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The India angle in Bhutan-China border dispute.

The India angle in Bhutan-China border dispute.

Ankit KumarDecember 8, 20202 min read

Question: Why are armed forces not pushing chinese through bhutan?~Dhananjay Gosavi The Bhutan- Tibet border like India-Tibet border is not officially recognised by the PRC. This has led to similar problems with respect to its border with Tibet occupied by PRC for Bhutan. Untill early 1970s India talked with China on behalf of Bhutan, but…

Future SRBMs of India!

Future SRBMs of India!

Ankit KumarDecember 7, 20203 min read

Question: Whats status of Pralay and Agni 1p missile systems? ~Dhruba The workhorse of our forces in Short Range Ballistic Missile category for long have been Prithvi III and Agni 1. Both these systems could carry 1000kg warhead at 350km and 1000km+ respectively. But both these systems had their designs based on technology dating back…

Lessons learnt after 27th Feb Pakistan aggression?

Lessons learnt after 27th Feb Pakistan aggression?

Ankit KumarDecember 3, 20202 min read

Question: What changes IAF has made after 27 Feb incident? Are our Sukhoi’s and Mig’s having new A2A missiles or the deliveries are still pending? If similar situation comes again, will Bisons still be scrambled or there is a change?~ Vibhour Sharma After the aggression shown by PAF on 27th Feb , IAF reviewed its…

What’s happening with IAC-2?

What’s happening with IAC-2?

Ankit KumarNovember 30, 20202 min read

Question: What is the status of our third aircraft carrier ? Are we planning to have our own nuclear powered aircraft carrier?? Our 3rd Aircraft Carrier, better known as IAC-2 is currently in design phase. Indian Navy is in the process of deciding the detailed specifications of the planned aircraft carrier and is in the…

What should we do with our tanks?

What should we do with our tanks?

Ankit KumarNovember 28, 20203 min read

Question: Now that Pakistan has VT-4 tanks imported from China, what is the logical step forward for Indian armour?, upgrading the current T90 to Proryv3 standards or importing Armatas?~ Animesh Panda While Pakistan importing VT-4 is indeed a development to be taken care of, but it’s not something which should come as a surprise to…

T90 over Arjun MBT?

T90 over Arjun MBT?

Ankit KumarNovember 28, 20203 min read

Ny question is if arjun MBT is superior to t90 , then why it is not inducted in larger numbers ?~Lokendrasingh We fail to realise something in case of Tanks of Indian Army. Apart from the budget or existing infrastructure (manufacturing to supplies), its the development and procurement timelines of both these systems which has…

Import MQ9 Reapers or invest more in desi UAV development?

Import MQ9 Reapers or invest more in desi UAV development?

Ankit KumarNovember 25, 20202 min read

Question: Last war seen in Azerbaijan & Armenia, precise Drone strike is played key role by Azerbaijan on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict area. After seeing this, Less human interaction in war can play big role in next future conflict. Should IAF focus & allot more budget on R&D work in indegeneous drone program rather than acquire huge…

Aircraft Carriers in the age of Hypersonic Weapons

Aircraft Carriers in the age of Hypersonic Weapons

Ankit KumarNovember 25, 20201 min read

Question: Will aircraft carriers become obsolete in the age of hypersonic missiles ~Gauri Shankar Dutta Hyper Sonic weapons are definitely a new and imposing threat. It is surely much more difficult to intercept and it can surely do much more damage too. But will it make Aircraft Carriers obsolete? Well let me share a youtube…


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