February 29, 2024

The IAF Needs to Revisit Its Doctrine

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 observable technologies; modern reconnaissance and attack UAVs, long-range radars and diverse PGMs for a variety of roles.

Possibly, the only area where China has to achieve self-sufficiency is high-performance aircraft engines. The scientific community of India needs to work on the next-generation technologies in the defence sector and develop systems which can be called “game-changer” in the battlefield.”

Writes Mr. Shantanu K. Bansal at the Defence and Security Alert

Read full article at: https://www.dsalert.org/DSA-Editions/2022/DSA_February.pdf


  • Shantanu K. Bansal

    Founder of IADN. He has more than 10 years of experience in research and analysis. An award winning researcher, he writes for the leading defence and security journals, think-tanks and in-service publications. He is a senior consultant at the Indian Army Training Command (ARTRAC), Shimla. Contact him at: Shantanukbansal2@gmail.com

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