Kamran Nazeer

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  • Centre of Gravity and the Targeting Conundrum

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) operates in a congested and contested geopolitical arena. Herein a common understanding of the Centre of Gravity (CoG) can ensure military focus. Understanding of CoG may be approached with differing perspectives. This article would attempt to harmonise these perspectives. Post target identification, planners would be confounded with the dilemma of targeting while applying concentrated firepower. Should this concentration be limited to time and space or in purpose too? Possony studied the air campaigns of World War II and presented one such model for prosecution.

    October-December 2023