Thursday, September 16, 2021
India celebrates 26 January every year as its Republic Day,  since it is the date on which the Constitution of independent India came into effect, in 1950. Ever since, military parades have been the highlight of the day's celebrations, across...
The attitude of the Indian Air Force (IAF) towards indigenous aircraft projects is often a subject of intense debate. With the IAF's Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal (ACM) RKS Bhadauria, throwing his full weight behind the...
The era of the swing wing comes came to a close today, December 27, 2019, when the last of the  Indian Air Force's (IAF's) MiG 27s took to the sky for one last time. Tears rolled down the battle...
  Developing a modern low-bypass turbofan (LBTF) jet engine was never going to be easy. Especially, for a country that had never really invested in jet engine development, apart from attempts at upgrading imported engines and building some indigenous demonstrators.   As...
September 2019 will go down as a seminal month in the history of Indian naval aviation, marked as it was by multiple milestones. On September 19, prototype NP-1 of the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft- Navy Mk1 (NLCA MK1) design...
Of late, there has been much consternation in the media over the issue of fighter aircraft acquisitions by the Indian Air Force (IAF). But the fact is, both the deal with France for 36 Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft, which...
It has been understood since at least 1988, which was when the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) first started work on a road towards Yatung, that China’s primary aims in the Chumbi Valley (CV) were two-fold: First, to...
It was 1700 hrs, and in the helicopter unit based at Jammu, nicknamed the 'Condors', Wing Commander Vishal Jain and Squadron Leader Soumya Das were reviewing the days’ work in the process of 'packing up' for the weekend. Little...
Swarming is being projected to be the next big thing in warfare. Some scholars even categorize swarming as a potential fourth evolutionary stage of warfare- the first three being melee, mass and maneuver.  While militaries today predominantly conduct maneuver...
Over the past few years, India has been looking to change course from being one of the world's largest importers of military equipment to achieving strategic independence through local manufacturing and procurement. One of the flagship projects being progressed...

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