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A British Private Company, raised a Private Army to conquer India!

A British Private Company, raised a Private Army to conquer India!

By: Air Marshal RK Nehra |Issue: Book Excerpt: Hinduism & its Military Ethos | Date: 24 April 2014

It is a law of nature that all civilizations must finally decay and be replaced; Muslims were no exception. By the early 1700s, Muslims were bored and fatigued with their 500 years of continuous rule....

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Handling Red Terror: Chicken Egg Debate

Handling Red Terror: Chicken Egg Debate

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 April 2014

Any debate about handling the Maoist insurgency finally boils down to whether it is or isn’t a ‘Law and Order’ problem and whether it should or should not be handled by the Centre or the...

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India must revamp its policy towards Pakistan

India must revamp its policy towards Pakistan

By: Kanwal Sibal |Issue: Courtesy: Mail Today | Date: 22 April 2014

Several aspects of our Pakistan policy need a fresh look by the new government in May, though how much change can be brought about remains an open question as the issues involved and the options...

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Political parties’ manifestos mean little for the armed forces

Political parties’ manifestos mean little for the armed forces

By: Air Marshal B D Jayal |Issue: Courtesy: The Telegraph | Date: 22 April 2014

The eagerly awaited election manifesto of the principal opposition party is now in the public domain and it is natural for students of national security to look at it in some depth since opinion...

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A Lesson in Ethics by an Army Officer

A Lesson in Ethics by an Army Officer

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 April 2014

It was the summer of 67. I was all of sixteen years old, had just finished my schooling from a prestigious boarding school and was on a sabbatical working out what to do with my life. My father...

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Foreign Funding of Indian NGOs

Foreign Funding of Indian NGOs

By: Sanjeev Nayyar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 April 2014

Introduction to FCRA  From time to time there is a furor over receipt of donations from abroad. In December 2013 the Supreme Court gave the Central Bureau of Investigation a further period of...

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What ails Indian Submarine Fleet?

What ails Indian Submarine Fleet?

By: Nabeel A Mancheri |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 April 2014

There been a spate of accidents in the recent past in Indian Navy’s fleet, particularly in the submarine arm of the Navy. One of the most unfortunate accidents of the Indian Navy, was the...

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India’s Nuclear Doctrine: The storm in India’s nuclear teacup

India’s Nuclear Doctrine: The storm in India’s nuclear teacup

By: Ali Ahmed |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 April 2014

The reference to India’s nuclear doctrine in the BJP’s manifesto has resulted in a virtual storm in the strategic community. While the manifesto only makes the point that the BJP will seek to...

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IAF defeated PAF in 1965 War

IAF defeated PAF in 1965 War

By: Air Vice Marshal AK Tiwary |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 20 April 2014

After few sorties by the IAF against East Pakistan on 7 Sept a political embargo was imposed on further attacks in the East. This remained in force despite continued PAF strikes in East on  7...

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Indigenisation of the Indian Aerospace Industry

Indigenisation of the Indian Aerospace Industry

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja |Issue: Vol. 29.1 Jan-Mar 2014 | Date: 19 April 2014

A National Aerospace Policy, that caters to the interests of all stakeholders, duly synchronised where necessary, is the need of the hour along with an Aeronautics Commission and a dedicated...

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