November 22, 2017
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Deadly missions
JAN-FEB 2015: The quest to explore the unknown has remained an integral part of the human spirit down the centuries. In fact, the space age heralded by the launch of Soviet Sputnik in 1957 stands out as a sterling tribute to the human vision to look beyond the spaceship earth to sustain human presence in the final frontiers.
 
Airborne warriors
DECEMBER 2014: Air superiority is an essential military mission, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. Control of the air is not an end of its own, but rather it provides the flexibility and freedom of action central to a full range of military capabilities.
 
Defending targets
DECEMBER 2014: A credible early military success will depend largely as how effectively enemy integrated air defence systems can be neutralized and fighter jets carry out suppression of enemy air defence mission for containing any repulsive attack.
 
Information dominance
NOVEMBER 2014: The ancient art of warfare has now evolved into a sophisticated battlefield strategy based on the large scale use of fighting platforms and combat equipment stuffed with advanced electronic systems and devices capable of seeing and sensing devices
 
Capacity building
NOVEMBER 2014: Given the increasing frequency of Chinese intrusions along the Line of Actual Control and Pakistan’s attempts at infiltration of terrorists along the Line of Control, India will have to review both its mobile and static defences across both frontiers.
 
Long wait
OCTOBER 2014: After a decade long deliberations on the need to set up an aerospace command, the onus is now on the so called security conscious and fast track decision maker government to decide on this urgent national security requirement.
 
Exploding device
OCTOBER 2014: 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 Pakistan army on the borders and the Line of Control and by its agents in various crowded localities all over the country.
 
Unending delay
SEPTEMBER 2014: The Indian artillery modernization program has now become a subject of laughing stock in strategic circles. Observers often joke that the program seems to have been jinxed ever since the Prime Minister of Sweden Olaf Palme was killed, though may not be directly related to the Bofors bribery scandal
 
Hazards in sea
SEPTEMBER 2014: The history of submarine operation is mixed with tragedy and success but modern navies are going for high quality deep sea rescue technologies to save their fellow sailors who dedicatedly maintain undersea strike capability for their country.
 
Quick response
AUGUST 2014: With the acquisition of ten Globemasters, the world’s heaviest transport aircraft and Super Hercules over last few years, the IAF has already taken major steps to boost its heavy transport aircraft fleet and the country is poised towards a significant strategic airlift capability, the need for which arises very often.