India and Israel: An Enduring Strategic Partnership
“Though India and Israel share a very similar set of threats and challenges, their strategic cultures are a study in contrast. India has a huge land mass and the world’s second largest population. Israel is a tiny country with a population of just 8 million or so. It has no space to trade for time and has therefore developed a highly proactive and aggressive orientation – that is very high-risk and relies upon seizing the strategic and tactical initiative at the very outset of the conflict. In sharp contrast to Israel, India’s response to Pakistan’s asymmetric adventurism has been very weak, timid and reactive. India has tamely surrendered the strategic and tactical initiative to a much weaker Pakistan for the last three decades. India must emulate Israel and try and generate an overmatching technological military edge over its likely adversaries. It will have to field dominant war fighting capabilities that would severely raise costs for Pakistan. In specific, India will have to invest heavily in airpower, precision guided munitions (PGMs), firepower resources and transparency capabilities.
DSA May 2012 issue, “India and Israel: An Enduring Strategic Partnership” is out.
India Israel relations
Written by Maj Gen P K Chakravorty (retd)
“The India–Israel Strategic partnership has been of tremendous value to India in terms of Military technology transfers and Intelligence cooperation against Jihadi terrorism. The relationship has been strengthened by the presence of 70,000 Indian Jews in Israel and frequent visits by the youth of Israel who are fascinated by India. Israel has emerged as the second biggest defence supplier to India after Russia. India is on the way to receive three Phalcon AWACS mounted on the IL-50 aircraft. The defence procurements from Israel in the last decade have exceeded US$ 10 billion. As a matter of fact there are only two countries Russia and Israel which are willing to provide state-of-the-art technology. An international survey finding confirmed in 2006 that Israel is the most popular country in India …”
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Israeli operation that changed ways of warfare
Written by Air Vice Marshal A K Tiwary VSM (retd)
“The Israeli armed forces – especially their Air Force are universally admired for their dedication, professionalism and innovative approach. Some Israeli operations – especially the destruction of the Arab Air Forces in the six day Arab-Israeli war in 1967, have become benchmarks of professional excellence. There is much to learn from the Israeli proactive and highly offensive orientation which relies heavily on seizing the initiative right from the outset. In this article AVM Tiwary examines how the Israeli Air Blitz of 1967 succeeded so brilliantly as to become a textbook model for the employment of airpower …”
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