Articles By Maj Gen PK Chakravorty

Intensifying India Vietnam Strategic Partnership

Intensifying India Vietnam Strategic Partnership

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Date: 06 Dec , 2018

Introduction In a commentary published by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses Dr. Arvind Gupta and Dr. Sarita Azad, the term strategic partnership has been discussed. A strategic...

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Employment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS) and Need for Unmanned Combat...

Employment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS) and Need for Unmanned Combat...

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 15 Jun , 2018

Indian Perspective India’s three services have been operating UAVs for over 18 years. Surprisingly the Indian Army were the pioneers followed by the Air Force and subsequently the Indian Navy....

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Recent talks between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jin Ping and...

Recent talks between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jin Ping and...

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 24 May , 2018

Essential Aspects President Xi Jin Ping and Prime Minister Modi met for the 13th time at Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in China on 27 and 28 April 2018. President Xi told Prime Minister...

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Current State of Modernisation in the Indian Artillery

Current State of Modernisation in the Indian Artillery

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 28 Nov , 2017

The Indian Artillery is currently in a Network Centric Warfare (NCW) Environment and has to provide Surveillance and Reconnaissance resulting in Target Acquisition which would lead to engagement...

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Dealing with China’s Recent Assertiveness

Dealing with China’s Recent Assertiveness

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Aug , 2017

At the meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group held at Berne in Switzerland on 22 and 23 June 2017 China has been successful in blocking India’s admission to the Group. China insisted that the...

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Impact of PLA Reforms on Indian Armed Forces

Impact of PLA Reforms on Indian Armed Forces

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Book Excerpt: China: Threat or Challenge? | Date: 05 Jun , 2017

Xi Jinping became the Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) in November 2012 and the President of the Peoples Republic of China in March 2013. He became the head of the most...

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Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on the Indian Armed Forces

Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on the Indian Armed Forces

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 May , 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behaviour of computers. It is the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human...

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Modernisation of Artillery Guns and Missiles – A Great Leap Forward

Modernisation of Artillery Guns and Missiles – A Great Leap Forward

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 20 Apr , 2017

The Indian Artillery is currently in a Network Centric Warfare (NCW) Environment that has to provide Surveillance and Reconnaissance resulting in Target Acquisition which would lead to engagement...

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Growing India-Vietnam Strategic Ties has Implication for Region

Growing India-Vietnam Strategic Ties has Implication for Region

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 11 Feb , 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Vietnam on September 2-3, 2016. The visit was the first by an Indian Prime Minister after 15 years. Twelve agreements were signed during the visit which...

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The Tactical Nuclear Weapons (TNW) Conundrum

The Tactical Nuclear Weapons (TNW) Conundrum

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 20 Oct , 2016

Introduction The Indian Army needs to be complimented for undertaking precise surgical strikes at numerous locations across the Line of Control (LoC) on the night of 28 and 29 September. Though...

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Modi’s Visit to Vietnam: Re-asserting Freedom of Navigation in Troubled Waters

Modi’s Visit to Vietnam: Re-asserting Freedom of Navigation in Troubled Waters

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 02 Sep , 2016

India is extremely fortunate to have a Prime Minister who is leaving no stone unturned to activate our Act East policy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Vietnam on September 3, 2016. From...

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Maturity Displayed by Our Security Forces in Kashmir

Maturity Displayed by Our Security Forces in Kashmir

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Date: 06 Aug , 2016

Local Terrorists The situation in Kashmir is simmering since 08 July 2016, the day terrorist Burhan Wani, the Commander of Kashmiri militant group of Hizbul Mujahideen was killed in an encounter...

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Visualised Indian Artillery Considering Threats from China and Pakistan

Visualised Indian Artillery Considering Threats from China and Pakistan

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Vol. 31.1 Jan-Mar 2016 | Date: 03 Aug , 2016

The Regiment of Artillery needs to expedite its modernisation process particularly with regard to guns and ammunition. All our guns are more than 25 years old and need to be replaced. The first...

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China’s Reclamation of Islands in the South China Sea: Implications for India

China’s Reclamation of Islands in the South China Sea: Implications for India

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Vol. 31.1 Jan-Mar 2016 | Date: 07 Jun , 2016

Reclamation of lands in the South China Sea has been an ongoing process by various countries. China initiated the process by building a full-ledged air base on Woody Islands which forms a part of...

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Chinese muscle-flexing in South China Sea: India must operate closely with...

Chinese muscle-flexing in South China Sea: India must operate closely with...

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Date: 18 Mar , 2016

The South China Sea has become an important concern for China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines and Brunei. China claims the entire South China Sea and unilaterally occupied the Paracel...

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India, Vietnam take ties to strategic level against Chinese assertiveness

India, Vietnam take ties to strategic level against Chinese assertiveness

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Date: 16 Jan , 2016

Vietnam lies in the Asia-Pacific region which has of late become a major witness to a phenomenal rise of China, which as a country is not only the world’s second largest economy, but is also a...

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Chinese Aggressiveness: Need for appropriate response

Chinese Aggressiveness: Need for appropriate response

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 23 Sep , 2013

Incursions from China continue despite protests and meetings by India. It is reported that on 20 August 2013, there were intrusions by China in the Walong- Choglagam sector in Arunachal Pradesh...

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Countering Artillery Shells, Rockets and Missiles

Countering Artillery Shells, Rockets and Missiles

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 08 Apr , 2013

Victory in a conflict in the current century will be decided by Asymmetry in Fire Power. Israel and the US have constantly used technology to multiply their capabilities.  The Hamas operating...

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Impact of Pakistan's TNWs

Impact of Pakistan's TNWs

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 02 Apr , 2013

Pakistan’s nuclear programme is Indo centric and is based on offensive usage of nuclear weapons. On 19 April 2011, Pakistan successfully tested the Hatf IX, named NASR a solid fuelled...

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Disputes in the South China Sea

Disputes in the South China Sea

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Vol. 27.4 Oct-Dec 2012 | Date: 25 Dec , 2012

Prior to analysing the dispute it is important to understand the UN Law of the Sea. The 1982 Convention on the Law of Seas has numerous guidelines pertaining to islands, the continental shelf,...

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