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Aero India 2015

Winning The War Without Weapons Electronic And Cyber Warfare by Air Marshal BN Gokhale

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Author: Air Marshal BN Gokhale PVSM, AVSM, VM (Retd)

In modern warfare EW has taken a pre-eminent place than just being a force multiplier. Over the years the Indian Armed Forces have been consciously making efforts to upscale this capability. It is now equally important to pay attention to the aspects of cyber war, as it could be a ‘game changer’ in the future conflicts. In order to ensure an integrated approach to this essential capability, the need for forming at the earliest a tri-Service cyber as well as Space commands cannot be over emphasised.

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The Unpolished Diamond In Defence Manufacturing by AVM Manmohan Bahadur

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Author: AVM Manmohan Bahadur VM (Retd)

The government too has its fair share of blame in protecting the public sector at the cost of the private enterprises and in a way to the detriment of capacity and capability build-up of the Services. Taxation laws are so heavily biased towards the foreign OEMs that Indian industry can never compete in the commercial bidding. With the present taxation laws (27 per cent Customs duty, 12.36 per cent Excise, 12.36 per cent Service Tax), an item with 30 per cent indigenous content made in India would cost 41 per cent more than if it was imported!

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Indian Air Force In The 21st Century by Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja

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Author: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC (Retd)

The Long Term Perspective Plan (LTPP) of the IAF, based on the perceived security challenges from the emerging geopolitical scenario up to the end of the Fourteenth Five-Year Plan, caters to the requirement of progressively building its combat capability to face a two-front conflict. The IAF is expected to maintain a reduced strength of combat squadrons until the end of the current plan, gradually increasing to 42 squadrons by the end of the Fourteenth Plan and 45 squadrons by its centenary year in 2032.

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Jointmanship In Acquisition by Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha

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Author: Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha PVSM, AVSM, NM & BAR, ADC (Retd)

Defence Technology Commission should consist of DRDO scientists and those from CSIR, ISRO, Atomic Energy, NAL and renowned Professors from IIT along with Service officers representing both the users and technical experts. The DTC would identify the technologies which should be taken up for making in India under Buy or Buy and Make Indian category.

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Wings Over Waves by Vice Admiral Barry Bharathan

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Author: Vice Admiral Barry Bharathan (Retd)

An axiomatic imperative is that, if there is no Maritime India, you will soon see a marginalised India. The Nation, has to take a call on what needs to be done, can be done and what cannot be done for a sovereign India! Six decades plus, has seen our country blessed by unexpected miracles and plagued by unacceptable failures. Most vitally, the sea is a natural resource in creation and supplementing wealth creation. India needs to have a maritime economic vision to complement its growth and development.

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Evolution Of Air Wing Its Role, Challenges And Support To BSF by Team DSA

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Author: Team DSA

Given that there were no operational advanced landing grounds till Nyoma was commissioned in the Ladakh sector last year the shift of accent on the air bridge from fixed-wing to rotary-wing platforms appears to make sense in that helicopters can land on makeshift pads where required at heights close to 18,000 ft. Helicopters can cross the Himalayan hump and deliver supplies to forward Indo-Tibetan Border Police outposts facing the Chinese.

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Boeing C-17 And P-8i Always Mission Ready For India by Dennis D Swanson

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Author: Dennis D Swanson, Vice President, India Boeing Defense, Space & Security

2014 has been a very successful year for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) in India. 2015 is about partnerships and strengthening Boeing’s footprint in the Indian defence sector.

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Aviation Security A Complex Challenge by Cmdt Sudhir Kumar

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Author: Cmdt Sudhir Kumar

Concern for aircraft security is double edged weapon because any act or imprudent decision by anybody could endanger lives of people and country’s prestige. Multi-layers and various double-checks with the help of technology and dog squads may help reduce the threat to security, even in the case of human errors that are likely to occur in the process of performing duties due to pressure of work. It is imperative that even the smallest of threats must be taken very seriously and no compromises should be accepted in airports’ security.

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PLAAF Emphasis On Man Behind The Machine by Arjun Subramanian P

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Author: Arjun Subramanian P

With the continuing modernisation of the force the importance given to the human element of the air arm will only go up in the future. PLAAF can be expected to review its pilot selection process at frequent intervals to help identify the best candidates. However, the emphasis on testing the political ideology of the candidates and officers can be expected to continue as still the Chinese armed forces are at the service of the party rather than the government.

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New FDI Policy For Defence Industry And Its Impact On Defence Procurement by Nidhi Goyal

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Author: Nidhi Goyal

Within India, it is likely the next five years will see considerable change in the dynamics of the defence industry. Historically, the industry has been dominated by DPSUs, chiefly HAL. The good news is that the results of liberalisation and proactive policy decisions by the government in the last 10 years are beginning to bear fruit. Several large private sector groups and a large number of smaller companies have entered this sector and are supplying limited parts and equipment to the armed forces, DPSUs and Tier I and Tier II foreign companies.

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Leveraging Partnerships And Offsets To Boost The Indian Aerospace Sector by Ankur Kanaglekar

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Author: Ankur Kanaglekar International Strategic Partnerships Boeing Defense, Space & Security

With a new government in place, there are indications that welcome structural changes to the Defence Procurement Procedures will take place to help lay the foundation for a vibrant defence industrial base in India characterised by innovation, growth and competitiveness.

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Ruminations On Defence Budget 2015-16 by Amit Cowshish

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Author: Amit Cowshish

In the last year’s budget, there were references to allocation for one-rank-one-pension, war memorial and defence technology fund. Out of additional allocation of INR 5,000 crore made in the regular budget under the capital head, INR 3,323 crore was given to DRDO, a sum of INR 1,000 crore was allocated for defence railway network and the balance amount was allocated for modernisation of the ordnance factories. While DRDO and ordnance factories may end up utilising the money, albeit without much clarity about the outcome, there is little evidence of other allocations announced in the budget getting utilised.

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Reforming Defence Budgeting Regime by Maj Gen Mrinal Suman

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Author: Maj Gen Dr Mrinal Suman AVSM, VSM (Retd)

One of the oddities of the Indian dispensation is that closer to the end of a financial year, efforts are made by MoF to withdraw unspent funds from all ministries to reduce fiscal deficit. As the Finance Division of MoD functions under the fiscal directions of MoF, it does not clear / concur any major expenditure unless given a green signal by MoF thereby forcing MoD to surrender funds. Worse, MoD gets blamed for not spending the allotted funds.

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Defence Self-Reliance Torpedoed By Procurement Procedure by Col KV Kuber

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Author: Col KV Kuber (Retd)

There is no incentive for innovations and developmental projects. Even after a product is designed and developed by DRDO / industry, there is no assurance that the product will be accepted by the Armed Forces. This despite the product having successfully undergone certification, trials and testing. All this is due to the concept of NCNC (No Cost and No Commitment). One can understand No Cost, but once the product is developed successfully, the MoD needs to give Full Commitment.

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Indigenous Defence Manufacturing In India by Subimal Bhattacharjee

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Author: Subimal Bhattacharjee

Manohar Parrikar has consistently indicated the need to build local capabilities and reduce dependence on foreign suppliers. The best from him was in January this year at a seminar held on the sidelines of Vibrant Gujarat in Gandhinagar where he said clearly that India needed high-end technology in Defence and his government was already working to release a document in two to three months on a suitable model for Defence manufacturing and procurement.

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Bottlenecks In Defence Acquisitions by Col Sanjeev Dalal (Retd

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Author: Col Sanjeev Dalal

The Service Headquarters, where the process of procurement begins, cannot absolve themselves of their share of responsibility in delay in capital acquisitions and pass the entire buck to bureaucracy. The time taken by them in formulation of Qualitative Requirements (QRs) and not to talk of the quality of QRs, is the single biggest reason for failure of majority of schemes and a serious bottleneck in defence acquisitions.

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