The writer, a retired air vice marshal, is distinguished fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies, Delhi
Its challenge must not be met by Indian self-deprecation.
Defence establishment must restructure itself, develop indigenous manufacturing
There is a strong case for political bipartisanship on building the air force’s capability
The Siachen braveheart gave India an occasion to cheer and marvel — and to grieve together as one
Any move to reconsider the air forces Avro replacement decision will damage the private sectors chances of participating in defence manufacture.
Defence PSUs must be penalised for non-delivery
Security is all about survival in a conflict. The peace strategy that follows,military or otherwise,aims at a politically acceptable solution to ones adversaries