Articles By Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva

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) PK 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) PK 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) PK 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) PK 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) PK 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) PK 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) PK 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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MoD scuttled the proposal for a Permanent Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee

MoD scuttled the proposal for a Permanent Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jun , 2013

Unfortunately, India is not likely to get a super-General as adviser to the defence minister and also member of the cabinet committee on security for advice on defence and national security...

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Telecom Gear: Link security with the go-local policy

Telecom Gear: Link security with the go-local policy

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Date: 18 May , 2013

The National Security Council (NSC) has backed the proposed policy of Department of Telecom (DoT) to encourage local manufacturing of telecom gear against the backdrop security concerns, because...

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Chinese Incursion in Ladakh exposes Indian Army war machinery's (Un)...

Chinese Incursion in Ladakh exposes Indian Army war machinery's (Un)...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Apr , 2013

Surprisingly, in a deep incursion, Chinese troops have entered the Indian Territory in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector in eastern Ladakh and erected a tented post without digging any trenches,...

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Cyber War: A grave cause of concern

Cyber War: A grave cause of concern

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2013

Cyber warfare refers to politically motivated hacking to conduct sabotage and espionage. It is a form of information warfare sometimes seen as analogous to conventional warfare although this...

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High-Tech Naval Base to counter Chinese Expanding Navys

High-Tech Naval Base to counter Chinese Expanding Navys

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Apr , 2013

The strategic ambitions of China in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea have received a giant boost with its assuming charge of the Gwadar Port from Pakistan after taking charge of port...

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Defence Budget far from Threat Perception

Defence Budget far from Threat Perception

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Mar , 2013

There is an overall decrease in the defence outlay of almost all countries in the world including India except China and Pakistan. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research...

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