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The Future of Indian Orbital Rockets

As India moves to be a leading economic & military power, the nation’s premier space agency, together with Private-sector enterprise, gear up to provide ever-greater and ever-more affordable means of access to space – which in the 21st century is as much a building block of prosperity as roads & railways were in times past.

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A Brief History of Indian Orbital Rockets

Over five decades of operations, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) developed several rockets capable of orbiting satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and beyond. This is a brief look into the history of those launch systems developed by the premier Indian space agency.

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Development of an Indian Ramjet Powered Artillery Round: The Story so far

The development of a Ramjet powered artillery round was proposed by the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) during DefExpo-2020. This article looks at the R&D work ongoing in the development of the ramjet technology & the propellant used by the engine. The article also speculates about the guidance & navigation systems, artillery fuzes & other […]

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Hitting where it hurts

The Pakistani Army is a state unto itself. The view that Pakistan is not a state with an army, but the Pakistani Army is an army with a State is not without merit. The way we deal with Pakistan needs to be seen from that perspective. Our failure to formulate a long term strategy at […]

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A Big Year for the Indian Military in Space

The current year (2019) promises to bring much more than anyone could have expected with regard to Indian space applications of a military nature. The totally out-of-the-blue test of an ASAT weapon being case in point. In that spirit, I rounded up some of the important projects that have implications for the military, and are […]