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Standards of Intervention

Standards of Intervention

By: Anant Mishra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 August 2014

Formed in the wake of the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust, the United Nations took as its primary mission the maintenance of international peace and security. Since the end of the Cold...

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OROP – diminutive in deeper malaise

OROP – diminutive in deeper malaise

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 August 2014

There is plenty hoopla about OROP and with reason – some angered, some amused, some complacent. Articles have appeared that veterans are disappointed and are losing faith in the government....

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Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft for the Indian Air Force

Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft for the Indian Air Force

By: Gp Capt B Menon |Issue: Vol. 28.2 Apr-Jun 2013 | Date: 30 August 2014

The IAF has decided that there is a pressing requirement to have a stealth fighter with multi-role capabilities in its inventory to cater for future threats. It is also evident that this...

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Speeding up DRDO output

Speeding up DRDO output

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh |Issue: Courtesy: HT (Chd edition) | Date: 30 August 2014

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to speed up projects and advance delivery schedules. He has opined that India can be world...

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India's hollowness and Pak’s perpetual war path

India's hollowness and Pak’s perpetual war path

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 August 2014

“Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from defeat” – Jean-Paul Sartre After many years, the nation’s retrieval of some lost territory astride the Kargil...

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1971 War: The First Missile Attack on Karachi

1971 War: The First Missile Attack on Karachi

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani |Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Triumph | Date: 28 August 2014

 Events before the Attack Vice Admiral (later Admiral) Kohli, was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command (FOCINCWEST). In his book “We Dared”, he states: “After...

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Ceasefire Violations: Is Pak Army trying to regain its confidence?

Ceasefire Violations: Is Pak Army trying to regain its confidence?

By: Mehtab Karan Singh |Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 27 August 2014

Pakistan!! Trying to figure out this nation is by far the most elusive challenge for a political or a military analyst! What makes this nation tick? How is it staying afloat given its...

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Return of Haji Pir Pass in 1965 – Myth and the Reality

Return of Haji Pir Pass in 1965 – Myth and the Reality

By: Maj Gen Sheru Thapliyal |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 August 2014

In 1965 war, Indian Army had captured the strategic Haji Pir Pass.  During the Tashkent talks between Indian and Pakistan, held through the good offices of Soviet Union, India agreed to return...

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Pakistan isn't ready for peace with India

Pakistan isn't ready for peace with India

By: Kanwal Sibal |Issue: Courtesy: Mail Today | Date: 26 August 2014

We have to draw some hard lessons from the latest drama in India-Pakistan relations. If we do not, we will continue being beset with unmet expectations, unrequited gestures and a thousand...

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The Great Upsurge of 1857: Historical sites in Meerut Cantonment

The Great Upsurge of 1857: Historical sites in Meerut Cantonment

By: Dr Amit Pathak |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 26 August 2014

Meerut Cantonment The British formally arrived in Meerut in 1803, through a treaty with the Marathas. The cantonment of Meerut was established in 1806 with specific strategic interests including...

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