Ramesh Phadke

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  • Air Cmde (Retd) Ramesh Phadke was Advisor, Research at Institute for Defence Studies and Anaysis, New Delhi. <a href="/profile/rphadke">Click here for detailed profile</a>

    Pakistan’s 26/11

    Both India and Pakistan must immediately review their security practices for the protection of vital and vulnerable national assets, which in Pakistan’s case must also include nuclear weapons.

    May 24, 2011

    The Post Osama Possibilities

    The elimination of OBL might not accelerate US withdrawal from Afghanistan, but in all probability this marks the beginning of the end of active US military presence in Afghanistan.

    May 06, 2011

    India: An Uneasy Onlooker!

    India’s decision to abstain on the Libya vote shows its distaste for taking a clear position on international issues.

    March 21, 2011

    Dogfight: India’s MMRCA Decision

    Tellis suggests that India seriously consider the prospective fighter’s technical merit, relative cost, its place in the IAF force structure

    February 07, 2011

    Sino-Indian Relations

    China has all along been testing the limits of India’s tolerance and restraint and has once again given the Indian foreign ministry much home work for the next few months.

    December 27, 2010

    China Air Show-Zhuhai 16 November 2010

    Thousands of aviation enthusiasts and professionals are bound to throng to Zhuhai on 16 November, but one wonders if Indian aviation companies and other SMEs would send their delegations or sell their wares at the show.

    November 11, 2010

    Indian Aerospace Power

    Modern aerospace power is the only instrument that would give the country an assured capability to project precision fire power at great distances with or without mid-air refuelling and AWACS support and therefore, continues to remain the best instrument for deterrence and instantaneous and calibrated response to emerging threats. Whatever India decides, it cannot but modernise its aerospace power.

    April 2010

    Searching for Options

    In the aftermath of the disastrous meeting between the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan, there is an all-pervasive air of despondency if not frustration as India seems to be running out of options.

    July 23, 2010

    Indo Pak Rapprochement: Unexplored Option of Military to Military Engagement

    A military to military engagement between India and Pakistan could help pave the way for greater understanding and opening up in the troubled relationship.

    June 25, 2010

    Always in the Line of Fire

    There are no shortcuts to overcoming the grave Naxal threat to our democratic way of life. Broadening the mandate by handing over the problem to the army is neither fair nor efficacious.

    June 22, 2010