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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

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Publisher
Lancer Publishers LLC
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Published on
Jul 21, 2017
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Pages
247
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ISBN
9781940988313
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English
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Political Science / Geopolitics
Political Science / Security (National & International)
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 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

 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.
In this New York Times bestseller, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers—“fans of geography, history, and politics (and maps) will be enthralled” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).

Maps have a mysterious hold over us. Whether ancient, crumbling parchments or generated by Google, maps tell us things we want to know, not only about our current location or where we are going but about the world in general. And yet, when it comes to geo-politics, much of what we are told is generated by analysts and other experts who have neglected to refer to a map of the place in question.

All leaders of nations are constrained by geography. In “one of the best books about geopolitics” (The Evening Standard), now updated to include 2016 geopolitical developments, journalist Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic—their weather, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, and borders—to provide a context often missing from our political reportage: how the physical characteristics of these countries affect their strengths and vulnerabilities and the decisions made by their leaders.

Offering “a fresh way of looking at maps” (The New York Times Book Review), Marshall explains the complex geo-political strategies that shape the globe. Why is Putin so obsessed with Crimea? Why was the US destined to become a global superpower? Why does China’s power base continue to expand? Why is Tibet destined to lose its autonomy? Why will Europe never be united? The answers are geographical. “In an ever more complex, chaotic, and interlinked world, Prisoners of Geography is a concise and useful primer on geopolitics” (Newsweek) and a critical guide to one of the major determining factors in world affairs.
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