Articles in Vol 21.4

Kargil: A Ringside View

Kargil: A Ringside View

By: Lt Gen Mohinder Puri | Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 24 Jul , 2013

It was the 12th of June 1999. Eleven days had passed since 8 Mountain Division (Mtn Div) of which, I was privileged to be the General Officer Commanding (GOC), had assumed operational...

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The Global Aircraft Carrier Perspective

The Global Aircraft Carrier Perspective

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 30 May , 2012

Navies have Aircraft Carriers to provide instantly available air power to fleets at sea.  The number of aircraft carriers that a Navy requires derives from how many are needed during war to...

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Maritime Rapid Reaction Force

Maritime Rapid Reaction Force

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 26 Aug , 2011

Addressing the combined conference of Indian Military Commanders on October 26, 1999 Former Defence Minister George Fernandes had noted that the Indian Armed Forces should set up a Rapid Reaction...

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Harvest of Hate

Harvest of Hate

By: Wilson John | Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 17 Jul , 2011

It is important to understand that of the multiple objectives a terrorist attack has, the least articulated and understood is the cycle of terror and hate. When groups like LeT carry out attacks,...

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Modernisation of Defence Forces

Modernisation of Defence Forces

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 21 Feb , 2011

India will pay heavy price in the long run, if it continues to compromise its superiority in military power balance vis-à-vis China and Pakistan. Both, China and Pakistan have a diabolical plan...

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China and the Indian Ocean Region

China and the Indian Ocean Region

By: Admiral Arun Prakash | Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 15 Dec , 2010

The topic for today’s seminar, “China and the Indian Ocean Region” relates to an issue on which there is a dire need for India to focus her attention on very closely. Historically, we have...

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Catalysing the Defence Industry

Catalysing the Defence Industry

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar | Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 15 Dec , 2010

Any current survey of India’s Defence Industry would take us back to the Fiat and Ambassador age. Should it be so at a time when we are on the threshold of emerging as a software superpower and...

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India's Defence Economics

India's Defence Economics

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 09 Nov , 2010

Indian media often highlights the criticism voiced against the Ministry of Defence and its Departments of Research & Development, Defence Production and Defence Finance regarding the cost and...

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