November 22, 2017
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Loitering munition
DECEMBER 2014: For India it took decades of trial and error and competence building on manned target training aircraft to transit to pilotless target trainers to unmanned aerial vehicles. And now India is preparing to deploy indigenous unmanned combat vehicles that will largely close the gap that exists between the country and the leaders in the technology.
 
Kinetic kill
NOVEMBER 2014: There was a time around the turn of the decade that a scare was created by reports that China has achieved the capability of sinking an aircraft carrier with a hypersonic cruise missile at a distance of nearly 2000 km. The Chinese preferred to call it the
 
Rapid reaction
NOVEMBER 2014: The regional arms race has brought potent warfare capabilities to many countries that are now eager to either indigenously manufacture or import hi tech and advance military weapons for securing their national interest.
 
Roving wheels
OCTOBER 2014: 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 surprises for armored columns in the midst of a high value operation to secure foot on the ground.
 
Lethal attack
OCTOBER 2014: India became enamored of the precision guided munitions during the Kargil war when the conventional air-delivered warheads in its arsenal were unable to hit Pakistani targets ensconced among the craggy hills of the Pir Panjal range in Jammu and Kashmir.
 
Going digital
SEPTEMBER 2014: As Indian troops are deployed in forward bases along borders with China and Pakistan, a robust military communication is critical component for ensuring fast and secure data transmission back to their respective commands.
 
Simulating a war
SEPTEMBER 2014: No doubt, the kill capability of modern military has grown tremendously in recent years due to the advent of latest technologies, yet it is proving to be a hide and seek game since the enemy is also going to put a cocktail of modern technologies with superior war strategy to avoid detection.
 
Sincere efforts
SEPTEMBER 2014: 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 players had formed alliances with the foreign partners to take part in India’s US$ 4 billion artillery modernization program.
 
Fighting in dark
AUGUST 2014: The capability to detect and identify targets at night and under poor visibility conditions has been an essential military requirement for a long time. The modern armys need to operate at night and under conditions of extremely poor visibility has led in recent years to major advances in the development of night vision devices.
 
Correcting flaws
AUGUST 2014: For long, the cry was heard that the Indian Army was largely night blind or unable to fight a war in the dark. This was hardly an admission that any modern, self-respecting, fighting force should make. Yet, through