'All about air defence' is my personal endeavour to provide an insight into the fascinating world of air defence, with emphasis of air defence systems, weapons and tactics. There are battle accounts as also analysis of latest developments. While I make an effort to include as many aspects of air defence as possible in my posts, constraint of time do not all allow me to cover all aspects. If interested in any particular topic or aspect that yopu are interetsed in, drop me a line and I will try to cover the same. Till then, happy reading!
'Redeye to Verba' is my latest book.
Since the first use of a Man portable air defence systems (MANPADS) in the War of Attrition, MANPADS have played an influential role in the conduct of air warfare. The adversaries have been forced to change air tactics, adopt counter-measures while suffering attrition due to presence of MANPADS in the battlespace. They have driven slow moving aircraft out of the airspace, made helicopters stay away and given an effective counter-air weapon in the hands of a foot soldier. They may not have been single-handedly responsible for winning a war but have made the difference between victory and defeat on many an occasion.
This book traces the history of development of MANPDS and takes a look at their employment by state and non-state actors including during the Russia-Ukraine war of 2022-2023.
It is available on all leading online stores including Amazon and Flipkart.
My other books on air defence are:
'Flak; Antiaircraft in the Korean War 1950-1953' is my upcoming book.
it looks at the remarkable performance of communist antiaircraft artillery inlcuding the many innovative uses of the limited resources the North Korean had in their fight against the United nations forces.
Teh book will also inlcude the Soviet and Chinese experiences during the war and is the first attempt to cover the antiaircraft aspects of the war that ahve largely been ignored or overlooked in all works till date.
It is expected to be published by mid-2024.