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Air defence shield
JUL-AUG 2015: Missiles in their surface-to-air configuration are dependent on their efficacy on range and a multi-layered nature of their deployment. Thus shoulder-fired man-portable (MANPADS) and fixed-launch point-defence missiles are considered the last shield against low-flying aircraft and, in the case of the latter, against surface-skimming projectiles.
Unmanned armored vehicles
JUL-AUG 2015: With the advent of new technologies, unmanned ground vehicles are being increasingly used to defend ground
Defence cooperation
MAY-JUN 2015: Prime Minister Narendra Modis Act East diplomacy was in full play during his recent visit to Seoul, South Korea. Though the
Naval patrol
MAY-JUN 2015: There is evidence of a heartening improvement in maritime surveillance as seen in the pre-emptive interception of suspected Pakistani surface vessels to penetrate Indian territorial waters or indulge in criminal activity on the high seas.
Combating darkness
MAY-JUN 2015: Battlefield transparency under all types of conditions will hold the key to success of a military operation in the 21st Century. Militaries will need critical technologies and weapons which can provide the ability to overpower
ASW capability
MAY-JUN 2015: Anti-submarine warfare is a multilayered operation involving all elements ranging from the air, surface to the sub-surface domains.
Trainer aircraft
MAY-JUN 2015: The saga of the indigenous creation of an ab initio propeller driven trainer aircraft and an initial jet trainer (IJT) aircraft for the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy by the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd reads like the script of a farce
Artillery modernization
MAR-APR 2015: After about 28 years of misbegotten abstention in acquisition of new artillery guns for the Indian Army there is a glimmer of hope that an indigenous Bofors gun could emerge
Submarine needs
MAR-APR 2015: The state of the submarine arm of the Indian Navy is dismal. With a high of 20 vessels in its inventory in the 80s when the threats to the Indian mainland were
Make in India
MAR-APR 2015: The recently concluded Aero India 2015 was a much bigger show as compared to last decade and with Indian Prime Narendra Modi