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Game-changing Technologies for Future Naval Operations
Dr Vijay Sakhuja | 11 Apr , 2018 0 comments

Two new weapon technologies – Solid State Lasers (SSLs) and Electromagnetic Railgun (EMRG) – can augment ship defence against incoming missiles, high speed projectiles and unmanned vehicles/drones. Experts argue that if these are successfully deployed, surface warfare could witness a ‘revolution’. Further, these technologies can...

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Origin of Cavalry in Indian Army and the Silladar System
Sumit Walia | 10 Apr , 2018 1 comment
Origin of Cavalry in Indian Army and the Silladar System

The story of modern cavalry of the Indian Army started in 1796 when the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) raised first of the three, European styled, native cavalry regiment in Bengal Army. At that time, there were three presidencies in India – Bombay, Bengal and Madras. Each presidency had its own army. By 1857 Company had 10 regular...

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Afghanistan’s Comparative Perceptions of Pakistan and India
Dr Subhash Kapila | 09 Apr , 2018 0 comments

Afghanistan was posed with mighty challenges on the Partition of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947 wherein Pakistan despite its Islamic commonality with Afghanistan became interposed as a “Hostile Neighbour” between Afghanistan and India which for centuries had civilizational and friendly ties. Afghanistan’s geostrategic location on the...

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Women Cyber Warriors and the Indian Military
Dr Vijay Sakhuja | 08 Apr , 2018 0 comments

The stage is set for the entry of women as ‘cyber warriors’ in the Indian armed forces. The Indian Army chief noted in 2017 that plans were in place to employ women officers “in new cadres such as cyber” since the country faced “major cyber security threat from both state and non-state actors.” The initiative is also seen as part of...

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Article 370- Back to the Frontline
AS Chonker | 07 Apr , 2018 0 comments

Center-State Relations The relationship between the Govt of India and state of J&K has been like a roller coaster ride. However, the downs will outnumber the ups, hands down. The history of this blow hot – blow cold marriage of convenience has been amply highlighted in three web articles on the history of J&K[1]. Article 370 has come back to...

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