Articles in Courtesy: CLAWS

Pakistan: Peace remains a Chimera

Pakistan: Peace remains a Chimera

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 13 Sep , 2013

The successful holding of elections in Pakistan earlier this year marked a significant forward movement in the country’s politics with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) handing over power to the...

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Surreal China - Lessons from Myanmar

Surreal China - Lessons from Myanmar

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 09 Jun , 2013

Myanmar helped China seize the opportunity to integrate more with Myanmar militarily, politically and economically, Chinese strategists having visualised the long-term need for reaching out to...

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Route-Out aur Route-In Alag Hoga

Route-Out aur Route-In Alag Hoga

By: Rahul Chutani | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 01 Jun , 2013

“Route-Out aur Route-In Alag Hoga” said the Ustad at the Indian Military Academy.  This phrase sounded too basic and too simplistic at that time to the young boys sitting there, imbibing...

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Looking beyond the DBO face off

Looking beyond the DBO face off

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 21 May , 2013

With the Chinese removing the four tents pitched in Indian Territory at an altitude of 17,500 feet, a few kilometers South of Daulat Beg Oldi(DBO) in the Depsang Plains in Eastern Ladakh a...

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More intrusions in Indian Territory by China to follow...

More intrusions in Indian Territory by China to follow...

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 03 May , 2013

The Defence Secretary has reportedly informed the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence that the Chinese intrusion at Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) in Ladakh region is actually 19 kilometers deep...

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Indian Military in Afghanistan

Indian Military in Afghanistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 17 Apr , 2013

A study released by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, USA on 14 Jan 2013 has totaled the direct spending by the US on the war in Afghanistan for the period FY2001 to FY2013 as...

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Countering Artillery Shells, Rockets and Missiles

Countering Artillery Shells, Rockets and Missiles

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 08 Apr , 2013

Victory in a conflict in the current century will be decided by Asymmetry in Fire Power. Israel and the US have constantly used technology to multiply their capabilities.  The Hamas operating...

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Impact of Pakistan's TNWs

Impact of Pakistan's TNWs

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 02 Apr , 2013

Pakistan’s nuclear programme is Indo centric and is based on offensive usage of nuclear weapons. On 19 April 2011, Pakistan successfully tested the Hatf IX, named NASR a solid fuelled...

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Hurdles in Defence Industrial Growth

Hurdles in Defence Industrial Growth

By: Karanpreet Kaur | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 30 Mar , 2013

The policies of the Government of India, the desire of armed forces and expectations of the indigenous industry for establishing a defence industrial base have yet to be fulfilled despite efforts...

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India's Network Centric Warfare Programme

India's Network Centric Warfare Programme

By: Raveen Janu | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 19 Mar , 2013

If a perusal is done of the military doctrines of the major advanced powers, one aspect that has a common theme across the board is information dominance. Network centricity is the backbone...

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RFID in Netcentric Warfare Logistics

RFID in Netcentric Warfare Logistics

By: Manoj Shergill | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 19 Mar , 2013

The emergence of Net Centric Warfare (NCW) in the modern day conflicts has impacted the way the combat forces are logistically supported with increasing dependence on Geographical Information...

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Countering IEDs: Training remains the Key

Countering IEDs: Training remains the Key

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 13 Mar , 2013

On 22 February, eight persons, including six policemen, were killed in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists at Majhauliya village in Bihar’s Gaya district. This marked the first major land mine...

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China and Pakistan: Plain Talk is the Key!

China and Pakistan: Plain Talk is the Key!

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 08 Mar , 2013

Diplomacy does not imply ignoring the obvious where national security is involved. When China warned India to cease oil exploration in Vietnamese waters, there were calls that India should raise...

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The Malala Moment and Reforming Pakistan’s Education System

The Malala Moment and Reforming Pakistan’s Education System

By: Pratibha Singh | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 03 Mar , 2013

Malala Yousufzai has emerged as an icon for countless girls in repressed societies. On 10 October 2012, she survived a brutal attack in the Swat Valley by pro-Taliban elements who perceive...

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China incapacitating India from within...

China incapacitating India from within...

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 14 Feb , 2013

Diplomacy does not imply ignoring the obvious where national security is involved. When China warned India to cease oil exploration in Vietnamese waters, there were calls that India should raise...

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Lessons from Latehar

Lessons from Latehar

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 02 Feb , 2013

On 07 January 2013, ten police personnel were killed in an ambush in the Karmatiya Forest of Latehar District. Nine of the killed were from the Central Reserve Police force (CRPF) and one was...

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Just Missiles are not Enough

Just Missiles are not Enough

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 07 Jan , 2013

It was a red letter day for the DRDO when the Agni V ICBM was successfully test fired on 19 Apr 2012. Indeed, it was a landmark event for the country as far as its military security is concerned....

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Ethnic Violence in Myanmar: Impact on India

Ethnic Violence in Myanmar: Impact on India

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 11 Dec , 2012

Ethnic violence has once again flared up in Myanmar’s Rakhine state which due to the communal overtones of the conflict could have potential security implications for India. Myanmar has a small...

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Formation of Afghanistan,Pakistan,China trilateral spells danger for India

Formation of Afghanistan,Pakistan,China trilateral spells danger for India

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 03 Dec , 2012

According to the Chinese science of strategy, national interest is both the starting point and destination of military strategy. …she had already inducted 15,000 Chinese in Afghanistan in year...

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Future Wars Require Strong Army Aviation

Future Wars Require Strong Army Aviation

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 27 Jan , 2012

The Raksha Mantri, while speaking at a seminar organised by the Centre for Land Warfare Studies last year, said that the government was aware of the pace of military modernisation by countries...

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