Ritu’s Column:  China’s Newest FC-31 Gyrfalcon Stealth Jet
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by Anil Khosla
17h ago
Pic Courtesy: Internet   Ritu Sharma is a journalist, with a Master’s Degree in Conflict Studies and Management of Peace from the University of Erfurt, Germany. Her areas of interest include Asia-Pacific, the South China Sea, and Aviation history. She has been writing on subjects related to defence, foreign affairs, and nuclear technology for the last 15 years. She has written for PTI, IANS and The New Indian Express. Presently she is writing for the EurAsian Times.     Her informative article on the subject was published on 13 Jan 2024 on “The EurAsian Times” &n ..read more
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INDO-RUSSIA RELATIONS: FRESH IMPETUS
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by Anil Khosla
3d ago
Pic Courtesy: Internet   Geography and Geopolitics brought India and Russia (USSR) together and it developed into a time-tested close partnership.   Five phases of the relationship:- Engagement phase – pre-independence. Warm-up phase – Post Independence. Close phase – Cold War period. Preoccupation phase – Post USSR breakup. Rejuvenation phase – Current (Fresh Impetus required).   Pillars of the relationship:- Historical Trust. Defence cooperation. Economy and trade engagement. Cultural exchanges (Soft power). Mutual Geopolitical interests.   Historical Timelines. Pos ..read more
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WORLD IN TRANSITION
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by Anil Khosla
3d ago
  Pic Courtesy: Internet   Significant changes are occurring globally across various aspects of society, politics, economics, technology, and the environment. The world is undergoing a period of transformation, where traditional structures, systems, and paradigms are evolving or giving way to new ones.   International governance and engagement order and systems are changing.   Existing organisations/institutions no longer cater to the interests of all countries.   Multilateralism is changing to unilateralism.   Regional organisations and alliances are springing u ..read more
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RITU’S COLUMN: Asian Space Race Heats Up
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by Anil Khosla
5d ago
  Pic Courtesy: Internet   Ritu Sharma is a journalist, with a Master’s Degree in Conflict Studies and Management of Peace from the University of Erfurt, Germany. Her areas of interest include Asia-Pacific, the South China Sea, and Aviation history. She has been writing on subjects related to defence, foreign affairs, and nuclear technology for the last 15 years. She has written for PTI, IANS and The New Indian Express. Presently she is writing for the EurAsian Times.     Her informative article on the subject was published on 28 feb 2024 on “The EurAsian Ti ..read more
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BALAKOT: 5 YEARS
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by Anil Khosla
1w ago
  How time flies?   Five years have gone past after the IAF strike on the Terrorist’s camp at Balakot in Pakistan. The sequence of events are so deeply etched on the mind that it feels they have occurred yesterday.   Remembering Balakot Strike in conversation with Shiv Aroor.   Please click on the link below:-   Here is the link to the previous post on the subject:-   Remembering Balakot Suggestions and value additions are most welcome   For regular updates, please register here Subscribe     References and credits To all the online site ..read more
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AIR POWER AND WAR ENDURANCE IN INDIAN CONTEXT
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by Anil Khosla
2w ago
  Article published in the CLAWS Journal (Winter 2023)     Suggestions and value additions are most welcome   For regular updates, please register here Subscribe     References and credits To all the online sites and channels.   Disclaimer: Information and data included in the blog are for educational & non-commercial purposes only and have been carefully adapted, excerpted, or edited from sources deemed reliable and accurate. All copyrighted material belongs to respective owners and is provided only for purposes of wider dissemination.   The po ..read more
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LIGHTNING STRIKE FROM THE SKY:  EX VAYUSHAKTI
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by Anil Khosla
3w ago
  Pic Courtesy: Internet   Five years back on 14 Feb 2019, I was in Jaisalmer to review the preparations for Exercise Vayu Shakti 2019, when a terrorist attack took place at Pulwama. On 26 Feb 2019, IAF struck Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) biggest camp in Pakistan. During the twelve days, while the preparation and coordination were in progress the IAF carried out business as usual. Even the exercise Vayu Shakti went through as planned.   On 02 FEB 2024, the Press Information Bureau has posted:-   The Indian Air Force will be conducting Exercise Vayu Shakti-24 on 17 February 202 ..read more
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RUSSIA ENTICING INDIA WITH SU-75 CHECKMATE
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by Anil Khosla
3w ago
  Pic Courtesy: Internet (YouTube)   Recent reports indicate that Russia is wooing India to come on board with the announcement of cost cuts.   The proposal needs to be analysed comprehensively.   Aircraft Design Features and Performance. Project Review. Indian Contemplations.   To read the article, please click on the link below:-   RUSSIA ENTICING INDIA WITH SU-75 CHECKMATE   Suggestions and value additions are most welcome   For regular updates, please register here:- Subscribe     References and credits To all the onli ..read more
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SU-75 CHECKMATE AIRCRAFT: SHOULD INDIA JUMP INTO IT
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by Anil Khosla
1M ago
  Query There has been a recent report that Russia has reduced the price of SU-75. Do you think it will be a good time for India to get the fighter jets?   Inputs (in random order)   It is not a simple issue with a yes or no answer.   There are many aspects and concerns attached to it.   The aircraft is not combat-proven and the project has not matured.   A Cost-benefit analysis needs to be carried out.   Russia needs funding and development partners for the project.   Can we extract more of the deal given above?   How does the project ..read more
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IAF & REPUBLIC DAY
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by Anil Khosla
1M ago
    Republic Day Parade was well covered by India Today.   Had an interesting chat with Shiv Aroor.   Talked about the following:- Importance of Awards and Recognition. Women in Armed forces. IAF and self-reliance.   Please click on the link below:-   Contents of IAF press release on the occasion of Republic Day:-   INDIAN AIR FORCE PARTICIPATION IN REPUBLIC DAY 2024     Homage Ceremony at National War Memorial. The Republic Day Celebrations will commence with the homage ceremony at the National War Memorial, where the Hon’ble Prime ..read more
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