• Guest Post #6: Beware of those PhDs Mr Modi by Col RSN Singh

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    In today's guest post, we have, once again, India's leading security expert, Col RSN Singh laying bare his views on the hidden threats to India's...

  • India's missile build up gathers pace with Monday's Brahmos test by the Indian Army

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Monday's test by the Indian Army (IA) of a deep penetration version of the Brahmos symbolizes the emergence of a new era in standoff strike...

  • Small is powerful: Nanotechnology based security applications in India

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    A stream of nanotechnology (nanotech) based products is beginning to emerge in India with applications in the security realm. Besides DRDO, serious innovation is being...

  • Why the Dassault Rafale will be purchased by the Indian Air Force

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    In 2011, the IAF managed to get the government to revise its sanctioned combat squadron strength upwards to 42 from the previous 39.5. This decision...

  • The case for speeding up India's domestic fifth generation fighter projects

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The Indian Air Force's (IAF) quest for its first fifth generation fighter has been running into the usual back and forth with the Russians as...

  • "Why China will find it difficult to re-balance its economy"

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    In March 2013, 16000 dead pigs were found floating in the Huangpu river that is the source of Shanghai's drinking water supply. The pigs had...

  • An 'engine' for India's growth

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    As India and China build their respective aerospace industries, the one glaring gap remains their inability to mass produce wholly indigenous modern aircraft engines. ...

  • CCTVs and the move to make Indian cities safer across states

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The arrest of Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal has served to highlight the increasing role played by CCTV footage in terror investigations. Not only has...

  • The Indian move towards MIRVs

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    India's pursuit of multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV) technology has been variously described as being in the design or technology development phase in recent...

  • Desi UAV efforts taking flight for India

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The domain of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has unsurprisingly emerged as a focus area for indigenous military development and production efforts. Indeed domestic UAV programmes...

  • A new year for DRDO

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Right folks, it is the beginning of the year (well, we are still in the first quarter at least) and 'Geek at Large' has decided...

  • New 'Special Mission' aircraft for the Indian Air force

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    In recent years the Indian Air force (IAF) as part of its 'transformation' has been progressively augmenting its fleet of special mission aircraft beyond the...

  • The Indian Navy's helicopter plans and purchases

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Any decent sized surface warship in today's navy has the capability to host at least one navalized helicopter if not more. The steady accretion in...

  • Indian Air force C4ISR capabilities - A year end round up

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Beyond the accretion of new fighter and transport aircraft, it is the on-going digitization of the workings of the Indian Air force (IAF) that is...

  • HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft joins the Indian Air force

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Alright folks, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas Mk-I is all set to achieve Initial Operational Clearance-2 on December 20. Forget the critics, this combat...