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The battle that rages within the Nation

The battle that rages within the Nation

By: Air Marshal B D Jayal |Issue: Courtesy: The Telegraph | Date: 25 October 2014

Since Independence, the nation has grown up with the knowledge and belief that its armed forces are pillars of strength and symbolize probity and the spirit of sacrifice. This belief is reflected...

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Specialised Force for Internal Unrests

Specialised Force for Internal Unrests

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 24 October 2014

Policy and methodology to counter the Naxalite threat have been subjects of intense debate recently. Army’s reluctance to get embroiled has been questioned in some government quarters. Sadly,...

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The Brave Sikh

The Brave Sikh

By: Edmund Candler |Issue: Book Excerpt: The Sepoy | Date: 24 October 2014

It has often been said that the Indian Army has kept Sikhism alive. War is a conserver of the Khalsa, peace a dissolvent. When one understands how this is so, one has grasped what Sikhism has done...

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Rise of the PLAAF: Implications for India

Rise of the PLAAF: Implications for India

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev |Issue: Vol. 28.4 Oct-Dec 2013 | Date: 23 October 2014

The ‘inscrutable’ sobriquet for the Chinese is not so much because of their unsmiling faces but on account of their unpredictable actions. Military action against India may not come in the...

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Solution to J & K problem lies in New Delhi...

Solution to J & K problem lies in New Delhi...

By: Lt Gen NS Malik |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 October 2014

J&K is an integral part of India.  The only problem that can be called J&K Problem is the non- comprehension by India, its people and the government to this ultimate truth of its being the...

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India's Multifunction Missile for Credible Deterrent

India's Multifunction Missile for Credible Deterrent

By: Arun S Vishwakarma |Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 22 October 2014

Shourya and Sagarika is a new common missile that can be launched from multiple platforms, i.e. ground, submarine and mobile launcher. The naval version is called Sagarika, while the land based...

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Threat or Use of Force with Special Focus on Interventions and Invasions

Threat or Use of Force with Special Focus on Interventions and Invasions

By: Anant Mishra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 October 2014

 The international law realm has for some time struggled with two distinct and contrary legal principles: state sovereignty, and humanitarian justice. It had been almost a truism of international...

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Defence Policy: Preparing for the unknown

Defence Policy: Preparing for the unknown

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 21 October 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first address to the combined commander’s conference went beyond the inane utterances that one has got used to in the last few years. Mostly, such meetings were...

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Developing Heavy Breakthrough Capability for the Indian Army

Developing Heavy Breakthrough Capability for the Indian Army

By: Col JK Achuthan |Issue: Vol. 29.3 Jul-Sep 2014 | Date: 20 October 2014

A ‘heavy breakthrough capability’ in India’s context relates to having the capability to reach objectives up to 600km in depth, should the political circumstances impose war on our nation....

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The 1962 lessons

The 1962 lessons

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 20 October 2014

China invaded India in 1962. Though there is a view that the exact date of invasion was October 10, the most acceptable one is October 20, 1962. The war ended on November 19, 1962, following the...

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