Advances in drone swarming, the next evolution of robotic warfare are mostly classified, though governments have given glimpses of their progress over the years. The question is not if, but when and where drone swarms will be utilised as part of a mature concept of operations (ConOps)

The Knock on the Door


Recent Air-to-Air missile (AAM) technological advancements in China, rapidly elevating it as a near peer competitor to the Western and Russian AAM development philosophies, has unlocked a new race to own the longest reach in the skies.

How China is taking the Air-to-Air missile lead in the East


A Pakistan Air Force F-86 Sabre in the Gunsight of an Indian Air Force MiG-21 in the 1965 war

Recounting the MiG-21’s remarkable combat debut sortie with the Indian Air Force in the 1965 Indo Pak war



Investigation & evidence based reconstruction of the last fall of a Pakistan Air Force jet, shot down by an Indian Air Force MiG-21 in POK on 27 February 2019

The first casualty of War is always the Truth! Somewhere in between this subterfuge is a PAF pilot…


THE STORY OF ARGUABLY THE GREATEST FIGHTER PILOT OF THE INDIAN AIR FORCE — WHO TENACIOUSLY ENGAGED FOUR PAKISTAN AIR FORCE SABRE JETS ALL ALONE IN A FIESTY AERIAL DUEL IN THE 1965 INDO-PAK WAR


In its effort to cover up the IAF’s strike at Balakot, the ISPR showcased a blatant lie to the worldwide media on 10 April 2019

HOW THE PAK ARMY’s DG ISPR TRIED TO MISLEAD EVERYONE INTO BELIEVING THAT THE IAF STRIKES HIT ‘NOTHING’— THIS OSINT ANALYSIS UNMASKS THE DUBIOUSNESS AND CHARADE OF THE FIRST VISIT BY INDEPENDENT MEDIA TO THE JeM CAMP AT BALAKOT SINCE THE DAY THE INDIAN AIR FORCE STRUCK THE TERROR CAMP WITH SPICE 2000 PRECISION BOMBS ON 26 FEBRUARY 2019

43 days after the Indian Air Force’s strike at Balakot, the Pak establishment has finally opened the gates of the Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp at Balakot to international media — innocuously masking the huge internal damage caused to the various buildings targeted with a quick rebuild job, and the trademark subterfuge of the spin doctors at the ISPR — led from the front by the wily Major General Asif Ghafoor himself, who unfortunately now carries the ignominy of having been caught lying on umpteen occasions in the last few days. Living up to his reputation, Major General Ghafoor took the visitors everywhere — except the targets that India hit; masking his visit well with the famed ISPR doctrine of ‘delay, confuse and deny’.


The formidable Russian S-400 ‘Triumph’ SAM on a parade in Moscow’s Red Square

A2/AD projection is a series of overlapping capabilities across multiple domains like Air, Land, Sea, EW, Ai, Cyber and Space, with the sole aim of imposing maximum attrition on the adversaries’ war fighting capability in all spectrums


A PAF F-16D Block 52 during acceptance check in 2009

ANALYSING THE INTRIGUING CASE OF THE ‘MISSING’ F-16 FALCON OF THE PAKISTAN AIR FORCE.


At around 0330H on 26 February, Mirage 2000s of the Indian Air Force made shallow incursions inside Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) and targeted a JeM terror camp at Balakot in Pakistan. The strike on the Markaz Syed Ahmad Shaheed madrassa complex located on Jaba hill top, Balakot was the most significant amongst them, especially considering that the Indian Air Force had struck a target inside Pakistan for the first time since the 1971 war. The strikes were a direct response to the attack by the Pakistan based terror proxy - Jaish-e-Mohammad, on a CRPF convoy at Pulwama on 14 February where over 40 Indian jawans had lost their lives.

Sameer Joshi

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