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Sunday, November 28, 2021

S Krishnaswamy

The writer is a former Chief of Air Staff

Theatre Commander under Chief of Defence Staff is not a good idea
Wed, Jul 28, 2021

S Krishnaswamy writes: It will lead to under-utilisation of the Air Force’s capabilities, deny the air arm of the services flexibility in battle.

India needs drone detection systems
Tue, Jun 29, 2021

S Krishnaswamy writes: There is a need for intensifying observation 24x7 to track likely places from where drones are launched to attack Indian soil.

History headline: Mirage-2000 to Rafale, the story in between
Sun, Oct 13, 2019

It is time we get over our hang-ups and get more professional in what we do. The noise of politicising over every military acquisition is now deafening.

History Headline: That September near Sialkot
Sun, Mar 03, 2019

The successful strike at Balakot on a dark night by a group of combat aircraft was the very first pre-emptive strike ordered by the government since Independence.

With pre-emptive strike, IAF demonstrated ability to perform complex missions
Thu, Feb 28, 2019

For the first time since Independence, the IAF has been recognised as being capable of operating independently when the element of surprise, speed and assured results were warranted.

Don’t ground the Rafale
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

We are back to political battles, uncaring about the status of our military. Debate over Rafale mirrors this.

Why theatre commands is an unnecessary idea
Thu, Aug 16, 2018

They will require large increase in defence expenditure with doubtful returns. Country should focus on modernising its forces and innovating strategic solutions

Policy must fly
Fri, Sep 23, 2005

It is indeed a welcome resolve by the government to handle firmly any attempt to hijack aircraft in our territory. Interestingly, a newspape...

Fly over this divide
Fri, Aug 19, 2005

The other day, The Times of India reported that 263 pilots from the IAF took “premature retirement” during 2002-2004, and called i...