All stories by Ajai Shukla
Want To Be A Drone Pilot? Read ThisRediff.com4 days ago
'Candidates will receive hands-on training in drone piloting, maintenance, data analysis, and regulatory compliance.'
Can China Win A War With US?Rediff.com14 Nov 2023
According to the Pentagon report, the PLA is creating options for dissuading, deterring, and defeating external intervention in the Indo-Pacific region.
Beware! The Yellow Dragon Is Awake!Rediff.com2 Nov 2023
Throughout 2022, China turned to the PLA as an increasingly capable instrument of Statecraft, strengthening its ability to 'fight and win wars' against a 'strong enemy', points out Ajai Shukla.
Game Changers For India's MilitaryRediff.com13 Sep 2023
The Nyoma airfield, which will be one of the world's highest, will sharpen the IAF's capability along the northern border.
'Should we welcome Chinese premier at G20?'Rediff.com6 Sep 2023
'The real issue between India and China is that the Chinese have transgressed along the Line of Actual Control at multiple points.'
Why Pakistani Men Prefer The ArmyRediff.com17 Jul 2023
What drives Pakistani men to join its military, despite the toll it takes on them?
What Are The Aims Of India's Indo-Pacific Policy?Rediff.com26 Jun 2023
India's historical focus on its continental borders has overshadowed its maritime ambitions, but that is changing quickly, notes Ajai Shukla.
What Will China Attack First?Rediff.com12 Jun 2023
In all likelihood, the next conventional Chinese attack on India would be preceded by a massive cyber attack designed to cripple Indian networks and interfere with our disaster-relief programmes.
Navy Deploys Poseidon To Rescue Chinese FishermenRediff.com19 May 2023
Given the long distance from the closest land, the Indian Navy has deployed its state-of-the-art Boeing P-8I Poseidon long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft, which have the endurance to reach the location of the incident.
Aatmanirbharta! Defence Ministry Bars ImportsRediff.com15 May 2023
The Positive Indigenisation List includes Rs 715 crore worth of high-end materials and spares, the import of which will be permitted only until a date specified for each. After each one's import deadline elapses, it will have to be procured from the Indian industry.
IAF's New Transport Aircraft Makes Maiden FlightRediff.com9 May 2023
The Airbus C-295 can carry up to 71 troops, or 50 paratroopers with battle loads. It can ferry supplies to locations inaccessible to the IAF's heavy transport fleet.
4 Reasons Why Chinese Is Aggressive With IndiaRediff.com4 May 2023
Some may see China's decision to antagonise India as strategically unwise. But China believes its prestige demands standing up to India, whatever the cost.
How Brahmos Missile Has Become CheaperRediff.com6 Apr 2023
Before Data Patterns developed an indigenous check-out equipment, Brahmos Aerospace was paying a Russian supplier three times what it will now pay the Indian company.
Navy Is Battle-Ready!Rediff.com10 Mar 2023
TROPEX-23 this year witnessed the participation of approximately 70 Indian Navy ships, six submarines and over 75 aircraft.
Indian Army's Lethal Weapon: PALM 400Rediff.com8 Mar 2023
When the armoured vehicles arrive in this 'kill zone', each PALM 400 picks out its target and fires an armour-penetrating projectile, penetrating it from the top where its armour protection is the least.
'I told Rajnath Singh good things take time'Rediff.com7 Mar 2023
'Rajnath Singh's message was very clear: India's focus is on developing self-reliance.'
India Will Spend Rs 1.5 Trillion On Aero-EnginesRediff.com24 Feb 2023
India does not have the facilities needed for developing advanced aerospace products. There is only one wind tunnel in the country, the almost six decade old one in the National Aeronautics Laboratory.
Aatmanirbharta At Aero India 2023Rediff.com17 Feb 2023
The real value of the Tejas Mark 1 is the role it will now play in the development of India's next generation of fighter aircraft that will be more technologically advanced and lethal.
Rawat Chopper Tragedy May Not Happen AgainRediff.com16 Feb 2023
HAL helicopters will be equipped with an 'Obstacle Avoidance System' that warns pilots of any obstacles in their flight path.
Rolls-Royce Offers To Co-Create Fighter EngineRediff.com15 Feb 2023
There is little appetite among combat aircraft engine makers to share the IP that results from a co-creation project. But Rolls-Royce is willing to walk the Aatmanirbhar talk.