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From Men Intensive To A Technologically Developed Force: Recent Chinese Military Reforms

From Men Intensive To A Technologically Developed Force: Recent Chinese Military Reforms

Shantanu K. BansalSep 8, 202214 min read

Article byMr. Shantanu K. Bansal The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been rapidly improvising since the Gulf War period, ‘from men intensive to a technologically developed force’. As China celebrates its 76th Independence Day in the coming month, here is the analysis of China’s recent military reforms. Inspiring from overwhelming military superiority exhibited by the…

INDIA@75: INDIAN START-UP DEVELOP AN UNMANNED GROUND VEHICLE ‘ASTRO’ IN JUST 2 MONTHS

[email protected]: INDIAN START-UP DEVELOP AN UNMANNED GROUND VEHICLE ‘ASTRO’ IN JUST 2 MONTHS

Shantanu K. BansalAug 15, 20227 min read

UNVEILING EDGEFORCE ASTRO UGV On the occasion of this 15th August, Col. P Hani and Mr Ramachandran Andayi from Edgeforce India took upon the initiative to unveil Unmanned Ground Vehicle named “ASTRO” meaning Autonomous Surveillance and Tracking Rover. The ASTRO is a wheeled UGV that works in both teleoperated and autonomous modes for performing surveillance…

Mig-21 Crashes: IAF-Politico-Bureaucratic Logjam

Mig-21 Crashes: IAF-Politico-Bureaucratic Logjam

Shantanu K. BansalAug 9, 20229 min read

Article byMr. Shantanu K. Bansal The loss of Wing Commander M. Rana and Flight Lieutenant Adivitya Bal in the MIG-21 crash this year caused jitters around the nation. The crash happened on the night of 28th July and it is the 6th crash in the row involving the same fighter aircraft, since 2021. A BRIEF…

India and IPEF: Its Time for India to Take Responsibility

India and IPEF: Its Time for India to Take Responsibility

Purushendra SinghAug 9, 20225 min read

Article by Mr Purushendra Singh A proposal made by the U.S. President during the East Asia Summit in October 2021 has fructified recently during the second in-person Quadrilateral alliance (Quad) summit in Tokyo amidst the European war. The U.S. and ‘Oceans 12’ – a baker’s dozen of 13 nations have launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework…

Kurds And The Perplexed World

Kurds And The Perplexed World

Aditi DubeyJul 23, 20224 min read

The recent cold-blooded assault by Turkish forces against Kurds in Syria sparked off the dispute between Kurds and Turkey again. The strike against Kurds is not new but neither common at the moment when weapons are influx in an inflated amount into the market following the Russia-Ukraine war. As the supply of weapons has increased…

Military Domains, Dimensions, Doctrines: Towards Design Centric Warfare

Military Domains, Dimensions, Doctrines: Towards Design Centric Warfare

Navneet BhushanJul 7, 20224 min read

Article byMr. Navneet Bhushan We need a clear, comprehensive and unambiguous delineation of military domains, military dimensions and of course emerging military doctrines and forms of warfare. In this new column “Of Military domains, dimensions and doctrines – Towards a Design Centric Warfare”, we will be exploring and explaining a new model to comprehend the…

Cybersecurity Skills A National Imperative

Cybersecurity Skills A National Imperative

Shantanu K. BansalJul 7, 20229 min read

Article byMr. Shantanu K. Bansal New sciences and technologies in the field of cybersecurity are the driving force in the next decade. These demand new roles and skill sets. Hence, cybersecurity infrastructure, training and development of necessary skill in this field is highly important. The challenge in front of India is not just having adequate…

The Unconventional Military Tactics We Learned From The Ukrainian War 2022

The Unconventional Military Tactics We Learned From The Ukrainian War 2022

Shantanu K. BansalMay 24, 202212 min read

Article by Mr. Shantanu K. Bansal On 24 February 2022, Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine. Russia didn’t mention that it is going to conduct a full-fledged military manoeuvre against the Ukraine, rather it named it’s military operations against Ukraine as a “special operation.” Since the very starting of the Russi-Ukrainian War 2022, the IADN emerged as the few handles…

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