India Air Defence Philosophy and Role Definition

The ground-based air defence philosophy can be defined as Full Spectrum Air Defence comprising of a layered defence network across the spectrum of threats. Such a capability will ensure that combat formations and core assets are protected from the modern and advanced aircraft, helicopters, drones and PGMs. Air defence must facilitate freedom of manoeuvre and movement and not restrict forces due to constraints of adversarial air threat.The overall responsibility of air defence in India is with the Indian Air Force. The IAF view that AD of the nation is its responsibility prevails. The main role of the Army Air Defence (AAD) in India is to provide ground-based air defence protection to field forces in the Tactical Battle Area (TBA) as well as strategic points and areas.…………….Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details…..

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