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India in US Strategic Rebalance in Asia-Pacific
admin | 30 Jan , 2015 0 comments
India in US Strategic Rebalance in Asia-Pacific

A perceptional improvement in India’s global strategic profile by way of its growing economy[1] and defence capability, has found India a significant place in United States (US) strategic schema since the end of cold-War in 1990’s. Most significant impact is expected in the defence ties of the two nation. From being a country prohibited...

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Veterans and Social Change
Veterans and Social Change

We, the veterans take pride in the fact that we belong to the noblest profession in the world – the profession of arms that ensures security of our country. ‘Once a soldier always a soldier’ is an old adage. Shedding of uniform does not severe our umbilical links with the military. We continue to act as ambassadors of the services. When...

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It is not for the soldier to demand; it is for the nation to provide
Col Jaibans Singh | 28 Jan , 2015 0 comments
It is not for the soldier to demand; it is for the nation to provide

The country has just celebrated its 66th Republic Day. The ceremony is all about generating a feeling of nationalism. The President, as supreme commander, reviews the Armed Forces and gives the nation an assurance of their ability to defend the Nation. The forces, in turn, reiterate their loyalty to the elected government and their supreme...

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The Men Who Saved The Kashmir Valley
The Men Who Saved The Kashmir Valley

Oct 27 is celebrated as ‘Infantry Day’ in the Indian Army. On this day, Indian troops were air lifted from Delhi and landed at Srinagar to protect the airfield and save the town of Srinagar from falling into the hands of raiders. Pakistan had let loose the tribal hordes along with it’s military personnel to capture the valley and then...

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Commemorating Indo-Pakistan War 1971: Freedom comes with a price
Col Jaibans Singh | 19 Jan , 2015 3 comments
Commemorating Indo-Pakistan War 1971: Freedom comes with a price

The youth of the country needs to be given a post-independence historical perspective to make them realise that the freedom that they are enjoying came with a price. Sacrifices did not end with the freedom struggle; they extended way beyond to save the territorial integrity, dignity, democratic values and freedom of the great Indian Nation. The...

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