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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: 24 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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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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Factors Affecting Outcome of War

Factors Affecting Outcome of War

By: Air Marshal RK Nehra |Issue: Book Excerpt: Hinduism & its Military Ethos | Date: 23 July 2014

What were the causes for Hindu defeats? The simple and short answer is ‘Military non-performance of the Hindus’. To examine the reasons of that non-performance, we have first to understand...

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Israel under the Iron Dome - Should India Seek Cover?

Israel under the Iron Dome - Should India Seek Cover?

By: Lt Col Sailesh Kumar Rai |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 July 2014

The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict has once again brought into sharp focus the technological disparities between the two adversaries. Although there are news reports indicating use of UAVs by...

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Battle of Hajipir Pass 1965

Battle of Hajipir Pass 1965

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar |Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 21 July 2014

The cease-fire of January I, 1949 ended the First Kashmir War but did nothing to improve the relations between Pakistan and India. Kashmir remained the bone of contention. Nehruji offered a no...

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Fifth Generation Fighters and the IAF

Fifth Generation Fighters and the IAF

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha |Issue: Vol 27.3 Jul-Sep 2012 | Date: 20 July 2014

The capability of any modern fighter is usually way ahead of its predecessors, especially so if it is replacing decades-old planes such as the MiG-21 and the MiG-27. This is even more applicable...

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1965 War: IAF supports Indian Army better than PAF

1965 War: IAF supports Indian Army better than PAF

By: Air Vice Marshal AK Tiwary |Issue: Vol 22.2 Apr-Jun 2007 | Date: 19 July 2014

Air support to surface forces, both in offence and defence is one of the most important tasks of any air force. Post 1962 debacle, the Government got down to building up the Army and the Air...

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The Gaza Debate: A View Point

The Gaza Debate: A View Point

By: Dr Amarjit Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 July 2014

The Rajya Sabha had been pressing for a debate on the Gaza action of Israel, and with overwhelming pressure, including by threatening to forestall all other discussions in the Rajya Sabha, they...

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Why not have ‘Technical Support Division’ at the Army Corps Level?

Why not have ‘Technical Support Division’ at the Army Corps Level?

By: Col JK Achuthan |Issue: Vol. 29.2 Apr-Jun 2014 | Date: 18 July 2014

The essence of successful conventional defensive battle is in maintaining elasticity and cohesion; thereafter debilitating the enemy’s combat power to the danger zone of exhaustion and...

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