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

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  • 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: [email protected]

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