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Tibetan cause after the Dalai Lama

Tibetan cause after the Dalai Lama

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 March 2011

While wishing and hoping for a long life for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, one has to mentally prepare onself to the eventuality of his being no more with us one day and think of how to keep the...

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Shipbuilders dilemma and the way ahead

Shipbuilders dilemma and the way ahead

By: Vice Adm Rajeshwer Nath |Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 14 March 2011

The global economic crisis has brought steepest decline in the shipbuilding industry across the world. The shipbuilding industry is facing tremendous head winds with no significant relief in...

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1971 operations - Case West - I

1971 operations - Case West - I

By: Major K.C. Praval |Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Army After Independence | Date: 14 March 2011

In the wake of President Yahya Khan’s threats, India had considered the various courses open to Pakistan on the Western front. Many possibilities were considered: an attack across the CFL in...

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1962 War: The Chinese invasion - III

1962 War: The Chinese invasion - III

By: Major K.C. Praval |Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Army After Independence | Date: 13 March 2011

The decision to make Se La the main defensive position of 4 Division and to put half its fighting strength there had been unwise. However, a withdrawal from that position when it was under a...

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1962 War: The Chinese invasion - II

1962 War: The Chinese invasion - II

By: Major K.C. Praval |Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Army After Independence | Date: 12 March 2011

Chinese counter-action, which Kaul had foreseen, came on 10 October. That day at dawn, Kaul was shaving outside his bunker and his batman was boiling water for tea, when the calm of the Namka Chu...

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Internal Security and the Military

Internal Security and the Military

By: Lt Gen SC Sardeshpande |Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 11 March 2011

After a century of peace since 1857, we entered an era of independence  — a totally new era of representational democracy, secularism of our brand, social equality, economic equity, uplift of...

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Commercial evaluation is the weakest link

Commercial evaluation is the weakest link

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 11 March 2011

The Indian defence procurement process consists of two distinct phases – technical and commercial. In the first phase, detailed technical evaluation is carried out of all competing systems to...

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Hostages on Sea

Hostages on Sea

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 March 2011

As I write this, family members and supporters of the six Indian sailors onboard MV Suez, an Egyptian ship, captured by Somali pirates in August 2010, remains uncertain. With the deadline to pay...

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1962 War: The Chinese invasion - I

1962 War: The Chinese invasion - I

By: Major K.C. Praval |Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Army After Independence | Date: 11 March 2011

The Chinese reaction to the setting up of a post by India at Che Dong was a calculated move. By this time, China appears to have decided on a full-scale campaign to assert her territorial claims....

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Pak Taliban's fresh reprisal spree could make Davis case more difficult

Pak Taliban's fresh reprisal spree could make Davis case more difficult

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 March 2011

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is on a fresh reprisal spree against the Pakistani security agencies and elements in the Pashtun population, which have been co-operating with the...

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Raymond Davis: Time for US to talk tough to Pakistan

Raymond Davis: Time for US to talk tough to Pakistan

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 March 2011

There is no solution yet in sight to the Raymond Davis tug of war between the US and Pakistan. Davis, as one would recall, is the US citizen posted in the US Consulate-General in Lahore as a...

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Takshashila announces the 'B Raman Fellowship for Geopolitical Analysis'

Takshashila announces the 'B Raman Fellowship for Geopolitical Analysis'

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 March 2011

The Takshashila Institution, an independent, non-partisan, networked think tank, Sunday March 6th 2011, launched the B Raman Fellowship for Geopolitical Analysis—to encourage, recognise and...

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Five Star CDS is a necessity

Five Star CDS is a necessity

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Vol 20.2 Apr-Jun 2005 | Date: 09 March 2011

The divisive Indian culture continues to act as the principal destroyer of consolidation of military power by dithering over the appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). The ‘divide and...

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Northeast: the future prospects

Northeast: the future prospects

By: Brig (Dr) SP Sinha |Issue: Book Excerpt: Lost Opportunities | Date: 09 March 2011

It is always difficult to predict the future course of events. Nonetheless, there are some trends that are discernible. One such is the illegal immigration from Bangladesh, which will continue to...

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Shipbuilding in India

Shipbuilding in India

By: Vice Adm Rajeshwer Nath |Issue: Vol 22.2 Apr-Jun 2007 | Date: 07 March 2011

It was during the Medieval period that a number of Indian Vessels were constructed, for the first time, purely for war at sea. Facilities for launching catapults and incendiary throwers, however,...

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Training for anti-Maoist Operations

Training for anti-Maoist Operations

By: Col US Rathore |Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 07 March 2011

Deployment of Central Police Organisation (CPO) in Low Intensity Conflict Operations (LICO) is not a new phenomenon. Many units of CPO have served in the northeast, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and...

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Tibet: The Panikkar Factor

Tibet: The Panikkar Factor

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Book Excerpt: Tibet - The Lost Frontier | Date: 04 March 2011

One of the most important factors in the relation between Tibet and the Government of India was the appointment of K.M. Panikkar as the Ambassador to ‘two Chinas’. It is unusual that the...

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Design Review of Naval Platforms

Design Review of Naval Platforms

By: Vice Adm Rajeshwer Nath |Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 04 March 2011

The existing system of naval platform (ship or submarine) design involves various iterations and stages with comprehensive inbuilt checks and balances in the entire design process. The...

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India, China and the Indian Ocean

India, China and the Indian Ocean

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 March 2011

The following are my answers to some questions on the above-mentioned subject received by me by E-Mail from an Italian journalist: Gwadar in Pakistan, Hambantota in Sri Lanka, Akyab Cheduba and...

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Winds of hatred continue to sweep across Pakistan

Winds of hatred continue to sweep across Pakistan

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 March 2011

At a time when winds of change have been sweeping across many Islamic countries with calls for greater freedom and democracy, winds of hatred continue to sweep across Pakistan. Pakistan, which...

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