Articles in Vol 24.2

Indian Army and Management of Stress

Indian Army and Management of Stress

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 23 Aug , 2014

Military’s Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC) at Pune provides rehabilitation support to paraplegic and tetraplegic soldiers. Most of the inmates are victims of bullet or other injuries...

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Nepal: The ticking time-bomb

Nepal: The ticking time-bomb

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 04 Aug , 2014

Nepal is at a critical crossroad; in fact the rebirth of the country as a new nation-state is in question. To assess the evolving situation, I recently undertook an extensive tour of the country....

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Prepare for the Next Great War

Prepare for the Next Great War

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 30 Jun , 2014

Today, India is ringed by turbulent states – Pakistan (land boundary with India 3,310 kms in the northwest), Nepal (land boundary with India 1,751 kms in the north), Bangladesh (land boundary...

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The Subverted Indo-Bangladesh Border : I

The Subverted Indo-Bangladesh Border : I

By: VK Shashikumar | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 07 May , 2014

Operation Zero Line Investigates the gateway of terror in the East – the 4,095 km (2,979 km land border and 1,116 km riverine border) long India-Bangladesh border, half of which is along West...

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China's Emerging Cyberwar Doctrine

China's Emerging Cyberwar Doctrine

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 13 Sep , 2012

“Chinese cyber spies hack Indian embassy in US,” screamed a bold headline splashed across the front page of a leading national daily on March 30, 2009.1 Based on a research brief issued by the...

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China’s Maritime Thrust in Africa

China’s Maritime Thrust in Africa

By: Dr Sundaram Rajasimman | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 13 Sep , 2012

Call it China’s new military diplomacy or birth traits of its emerging naval strategy, a Chinese naval fleet arrived in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia on 6 January, 2009 to carry out the first...

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The New Great Game

The New Great Game

By: Col Harjeet Singh | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 01 Sep , 2012

The “Great Game” was a term prevalent in the 19th century, for the strategic rivalry and conflict between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia. It...

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Is Indian Intelligence being made the whipping boy?

Is Indian Intelligence being made the whipping boy?

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 29 Jun , 2012

Indian intelligence is frequently in the news, often for the wrong reasons. It is a favourite kicking target for a large number of those who compulsively articulate, like the media, political...

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War and Oil - The Pipeline Politics

War and Oil - The Pipeline Politics

By: Rohit Singh | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 16 Feb , 2012

One has heard of the great depression that has struck the world on at least two occasions, once in the early 20th century, and the other one we are going through, currently. While the current...

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Develop Cutting Edge Defense Industries

Develop Cutting Edge Defense Industries

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 18 Sep , 2011

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> To develop cutting edge defense industries, New Delhi must eschew the inherent divisive tendencies. Instead of consolidating Aero India 2009 as the foremost Asian aerospace show, we reduced its...

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New French Base in the Gulf

New French Base in the Gulf

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 29 Aug , 2011

A small revolution is happening in the French defense establishment: Paris will soon open an inter-service base outside France, in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Though it is not...

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The Subverted Indo-Bangladesh Border : III

The Subverted Indo-Bangladesh Border : III

By: VK Shashikumar | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 28 Jul , 2011

BSF Jawan checking the fence on Indo-Bangladesh border Cattle Smuggling and Terrorism: Let’s come straight to the point. The cattle-smugglers of West Bengal, their knowledge of the border...

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Designer Wars and India

Designer Wars and India

By: Col Rajinder Singh | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 25 Mar , 2011

Be it military philosophies, social systems, cultural ethos, political doctrines, economic concepts, business environments and cosmic theories, technology over the last fifty years has been the...

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LTTE'S Self-Destruction

LTTE'S Self-Destruction

By: Lt Gen SC Sardeshpande | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 07 Jan , 2011

Insurgency-guerilla war as a combination in the struggle of the weak against the strong has established itself as a strong and successful method of waging an armed struggle. It is said that the...

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Pirates or Naval Al Qaeda or Both?

Pirates or Naval Al Qaeda or Both?

By: B Raman | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 07 Jan , 2011

I have been in receipt of the following message on April 8, 2009, from ECOTERRA International, which disseminates a periodic “Somali Marine & Coastal Monitor”: “Danish owned and US-American...

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Public Sector: survival through circumventing competition

Public Sector: survival through circumventing competition

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 07 Jan , 2011

The current equipment profile of the Indian Armed Forces has been a matter of serious disquiet to all those who are concerned with national security issues. Many wonder if India possesses the...

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An Analysis of China's White Papers on Defense

An Analysis of China's White Papers on Defense

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 28 Nov , 2010

Have you ever heard of the term ‘Informationization’? The word is used 48 times in the new White Paper (WP) on Defense1 published by The Information Office of State Council of the People’s...

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The Subverted Indo-Bangladesh Border : II

The Subverted Indo-Bangladesh Border : II

By: VK Shashikumar | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 21 Nov , 2010

Illegal Migrant 1, Name Withheld: “We paid the dalals (human traffickers). The amount varies depending on the security environment extant on that day when the illegal crossing over has been for....

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Does India have National Security

Does India have National Security

By: Lt Gen HC Dutta | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 05 Nov , 2010

Pakistan has been a volatile and turbulent neighbor to India. Since partition, India has had to resort to war on three occasions – 1947, 1965, 1971 plus two sizeable conflicts in Rann of Katchh...

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