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 The biennial Aero India Show is here again in Bengaluru. The current issue is focused on Air Power. With Prime Minister raising the upper limit of FDI in the Defence Industry sector and bringing forth a policy of “Make in India” the international weapon systems and equipment manufacturers are realigning their format to meet the requirement in these changed circumstances. The major players in the aviation industry are already on the starting blocks and fine tuning their nuanced approach. Dr Nikolai Novichkov has presented a view of the Russian aviation industry; Steven Gillard has outlined Rolls Royce’s committed support in positioning India as a global manufacturing hub. Boeing has elaborated on the maintenance support and services being set up for the two major aircraft deployed by the IAF – C17 and P8I as also making India as a hub for support and services in the region. Rafael Industries and IAI Israel too have outlined the format for possible TOT in an impressive array of technologies in the future.

A fair number of our articles are devoted to analysing India’s Air Power.  Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja has comprehensively dwelt on India’s present and future combat fleet. Drones as game changers are presented lucidly by S Gopal. Space is considered an adjunct to air power; Gp Capt AK Sachdev has analysed this aspect in relation to India’s space endeavours.  IAF phased out its fleet of Canberra medium bombers in 1990. Was that a well considered decision taking into account India’s future growth as a regional and global power? The role of bombers in the air force is pithily argued by Sqn Ldr Vijainder Thakur. As aircraft exploit the air medium, air defence weapons aim to deny this freedom to aircraft and missiles. Air Marshal Anil Chopra brings forth the success of the ‘Iron Dome’ deployed by the Israelis and its role in protecting surface targets.

This issue also covers India’s ‘sub-conventional deficit’ by our special correspondent and the present state of insurgency in India’s North East region by Brig R Borthakur. Gen Vijay Oberoi has highlighted the need for a structural change in India’s higher defence management. Brig Deepak Sinha has raised the issue of India’s security strategy and doctrine being on divergent paths. Maj Gen AK Chadha has emphatically put forth the need for the military in the digitalised battle field to carve out its own ‘slice of space’ for operating successfully in such a future war scenario. Air Marshal Anil Chopra and Dr SN Misra have presented the efficacy of TOT and off sets and challenges before the defence industry. Mr Kanwal Sibal has critically assessed the evolving dynamics of Indo-US relations. Gen JS Lidder with his UN experience has looked at the need for enhancing the role of women in conflict zones. Claude Arpi has been a keen China watcher. He presents the current situation in the PLA consequent to the crackdown by the Chinese President Xi Jinping on the wide spread corruption in the Chinese PLA.

The IDR has endeavoured through the range of articles to hold the interest of the serious reader of military affairs.
 Two issues that dominated the debates of the strategic community in the first quarter of this year were; ‘Make in India’ energetically marketed at the Aero-India Show and the Defence Budget.

The Defence Budget is looked at intently to get the general emphasis of the government on security. Brig Gurmeet Kanwal has debated this lucidly. Maintaining a large standing armed force requires more than mere day-to-day support. An ill-equipped large force mired with equipment hollowness is not a guarantee for security but in a future war will be cannon fodder for the adversary. Someone will have to be held accountable to the nation for this debilitating lapse. Or take a conscious decision to reduce its size if this country cannot afford a well equipped large armed force!!! Preparing an armed force on a long-term basis requires a deeply considered perspective of its future role in the national security scheme and the road map for its implementation. The absence of a doctrine and the hesitation of establishing a single point of contact on all matters military have been well debated in this issue. Generals Harwant and Banerjee and Colonel Achutan look at the aspects of doctrine.

‘Make in India’ has been the didactic theme of this Government. It needs to be spelt out in clear terms and not left to the (mis-)interpretation of the bureaucracy. Make in India will be feasible only when the basic industrial manufacturing has notched up a number of counts and the manpower skills to go with it are matching. Currently it is more theoretical than implementable. The articles Dr Misra, Air Marshal Kukreja and Group Captain Noronha address these issues with particular reference to the aero-space industry.

Two articles relate to the major current event on PM Modi’s visit to China; the first is on Tibet and the second on the boundary issue. Cyber space is emerging the next frontier; Gen Davinder Kumar has generated an excellent discussion on the issue. Col Harjeet has looked at the implications of social media on security. As a first Claude Arpi has documented a diary highlighting prominent issues relating to China’s PLA in this first quarter. This will now be a regular feature in the print edition.

Wishing all our readers a worthwhile professionally invigorating reading experience.
 IN THIS VOLUME:

Same Country, Same Army, Same Enemy: But Now A Different Result - Lt Gen JS Bajwa (Editor)

INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW COMMENT :

Multiple Origin Fleet: Complexities for the IAF - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Army Aviation - the Arm of the Future? - Lt Gen BS Pawar

Spurring the Growth of Civil Aviation & Defence Aerospace in India - Sqn Ldr Vijainder K Thakur

Hegemonic Global Competition in the 21st Century - Lt Gen HPS Klair

South China Sea Imbroglio: PLA’S Grand Strategy of ‘Unrestricted Warfare’ - Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan

India-China Relations: Any Way Forward? - Sumant Dhamija

Confronting Modern Air Threat - Maj Gen AK Mehra

Nicobar as an IAF base in the Indian Ocean: Strategic Asset or Liability? - Special Correspondent

BrahMos Missile in North-Eastern State: Is The Dragon Nervous? - Sumit Walia

Kashmiri Shops in Tourists Spots: Is there More than What Meets the Eye? - Sanjeev Nayyar

Mormugao in the Series of Indian Naval Destroyers - Danvir Singh

The Submarine Arm of the Indian Navy - Cmde Arun Kumar

Developing Stealth Technology: Lessons from the US Xst/F117 Programme - Prof Prodyut Das

Tiered Defence: Putting the Sam in Perspective - Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena

Scorpene Leak: Why the Navy Ought to Perturbed and not Paranoid - Cmde CP Srivastava

Its not Pakistan, its Kashmir...! - Alpana Kishore

Kashmir - Let the Truth be Told - Lt Gen JS Bajwa

Emerging threat of Grassroots Terrorism and Lone Wolf Actors in India - Dr V Balasubramaniyan

Insurgency in the Northeast: Is there Light at the End of the Tunnel? - Maj Gen Sheru Thapliyal

Pakistan: Who Decides Next Army Chief - RSN Singh

Airborne Electronic Warfare: Silent Force Multiplier - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Aerospace and Defence News - Priya Tyagi

Government’s New Defence Initiative: Committee of Experts - Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee

Implications of Terror Strike in Dhaka - Dr N Manoharan & Dr Bidanda Chengappa

Budgeting for Defence - Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

‘Deep Operations’ Theory: 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War - Col JK Achuthan

Surgical Strike: Would Pakistan have Learnt its Lesson? - Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja

IN THIS VOLUME:The World after the 19th Party Congress - Lt Gen JS Bajwa (Editor)

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INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW COMMENT :

Indian Military Doctrine: An Analysis - Gp Capt Johnson Chacko

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Surface Air Defence Missile Systems: Potent and Relevant - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Force Multipliers for the IAF: Enhancing Aerial Power and Reach - Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

Modernisation of the IAF’S Helicopter Fleet - Gp Capt AK Sachdev

LCA Tejas: Still a Long Way - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

The Nuances of Air Threat and its Implications - Lt Gen VK Saxena

Integrated Simulators for Training of Mechanised Forces: The Way Ahead - Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan

The Space Race, The Cold War - Martand Jha

Oil - Is it a Dyaing Resource? - Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja

Electronic Warfare: Emerging Trends in Technology - Col Subhasis Das

Will jihad kill China-Pakistan Economic Corridor!!! - RSN Singh

Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft for the IAF: A Mirage or Reality? - Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

Role of the IAF in a Two-Front War - Gp Capt AK Sachdev

Army to get its own Apaches Attack Helicopters - Lt Gen BS Pawar

Aerospace and Defence News - Priya Tyagi

Rise of China: An Enigma - Col Anil Athale

Logjam in Indigenous Aircraft Production - Prof SN Misra

Infantry’s Day as it Was - Danvir Singh

Battleground Afghanistan - Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

North Korea and South China Sea Flashpoints: Are worthwhile Options left on US Table? - Maj Gen SB Asthana

Central Armed Police Forces: Do we really care? - Rakesh Kr Sinha

To ‘Act East’, Act in the North East India First! - Col Anil Athale

The New Line-up in China’s Defense Forces - Claude Arpi

Virtual Currencies: Bitcoin as an Emerging Terror Financing Threat to India - Dr SV Raghavan

J&K: The Sacrifice of Past Generations should not go in Vain - Col Jaibans Singh

 IN THIS VOLUME:The Prime Minister at Shangri La: Reading between the Lines for a National Security Strategy - Lt Gen JS Bajwa (Editor)

INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW COMMENT :

Awakening to National Defence: Hope at Last? - Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee

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Combat Potential of the IAF for a Two-Front War - Gp Capt AK Sachdev

Future of Air Dominance - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Maritime Crime and Terrorism - V Adm Muralidharan

Countering Stealth Aircraft Technology: The Race to See through “Invisibility” - Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

Future Military Helicopters - Design & Development - Lt Gen BS Pawar

Future Aerial Weapons - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Towards a more Vigorous Make-in-India in Defence Manufacturing - Prof (Dr) SN Misra & Sanjaya Ku Ghadai

India and the New Great Game in Central Asia - Martand Jha

Can the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation bring India and Pakistan Closer? - Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva

India-Indonesia Ties: Chinese Elephant in the Room - Jabin T Jacob

Terror: Lessons from Paris and Beyond - Brig Pradeep Sharma

Leadership and Management in the Indian Army - Lt Gen Mohinder Puri

Jammu & Kashmir: The Way Forward - Brig Anil Gupta

Emperor Lalitaditya: One among India’s Greatest Soldier-Statesmen - Col Tej K Tikoo

Aerospace and Defence News - Priya Tyagi

War as a Multi-Dimensional Whole: A Framework for India in a Repolarizing World - Navneet Bhushan

India’s Defence Budget and Military Modernisation - Air Marshal M Matheswaran

In Search of a Rifle: Ministry of Defence Goes Globe Trolling - Col Danvir Singh

Head Hunters in Kargil-Naga Regiment - Sumit Walia

 IN THIS VOLUME:

Doklam: India at an Inflection Point in its Quest for Regional/Global Power Status - Lt Gen JS Bajwa (Editor)

 

Directed Energy Weapons: Game Changer Or A Damp Squib? - Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

 

Advances in Technology: Battlefield Helicopters - Gp Capt AK Sachdev

 

Space: The Force Multiplier For Air Power - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

 

MiG-35, F-16, Gripen or Better Choice? - Sumit Walia

 

Look Long, Look Deep: China’s Airborne Warning and Control Systems - Gp Capt Ravinder Singh Chhatwal

 

Our Armed Forces: Do We Take Them Seriously? - Sanjiv Khanna

 

China’s ‘Contentious’ Path To War? - Anant Mishra

 

Balancing Politics and Power: Prognosis of China’s Military Build-up - Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee

 

Embrace the Future of Kashmir - Lt Gen Subrata Saha

 

Resurgence of Ulfa (I) in Assam: Implications for Internal Security - Indrajit Sharma & Dr N Mohandas Singh

 

Naval Combat Systems: Evolution and Future Perspectives - Cmde Arun Kumar

 

Aerospace and Defence News - Priya Tyagi

 

Deepening India-Israel Ties: Changing Landscape of the Indian Defence Sector - Ketan Salhotra

 

Indo-Israel Relations: Make with India - Tamir Eshel

 

Strategic Partnership with Private Players: An Overview - Danvir Singh

 

Pax Britannica Whittled Down to an Island Kingdom: (Intrigues that Built an Empire: Intrigued by Wheels of History) - Lt Gen PG Kamath

 

North Korea - A Delinquent State? - Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja

 

The Offset Policy - A Decade in Retrospect - Dr SN Misra

 

Pakistan for Balochistan, not Balochis - RSN Singh

 

Army’s Battlefield Support System: Fielding Initially Planned by 2017 could take Another Decade - Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

 

China has done India a Favor - Dr Amarjit Singh

 

Shekatkar Committee Report: Genuine ‘Reforms’ or Cosmetic ‘Re-grouping’? - Gp Capt TP Srivastava

 

Who made North Korea a nuclear power? Dr A.Q. Khan? - Sumit Walia

IN THIS VOLUME:Military Modernisation in the Absence of a National Security Doctrine - Lt Gen JS Bajwa

Rafale Deal - Untying the Knots - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Modernisation of Army Air Defence - Maj Gen AK Mehra

Visualised Indian Artillery Considering Threats from China and Pakistan - Maj Gen PK Chakravorty

Aviation: The Future is Unmanned - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Revamping the IAF’s Trainer Fleet - Gp Capt B Menon

The Eagle, The Dragon, The Elephant and The Bear - Col Anil Athale

Restructuring the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) - Col NP Singh

Bull in the China Shop: The Indian Army vs The PLA - Brig Deepak Sinha

China’s Reclamation of Islands in the South China Sea: Implications for India - Maj Gen PK Chakravorty

Militarization of South China Sea: Offence-Defense Paradigm - S Rajasimman

India’s Nuclear Submarine Programme - Rear Adm AP Revi

India’s Air Defence: Is it Capable? - Maj Gen AK Mehra

Make in India in Defence Production: Challenges & Opportunities - DC Srivastava

KAMOV: The Make in India Defence Deal - Dr SN Misra

What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based: Air Defence Capability? - Lt Gen VK Saxena

Make in India: Problems and Prospects for the Aerospace Industry - Gp Capt AK Sachdev

Aerospace and Defence News - Priya Tyagi

Nurturing Military Institutions: For the Good of the Nation - Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee

Ending the World’s Worst Atrocities: Darfur - Anant Mishra

Myanmar Elections and Impact on the Region - Danvir Singh

Spectre of ISIS’ Cyber Jihad Pandemic - Maj Gen AK Chadha 

 IN THIS VOLUME:India’s Geostrategic Imperatives In 2017 - Lt Gen JS Bajwa (Editor)

INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW COMMENT :

National Security and the use of Armed Force - Lt Gen SC Sardeshpande

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The Indian Air Force: 2020 and Beyond - Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja

‘Make In India’ Fighter Aircraft: Strategic Options - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Beyond The S 400 Triumf - Maj Gen AK Mehra

Enhancing Firepower - BrahMos - Sqn Ldr Vijainder K Thakur

IAF’s Combat Aircraft Shortfall: A Ticking Time Bomb - Gp Capt AK Sachdev

F-16 for The Indian Air Force…Really? - Sumit Walia

The Unmanned Route to Military Might: India’s Evolving Unmanned Systems - Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

Will the Kamov Ka 226T meet India’s Requirements? - Gp Capt AK Sachdev

Andaman and Nicobar Islands - Strategic Potential Untapped - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Beyond Agustawestland: Challenges of Defence Acquisition - Dr SN Misra

Battlefield Management System for Indian Army - Where Are We? - Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Enhancement of Security at Military Airfields - Gp Capt Johnson Chacko

China in Central Asia: Controlling the Narrative - Jabin T Jacob, PhD

Aerospace and Defence News - Priya Tyagi

China and Xinjiang - Maj Gen Vivek Sehgal

Fighting in North-East Myanmar: What Lies Beyond - Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal - The Babur-Nasr are Quick First Use, Not Second Strike - Navneet Bhushan

National Solidarity Within Ethnic Armed Movements: A Study Of Nagalim Voice - Dr Samrat Sinha & Dr Upasana Mahanata

Khanderi: India’s Second Kalvari-Class Scorpene Submarine - Danvir Singh

Unsung Heroes: Supplying Oil to the Siachen - Arun Khanna

The New Cold War: American Jihadis vs Russian Jihadis - RSN Singh

 IN THIS VOLUME:Propping up Proxies: India’s Inimical Neighbourhood – Lt Gen JS Bajwa (Editor)

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INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW COMMENT

Indian Air Force: 2025 – Air Marshal Anil Chopra

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PLAAF: Rising Challenge for the IAF – Gp Capt B Menon

Pakistan Air Force Today: Implications for India – Gp Capt B Menon

LCA Tejas: The never ending wait! – Air Marshal Anil Chopra

The IAF and its need for close Air Support – Sqn Ldr Vijainder K Thakur

Need for an Indian Marine Force – Col JK Achuthan

Taiwan – Why Shy Full Relations? – Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

India - Taiwan Relations: A Comprehensive Security Perspective – Tien-Sze Fang

BRICS: A Strategic Self Appraisal – S Rajasimman

India’s Military Might: The Real Truth – Lt Gen Amarjeet S Chabbewal

Flexible Reach: Balancing the IAF’s Air Transport Fleet – Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

Future of Rotary Wing Craft – Gp Capt AK Sachdev

Aerospace and Defence News – Priya Tyagi

No place to Hide: Latest Developments in Air Defence Missiles – Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

Will advances in UAVs Edge out Manned Aircraft? – Gp Capt AK Sachdev

What Ails India’s Defence Industrial Complex? – Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

MSMES in Defence Production: A Neglected Sector – Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja

Russian Domination of the Syrian Battleground – Danvir Singh

Petro-Jihadism: The Conspiracy within the Imperishable War in the Arab World – Maj Lal Ananth

Splintering Naxalism in India: Maoism or Money? – V Balasubramaniyan

IN THIS VOLUME:Are Nuclear Weapons Losing their Sheen of Strategic Deterrence? - Lt Gen JS Bajwa (Editor)

INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW COMMENT :

Protecting Critical National Assets: Integrated Security Solutions - Maj Gen AK Mehra

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Unpredictable Security Environment: Need for An Integrated Military Approach - Brig Narender Kumar

Remembering a Hero in Bicentenary Year! - Col Anil Athale

The Strategic Bomber of Tomorrow: Stealth Spells Success - Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

The F-35 Programme: Lessons for the Aviation Industry - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Taking the Bull by the Horns: A Case for Pro Active Defense to Counter Potential Chinese Aggression - Brig Deepak Sinha

How Worrisome is PLAAF Presence in Tibet? - Gp Capt AK Sachdev

The PLA Army: Vision 2025 - Maj Gen Sheru Thapliyal

India’s Quest for Replacement of the Ageing: MiG 21 Fleet of the IAF - Danvir Singh

Revamping the Combat Fleet of the IAF - Gp Capt AK Sachdev

Creating an Indian Weapons Industry: The Total Matrix Approach - Prof Prodyut Kumar Das

Artificial Intelligence in Aviation - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

What Was Wikileaks All About?: A Classic Case of Cyber Security - Martand Jha

China’s Interest in the South China Sea - Jayadeva Ranade

The Dream Corridor - Claude Arpi

Make in India - Indian Style - Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja

Aerospace and Defence News - Priya Tyagi

Skilling Gaps In Defence Sector: For ‘Make in India’ - Dr JP Dash and BB Sharma

10 Para (SF) - Mustaffa of Desert Warfare - Sumit Walia

Dealing With Maoist Insurgency: Focused Approach Required - Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Anglo-Maratha Struggle for Empire: The Importance of Maritime Power - Col Anil Athale

If India does not survive, then who would? - RSN Singh

IN THIS VOLUME:

‘Sagara Manthan’: Make in India Transition | Lt Gen JS Bajwa

“Our vision in next 10 years is to become top defence industry in the world...” | Interview by Danvir Singh

Indian Airborne Troops Script History | Danvir Singh

Submarine Ahoy – Whither to Bound? | Rear Adm AP Revi

Aerospace and Defence News | Priya Tyagi

Higher Defence Organisation for India: Towards an Integrated Approach | Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan

Indian Army: Adopting ‘Deep Operations’ Doctrine | Col JK Achuthan

The Government’s Burden of Military Security | Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee

Global Terrorism: An Analysis of Fault Lines and Risks | Maj Gen SB Asthana

Tackling Global Terror | Anil Kumar Tandale

Islamic State: The New Brand of Terrorism in India | V Balasubramaniyan

India & China Territorial Dispute: The Growing Challenge | Brig Gurmeet Kanwal

China-India-Myanmar: The Forgotten Frontier | Air Cmde PC Chopra

Myanmar and India: A New Future | Maj Gen Nitin P Gadkari

Airfield Security: Lessons for the IAF | Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Acoustic Capacity Building in the Indian Ocean Region | Cdr (Dr) Arnab Das & Vice Adm DSP Varma

Transportation Infrastructure in the North East | Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja

Our Forgotten Wars: Victimisation and Survival in Bodoland | Dr Samrat Sinha

Women Officers in the Indian Army: A Reality Check | Lt Gen Mukesh Sabharwal

Socio Economic Transformation: Through Ex-Servicemen | Lt Gen SK Gadeock & Col Nishant Sharma

DPP 2016: A Missed Opportunity | Dr SN Misra

Defence Budget 2016: Hits and Misses for the IAF | Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Privatisation of the Indian Aerospace Industry: Problems and Prospects | Gp Capt AK Sachdev

The Patrol Leader | Sumit Walia

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