Articles in Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021

Directed-Energy Weapons: Mirage or Reality? Light at the end of the Tunnel

Directed-Energy Weapons: Mirage or Reality? Light at the end of the Tunnel

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 25 Oct , 2021

No doubt, much remains to be done before Directed-Energy Weapons (DEWs) make a convincing transition from laboratory wonders to effective and reliable weapons of war. But there is finally light...

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Who were the Mysterious ‘Tibetan 419 Troops’ in 1962?

Who were the Mysterious ‘Tibetan 419 Troops’ in 1962?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 13 Oct , 2021

China always speaks of the 1962 War against India as a ‘Self-Defence Counter-Attack’. In this context, the setting up of the Z-419 Force was a turning point in the unfolding confrontation...

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India’s National Security Options in a Penta-Polar World – Scenario 2030

India’s National Security Options in a Penta-Polar World – Scenario 2030

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 12 Oct , 2021

We claim that a penta-polar world is emerging. We also claim that, “To be there in 2030-2035, India needs to play out the penta-polar world dynamics through a multi-alignment strategy backed up...

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The Concept of Theatre Command in the Indian Context

The Concept of Theatre Command in the Indian Context

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 10 Oct , 2021

On July 02, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat stated, “Do not forget that Air Force continues to remain a supporting arm to the armed forces, just as artillery or the...

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Proxy War: Should India Actively Enter into this Realm to Achieve its...

Proxy War: Should India Actively Enter into this Realm to Achieve its...

By: Col Mridul Kamal Gaind | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 06 Oct , 2021

Achieving objectives by fair means or foul, that is the most important spiritual legacy of the renaissance. In the middle ages, this represented a breakthrough against romantic chivalry and the...

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Forum Army 2021: Some Salient Points and Takeaways

Forum Army 2021: Some Salient Points and Takeaways

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 04 Oct , 2021

What is Forum 2021? International Military Technical Forum (called Forum in short) is an annual event organised and supported by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Russian Federation. The 7th...

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India’s Extended Neighbourhood in Turmoil: Afghanistan – A Vacuum or a...

India’s Extended Neighbourhood in Turmoil: Afghanistan – A Vacuum or a...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 26 Sep , 2021

“The Iraqi and Afghan wars have not ‘ended.’ Only America’s involvement has ‘ended.’ …When a country leaves a war before achieving victory it is not called leaving. It is called...

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India’s Wait and Watch in Afghanistan: The Strategic Space

India’s Wait and Watch in Afghanistan: The Strategic Space

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 24 Sep , 2021

Under no circumstances Pakistan will ever allow the Quetta Shura led Taliban an upper hand in the affairs of Afghanistan. It comes as little surprise to witness the return of Taliban fighters back...

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