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What Makes a Man Fight
What Makes a Man Fight

“When thou has profited so much that you respectest thyself, thou mayest let go thy tutor”— Seneca General After my retirement from the Army, I have been working as a Principal in some of the very reputed schools of Rohtak which is an educational centre in Haryana. The area is considered as nursery for recruitment in the armed forces both...

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Modi’s Independence Day message to Pakistan
Col Jaibans Singh | 19 Aug , 2014 1 comment
Modi’s Independence Day message to Pakistan

India celebrated its 68th Independence Day with traditional fervour. The environment was charged with a spirit of nationalism. The new Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi, infused an exceptional sense of patriotism and hope with a speech that was quite different from those that the Nation has got used to hearing on this day. Pakistan...

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When commanders hear but do not listen
When commanders hear but do not listen

To most, hearing and listening are synonymous as both relate to the functions of the ear. However, the difference lies in the processing of the sound by the brain. In the case of hearing, brain simply notices the sound. One hears a sound whether one wants to or not. In other words, one can hear something without wanting to; but one can only...

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General Sundarji in a Bear-Hug with Khalistanis

“Ballay-Ballay-Ballay! Faujaan ney taan baadi security khichh chhaddi hay.” (Bravo! You guys have surely thrown a security cordon around yourselves”), said the three tall, well built and smiling Sikhs, dressed in the crisp attire of the Bhangra Dancers, as they came striding towards us, in St Petersburg in 1986. Whether they were...

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China's Ballistic Missile Programme & Its Defence Industry
RSN Singh | 14 Aug , 2014 0 comments
China's Ballistic Missile Programme & Its Defence Industry

The ballistic missile capability that China had acquired was in evidence in the 1960s when it had deployed DF-1 (conventionally armed Short Range Ballistic Missile – SRBM), DF-2 (CCS-I Medium Range Ballistic Missile – MRBM) and tested DF-3 (CCS-III) in 1969. The Cultural Revolution, however, had caused a disruption to the strategic weapons...

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