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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…

The 13th Para SF Battalion Raised

The 13th Para SF Battalion Raised

Shantanu K. BansalMay 3, 20225 min read

It is nowhere in the mainstream media but as per sources on the 1st of May this year, the Indian Army raised another battalion of Special Forces, the 13th PARA SF (Aka. Thunderbolt Thirteen). Before, the raising of this new battalion of Special Forces, the Army had total nine battalions – 1,2,3,4,9,10,11,12, and 21. Although,…

The IAF Needs to Revisit Its Doctrine

The IAF Needs to Revisit Its Doctrine

Shantanu K. BansalFeb 4, 20221 min read

Article by Mr. Shantanu K. Bansal Excerpt as follows. … The reality is that while the world is moving to develop a 6th Generation fighter, India is still struggling to produce a 4th Generation fighter. China’s aviation industry has advanced to produce large transport aircraft; modern force multipliers, four-plus to fifth generation fighters incorporating low…

5 Major Defence Reforms In Front of The New CDS And Way Forward

5 Major Defence Reforms In Front of The New CDS And Way Forward

Shantanu K. BansalDec 19, 202111 min read

Article by Mr. Shantanu K. Bansal Under the able leadership of General Bipin Rawat, the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) India had finally kicked off the actual groundwork for creating four Integrated Theatre Commands which includes Maritime Theatre Command, Air Defence Command and two land-based commands for combating emerging threats besides various other initiatives…

Navy Day Spl: Operation Trident – 4th December 1971

Navy Day Spl: Operation Trident – 4th December 1971

Prateek SaxenaDec 4, 20214 min read

4th December is celebrated as “Navy day” by the Indian Navy to mark the operational success of the attack on Karachi port in 1971, the Indo-Pak war. The Indian Naval Headquarters in Delhi along with Western Naval Command planned to attack the port of Karachi by forming a strike group for the mission code-named “Operation…

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