This book fills a long standing void of a quality reference material in the ever-evolving domain of Ground Based Air Defence. The author, in his selection of topics, has covered the entire continuum of issues that may engage the mind of a professional air defence warrior today.
Includes Air Defence Against UAVs - Manned and Unmanned Teaming - Ballistic Missile Defence - Stealth and Counter Stealth - Air Defence Weapons: Future Kill Options - Electronic Counter Measures - Air Defence Gun Ammunition - Key Trends in Integrated AD Systems Concept - Air Defence Battle Management Systems - Simulation in Ground Based AD Training - Air and AD Campaign of the Gulf War 1991 - The WZ10 vs AH 64E Debate - Air Attack - Air Defence Cause Effect
The author has dealt with each topic with great diligence and scholarly rigour, picking up the threads from the past, highlighting the contours of the present and making a reasonable prognosis by peeping into the future. This makes the book highly readable, besides providing a vast repository of some excellent reference material. A thoroughly professional work that provides an excellent coverage of contemporary issues in Air Defence.
Ratings & Reviews
3.3 Out of 5
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Dr. D Bhalla, a serving IAS oficer of the Nagaland cadre, clearly has the knack of sifting the chaff from the grain when it comes to narrating facts about the North East. The geography, demography, and economic potential have all been presented with the author's own personal attention to essentials. The author's data and statistics are unmatchable in their integrity and analyses. He is an experienced writer with a number of excellent books to his credit.
It has been said wisely that those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it. To that end, the book is a must-read. You may not come across a better-encapsulated narration of history of each state as in this book.
Tourism is one of the important keys to development of North East. One could not have a better scholar than Dr. Bhalla to dwell on this aspect simply because he is an authority on tourism in North East and has two published works on this topic to his credit.
While there are many published works on north-eastern states available in libraries, none is more contemporary than this work. Conflict resolution itself has reached a stage where North East is, hopefully, about to usher in an era of peace and prosperity. While political stability will always demand attention in a very politically aware population; international developments and other socio-economic aspects are undergoing changes, which make earlier works dated. I commend this book to all who are interested in the beautiful North Eastern part of India.
This book was commissioned by the Indian Air Force. The Duels of the Himalayan Eagle describes the First Air War between India and Pakistan. Commencing from an analysis of the two air forces and their concept of operations, every significant aerial and ground engagement has been covered in detail. These include Pakistani raids on Pathankot and Kalaikunda, Indian ventures into Sargodha, Badin and Peshawar as well as various aerial engagements. These stories are based on the narratives of the air warriors involved in the operations or records maintained on a daily basis in the squadron diaries by various units during the period of the War.
Pakistani disastrous para drops near Pathankot, Adampur and Halwara in the West and Gauhati in the East have been covered in detail. The travails narrated by seven air warriors, who became POWs have also been included.
Finally, the author has dissected the entire air war and has put down his own conclusions – probably the first such attempt by an Indian author.