Defence Minister launches two indigenous frontline warships

By Ayushee Chaudhary

The warships namely 'Surat' and 'Udaygiri' were launched at Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL), Mumbai on May 17, 2022.


Sanctions against Russia has wider ramifications

By Lt. General J.K. Sharma (Retd)

Although economic sanctions are widely used, their effectiveness is often debated. For now, Western governments are putting a higher priority on their support for Ukraine but soon they will need to weigh on how much pain they are prepared to inflict on their own people.



"We are witnessing a significant geo-political transformation in our maritime environment and a shift to a multipolar world centered around the Indo-Pacific"

—Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff, in an interaction with Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Naval Forces, lays out the roadmap for the modernisation and future growth plans of Indian Navy


Indigenisation by Private Sector and Single Vendor Conundrum

By Vice Admiral A.K. Chawla (Retd)

All countries that have a mature defence industry, each segment of major weapon systems and platforms generally have only one or at the most two OEMs, mainly in the private sector


SCOD Recommendation for Three Aircraft Carriers

By Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd)

Two formidable battle groups centered around aircraft carriers offer the ability to support land operations, shift theatre as the situation may demand and choke points during prolonged operations.


Editor-in-Chief presenting SP’s Military Yearbook to Union Minister for Defence, Mr. Rajnath Singh


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    May 5, 2022

    Beyond The Moskva Sinking

    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The threat to naval platforms comes primarily from aircraft and torpedoes but technological advancements in surveillance capabilities, that are networked with missiles based on air, land, and sea platforms, have certainly increased the vulnerability of surface naval assets


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