Articles By Col US Rathore

Republic Day 2020 – A Parade of Many Firsts

Republic Day 2020 – A Parade of Many Firsts

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2020

January 26 invokes a patriotic fervour in all of us. It is quite a show when the uniformed soldiers march in unison, freshly painted military equipment trundle down the Rajpath and the aircrafts...

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Terror’s Third Dimension

Terror’s Third Dimension

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Oct , 2019

In a recent bid to revive militancy in Punjab, Pakistan has tried to smuggle in arms and ammunition from across the border, in multiple sorties using drones. The cargo was meant for the Khalistan...

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India’s Defence Budget cast in the old mould

India’s Defence Budget cast in the old mould

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 16 Mar , 2015

Defence has got INR 2,46,727 crore (USD 40.07 billion), which is roughly 1.73 per cent of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 13.88 per cent of the total Central expenditure. If this is...

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Is al-Qaeda Waning?

Is al-Qaeda Waning?

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 01 Oct , 2013

Al-Qaeda came into being in 1988-89, in Peshawar, Pakistan. The nine-year-long Soviet occupation of Afghanistan had turned into an ignominious retreat at the hands of Mujahedeen and Taliban. These...

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IT superpower India humbled by petty cyber criminals!

IT superpower India humbled by petty cyber criminals!

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 24 Aug , 2012

People of the India’s Northeast, in the eyes of we hinterland Indians, share a common identity. With our limited knowledge about those seven States, we address them as Naga, Mizo or Manipuri....

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Reign of Terror: How safe are we?

Reign of Terror: How safe are we?

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Sep , 2011

Post-26/11, reacting to the elaborate security arrangements near Hotel Taj, Mumbai someone exclaimed with great flourish, “Why all this?  Lightning does not strike at the same place...

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Hate India to Survive in Pakistan

Hate India to Survive in Pakistan

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jul , 2011

Events leading to Cricket World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan at Mohali generated a lot of optimism. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh extended invitation to Pakistan’s...

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Cricket World Cup and Politics over Terror

Cricket World Cup and Politics over Terror

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Apr , 2011

The tenth edition of Cricket World Cup has taken South Asia by storm – four host nations, forty-eight matches between fourteen teams at thirteen venues makes it truly a mega sporting event....

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Lessons from Japan

Lessons from Japan

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Mar , 2011

On 11 March, Japan was jolted by an earthquake of 8.9 magnitude. Soon a massive tsunami followed. Ten-meter-high waves invaded the eastern coast of the country. The epicentre of the earthquake...

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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 Mar , 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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