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Indian Army's year of technological advancement in 2024
Feb 03, 2024

Indian Army's year of technological advancement in 2024

While the Indian Army’s emphasis on integrating advanced tools reflects a proactive response to evolving challenges, a broader transformation warran

Indian Army’s drone use: Satellite navigation in GPS-denied environments
Dec 05, 2023

Indian Army’s drone use: Satellite navigation in GPS-denied environments

The Indian Army needs to move with great alacrity to secure drone capabilities that are operable in GPS-denied combat environments to counter any atta

A Conceptual Relook at the Indian Army’s Terminal Air Defence
Dec 22, 2022

A Conceptual Relook at the Indian Army’s Terminal Air Defence

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has underlined the emerging realities of states’ air defence needs, including those for medium- and long-range air defence missile systems. The most important facet in the domain of air defence relates to terminal air defence—or the defence of a single object or a limited area like a ship, building or an airfield, now usually against air attacks and guided missiles. This report underscores the need for India to

A Conceptual Relook at the Indian Army’s Terminal Air Defence
Dec 27, 2022

A Conceptual Relook at the Indian Army’s Terminal Air Defence

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has underlined the emerging realities of states’ air defence needs, including those for medium- and long-range air defence missile systems. The most important facet in the domain of air defence relates to terminal air defence—or the defence of a single object or a limited area like a ship, building or an airfield, now usually against air attacks and guided missiles. This report underscores the need for India to

Assault weapons for the Indian Army and BrahMos Export: India must build on gains
Jan 27, 2022

Assault weapons for the Indian Army and BrahMos Export: India must build on gains

India would have to make the best use of the India-Russia joint venture by producing, improving, and inducting the new weapons into the Indian Armed F

China’s Cruise Missile Capabilities: Implications for the Indian Army and Air Force
Apr 10, 2023

China’s Cruise Missile Capabilities: Implications for the Indian Army and Air Force

This brief evaluates the state and development of China’s cruise missile capabilities, specifically that of its air-launched and ground-launched missile forces. It finds that China has developed a formidable inventory of cruise missiles, which poses a threat to India’s own military infrastructure.  The brief lays out the imperative for India: to build up its long-range cruise missile forces. It argues that India’s current capabilities woul

Honour above all: A lesson for the Indian army in the US military response to Trump’s bigotry
Aug 21, 2017

Honour above all: A lesson for the Indian army in the US military response to Trump’s bigotry

The Indian army’s higher leadership must reflect on its role as the sword arm of the republic, and have a clear vision of itself as the upholder of law.

Light Tanks: A Missing Priority for the Indian Army
Jul 16, 2021

Light Tanks: A Missing Priority for the Indian Army

The Indian Army’s (IA) difficulties with regard to the acquisition of light tanks are as much self-inflicted as they are a product of fiscal constraints. The Army has exerted only half-hearted efforts in developing its light-armoured capabilities—inconsistent with current Army doctrine and in disregard of history. Indeed, the IA has used light armour in high-altitude operations in the past. This paper argues that the IA is hobbled by an infan

Light tanks: A shot in the arm for the Indian Army
Mar 21, 2022

Light tanks: A shot in the arm for the Indian Army

As commendable as the indigenous development of light tanks by the Indian Army is, we need to be aware of the thorny path that lies ahead.

Matching resources to strategic priorities: The US Marine Corps’ and Indian Army’s concerns
Mar 16, 2023

Matching resources to strategic priorities: The US Marine Corps’ and Indian Army’s concerns

IA needs a real transformation and not incremental improvement if it is to effectively take on the PRC forces

Rebooting the Indian Army: A Doctrinal Approach to Force Restructuring
Feb 03, 2021

Rebooting the Indian Army: A Doctrinal Approach to Force Restructuring

The ongoing conflict on the Sino-Indian border has highlighted the need for structural reforms in the Indian Army. This paper examines the impact of the Joint Doctrine of Indian Armed Forces, 2017 (JDIAF) and the Indian Army’s Land Warfare Doctrine, 2018 (LWD) on the development of the Indian Army’s tactical concepts, organisational structures, and the weapons and equipment profile. It discusses the importance of formulating a formal National

Reducing the sizeof the Indian Army: Good idea but comes at a cost
Apr 30, 2022

Reducing the sizeof the Indian Army: Good idea but comes at a cost

Debates have arisen on the account of the new proposal for a three-year Tour of Duty (ToD). Would the ToD prove to be the first step in reforming the

The Indian Air Force and Indian Army Apache fleet need NLOS missiles
Dec 03, 2021

The Indian Air Force and Indian Army Apache fleet need NLOS missiles

The Indian Air Force and Indian Army along with the Ministry of Defence should jointly negotiate for the Israeli NLOS missiles to avoid unnecessarily

The Indian Army: Emerging technologies and weapons platforms
Jan 12, 2022

The Indian Army: Emerging technologies and weapons platforms

Artificial Intelligence and Cyber technologies will augment the existing traditional combat platforms rather than rendering them obsolete  

Vice President releases Indian Army Vision 2020
Apr 29, 2008

Vice President releases Indian Army Vision 2020

Indian Army Vision 2020, the new publication of Observer Research Foundation, was released in Delhi on Tuesday (April 29, 2008) by the Vice President of India, Mr. Mohammed Hamid Ansari.

War in Ukraine: The Indian Army’s silence on tanks
Dec 21, 2022

War in Ukraine: The Indian Army’s silence on tanks

IA needs to weigh on the extant debate on armour in the wake of the RA’s battlefield performance in Ukraine

What the defence budget 2019 says about the Indian Army
Feb 15, 2019

What the defence budget 2019 says about the Indian Army

The Indian army is a manpower-intensive military. With the second largest military in terms of personnel, the Indian armed forces have always faced a

Yudh Abhyas: US’ high-altitude technologies and the Indian Army
Sep 03, 2022

Yudh Abhyas: US’ high-altitude technologies and the Indian Army

As the date for the Yudh Abhyas joint military exercise draws nearer, let's take a look at military technologies from the US that may benefit India.

#Jammu Kashmir: भारतीय सुरक्षा बलों के लिए कश्मीर घाटी की स्थायी चुनौतियां!
Jul 19, 2022

#Jammu Kashmir: भारतीय सुरक्षा बलों के लिए कश्मीर घाटी की स्थायी चुनौतियां!

जम्मू-कश्मीर पुलिस को भी यह डर है कि उसे कानून व्यवस्था (Law a

#JammuKashmir: कश्मीर घाटी में टेरर फाइनैंसिंग, नार्कोटिक्स और इंटेलिजेंस नेटवर्क
Jul 21, 2022

#JammuKashmir: कश्मीर घाटी में टेरर फाइनैंसिंग, नार्कोटिक्स और इंटेलिजेंस नेटवर्क

Jammu and Kashmir: आतंकवादियों को उपलब्ध वित्तीय सहायता (Terror Financing in Kashmir)

#JammuKashmir: कश्मीर घाटी में टेरर फाइनैंसिंग, नार्कोटिक्स और इंटेलिजेंस नेटवर्क
Jul 21, 2022

#JammuKashmir: कश्मीर घाटी में टेरर फाइनैंसिंग, नार्कोटिक्स और इंटेलिजेंस नेटवर्क

Jammu and Kashmir: आतंकवादियों को उपलब्ध वित्तीय सहायता (Terror Financing in Kashmir)

#अग्निपथ: एक नई, क्रांतिकारी और साहसिक रक्षा भर्ती योजना!
Jun 24, 2022

#अग्निपथ: एक नई, क्रांतिकारी और साहसिक रक्षा भर्ती योजना!

अग्निपथ योजना को रक्षा बजट का बोझ कम करने और देश को उभरते �

Agenda for service chiefs in 2019
Dec 31, 2018

Agenda for service chiefs in 2019

India’s service chiefs would need to lay down their priorities. These would involve a mix of operational and non-operational tasks.

Agnipath: A bold, new defence recruitment scheme
Jun 22, 2022

Agnipath: A bold, new defence recruitment scheme

The Agnipath scheme has been formulated to ease the burden on the defence budget and to enhance the country’s preparedness in the face of emerging n

Angels and Demons: Rescuing Kashmir
Sep 10, 2014

Angels and Demons: Rescuing Kashmir

The Indian Army and the much-vilified social media is coming to the rescue of hapless victims of unprecedented flood in J&K. The use of social media for malicious purposes is proven. The use of the medium to incite and radicalise is also rampant. Yet it is a force for good as we saw this past week. Challenge and vilify the user, do not condemn the tool.

Armed drones in Indian military: Can machines understand the rules of war?
Jan 11, 2023

Armed drones in Indian military: Can machines understand the rules of war?

Despite their growing usage in armed conflict, artificially intelligent unmanned combat systems raise questions of law, ethics and accountability

Army chief Bipin Rawat’s recent comment on CAA-NRC protests
Dec 30, 2019

Army chief Bipin Rawat’s recent comment on CAA-NRC protests

Bipin Rawat’s recent comment on CAA-NRC protests is not an aberration. Throughout his tenure, the Army chief’s political and moral attitudes reflect those of the government.

Army doctrine undergoes change in nuclear era
Jun 29, 2006

Army doctrine undergoes change in nuclear era

Exercise Sanghe Shakti, held over one week in Punjab in May 2006, was designed to test the Indian Army¿s new concept for offensive operations in the plains. This was the most recent in a series of annual exercises that have included Poorna Vijay (2001), Vijay Chakra, Divya Astra, Vajra Shakti (May 2005) and Desert Strike (November 2005), all of which were all aimed at concentrating and coordinating firepower and fine-tuning

Beyond Ladakh
Sep 12, 2020

Beyond Ladakh

China aims at a world order in which India is firmly established as a subordinate power.

Can counter-coercion work against a belligerent China?
Jul 24, 2020

Can counter-coercion work against a belligerent China?

Thinking or debating whether India needs to shed its blinkers of age-old diffidence and issue a direct time-bound ultimatum to the PLA to vacate posit

Can India pressure Pakistan to behave reasonably?
Oct 06, 2016

Can India pressure Pakistan to behave reasonably?

In the aftermath of 18 Indian soldiers being killed when an Indian Army infantry base in Uri was attacked India is on the lookout for diplomatic answers.

CCP Congress: Assessing Xi’s tenure
Oct 11, 2022

CCP Congress: Assessing Xi’s tenure

Xi’s overall achievements may be a mixed bag, but his biggest success has been in carrying out wide-ranging reforms of the military and security app

China demands a comprehensive strategy, not crisis management
Jun 25, 2020

China demands a comprehensive strategy, not crisis management

India needs to overhaul how it deals with China, and India’s military apparatus itself needs its own strategic rethink if it is to play a meaningful

Civil-military fusion for Atmanirbhar Bharat
Dec 31, 2023

Civil-military fusion for Atmanirbhar Bharat

Given India’s history and ethos, India must forge its own unique structures to achieve jointness and integration and civil-military fusion in the br