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December 2018

Conventional Capabilities of Indian Navy and IAF

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Author: Cmde Ranjit B Rai (Retd)

The government and the Indian Navy will have to review India’s maritime and ship-building policy for economy and increase the strength of platforms. The government also needs to swiftly move and provide the funds for expansion of navy’s infrastructure and rethink its refit policy and transfer it to the ship-builders


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Land-based, Aerial Refuelled Wins

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

The US Department of Defence (DoD) is conscious that the effect of a single Chinese cruise missile hitting a US carrier, even if it did not sink, would be politically and psychologically catastrophic. Same will be true for India. It is clear that aircraft carriers may not be the most effective way to exert control over the oceans. Long-range aircraft with added aerial refueling can reduce the need for a floating base.


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SSBMs-SLBMs: India’s Necessity

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Author: V Adm Arun Kumar Singh PVSM, AVSM, NM (Retd)

For India, though the maiden deterrence patrol of Arihant was a historic milestone, it is premature to pop the champagne bottle yet. India has a long way to go. We need additional funds to open a second production line for SSNs, while the first SSBN production line graduates to building larger, more capable SSBNs. In the meantime, it is vital that our scientists design and produce for the 6,000 tonne INS Arihant and her sister SSBNs, an SLBM with a range o fover 4,000 km. INS Arihant needs long range SLBMs and India also needs SSN


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Indian Navy – Combat Readiness

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Author: Team DSA

“The Indian Navy is fully cognisant of the changes in our it’s strategic environment as well as the evolving nature of threats, both traditional and nontraditional. The Indian Navy aims to be a balanced, capability-driven force, capable of safeguarding our maritime interests, wherever they may be.” - says CNS Admiral Sunil Lanba in an exclusive interview.


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Poland’s International Alliance

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Author: Dominika Cosic

“Political and geographic position of Poland is different than India’s. While we understand India’s desire to balance between major powers in order to augment its own strategic autonomy and advance national interests, Poland’s security and prosperity is grounded in strong partnership with the US and membership in the European Union and NATO. We actually find Poland’s strong position in the EU and alliance with the US as an opportunity for stronger cooperation with India on number of regional and global challenges.” - opines Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland.


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