Articles By Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva

Infantry Without Basic Weapons!!!

Infantry Without Basic Weapons!!!

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Oct , 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping has followed up the closure of the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) with a major revamp of the military leadership. On 25 October, a new lineup of...

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North Korea: A Rogue State Pain in the Neck for All

North Korea: A Rogue State Pain in the Neck for All

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Sep , 2017

North Korea has been accelerating its nuclear weapons development under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, a third-generation dictator who has conducted four of North Korea’s six nuclear tests...

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First Phase of Army Reforms Cleared By CCS

First Phase of Army Reforms Cleared By CCS

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Sep , 2017

In a first, the government on 30th August 2017 approved reforms within the Indian Army to enhance combat capability of the forces thereby rebalancing defence expenditure in a phased manner by...

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Army Ill-equipped for battle

Army Ill-equipped for battle

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Courtesy: www.thestatesman.com | Date: 06 Aug , 2017

The report by the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG), which highlights a serious shortage of ammunition in the Indian Army, has caused considerable concern and raised questions about the...

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Stand-Off at Tri-Junction: China Indulging in Psychological Warfare

Stand-Off at Tri-Junction: China Indulging in Psychological Warfare

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jul , 2017

In the first week of June 2017, China had bulldozed an old bunker of the Indian army at Doka La south of the tri-junction of India, Tibet and Bhutan in Sikkim. The Indian army had refused to...

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The Three Years of ‘Modi Sarkar’ Sense of Purpose with some Deficiencies...

The Three Years of ‘Modi Sarkar’ Sense of Purpose with some Deficiencies...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jun , 2017

The Modi government completes three eventful tumultuous years this month. Taking over from the UPA Government that was voted out on charges of corruption and indifferent governance, it promised...

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Why Blame Pakistan as it is Bent Upon Bleeding India Until India Gives a...

Why Blame Pakistan as it is Bent Upon Bleeding India Until India Gives a...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 May , 2017

Why blame Pakistan for acts of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir as it is always on denial and is bent upon bleeding India until the Kashmir problem is resolved or till India gives a befitting reply...

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Defence Budget 2017-18 Analysis

Defence Budget 2017-18 Analysis

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Feb , 2017

India’s defence budget has been hiked by a measly 6 per cent to Rs 2,74,114 crore ($40.42 billion) for 2017-18, dashing the hopes for any major jump in military modernisation this year despite...

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Boost to India's Strategic Ambitions with Inking of Trilateral Project with...

Boost to India's Strategic Ambitions with Inking of Trilateral Project with...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2016

A trilateral transport corridor project, inked in Tehran during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran on 23-24 May with the leaders of Iran and Afghanistan, altered the geopolitical map...

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China Begins Construction of Tibet’s Biggest Dam: Suwalong Project

China Begins Construction of Tibet’s Biggest Dam: Suwalong Project

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 May , 2016

China has started construction of its biggest Suwalong hydropower project at the junction of Mangkam county in Tibet and Batang county in Sichuan province has a design capacity of 1.2 gigawatts...

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Defence Budget not compatible with threat perception and modernisation...

Defence Budget not compatible with threat perception and modernisation...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2016

Indian Armed Forces were expecting a huge jump in the defence budget during the Modi Government’s third budget announced on February 29, 2016. The nation is experiencing positive economic...

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High Time Siachen Dispute is Settled

High Time Siachen Dispute is Settled

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2016

Unfortunately, the death of the brave heart Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad 19 Madras who was rescued alive from under the 35 feet snow avalanche after five days has made the strategicians to...

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Indo-Russian ties need regular nurturing for time tested friendship

Indo-Russian ties need regular nurturing for time tested friendship

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jul , 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India has served to reaffirm bilateral bonds between the two countries. Beyond the positive rhetoric – New Delhi assured Putin that Moscow will...

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Army Modernisation Plan Adversely Hit as Budget Cut by Rs. 5,000 crore

Army Modernisation Plan Adversely Hit as Budget Cut by Rs. 5,000 crore

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2015

Modernisation of the Indian Defence Forces is a continuous process based on threat perception, operational challenges, technological changes and available sources. The process is based on a 15...

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Incursions cast shadow on Sino-India meet

Incursions cast shadow on Sino-India meet

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Sep , 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India 17-19 September 2014 was overshadowed by the serious standoff between the Indian and Chinese armed forces along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in...

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Defence Allotments Deficient in Threat Perception

Defence Allotments Deficient in Threat Perception

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jul , 2014

India boosted defence spending by 12.5 percent in 2014-15 over the previous year in a budget presented on 10 July and further opened the domestic weapons industry to foreign investment to help...

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Military be included in the National Security Decision Making Loop

Military be included in the National Security Decision Making Loop

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Oct , 2013

Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne Chairman Chiefs of the Staff Committee (COSC) pitched for a common pay commission for armed forces and said it must have representation from their side. In the light...

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Have we done enough to secure the borders?

Have we done enough to secure the borders?

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Aug , 2013

A heavily armed team of terrorists and Pakistani troops ambushed an Indian Army patrol along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of August 7,...

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Involve military in decision making to tackle China

Involve military in decision making to tackle China

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jul , 2013

In April 2013, the Chinese troops came 19 km inside the Indian Territory in the Depsang valley in Ladakh, a desolate area 40 km southeast of Daulat Beg Oldie, a World War II airstrip which was...

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Uttrakhand exposes poor early warning mechanisms

Uttrakhand exposes poor early warning mechanisms

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jun , 2013

The torrential floods in the Himalayas is one of the biggest disaster witnessed in the country over the years leading to over 600 deaths so far since June 15 2013 onwards in Uttrakhand alone. It...

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