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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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Colonel Commandants: An Archaic and Parochial Institution

Colonel Commandants: An Archaic and Parochial Institution

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 October 2014

The concept of Colonel Commandants (Col Comdts) dates back to the 17th century when Colonels (both in rank and appointment) were the original owners and field commanders of their units...

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India conducts successful flight trial of ‘Nirbhay’

India conducts successful flight trial of ‘Nirbhay’

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 October 2014

India’s first indigenously designed and developed long range sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay was successfully flight tested today the 17th October 2014 at 1005 hrs from the Integrated Test Range...

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Repatriation of Pak POWs 1973

Repatriation of Pak POWs 1973

By: Doe Nair |Issue: Book Excerpt: I Married the Army | Date: 18 October 2014

It was by some strange coincidence that I met her, the lady in the green silk saree. I recognised her immediately. In fact we both recognised each other simultaneously. She waved to me from the...

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Is West Bengal becoming a new jihadi terror hub?

Is West Bengal becoming a new jihadi terror hub?

By: Saikat Datta |Issue: Courtesy: www.hindustantimes.com | Date: 17 October 2014

For several months, senior operatives of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) quietly slipped into India to visit seven madrasas across three West Bengal border districts to build a robust...

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Road Parallel to the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh

Road Parallel to the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh

By: Lt Gen JS Bajwa |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 October 2014

The announcement by the Government to construct an 1800 km long road running parallel to the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh (AP) is a purposive step but specious at best and is likely to remain a...

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