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LCA Tejas MK1A gets CCS nod, what next?

LCA Tejas MK1A gets CCS nod, what next?

Ankit KumarJanuary 14, 20213 min read

The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi gave its nod for the much awaited Tejas MK1A program. The approved program is of worth around 6.56 billion USD. The press release from the government didn’t specify any more details on the cost breakup therefore the fly away cost…

Difference Between Conventional Warfare, Sub-Conventional Warfare and Hybrid Warfare

Difference Between Conventional Warfare, Sub-Conventional Warfare and Hybrid Warfare

Shantanu K. BansalJanuary 11, 20214 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal Time has changed so has the method of conducting operations in military realms. Today wars aren’t fought with missiles and tanks, it is much more. Today wars can be described in 3 broad terms which has been elaborated here. These terms are basically characterised by various U.S. Armed Forces War…

Embrace a War Against Bureaucracy, The Hidden Enemy of The Nation

Embrace a War Against Bureaucracy, The Hidden Enemy of The Nation

Shantanu K. BansalDecember 30, 202011 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal The problem of India is not its growing population but the inability to serve effective governance to the people which is increasingly becoming difficult because of incompetent and outmoded bureaucracy in power. The Civil Services of India has evolved as not the steel frame of India but the weakest pillar…

Tracing Some Real Examples of Bio-Warfare: From The Arthashtra to Present World

Tracing Some Real Examples of Bio-Warfare: From The Arthashtra to Present World

Shantanu K. BansalDecember 22, 202011 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal 400 BC: Scythian archers infected their arrows by dipping them in decomposing bodies or in blood mixed with manure. 300-200 BC: Kautilya’s Arthashtra talks about use of poison as part of war tactics, as prevalent to all puranic wars described in the Hindu scriptures of Ancient India. It also talks…

Next Generation Military Logistics

Next Generation Military Logistics

Shantanu K. BansalDecember 4, 20206 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal From 5th Generation Transporters to nuclear powered Cargo Fleet these technologies have the potential to change the concepts of military operations. Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Tanker Concept 5th Generation Transporter There has been great endeavor to develop fifth generation fighter aircrafts. The development of ‘low-observation technology’ has greatly affected the development…

Introducing Human Jet Suits Into The Special Forces

Introducing Human Jet Suits Into The Special Forces

Shantanu K. BansalNovember 22, 20203 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal Paratrooping is essentially a military endeavor but a step ahead many flying enthusiasts cum innovator have invented number of human jetpack machines which helps to realise the dream of the millenium of humans to fly solo in the air like a bird. This comes with inherent military utility. The Special…

How Azeri Military Innovated its Drone Tactics to Win the Nagorno-Karabakh War?

How Azeri Military Innovated its Drone Tactics to Win the Nagorno-Karabakh War?

Shantanu K. BansalNovember 16, 20209 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal Even though the overall count of Armenian and Azerbaijan’s heavy weapons was more or less equal during the conflict, though Azerbaijan was having some qualitative edge over the Armenian Forces but at the end of the conflict, heavy war machines didn’t decide the victory. Rather drones or better to say…

India is Close to Achieving Data Relay Technology for Space Applications

India is Close to Achieving Data Relay Technology for Space Applications

Shantanu K. BansalNovember 13, 20204 min read

Article by Shantanu K. Bansal The GSAT-29 satellite (featured above) was launched on 14 November, 2018. The GSAT-29 is a high-throughput communication satellite had something unusual with it. The ISRO website stated that GSAT-29 carries “an optical communication payload, for the first time, will be utilized for data transmission.” The optical communication (or Laser communication) is…

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