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  • Group Captain Kishore Kumar Khera, VM

    Research Fellow
    Email: 
    kkkhera.idsa@gov.in
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983 Extn 7231

    Group Captain Kishore Kumar Khera, VM joined IDSA as Research Fellow in February 2017. He is a serving fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force with 31 years of operational service. He is alumnus of the National Defence Academy and Defence Services Staff College. He has served in Plans and Operational Branches at Air Headquarters as well as in the High Commission of India, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is a pioneer member of the Composite Battle Response and Analysis (COBRA) Group and headed the Operational Planning and Assessment Group at Air Headquarters. He conceptualised, designed and deployed multiple tools and processes for efficient and effective operational planning and execution.

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    • A quantum jump in the operational role of UAVs can be expected only with a breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence. Until that happens, their will increase gradually to reach about 50 per cent of combat operations over the next three decades.

      August 16, 2017
      IDSA Comments
    • International military exercises are an extension of military training for partner countries and a significant military diplomacy tool. Since 2012, the Indian armed forces have engaged 23 countries in 93 international military exercises. This article analyses the data regarding these exercises in terms of the participating countries and services. Outlining the benefits and possible pitfalls of participation in international military exercises, it suggests a holistic policy review on the subject.

      Journal of Defence Studies
    • Ideally, resource allocation needs to be based on the strategic goals to be achieved. Presently, we follow incremental budget process, which is widely accepted as suboptimal. Therefore, there is a need to find a more suitable model to replace the existing one.

      Journal of Defence Studies
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