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China’s Finger Problem – will President Xi cure?

China’s Finger Problem – will President Xi cure?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 September 2014

The Maurya Empire of India was one of the largest empires of its time. At the pinnacle of its glory, this empire stretched to the north right up to the natural boundaries of the Himalayas and to...

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Capture of Dacca 1971

Capture of Dacca 1971

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar |Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 15 September 2014

Background to the Battle Dacca the Capital of East Pakistan was a natural fortress well away from the borders with India. On the west it was protected by the formidable Jamuna, which after its...

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Kashmir: India-China-Pakistan Triangular Conflict

Kashmir: India-China-Pakistan Triangular Conflict

By: Brig Amar Cheema |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 September 2014

“Poor Kashmir, it lies in the Himalayan ramparts where the borders of India, Pakistan and China rub together. Reality mocks its beauty. There is no escaping the permeating meloncholy of a land...

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SAM Manekshaw on Leadership and Discipline

SAM Manekshaw on Leadership and Discipline

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 September 2014

Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw’s Lecture at Defence Services College, Wellington on Leadership and Discipline 11th November, 1998 Commandant, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am fully conscious of the...

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Quest for the Golden Hind

Quest for the Golden Hind

By: Col JK Achuthan |Issue: Vol. 28.2 Apr-Jun 2013 | Date: 13 September 2014

The Indian military might today is at its nadir with neither vision nor drive to achieve quantifiable goals. The Indian Army has become similar to a national ‘militia’, good only in numbers...

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Artillery Modernisation: A Reality Check

Artillery Modernisation: A Reality Check

By: Lt Gen BS Pawar |Issue: Vol. 29.1 Jan-Mar 2014 | Date: 13 September 2014

With changes in policy clearly stating that in all future acquisitions of defence equipment, the first priority would be given to Indian companies both private and public, a number of private...

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Wahhabism in South Asia

Wahhabism in South Asia

By: Maj Gen Afsir Karim |Issue: Courtesy: Aakrosh | Date: 13 September 2014

A few decades ago, a few Muslims followed this brand ofIslam in South Asia, but after the advent of al-Qaeda, Wahhabism spread and Militant Islamist groups spread the theology of Wahhabism, which...

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Nepal is the new Chinese colony

Nepal is the new Chinese colony

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 September 2014

The Chinese are slowly invading Nepal. Last month, AFP reported that ‘China eyes India trade by boosting spending in Nepal’. The news agency stated that China’s ambassador to Kathmandu was...

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MKU introduces 6th Generation ballistic protection technology

MKU introduces 6th Generation ballistic protection technology

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 September 2014

MKU, a leading manufacturer of ballistic protection solutions for personnel and platforms has introduced the new 6th Generation ballistic protection technology Ammoflex – 6 and Polyshield – 6 ...

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Prepare for a dangerous Pakistan

Prepare for a dangerous Pakistan

By: Dr Ramesh Tamiri |Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 11 September 2014

Pakistan’s neurotic obsession to change the status quo in Kashmir, seek parity with India by resorting to cross-border terrorism to check its ascendency to a regional power and chase strategic...

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