July 22, 2017
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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.
 
Air bridges
AUGUST 2014: Military transport aircraft are vital workhorses for modern armies but everything about the acquisition of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster heavy transport aircraft by India through the US Foreign Military Supplies route was tinged with hurry.
 
Tricky molecules
AUGUST 2014: As with many other materials and technologies that developed nations have produced since the beginning of the industrial revolution nanotechnology and biotechnology lend themselves to the concept of dual use, a phrase used differently from the current set of technologies that can be used both for civil and military purposes.
 
Visual deception
JULY 2014: 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 technology is an exercise in visual deception that has evolved considerably since the first hunter found a way to get close enough to his prey to hurl his spear to be able to ensure that he
 
Lethal assault
JULY 2014: The efficacy of an attack helicopter or a helicopter gunship is best understood in pugilistic terminology. Where it enjoys the advantage of reach (the range of its onboard weaponry be it the gun or missiles/rockets) it is king but where the enemy has the greater reach the helicopter can become a coffin.