Pintu Kumar Mahla

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  • Mr Pintu Kumar Mahla is a Research Intern at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

    Air Power and HADR: Defining the Role of the Indian Air Force in Disaster Management in India

    The versatility, speed and strategic reach of air power makes it an indispensable component of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) efforts, contributing significantly to the effectiveness and efficiency of disaster response operations. This article provides an in-depth exploration of the intricate dynamics between air power and HADR, offering valuable insights into the evolving and indispensable role of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in disaster management within the Indian context.

    October-December 2023

    Military Drones in India: New Frontier of Warfare

    A new phase of drone warfare has come, involving several actors and the usage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) has progressed beyond
    counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations to full-scale conventional battles. Moreover, as technology advances and is linked to artificial intelligence, a new third era of drone warfare is on the horizon. It is therefore pertinent to analyse the global proliferation of military drones, the indigenisation of military drones in India and to examine where India stands in the context of military drones.

    October-December 2022

    Jammu and Kashmir Floods: The Need for Sustainable Management

    Jammu and Kashmir needs a robust early warning system to mitigate the impact of natural disasters.

    October 06, 2022

    Understanding the Perspective of Women in UN Peacekeeping Missions

    Women in conflict throughout the world are taking significant risks to contribute to peace and security and their participation in peacekeeping operations has enhanced their role in peacebuilding and defending the rights of women. Women peacekeepers have proven themselves equal of their male counterparts in the execution of jobs under tough circumstances in all disciplines of peacekeeping.

    July-September 2022

    National Security Policy of Pakistan: Acknowledging Climate and Water Stress

    Outlining Pakistan’s vision and global engagement in the context of strategic and security trends, the recently released National Security Policy of Pakistan also acknowledges a serious need for a robust water management mechanism and an inclusive climate change policy.

    March 02, 2022