Indian Defence Review Vol 29.4 (Oct-Dec 2014)

Indian Defence Review Vol 29.4 (Oct-Dec 2014)

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There was a change of Government in India in May 2014 which galvanised a rather insipid Foreign Policy. The Prime Ministera€™s (PM) visit to the neighbouring countries and the Foreign Minister covering those where he was not able to go created a new dynamic in the neighbourly relations. However, Pakistan due to its Army shadowing the Civilian Government presents a unique dilemma in progressing bilateral relations. China surprisingly put across contradictory signals due to the actions of the Peoples Liberation Army on the Line of Actual Control during the visit of the President to India. These present a dilemma to the Indian Government and are covered in the Comment by Lt Gen Jiti Bajwa. Gp Capt Joseph Noronha looks at the future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles followed by Gp Capt B Menon presenting the need for developing weapon systems for the Air Force in the near future. Air Marshal PV Naik views National security in a holistic perspective. The visit of the PM to Japan has been succulently analysed in the strategic dimension by Dr S Roy Chaudhary. The Chinese Presidenta€™s visit in the first year of his term coinciding with that of the Indian PM was looked at with much anticipation, the nuances of the visit has been persuasively covered by Claude Arpi. Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee interprets the Pakistan nuclear rhetoric in a realistic geopolitical setting. Consequent to Boeing of USA successfully test flying a retired F 16 fighter aircraft in an unmanned mode Sqn Ldr Vijendra Thakur studied the possibility of Chinese Air Force utilising similar modification to their hordes of retired Migs. The outcome is a surreal scenario. Maj Gen AK Chadha has ventured in to Cyberspace and looks at the military possibilities in this a€˜No Mana€™s Landa€™ most comprehensively. Our Special Correspondent has looked at two connected issues Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) and Indiaa€™s Defence Industrial complex. Rear Adm AP Revi analyses the consequences of a depleting submarine fleet of the Indian Navy. Priya Tyagi covers the latest defence news and Col Danvir Singh reports of his visit to France presenting the FREMM multi-mission Frigate by DCNS.Sikorskyand Lockheed Martin Corparejointly embarked on developing a derivative ofthe UH60M Black Hawk for a CombatRescue Helicopter (CRH) toreplace the HH60G Pave Hawkfleet of whichthere are currently around 100in serviceanbsp;...

Title:Indian Defence Review Vol 29.4 (Oct-Dec 2014)
Author: Air Chief Marshal PV Naik, Claude Arpi, Col Danvir Singh, Gp Capt B Menon, Gp Capt AK Sachdev, Rear Admiral AP Revi
Publisher:Lancer Publishers LLC - 2014-11-26

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