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90 Years of the Indian Air Force Present Capabilities and Future Prospects

90 Years of the Indian Air Force Present Capabilities and Future Prospects

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Sanjay Badri-Maharaj Dr. Sanjay Badri-Maharaj is an independent defence analyst and attorney-at-law based in Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a PhD and an MA from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.
He has served as a consultant to the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of National Security and its Ministry of the Attorney-General. He also served as an instructor to Coast Guard Officer Cadets.
His first book, The Armageddon Factor - Nuclear Weapons in the India-Pakistan Context, was published in 2000. Since then he has written extensively on military and strategic affairs as they pertain to Southern Asia and the Latin-America-Caribbean region.
He was a visiting international fellow at the IDSA in 2016.

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ISBN 13 9781915070586
Book Language English
Binding Paperback
Publishing Year 2021
Total Pages 70
Publisher KW Publishers
Author Sanjay Badri Maharaj
Language English
Category Books  
Weight 500.00 g
Dimension 29.21 x 20.57 x 0.51

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90 Years of the Indian Air Force Present Capabilities and Future ProspectsThe Indian Air Force was formed on 8 October 1932. Tested in the Second World War and in subsequent India-Pakistan conflicts, the force enters its 90th year as one of the largest air forces in the world. However, it also faces enhanced challenges in the region as it seeks to replace legacy systems, upgrade its combat and support assets and to also expand its force levels. Despite many problems the IAF is facing the second decade of the twenty-first century with an increasingly rationalized doctrine, an improving air defense network, an array of new ordnance and electronics and a rejuvenated combat fleet.90 Years of the Indian Air Force examines the Indian Air Force as it exists today and its moves towards modernization. Each element of the IAF, along with the current inventory of aircraft as they relate to its combat squadrons, transport fleet, helicopter forces, training and electronic warfare and surveillance assets are discussed. In addition, the IAF’s air defense network and its large SAM inventory are detailed along with the fledgling Defence Space Agency which operates with Air Force assistance. India’s existing space assets are discussed as they relate to airspace surveillance and management.The ongoing modernization of the Indian Air Force is examined in terms of new acquisitions and the upgrading of older but viable platforms. Similarly, the