Strategic Review of 2017: Forecasting for 2018 – Lt Gen JS Bajwa
The Scorpene: Enhancing India’s Underwater Capability - Danvir Singh
Dealing With The Stealth Threat: The Way Forward - Lt Gen VK Saxena
The Unmanned Battlefield Helicopter - Gp Capt AK Sachdev
F-16 Block 70 vs SAAB JAS 39E - Air Marshal Anil Chopra
Project 75 (India) and the Australian Submarine Programme - Cdr CP Srivastava
Cyber Security: Civil and Military Implications - Maj Gen SG Vombatkere
Defence Production: Time for Major Policy Reforms - Prof (Dr) SN Misra
Seizing the Ultimate High Ground: The Growing Military Exploitation of Space - Gp Capt Joseph Noronha
Missiles, Satellites and Anti-Systems - Lt Gen Prakash Katoch
Defence Budget (2018-19) - Prof (Dr) SN Misra
IAF Fighter Fleet in Crisis - Air Marshal Anil Chopra
Make in India for the Indian Navy: A Make or Break Situation - Dr PK Ghosh
Aerospace and Defence News - Priya Tyagi
The Strategy of Moral High Ground in Jammu and Kashmir - Lt Gen PG Kamath
Pakistan: From the Arms of Uncle Sam to the Lap of Aunt Xing - Brig Anil Gupta
What Made the ‘Sword of Islam’ Conquer Large Parts of the Ancient World? - Col JK Achuthan
India and Israel – Inseparable Friends - Brig Anil Gupta
Should India Militarily Intervene in Maldives? - RSN Singh
INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW COMMENT :Indian Military Doctrine: An Analysis - Gp Capt Johnson Chacko
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
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.
But how much truth is there to some of these claims you keep hearing about? What is the real history of the mysterious group? Do they continue to exist today? What is the evidence? And what are they doing?
After a decade of research sifting through the facts and the fiction, secret society expert Mark Dice will help you navigate through the complex maze from the original documents to rare revelations by elite politicians, bankers and businessmen, as he takes you Inside the Illuminati.
How and when the original writings of Adam Weishaupt and the Illuminati were discovered and what they say.
See their own contingency plans showing they were prepared to continue operating in the event that they were discovered.
The direct link between the Skull & Bones society at Yale University and the Bavarian Illuminati.
The connection to communism and Karl Marx’ admission that he was a member of a secret society which commissioned him to write The Communist Manifesto.
How they control the mainstream news media and use blockbuster films as propaganda tools to promote their agenda and shape our culture.
How they created various front groups like the Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Federal Reserve to carry out their plans.
Discover the virtually unknown secret society of secretaries and personal assistants who are trusted to serve elite businessmen and politicians.
Investigations into the supposed bloodlines of the Illuminati, the Nephilim, and the Divine right of kings.
Uncovering the Zodiac Club and their little-known twelve-member intimate dinner parties in New York.
The elite secret society of scientists funded by the Department of Defense who were responsible for creating the atomic bomb.
The secret of “sex magic” and its alleged capabilities and perverted practitioners.
The Jesuits, the Black Pope, and the Vatican’s child molesting mafia.
Looking into allegations of child abuse, murder, and snuff films rumored to have taken place at the Bohemian Grove.
The all-female version of the Bohemian Grove consisting of America’s most powerful women.
Stunning Rockefeller and Rothschild family admissions and the extent of their power and influence.
The secret Jekyll Island meeting that gave birth to the Federal Reserve System.
Skull & Bones sister societies Scroll & Key and Wolf’s Head at Yale University and the inter-council meetings these “Big Three” hold.
The strange spiritual beliefs, philosophies, and occult symbolism of the Mystery Schools and their offshoots.
Investigations into alleged ex-members ‘Doc’ Marquis, Leo Zagami, Kevin Trudeau, Brice Taylor, George Green, Mark Cleminson, and others.
The Illuminati’s ultimate goal of creating a New World Order, a cashless society, and soon revealing the “royal secret,” admitting that they do in fact worship Satan.
Their Transhumanist dream to become immortal Gods using advanced anti-aging technology, cybernetic neural interfaces, and mind uploading for what they see as the final step in human evolution.
Their preparation for the arrival of the Illuminati messiah (the Antichrist), believing that he will finally rule planet earth as a God.
How you can work to free yourself from mental, spiritual, and financial enslavement and avoid many of the traps set to ensnare ignorant and uniformed people.
By the author of The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction
In this nature’s paradise, is a human hell where the lives are lost daily in pursuit of Ideology. Armed by own set of Justifications India, Pakistan and the Kashmiris battle each other to no end in sight.
Zealous young men continue to die for a cause diseased by treachery and celebrated by heroism. The territorial desire of Pakistan has cost dearly to the generations stifled in this conflict. This fight has devastated many a homes with ever widening chasm and deepening scars.
Punctuated by blood curdling violence, Kashmiris are prisoners of a historic mistake. In the ongoing series of Pakistan’s grand design to wrest control of this state, a proxy war was unleashed by them in 1989. This war still continues as I write.
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.
INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW COMMENTIndian Air Force: 2025 – Air Marshal Anil Chopra
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
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