Articles in Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016

Government’s New Defence Initiative: Committee of Experts

Government’s New Defence Initiative: Committee of Experts

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 19 Jan , 2017

In convening the Review, the MoD has treaded a path of wisdom and it needs to be congratulated on this initiative. But to ensure that the path is not lost to wilderness, it needs to be considered...

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Army Aviation – The Arm of the Future?

Army Aviation – The Arm of the Future?

By: Lt Gen BS Pawar | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 16 Jan , 2017

The Aviation Arm of the Indian Army today is nowhere near the one envisaged in 1963 or as has been projected in the Indian Army’s perspective plans over the years and lacks some vital elements...

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INS Mormugao in the Series of Indian Naval Destroyers

INS Mormugao in the Series of Indian Naval Destroyers

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 30 Dec , 2016

The Indian Navy has 41 vessels of various types under construction including; an aircraft carrier, destroyers, frigates, corvettes, conventional and nuclear-powered submarines. The Indian...

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Emerging Threat of Grassroots Terrorism and Lone Wolf Actors in India

Emerging Threat of Grassroots Terrorism and Lone Wolf Actors in India

By: Dr V Balasubramaniyan | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 20 Dec , 2016

Grassroots terrorism which is defined as organisational de-evolution of terrorist groups into single actor or small actor networks is one of the recent phenomena witnessed in larger and older...

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Insurgency in The Northeast: Is there Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Insurgency in The Northeast: Is there Light at the End of the Tunnel?

By: Maj Gen Sheru Thapliyal | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 17 Dec , 2016

When the Constitution was framed, a sub-committee headed by Gopinath Bordoloi was appointed to examine and recommend the constitutional arrangements that would fulfill the aspirations of the...

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‘Deep Operations’ Theory: 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War

‘Deep Operations’ Theory: 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War

By: Col JK Achuthan | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 15 Dec , 2016

The need to understand the mechanics of conduct of ‘Deep Operations’ is paramount while undertaking offensive operations. “Limited War” and “Limited Objectives” are mindsets of the...

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Scorpene Leak: Why the Navy Ought to Perturbed and not Paranoid

Scorpene Leak: Why the Navy Ought to Perturbed and not Paranoid

By: Cmde CP Srivastava | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 14 Dec , 2016

The genre of the information leaked, as can be gleaned by the few pages published indicates that the information pertains to the ‘as designed’ capabilities of the platform, as was known in...

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Implications of Terror Strike in Dhaka

Implications of Terror Strike in Dhaka

By: Dr N Manoharan & Dr Bidanda Chengappa | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 13 Dec , 2016

The political leadership in the border state of West Bengal has to realise that vote bank politics to encourage Bangladeshi migrants has already threatened national security interests....

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Hegemonic Global Competition in the 21st Century

Hegemonic Global Competition in the 21st Century

By: Lt Gen HPS Klair | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 10 Dec , 2016

It is evident that the Great Power rivalry of the 21st Century has begun, which in Mackinder’s words, “Man and not nature initiates, but nature in large measure controls.” His prediction of...

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Its not Pakistan, Its Kashmir...!

Its not Pakistan, Its Kashmir...!

By: Alpana Kishore | Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 09 Dec , 2016

Indian policy makers could do well to adopt it in their prescriptions for the perpetual hostilities at the border. Since 1947, Pakistan has almost completely occupied India’s strategic...

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