A t 06:45 am on 22 October 2020, the Defence Research and Development Organisation conducted its final trial of the Nag anti-tank missile at the Pokharan field firing ranges. It was a landmark event in India’s quest for an indigenous defence base and industry. Nag has a number of variants[Read More…]
In the wake of the Pandemic of 2020, every industry has been very badly affected. Many manufacturing units have either shut down or have come to a stand-still. Import and export also plummited to almost nil for quite a long time. The entire world economy had been shaken due to[Read More…]
A Comptroller and Auditor General report has virtually castigated the multi-billion dollar Rafale combat aircraft deal for not providing enough benefits in terms of the offset stipulations. Four years after signing the deal, India has yet to benefit from the offsets that were due to be introduced into the defence[Read More…]
It was a sombre moment immediately after the Mumbai blasts in November 2008 when the idea of creating the Defence and Security Alert (DSA) magazine occurred. And it took almost a year to shape your most accepted magazine, DSA and the first edition was released in October 2009. It was[Read More…]
Our operational training philosophy has been revamped to train in a realistic scenario and the use of simulators for combat and weapon training has been enhanced.
The combination of speed, manoeuvrability and altitude makes them difficult to track and intercept. DRDO’s success is praiseworthy. However, much needs to be done in a short period of time. Slowly, the conventional concept of nuclear deterrence is getting eroded. Faster delivery platforms is the need of the hour. Induction[Read More…]
If we are to succeed in Atmanirbharta in Defence, the following issues are key – (1) To acknowledge and recognise our shortcomings that have resulted in a weak DIB; (2) Development of a clear vision for strengthening the DIB in the context of national security needs and clarity in high-level[Read More…]
Atmanirbhar (Self Sufficiency) is the only route to strategic independence. The country is now poised at the crossroads and with all processes in place, it is time for all stakeholders to collectively push to achieve our ultimate goal –“Self Reliance” – in the manufacture of defence equipment.
A bomber can help India take the war deeper into enemy territory. It can be a bigger deterrent. Can India’s fighter-bombers, surface-to-surface missiles,and cruise missiles stand-in for bombers remains a moot question. If it was so true, then the major powers need not develop bombers. Also, both India and China[Read More…]
India is currently working upon a series of such weapons to improve its antiballistic missile (ABM) capability. The Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC), a laboratory under the DRDO, is working on a laser weapon (one among the DEWs pack) that could fire a beam with a potency of 25[Read More…]