recent events are pointing to an accelerated Pakistani intent to gain ingress into Indian territorial waters and offshore
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Given that missiles have now become capable of being launched in “beyond-visual-range” or “stand-off” mode it is imperative that
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India has planned for three-aircraft carrier task forces based on the logic of sea control of either seaboard with one held in reserve.
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In a major  loss of face for the IAF headquarters, the Manohar Parrikar led Ministry of Defence has ordered Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
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Indian Navy’s declining submarine strength, which has been reduced to 13 in addition to one nuclear powered submarine leased
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Over the past two years or so the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard have been receiving two patrol vessels offshore and
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Separate ground, sea and air warfare is gone forever. If ever again we should be involved in war,
we will fight it

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With the introduction of revolution in military affairs, militaries around the world are gearing up for a new generation
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Since countries are focusing on hi tech bombers to evade air defence capabilities of the opponent, now there is a greater need
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Indian manufacturing industry, which has been in a moribund state for nearly a decade now, seems to be looking forward for a bright future

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There was a time around the turn of the decade that a scare was created by reports that China has achieved the capability
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The Asia Pacific regional security interests require the navies of this region to have the ability to respond comprehensively
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With so much having been written about the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) for the armed forces
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The modern battlefield is all about taking risk at a crucial time as the war zone is saturated with mines and high intensity explosives that can spring
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The August 2013 Sindhurakshak and the February 2014 Sindhuratna submarine tragedies are stark reminder of the absence of a deep submergence rescue

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If it were not for the tragic nature of the situation in which the Ordnance Factories Board andby extension the Artillery Regiment of the Indian Army find themselves
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India has paid a heavy price in human lives both on its borders as well as in the internal security situation to mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) deployed by the

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These days there is an increasing interest in underwater surveillance systems both for militaryand non-military applications.

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For the Indian Army thebenchmark for communications appears to have fixated to scenario of theterrorist attack in Mumbai in 2008 with the basic tools for operations-the
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Well before the government came out with enhanced FDI policy of 49 percent limit for multinational companies in defence sector, some of the leading Indian private defence
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Military transport aircraft are vital workhorses for modern armies but everything about theacquisition of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster
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The process for the finalization of the contract for the acquisition of 126 combat aircraft under the MMRCA (Medium, Multirole Combat Aircraft)
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The extraordinary combat duty performed by the American Predators and the Reapers in the Af-Pak arena have fascinated the Indian armed forces,
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Camouflage is a mind game that makes you believe that you are not seeing something that is there before your eyes. The modern-day stealth
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The choppers are proving to be handy in the battlefield to perform a wide range of missions from supplying logistics to carrying out combat missions
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As for the strategist the question would be: Can India hit China where it hurts? The answer to that would be a confident ‘Yes’.
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In the context of an extremely disturbing security environment posing a serious threat to theterritorial integrity of the country especially from
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India and Russia are all set to develop a new generation fighter plane which is known as PAK-FA, a fifth generation aircraft based
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The air-to-air missile is the final act in an air dominance/air superiority pageant in modern warfare. Almost simultaneously with the very successful joint venture project with the Russians of the

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Indians ought not to besanguine about the state of security in the Indian Ocean littoral when it has two (Viraat and Vikramaditya) or three (the indigenously designedVikrant) aircraft carrier among the Indian Navy’s fighting platforms.
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Indian Navy has acquired an unmatched capability in Indian Ocean. The MiG-29Ks, deployedon the Aircraft Carrier Vikramaditya, will establish total control overthe 1000 km radius in
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After the pilotless aircrafts, combat drones and the satellite monitored net centric warfare, the laser technology will dramatically change the way the soldiers of two rival nations fight.
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The US Army is planningto induct Armed Robotic Vehicle-Assault (Light) (ARV-A-L), currently indevelopment, for operation by 2014,
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With the success of theDaksh battery-powered remotely controlled robot used for locating, handling and destroying hazardous objects safely,
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The disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean ought to worry India more than it appears to.
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There are no designatedmine laying surface ships in the Indian Navy’s inventory but it has submarines that can lay naval mines with
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With the Defence Acquisition Council of the Defence Ministry sanctioning additional Rs 1125crores on  Feb 24, 2014, the IAF will soon
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When the August-launched GSAT-7 satellite became operational in mid-September last year the Indian Navy became better able to keep under surveillance its area of concern which spans three huge water bodies-the Indian Ocean,
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The Indian Army Armored Corps comprises 63 regiments and has massive modernization and upgradation program to match
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The Indian Air Force had last acquired six air refuelers from Russia almost a decade ago and the decision to add six more is hanging.
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The Indian Army of over1.1 million soldiers operating in variety of terrain, from high altitude jungles to snowy mountains of Ladakh and Kashmir
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The strategic significance of Sea Launched Ballistic Missiles can be understood from the fact that under the missile reduction treaties the
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Since maritime issues have dominated China’s future war strategy, Beijing is currently reviewing its ‘String of Pearls’ doctrine to
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During conflict situation the Oceans are likely to be infested with submarine killer munitions and the navies world over are adopting latest measures
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India appeared to be set to become “self-reliant” in a major land warfare weapons platform-the infantry combat vehicle-going by the concerted

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A rapid deceleration inobsolescence in the Indian Army artillery arsenal appears to be possible by the simultaneous creation of

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The artillery modernization program is moving at a snail’s pace even after 25 years. Though in the last one decade, other artillery

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The US Secretary of State John Kerry brought with him a very high powered delegation for strategic talks with India held on 24th June, 2013, which included the US Pacific Commander Admiral Samuel J Locklear who

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Despite the controversy surrounding the basic trainer deal which is getting murkier each passing day, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reportedly cleared the deal in favor of Swiss company ignoring the allegations of unfair practice by one of the contenders. 
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With China significantly bolstering its navy and the US shifting its focus to the Asia Pacific region, both the powers seem to be on collision course.

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It can be extremely disconcerting for a fighter pilot to know that there is a missile on histail. It is fortunate that aircraft manufacturers have learned from theimprovements in capabilities of missiles of all kinds-air-to-air and surface-to-air

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With practically the whole world going network centric, warfare in the modern world has become digitized to such an extent that one tends to become a slave to asystem that, in the event of a nuclear exchange

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The Main Battle Tanks, fighter planes and modern warships will prove to be a sitting duck in conflict situation if the adversary is armed with the invisible and superior information and communication network.

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The Afghan National Army (ANA) is growing from scratch to glory. The ANAhas reached its previous goal of 134,000 troops in July 2010. The current goal is to have 171,600 by October 2011. As of March 2011, therewere 160,000 troops on its rolls, 4,000 ahead of the March goal.
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To be able to contain China, its neighbors, especially India will have to learn to keep two jumps ahead of the Li Hua indigenous Chinese striped cat as New Delhi is learning to its consternation over the latest Chinese incursion into Ladakh.
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Whether the visit of the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang will result in a new chapter or simply add a new page in Sino Indian relations only time will tell, but it can be said without doubt that his visit has sownthe seeds of a new chapter which will flower only if India plays its cards well.
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The arms exporting countries, who once during Cold War, selectively exported arms to their allies and dependent regimes, however tyrannical they may be, have now made a successful bid to exercise control over theuse of arms sold to the third world.
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The Sukhoi-30 MKI which is the main stay of IAF fighter fleets will haveto undergo upgradation to remain relevant to future air warfare.
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Ever since present Chairman Ashok Nayak took over as CMD, there is an uneasy tension prevailing in the ranks and files of India’s aerospace giant Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
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A “stand-off” capability in air warfare is like a taller boxer using his longer reach to hit his opponent at will.
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In recent years the distinction between the gun and the missile has become blurred in the employment of artillery on the battlefield.
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A well equipped, ground based tracking infrastructure is vital to constantly monitor the position of an orbiting satellite and detect its ground track with precision. The satellite pass prediction and real timesatellite tracking constitutes the mainstay of the tracking activities.
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The Indian aerospace industry is all set to follow the auto sector way which started its foray into the international auto market almost two decades ago as spare parts and equipments supplier for auto giants worldwide.
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When the Pakistani forces, in the guise of Jehadis, had intruded along the Line of Control in the Kargil region of Jammu and Kashmir in 1999, Indian Army strongly felt the absence of a 70 km long range weapon system which could have destroyed the operational headquarters of the Northern Light Infantry in Skardu.
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It appears US troop withdrawal in Afghanistan is going to be acceleratedfaster than some would have thought as the money spent on an unwinnablewar could be better used to save American jobs and boost US economy.
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As with everything else in its effort to achieve self-reliance in military equipment, India’s first stealth warship very nearly flounderedon the shoals of an American embargo on the delivery of the General Electric LM-2800+ marine gas turbines.
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To be able to keep a sharp eye on every Chinese maneuver not just along the Line of Actual Control from Arunachal Pradesh to Aksai Chin but alsoalong the Karakoram Highway where Chinese troops have been deployed under guise of engineers and technicians, India will have to use every means of detection, surveillance and reconnaissance it can muster.
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Given the emerging geopolitics wherein China and Pakistan will collude in both encircling India as well as forcing it to relinquish claims to Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh, India will need to optimize theuse of its air force fleet to be able to keep more aircraft and helicopters operationally aloft than is currently possible with the available midair refueling tankers.
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Military dogs are more protective towards their territory than the military itself. It is all over the history as how military dogs performed in the battlefield. It started with legendary Mongol warlord Zhengis Khan who deployed more than 30,000 Tibetan dogs in his quest to conquer Europe. Indeed, US military may not have survived in Afghanistanwithout military dogs as Taliban used to launch attacks in the night. It is the dogs who used to first report the presence of intruders much before the thermal imagers could intensify the pictures.
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Since 21st century battlefield conditions are quite different from yesteryears, night fighting is taking charge of the forward military thrust in which an armored corps equipped with long range sensors can play havoc and penetrate enemy defences like a swinging bull.   
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India is all set to order a fresh batch of 42 Sukhoi fighter aircraft from Russia in a bid to placate Russian anger flared over being purged from the ongoing MMRCA deal evaluation process.
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Year 2013 may prove to be the landmark year for Indian armed forces as  the K-15 submarine based  cruise missile, which has  been named as B05 by Defence Research And Development Organisation, completed its test trials and has been declared ready for integration with the Arihant, India’s first indigenous nuclear powered submarine.
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The Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Indian Navy, recently tested the ability of launching a ballistic missile from underwater using a pontoon.
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Maritime cooperation is the buzzword among modern day strategic plannersand analysts and countries with major navies are establishing architecture for bilateral and multilateral cooperation, though some of the navies do intend to have a monopoly over the sea.
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Gwadar, which used to host the American P-3C Orion maritime reconnaissance aircraft during the Cold War days for keeping a watch over the Russian naval movements in the Indian Ocean, will now formally host the Chinese.
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High Power Electromagnetic Pulse generation techniques and High Power Microwave technology have matured to the point where practical E-bombs (Electromagnetic bombs) are becoming technically feasible, with new applications in both Strategic and Tactical Information Warfare. The development of conventional E-bomb devices allows their use in non-nuclear confrontations.
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There are signs and signals galore that China wants to accelerate its passage across the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea.
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It is not just MMRCA fallout or temporary strategic incompatibility withonce close partners of India that is rattling the Ministry of Defence, now it seems the MoD is facing challenges from all quarters at a time when the government is getting weak and directionless. 
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It is axiomatic that if India is raising additional Mountain Divisions to strengthen the Line of Actual Control with China in the high Himalayas it should also build all-weather accommodation with modern facilities for soldiers to live and operate from.
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As the complaint against foul play in the basic trainer dealcurrently under the evaluation of Ministry of Defence is getting into a miredgame, there are hectic efforts to clear the deal as quickly as possible toavoid delay in the whole process.


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How will India protect its national interests in Afghanistan in the midst of an increasingly murky Russia-China-Pakistan nexus that appears to be emerging in preparation for the 2014 deadline for the withdrawal of NATO troops?
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With Pakistani Air Force acquiring the USsupplied L-88 aerostat systems, Indiais also speeding up the induction of aerostats to its inventory.


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With the arrival of a whole new set of medium multi-rolecombat aircraft, the joint creation with Russia of the Fifth Generation FighterAircraft, and the operationalization of the Tejas the Indian Air Force wouldhave acquired the latest flying platforms but what would be the effect of theirinduction on the professed intention to create a largely indigenous aerospaceindustry to bolster national security well into the 21st century?


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It needs to be remembered that an aerostat is not a balloon.As the name suggests it is a lighter-than-air vehicle that is so constructedthat its aerodynamics keep the structure always pointed into the wind, that is,from the direction in which the wind is blowing.


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