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  • Indian Special Forces Operations since 2014: Key Inferences

    There has been a shift in the employment of Indian Special Forces in pursuit of strategic objectives in recent years.

    May 09, 2024

    Israel’s Approach to Building Cyber Capabilities: Lessons for the Indian Armed Forces

    The Israel Defence Force (IDF) follows a whole-of-nation approach to build effective cyber capabilities, which can be studied to draw lessons for the Indian armed forces.

    May 31, 2023

    Talent Management Best Practices and HRM Concepts in the Armed Forces

    A wide range of talent management initiatives are being implemented by armies across the world to ensure the right mix of skills, experience, and leadership to meet the challenges of modern warfare.

    May 12, 2023

    Corporate Talent Management and Subject Matter Experts in the Armed Forces

    The development of Subject Matter Experts involves identifying individuals with specialised knowledge and skills and providing them with additional training and support to deepen their expertise.

    May 08, 2023

    Absorption of Emerging Technologies in Armed Forces

    Critical and Emerging Technologies have become essential components in the modern warfighting domain.

    March 01, 2023

    Vineet Ravindran asked: What are the emerging trends in network-centric warfare?

    Kishore Kumar Khera replies: Like the much-touted term Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) in the 1990s, a new term Network Centric Warfare (NCW) was coined to give an appearance of a new warfare concept. However, simply stated, NCW is just an extension of existing concepts of warfare prevailing for centuries and based on a military commander’s intent in knowing the status and location of all combat elements, friendly and hostile, in the battle space.

    Vineet Ravindran asked: What is the role of artificial intelligence in modern warfare, and what are its limitations?

    Sanur Sharma replies: The dimensions of modern warfare lie within a changing landscape of technology and defence frameworks. The war-fighting capabilities are continually changing with the introduction of new and disruptive technologies that harness the power of data and analytics to make predictions and work automatically.

    Vineet R. asked: How can the academia work with the industry in private defence R&D? What niche role do each of them play?

    Amit Cowshish replies: The initiative to engage with the academia in the field of defence R&D must come from the private and public sector defence industry, acting in tandem with the armed forces and the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). This also requires an overarching organisation to coordinate the efforts. On the face of it, there are three specific areas for potential collaboration.

    CDS and Beyond Integration of the Indian Armed Forces

    • Publisher: KW Publishers
      2021
    Defence reforms are a challenge for most countries. The lessons from India’s experience suggest that major change has almost always been mandated from the very top. The ongoing structural changes are also being driven by the highest political office in a bid to seek integration, indigenisation and greater effectiveness of the armed forces.

    The ongoing military reforms began with the appointment of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and creation of the Department of Military Affairs. Future changes are likely to include the creation of theatre commands, functional commands, restructuring of Army Headquarters and a number of other associated shifts in conjunction with these big bang reforms.

    It would not be an exaggeration to say that these changes are perhaps the most far-reaching military reforms in India’s post-independence history.

    The book undertakes a focussed assessment of the changes that commenced with the appointment of CDS. This includes the role and inter-se co-relation between major stake holders and defence departments. Keeping in view the need to enhance operational effectiveness, recommendations regarding the chain of command, rank structures and role of service chiefs have been made. The book will also analyse the structure and role of the future Air Defence and Logistics Command.

    • ISBN: 978 819 52 858 4 6 ,
    • Price: ₹. 918/-
    • E-copy available
    2021

    Who is Responsible for Defence of India?

    Defence of India is a multi-dimensional responsibility involving coordination with not only organisations within MoD, but also several external departments and agencies. Irrespective of whether the subject of defence of India is assigned to DoD or DMA, it is the defence minister who is responsible for the subjects allocated to the ministry.

    July 22, 2021

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