Articles By Brig Pradeep Sharma

India: The Modern Mahabharat and The Chakravyuha-3

India: The Modern Mahabharat and The Chakravyuha-3

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Date: 29 Aug , 2021

Introduction Amidst hurried evacuation of NATO forces and Civilians Suicide Bombers (who are dying to win!) struck, killing and injuring US soldiers and others including civilians further adding...

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India: Modern Mahabharat & The Chakravyuha-II, The flood gates open

India: Modern Mahabharat & The Chakravyuha-II, The flood gates open

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Date: 20 Aug , 2021

Introduction In my article I have attempted to address the potential trouble surrounding us, it is aimed at sensitizing minds in order to get contingency thinking going. Now the flood gates have...

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India: Modern Mahabharat and The Chakravyuha

India: Modern Mahabharat and The Chakravyuha

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jun , 2021

Introduction The global strategic outlook is undergoing an upheaval and the center of gravity appears to be the Indian Subcontinent. While it is a subject which admittedly can hardly be covered in...

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The Army Way: A Follow Up

The Army Way: A Follow Up

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2021

Introduction This is another effort at continuation of the Military thought process to prepare plans and responses’ to enemy action or military operations. The 9 Principles of War,  being taught...

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The Army Way

The Army Way

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Apr , 2021

Introduction Some months ago I wrote my thoughts on the response to Corona Virus, it was titled ‘The Sirens Must Wail’ Having suffered the last one year under the gloomy cloud of Lock Downs,...

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Corporatizing the Defence Ordnance Factories: Gainful Employment of Support...

Corporatizing the Defence Ordnance Factories: Gainful Employment of Support...

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Sep , 2020

Introduction On the heels of my earlier article carried by IDR , some very important initiatives have been announced and steps taken by the Government. While these in my considered opinion have...

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The Indian Army Contracts with Private Military Companies: Way Forward?

The Indian Army Contracts with Private Military Companies: Way Forward?

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Sep , 2020

Annually the armed forces release approximately 75,000 personnel (Officer and other ranks), well trained, skilled and experienced in various fields. The Army stays young and agile with this...

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Indian Army: A Nation Builder through Character, leadership & Industry

Indian Army: A Nation Builder through Character, leadership & Industry

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jul , 2020

Historically the Armed Forces are looked at with a ‘jaundiced eye’ the world over. Indian Army surely has forever been castigated as being a ‘White Elephant’ and a drain on good tax...

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India: Challenges & Opportunities - The War against Terror

India: Challenges & Opportunities - The War against Terror

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 May , 2020

India has faced insurgencies and terrorism since independence with the ingress of ‘Razakars’ from Pakistan with an intermix of regulars, reportedly even led by British Officers! The 80’s saw...

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India: Challenges & Opportunities

India: Challenges & Opportunities

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 May , 2020

The Cosmic Enigma: “Who can think of the sun costuming clouds? When all people are shaken or of night endazzled, proud, when people awaken and cry and cry for help? The craven antiquity of self,...

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The Sirens Must Wail Again

The Sirens Must Wail Again

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Mar , 2020

The sound of sirens last heard in 1971 have been conspicuous by their silence. Thank God! But then again, was it not the sound of sirens which sent everyone scrambling, running to shelters,...

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26-January-2001: Lest We Forget

26-January-2001: Lest We Forget

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2020

As we go into celebrating our 73 Republic Day, putting on display for the world to see, our culture alongside our military might we must not forget the date. The figure 26 has an indelible mark in...

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Terror: Lessons from Paris and Beyond

Terror: Lessons from Paris and Beyond

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 08 Sep , 2018

Apart from religious polarisation and the isolation of the human population on the basis of language, colour, religion or sect, a pattern that seems to emerge as the biggest threat is the...

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I am Invisible & You are Not: The Challenges of Operational Int

I am Invisible & You are Not: The Challenges of Operational Int

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Mar , 2018

Forces deploy in fixed grids, they dress in a uniform, per force have to adopt conventional methods and remain bound by law. Entry and exits are under observation. They rely on locals for...

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Lest We Forget: 26-1-2001

Lest We Forget: 26-1-2001

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Date: 26 Jan , 2018

Introduction As we go into celebrating our Republic Day in 2018, putting on display for the world to see, our culture alongside our military might we must remember 26 January 2001. The figure 26...

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Innovations to Prevent Bomb Blasts: Trust Based Security

Innovations to Prevent Bomb Blasts: Trust Based Security

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2017

As reflected by the repeated bomb blasts in Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and elsewhere, India has proved itself to be vulnerable and unable to prevent bomb blasts.  Bomb disposal teams came into play...

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The Military Literature Festival

The Military Literature Festival

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2017

Introduction Chandigarh being central to Punjab & Haryana, both states which have contributed largely to the Indian Defence Forces makes an ideal hub for such an event. The hustle and bustle...

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