Articles in Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016

Unsung Heroes: Supplying Oil To The Siachen

Unsung Heroes: Supplying Oil To The Siachen

By: Arun Khanna | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 02 May , 2017

Few people know that a massive and challenging logistics supply chain exercise for transporting various petroleum products (POL), commonly known as Advance Winter Stocking (AWS), is undertaken...

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Acoustic Capacity Building in the Indian Ocean Region

Acoustic Capacity Building in the Indian Ocean Region

By: Vice Adm DSP Varma And Cdr (Dr) Arnab Das | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 11 Sep , 2016

The fractured maritime mandate in India and the involvement of multiple agencies and ministries for matters maritime, make it complicated to achieve synergy. The UWR, Goa is a defence facility...

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India & China Territorial Dispute: The Growing Challenge

India & China Territorial Dispute: The Growing Challenge

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 04 Sep , 2016

China’s negotiating strategy on the territorial dispute is to stall resolution of the dispute till it is in a much stronger position in terms of comprehensive national strength so that it can...

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Our Forgotten Wars: Victimisation and Survival in Bodoland

Our Forgotten Wars: Victimisation and Survival in Bodoland

By: Dr Samrat Sinha | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 29 Aug , 2016

“In modern warfare, the enemy is far more difficult to identify. No physical frontier separates the two camps. The line of demarcation between friend and foe passes through the very heart of...

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Socio Economic Transformation: Through Ex-Servicemen

Socio Economic Transformation: Through Ex-Servicemen

By: Lt Gen SK Gadeock and Col Nishant Sharma | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 26 Aug , 2016

Ex-servicemen are ‘role models’ of ethical leadership with ingrained morals and value systems focused on ‘Duty, Honour and Country’ contributing to society and nation building in...

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Myanmar and India: A New Future

Myanmar and India: A New Future

By: Maj Gen Nitin P Gadkari | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 23 Aug , 2016

The Chinese have aggressively involved themselves in Myanmar yet they are unsure of their future relationship and their investments due to the oncoming democratically elected government. Chinese...

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Indian Army: Adopting ‘Deep Operations’ Doctrine

Indian Army: Adopting ‘Deep Operations’ Doctrine

By: Col JK Achuthan | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 22 Aug , 2016

In hostile interactions between nations, there are ‘no rules’ for the Victors till the status quo has been established. India is a continental country and should, therefore, have a realistic...

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Women Officers in the Indian Army: A Reality Check

Women Officers in the Indian Army: A Reality Check

By: Lt Gen Mukesh Sabharwal | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 21 Aug , 2016

Employment of women officers in the Indian Armed Forces is no longer an issue to be trifled with. Their track record in the areas of expertise that they have been employed in so far clearly...

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Airfield Security: Lessons for the IAF

Airfield Security: Lessons for the IAF

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 15 Aug , 2016

A typical IAF base is secured during peacetime by DSC personnel manning the peripheral watch towers and the important operational assets augmented with air-warrior guards comprising non-technical...

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Higher Defence Organisation for India: Towards an Integrated Approach

Higher Defence Organisation for India: Towards an Integrated Approach

By: Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 12 Aug , 2016

The restructuring of both the MOD and the Service HQs, with the relevant changes in the AOB/TOB Rules and the creation of the CDS/PCSOC is the need of the hour, if India is to be an effective...

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Islamic State: The New Brand of Terrorism in India

Islamic State: The New Brand of Terrorism in India

By: Dr V Balasubramaniyan | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 11 Aug , 2016

Competition among fundamentalist groups could push each of them to outdo others who would evolve in a constant state of ‘one-upmanship’. There are already strong indications of such a threat...

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Privatisation of the Indian Aerospace Industry: Problems and Prospects

Privatisation of the Indian Aerospace Industry: Problems and Prospects

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 09 Aug , 2016

“Make in India” has been around for some time now, both as a slogan and as a rallying point for industrial lobbies. As far as the aerospace industry is concerned, the single major act of...

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DPP 2016: A Missed Opportunity

DPP 2016: A Missed Opportunity

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 06 Aug , 2016

The Kargil Conflict had fortuitously brought to the centre-stage the need for an integrated approach towards intelligence gathering and joint operations. The 26//11 Mumbai attack has woken us to...

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Transportation Infrastructure in the North East

Transportation Infrastructure in the North East

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 04 Aug , 2016

The North East is located at a crossroads between three major economies – East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia. This geopolitical advantage, has however, not really translated into the...

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China-India-Myanmar: The Forgotten Frontier

China-India-Myanmar: The Forgotten Frontier

By: Air Cmdr PC Chopra | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 02 Aug , 2016

The large porous and underdeveloped border could also be turned into a border of peace and progress. The pro-democracy movement and Myanmar’s integration with Western economies, would give a...

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The Government’s Burden of Military Security

The Government’s Burden of Military Security

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 31 Jul , 2016

It needs no revelation that there is widespread consternation within the strategically committed community, the intelligentsia and the media over the growing obsolescence and declining...

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Submarine Ahoy – Whither to Bound?

Submarine Ahoy – Whither to Bound?

By: Rear Adm AP Revi | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 21 Jul , 2016

The MOD’s 1997 proposal for a 30-year s/m building programme got CCS endorsement only in 1999. It consisted of a long term plan for indigenous construction of twenty-four s/m over a period of...

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Global Terrorism: An Analysis of Fault Lines and Risks

Global Terrorism: An Analysis of Fault Lines and Risks

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 19 Jul , 2016

To flourish a terrorist outfit needs financial and logistics support, political patronage and a supportive or submissive population, which is the Centre of Gravity in prospering or combating...

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‘SAGARA MANTHAN’: Make in India Transition

‘SAGARA MANTHAN’: Make in India Transition

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 13 Jul , 2016

‘Sagara Manthan’ or the churning of the ocean of milk, is a story mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana, the Vishnu Purana and the epic Mahabharata. The story relates to the ‘Devas’ (Hindu...

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Defence Budget 2016: Hits and Misses for the IAF

Defence Budget 2016: Hits and Misses for the IAF

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 09 Jul , 2016

As a percentage of government expenditure the defence budget is down to 12.6 per cent from 13.9 per cent last year. Interestingly, 15 per cent of Ministry of Defence (MoD) capital budget remained...

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