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ISIS: Terror moving toward Jordan
Jatin Kumar | 23 May , 2015 0 comments
ISIS: Terror moving toward Jordan

Anarchy is the best defined term to explain present violent Middle East. The actors in the current international system follow ‘the law of Jungle,’ [1] – either eat or to be eaten- which is the only principle of survival. In the past few years, the rapid shift in the violent conflicts in the different parts of the world and changing...

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1965 War: General Chaudhury did not order withdrawal behind River Beas
1965 War: General Chaudhury did not order withdrawal behind River Beas

Forty seven years have passed since the 1965 war with Pakistan, still controversies and confusion on many issues and events persist. It is so because the official history of this war is shrouded in secrecy. The documents with the MOD, MEA, RAAW, IAF and army formations are yet to be declassified. Given this blanket blackout of authentic...

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Remain aware and upfront about terrorist intentions in J&K
Col Jaibans Singh | 17 May , 2015 0 comments
Remain aware and upfront about terrorist intentions in J&K

Terrorists in Kashmir took their bloody toll yet again with the brutal killing of two personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday, 11 May. Chef Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed must be ruing the day when he, rather prematurely, offered a hand of friendship to separatist, divisive and terrorist forces. His attempt towards...

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Security Doctrine : Approach Paper
Security Doctrine : Approach Paper

In a tribute to Lt Gen Eric Vas, whose perceptive insight is evidently still relevant. It is agreed that there is nothing secret about a national security or service doctrine.  Thus, there should be no hesitation in disseminating the views expressed below to the public in order to encourage wide debate and discussion. As rightly stated, an...

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Indian Army and the Himalayan Ecology
Col CP Muthanna | 12 May , 2015 1 comment
Indian Army and the Himalayan Ecology

The permanent presence of troops is mostly in cantonments and field areas. The field areas are predominantly in mountainous terrain in the Himalayan region.  The role of the Army in cantonments is limited and does not require any major policy initiatives and directions. Environment related activities in Cantonments can be initiated at...

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