Articles in Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018

The Costing Conundrum

The Costing Conundrum

By: Commodore KS Subramanian | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 28 May , 2019

While we all know that warships do not come cheap, there is an urgent need to standardise designs and review the costing mechanism to ensure realistic prices and timely deliveries, particularly...

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Learning from Our Enemy: An Analysis of the Losses in the 1948 Indo-Pak...

Learning from Our Enemy: An Analysis of the Losses in the 1948 Indo-Pak...

By: Col JK Achuthan | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 18 Apr , 2019

The propensity of the Indian military leadership for trusting the Pakistani War Machine and leaving vital localities such as Ledi Galli and Pir Kanthi abandoned during heavy snowfall months...

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Creating An Indian Weapons Industry

Creating An Indian Weapons Industry

By: Prof Prodyut Das | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 04 Mar , 2019

The monopoly of the West over the production of all industrial goods a hundred years ago has been taken over by Far Eastern countries such as China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan who have offered...

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Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 28 Feb , 2019

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was very perceptive in stating that “By and large it can be said that even in the past and remote ages, it was the seafaring nations that prospered, prospered both from...

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The LCA Tejas Programme: Leading to Indigenous AMCA: Quo Vadis?

The LCA Tejas Programme: Leading to Indigenous AMCA: Quo Vadis?

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 20 Feb , 2019

The LCA programme trundles along with new delays added at irregular points in time. Not only is the FOC unattainable yet, even the HAL assembly line is nowhere near producing 16 aircraft a year as...

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1971 War: Battle of Bogra

1971 War: Battle of Bogra

By: Lt Gen JBS Yadava | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 11 Feb , 2019

The capture of Bogra was a landmark victory in which every soldier of 5/11 GR played a vital role against the enemy, which was entrenched in fortified positions. It was a classic battle in a built...

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Terrorism as a Cancer: Does this Metaphor Work for India?

Terrorism as a Cancer: Does this Metaphor Work for India?

By: Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 09 Feb , 2019

Though primarily a medical term, the word ‘cancer’ is increasingly being applied to ideas associated with ‘terrorism’. It is generally understood that cancer is triggered by conditions...

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Downsizing the Indian Army

Downsizing the Indian Army

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 08 Feb , 2019

While the MoD may be swayed by 300,000-manpower reduction in the PLA, US concept of Integrated Brigades in Iraq and Afghanistan and the German concept of three rifle company battalions, all this...

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Strengthening India’s Trade Capabilities Through Fwtz at Car Nicobar: An...

Strengthening India’s Trade Capabilities Through Fwtz at Car Nicobar: An...

By: Johanan Collins and Lt Commander Renjan Oommen | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 10 Jan , 2019

The Very Large Container Ships (VLCS) have considerable operating costs which usually consist of bunker fuels costs and operating costs. Shipping companies try to reduce their ships deviating from...

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India’s Rohingya Issue: A Chance to Strengthen National Security?

India’s Rohingya Issue: A Chance to Strengthen National Security?

By: Maj Gen G Murali | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 14 Dec , 2018

Refugee protection and national security should be seen as complementary and not conflicting state goals. Refugee protection is a current issue while, addressing the root cause, resolution and...

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Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 04 Dec , 2018

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was very perceptive in stating that “By and large it can be said that even in the past and remote ages, it was the seafaring nations that prospered, prospered both from...

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The US – Iran Imbroglio

The US – Iran Imbroglio

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 24 Nov , 2018

The US exit from the deal and intensification of economic pressure, confronts both Iran and the US with an uncertain end-game, complicated by the appearance, at least of divisions within the...

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Resizing the Army: One Size that Doesn’t Fit All

Resizing the Army: One Size that Doesn’t Fit All

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 22 Nov , 2018

“It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it.” — John Jay, The Federalist...

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Kashmir Diary

Kashmir Diary

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 21 Nov , 2018

I recently travelled to Kashmir valley in the month of October of 2018. And this must have been the nth time that I was in to this troubled zone. The first journey was way back in the year 1992....

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