Rahul Manohar Yelwe

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  • The Need for ‘Inclusiveness’ in the Conceptual Understanding of Air Power: The Indian Case

    The prevalent and common understanding of air power is very capability-centric and limited to bean-counting of aerial platforms, like fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft, and their kinetic potential to carry out damage on and impact the will of an adversary. However, this understanding of air power is not inclusive as it does not take into account a country’s intrinsic capacity and capability to design and manufacture aircraft, critical components and technologies, like engines, sensors, materials and so on.

    October-December 2023