A Couple of articles for [url="http://"http://www.bharat-rakshak.com"]www.bharat-rakshak.com[/url] on the Vijayanta
(Vickers) tank and the new Tank-ex from DRDO. The latter got ripped off by the press, a paper named Asian Age in particular and my words were repeated verbatim in the Journal of Military Ordnance article on the Tank-ex. SHould count for something, I guess.
Am writing some more stuff for the same website- including an article on the Arjun MBT.
>>What attracted you to the subject matter, how did you research it?
Very interested in the subject matters at hand. Research- I look around for every bit of news available and then try and corroborate the same via first hand info.
>>What’s in the pipeline?
More articles on Indian (and others relevant to Indian security) defense projects. The prime criteria being that there is preciosu little on Indian defense projects on the web and elsewhere and most of the information is outdated. Groups like Janes etc infact have made a priviledge out of necessity, recycling the same data time and again. So new work needs be done.
>>What advice would you give to any other Tanknet members who are considering writing?
Can be dreadfully tiresome at times, especially when digging up data. Easy to put it on the backburner. Hence I would say just "stick with it" when it comes to getting the work done.