S Krishnaswamy

The writer is a former Chief of Air Staff

Articles By S Krishnaswamy

History headline: Mirage-2000 to Rafale, the story in between

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

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

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

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

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

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