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Exclusive Interview With Deputy Chief Of The Air Staff Air Marshal SBP Sinha


Air Marshal SBP Sinha AVSM, VM was commissioned in the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on June 15, 1980. He has over 3,700 hours of flying experience and has flown the Hunter, MiG-21, Mirage 2000 and Su-30MKI fighter aircraft. Air Marshal Sinha has held various important Command, Instructional and Staff appointments which include Instructor at the Flying Instructors’ school, Chief Flying Instructor of Basic Flying Training School, Air Force Examiner in the Aircrew Examining Board, Commanding Officer of a MiG-21 squadron, Commandant of Electronic Warfare Range, Air Officer Commanding of a premier Su-30MKI base and Team Leader of the AWACS Project Team in Israel. He has also held important Staff Appointments at the Air Headquarters which include, Deputy Director of Operations (Electronic Warfare), Principal Director of Plans, CISR and Acquisitions and, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Plans) at Air HQ. Here in an exclusive interview with DSA he expounds his views on the modernisation plans of the Indian Air Force.


Defence R&D by Sharad M Marathe

Author: Sharad M Marathe

In the upcoming national budget I would like to urge the Finance Minister to consider incorporating the proposed changes in the Income Tax Code as outlined below. The key drivers to the India based development of new technology are: Innovation, Technology, Capital formation, management skills and execution.


The Indian Air Force Aerospace Technologies And The Years Ahead by Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major

Author: Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major PVSM, AVSM, SC, VM (Retd) SM, VSM

With increasing use of technology, emerge new playgrounds of conflict. They create new vulnerabilities and new rules of engagement, requiring a different genre of war-fighting wherewithal. These constitute strange unexplored arenas and are subject to new principles of war and yet undiscovered tactics. Smart weapons are being replaced by Worms, Trojans and Masquerades and seek new targets in communications and network systems, the denial of which can be equally devastating to the overall campaign.


Indigenisation Of Aviation by Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Author: Air Marshal Anil Chopra PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM (Retd) SM, VSM (Retd)

HAL and IAF’s Base Repair Depots (BRDs) have mastered the art of licensed production and overhaul. Thousands of mostly British, French and Russian aircraft have been built. While production quality may have been an issue, they have served the IAF well. A large number of Indian manufacturers are assembling sub-systems for the big foreign players. But the ratio of ‘real’ indigenous content versus imports has actually progressively deteriorated from 45 to 36 per cent.


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