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Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-4 : Weapons Employment Profile

Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-4 : Weapons Employment Profile

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 26 April 2007

Employment of Anti-Tank Guided Missiles From the point of view of relevance to our context, the employment of Russian third generation Anti-tank Guided Missiles merits the closest attention. The...

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Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-6 : Anti-Rocket Solutions

Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-6 : Anti-Rocket Solutions

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 26 April 2007

Alon Ben David says overall some 4228 rockets were fired on Israel at the overall rate of almost 130 rockets a day Actually the rate averaged around 150 – 180 rockets per day for the first 10...

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Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-7 : Major Lessons Learnt

Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-7 : Major Lessons Learnt

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 26 April 2007

Let us now summarise some of the salient lessons learnt: Selection and Maintenance of Aim This is the first principle of war and has been revalidated in this campaign. The original Israeli plan...

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Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-8 : Conclusion

Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-8 : Conclusion

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 26 April 2007

The Israel – Hezbollah conflict has spawned a rich harvest of military lessons that we must analyse and ingest at the earliest. In essence it was an attempt to conventionalise and thereby end a...

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Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-3: Employment of Special Forces

Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-3: Employment of Special Forces

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 10 April 2007

Israel now escalated to the use of its Special Forces to raid these redoubts across the Lebanese border. 200 personnel of the Israeli Special Forces team of the elite “Sayeret Matkal“ and...

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FDI in Defence Industry

FDI in Defence Industry

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 January 2007

The Government of India has been taking a number of steps to achieve the target of procuring 70 per cent of its defence requirements from indigenous sources by 2010. Despite its best efforts over...

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The Indian Fault Line

The Indian Fault Line

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Vol 20.3 Jul-Sep 2005 | Date: 20 August 2005

The genesis of the Indian fault line can be traced to many centuries of foreign domination of the subcontinent. Its scars are deeply etched in our psyche. It inhibits us from developing a cogent...

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Fight the Terrorist Like a Terrorist

Fight the Terrorist Like a Terrorist

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Vol 16.3 July-Sep 2001 | Date: 22 October 2001

The Ghost That Came Back to Haunt. These statements are true. First, While exiting Afghanistan, America left behind 5 billion dollars worth of sophisticated arms in the hand of terrorists. This...

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Threats from Pakistan

Threats from Pakistan

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Vol 16.3 July-Sep 2001 | Date: 13 August 2001

In spite of the fact that Pakistan is militarily considered a Secondary Threat by New Delhi, hostilities spearheaded against us constitute sixty per cent of the sum total. It originates with...

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Dismantle the Moghul Darbar!

Dismantle the Moghul Darbar!

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Vol 14.4 Oct-Dec 1999 | Date: 04 November 1999

Elders continue to glibly state that Pakistan being our neighbor, we cannot wish it away. Therefore, we have to learn to live with it. For the size and the resources of India, the fact is that...

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