July 22, 2017
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Robotic dive
JULY-AUGUST 2016: There is a clear distinction between deep submergence rescue vehicles (DSRV) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) or remotely-operated vehicles. The former is deployed for rescue of submarines/submariners in disaster situations and the latter has a wider repertoire of applications in the military marine domain.
 
Secure links
JULY-AUGUST 2016: Network Centric Warfare (NCW) strategy, which in recent years, has emerged as a major force multiplier in the battlefield operations, draws advantage from the real time sharing of quality information for an enhanced situational awareness through a robust communications network ably supported by a constellation of satellites meant for a variety of end uses.
 
Force multipliers
MAY-JUNE 2016: With the responsibility of protecting and projecting power across more than 50 million square kilometers of ocean space within the Indian Ocean littoral the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard Organization will have to improve their presence by the more easily and quickly achievable method of increasing the numbers of its fleet replenishment vessels of which there are only four.
 
High accuracy
MAY-JUNE 2016: In a major boost to the Indian defence forces quest for an uninterrupted access to the satellite navigation capability to realize their strategic objectives speedily and efficiently, the sixth satellite in the seven spacecraft Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) constellation that would serve as an independent, full fledged space navigation platform, was successfully launched in March.
 
Controlled spy
MAY-JUNE 2016: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are an exciting field in the world of aviation, with new R&D and system discoveries. Over the next decade, UAVs will become a significant component of military and civil aviation. With increasing intrusions from Pakistan and China, India is planning to deploy more UAVs along border to maintain round the clock surveillance.
 
Waiting to ease
MARCH-APRIL 2016: India is seeking to create a credible military industrial complex which can meet technological needs of its armed forces but the road to achieve such a monumental goal is not easy in a complex country like India where politicians and bureaucrats need to be re-educated.
 
Incomplete run
MARCH-APRIL 2016: Indian Air Force is not only bedevilled with its fighter strength, even the easily available cheap Basic Trainer Aircraft are facing supply issues. Whether to depend exclusively on the already inducted Swiss Pilatus and order the entire requirement of 181 for the rookie pilots of the
 
Combat on wheels
MARCH-APRIL 2016: The infantry fighting vehicles are getting popular among the leading militaries in recent time due to their high mobility and high survivability in the war zone, although it can only come close to the fire power of a tank, if not establishing superiority of a tank.
 
Spectrum of conflict
MARCH-APRIL 2016: The large number of deaths of Indian soldiers in counter-terror/counter-insurgency operations speaks volumes about the so-called modernization of the Indian soldier. For many years the F-INSAS or Future Indian Soldier As A System program was peddled by the Indian Army as some kind of wonder fighting machine loaded with sensors
 
Flying scanners
MARCH-APRIL 2016: The attack on Pathankot airbase underscores the necessity of aerial surveillance of vital points and vital areas not just in segments close to the borders with Pakistan but also along the entire Indian periphery be it vis-à-vis Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka given that those entrusted with the job of protecting our frontiers have been found to be sleeping on the job.