Articles in Vol 25.2

Professional Mooring: The Making of an Officer

Professional Mooring: The Making of an Officer

By: Text: RSN Singh and Photographs: Thulasi Das | Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 15 Nov , 2018

The Indian Army, the second largest in the world, is a voluntary organisation. A general conscription has never been deemed necessary. Only after the Sino-Indian conflict of 1962 did the Indian...

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Kargil Controversy: Army trashes IAF perspective

Kargil Controversy: Army trashes IAF perspective

By: Lt Gen (Dr) Mohan Bhandari, (Retd.) | Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 07 Jul , 2018

While Air Marshal Bedi in his article ‘KARGIL-AN IAF PERSPECTIVE’ has tried his best to educate readers, in his words, “inadequate understanding of fundamental percepts of air power… and...

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Kargil Controversy: Army pinpoints IAF failures

Kargil Controversy: Army pinpoints IAF failures

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 24 Jul , 2014

Every military operation carries many lessons. The receptive imbibe some while the obstinate simply ignore. To be in a state of denial or finding alibis for mistakes rather than learn from...

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'The P-17 Frigates, heralds a paradigm shift in the design'

'The P-17 Frigates, heralds a paradigm shift in the design'

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 27 Apr , 2014

Interview with Rear Admiral KN Vaidyanathan, Director General Naval Design Shivalik, the first Ship of the P-17 Class, appears different from earlier designs of IN ships. What are the major new...

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Tackling Maoists : the Andhra paradigm

Tackling Maoists : the Andhra paradigm

By: Col JK Achuthan | Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 25 May , 2013

“The armed Threat from within is more dangerous than any external Threats.” -Leon Trotsky Introduction Today the greatest danger to India’s independence and flourishing democracy is the...

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Army Revs up 'Cold Start'

Army Revs up 'Cold Start'

By: MP Anil Kumar | Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 12 Feb , 2012

Mighty Athens had set out to quash the puny but independent-minded island of Melos during the Peloponnesian War. Overcome by the urge of self-preservation, the Melians begged to the canons of...

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SHIVALIK: India's New Generation Warship

SHIVALIK: India's New Generation Warship

By: Vice Adm Rajeshwer Nath | Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 09 Dec , 2011

Shivalik is the first ship of the Project 17 Frigates designed by the Indian Navy and built by Mazagon Docks Limited Mumbai. This project was conceived to incorporate stealth features and in the...

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Defence Procurements: Need for Accountability Audit

Defence Procurements: Need for Accountability Audit

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 10 Jan , 2011

Sluggish modernisation of the Indian armed forces has been a cause of serious concern to all who are concerned with national security. Whereas the process of modernisation is lagging behind by 10...

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Unpredictable China: are we prepared?

Unpredictable China: are we prepared?

By: Col Narender Kumar | Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 22 Oct , 2010

The rise of China’s military power and its reach and capabilities has surprised the world. China has moved beyond the doctrine of “local wars under conditions of high tech environment” to...

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