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Strategies for Defence Modernisation and Self-Reliance

Strategies for Defence Modernisation and Self-Reliance

By: Bikramdeep Singh |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 28 July 2014

In defence parlance, modernisation may be defined as relevant upgrades or improvement of existing military capabilities through the acquisition of new (imported or indigenously developed) weapon...

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Spineless staff officers are a letdown

Spineless staff officers are a letdown

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 July 2014

Spineless servility of the staff officers has been the bane of the Indian military. The case of Adarsh Housing Society proves it amply. The land in question was under army’s possession. It was...

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Attack Helicopters: Should India Have Them?

Attack Helicopters: Should India Have Them?

By: Gp Capt AG Bewoor |Issue: Vol. 28.3 Jul-Sep 2013 | Date: 27 July 2014

The Attack Helicopter has value for money in a relatively benign environment for short, swift Special Operations where the opposition has restricted ability to interdict the AH. Other countries...

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Indian Army: Reminiscences of a Soldier

Indian Army: Reminiscences of a Soldier

By: Col Danvir Singh |Issue: Vol. 29.1 Jan-Mar 2014 | Date: 26 July 2014

No matter how hi-tech the modern battlefield gets. No matter how powerful the Drones and the Robots become. The mission of the Infantry will continue to close-in and destroy the enemy, through...

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The ‘Why’ of Rethinking Indian Nuclear Deterrence!

The ‘Why’ of Rethinking Indian Nuclear Deterrence!

By: Col Anil Athale |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 July 2014

Indian nuclear decision making was always in the global political context. These were almost exclusively political decisions with the armed forces not in the loop. The 1974 Pokhran I tests were...

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Kargil Controversy: Army trashes IAF perspective

Kargil Controversy: Army trashes IAF perspective

By: Lt Gen Mohan Bhandari |Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 25 July 2014

While Air Marshal Bedi in his article ‘KARGIL-AN IAF PERSPECTIVE’ has tried his best to educate readers, in his words, “inadequate understanding of fundamental percepts of air power… and...

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The Indo-Pak Peace Talks: A Duodrama

The Indo-Pak Peace Talks: A Duodrama

By: Col Danvir Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 July 2014

The two actors of our sub-continent prepare to enact the latest scene, in the series of peace drama running over decades. The script is yet to play out the denouement. Nevertheless they meet again...

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Kargil Controversy: Army pinpoints IAF failures

Kargil Controversy: Army pinpoints IAF failures

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh |Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 24 July 2014

Every military operation carries many lessons. The receptive imbibe some while the obstinate simply ignore. To be in a state of denial or finding alibis for mistakes rather than learn from...

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Kashmiris are being hijacked!

Kashmiris are being hijacked!

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 24 July 2014

The government in the centre has been there barely two months and a segment of the so-called prime-movers of the Kashmir valley, political leaders and intelligentsia, have started voicing a...

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Defence Budget: A Perspective on self Reliance and Modernisation

Defence Budget: A Perspective on self Reliance and Modernisation

By: Maj Gen Rajesh Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 July 2014

India’s Defence Budget for 2014-15 has an allocation of Rs.2,29,000 crores ($38 billion) which is an increase of 12% over the previous year’s allocation. The capital outlay which is for...

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