Articles in Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011

Article 370: The untold story

Article 370: The untold story

By: Maj Gen Sheru Thapliyal, PhD | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 17 Jul , 2018

It is often not realized that among the causes of Kashmir problem – inclusion of plebiscite in the Instrument of Accession, reference of Kashmir to UN, halting Indian offensive when it was...

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Modernisation of India's Military Aviation

Modernisation of India's Military Aviation

By: Air Commodore KB Menon | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 06 Oct , 2014

Indian military aviation went through its first phase of modernisation during the mid sixties and the second phase was in the late seventies to early eighties. Today India’s military aviation...

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India as a defence manufacturing hub

India as a defence manufacturing hub

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 07 Jun , 2014

Two major defence production related developments that took place nearly a decade ago need to be recalled here at the outset. One, having realised the limitations of the public sector, the...

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1962 War: Why keep Henderson Brooks report secret?

1962 War: Why keep Henderson Brooks report secret?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 18 Mar , 2014

“Even if the founder of the post-independence dynasty, Jawaharlal Nehru may have emerged in bad light in the Henderson Brooks Report, why put a blanket on the entire archives? Are we living in...

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One Rank One Pension: an obligation to be fulfilled

One Rank One Pension: an obligation to be fulfilled

By: Gp Capt AG Bewoor | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 19 Feb , 2014

In democracies, bureaucrats with their political masters run the show, and it matters little to them that the nation’s Armed Forces creates conditions to run that show in a secure environment....

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NORTHROP: Achieving Partnership and Growth

NORTHROP: Achieving Partnership and Growth

By: Commodore G Sharma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 14 Dec , 2012

When Leroy Grumman founded the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation on Long Island, New York, in 1929, little did he realize that the company would still be going strong more than 80 years...

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India and the European Aerospace Industry

India and the European Aerospace Industry

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 22 Oct , 2012

After the nightmare of recession, the airline industry is convincingly on the path to recovery. The mood in European as indeed, in the global aviation industry, is definitely upbeat. In fact, the...

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US Aerospace Industry and India

US Aerospace Industry and India

By: Air Marshal BK Pandey | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 16 Oct , 2012

Apart from the stated objective of propelling the strategic partnership between India and the US to a new level, perhaps the more important agenda for Barack Obama, President of the United...

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Israel Aerospace and India

Israel Aerospace and India

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 13 Oct , 2012

IAI: Aiming High : What is remarkable about Israel is that despite its size and less-than-friendly neighbours—one of whom regularly threatens annihilation—it continues to survive. The country...

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The danger from China

The danger from China

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 06 Jul , 2012

The multi-dimensional threat between 2011 and 2014 from China is real. Taken aback by screaming headlines in the media that nervous China may attack India in 2012, two former generals who...

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Unmanned Vehicles and Modern Day Combat

Unmanned Vehicles and Modern Day Combat

By: Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd.) | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 05 Jul , 2012

It is difficult to identify the exact nature of modern day warfare. The notion of modern day warfare is evolving with changing times. However, the purpose of fighting wars has more or less...

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The silent use of hard power

The silent use of hard power

By: Dr Prem Mahadevan | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 04 Jun , 2011

“Hard power yields obedience, while soft power yields acquiescence. The former is the foundation of state strength, but the latter helps consolidate that strength. History suggests that...

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Trends in China's South Asia Policy

Trends in China's South Asia Policy

By: Dr Monika Chansoria | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 08 Apr , 2011

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to India and thereafter to Pakistan in December 2010 can be ascribed to as being a ‘withering’ one as far as India is concerned and an ‘all-weather’...

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Career in the Military: imperatives of attracting right material

Career in the Military: imperatives of attracting right material

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 04 Apr , 2011

Throughout history, the Indian soldier fought in the defence of his motherland with unmatched valour and yet lost to almost every invader: even to those who arrived with an army of just a few...

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India's Role in the New World Order

India's Role in the New World Order

By: Col Ajay Singh | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 25 Mar , 2011

Over the past five months or so, in spite of surfacing corruption charges, a virtual paralysis of parliament and sense of political drift in the country, India has had much to cheer about. The...

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Will Pakistan Implode?

Will Pakistan Implode?

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 21 Mar , 2011

Imagine a country where every week one or two young men – mostly in their teens, blow themselves up as suicide bombers in senseless acts of violence! Where targeted killings take place almost...

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Training for anti-Maoist Operations

Training for anti-Maoist Operations

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 07 Mar , 2011

Deployment of Central Police Organisation (CPO) in Low Intensity Conflict Operations (LICO) is not a new phenomenon. Many units of CPO have served in the northeast, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and...

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Rafael: negotiating JV's with Indian PSU

Rafael: negotiating JV's with Indian PSU

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 11 Feb , 2011

Interview with Lova Drori, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Rafael Can you briefly outline the domestic as well as global profile of Rafael? Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. develops...

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Honeywell technologies power military readiness

Honeywell technologies power military readiness

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 11 Feb , 2011

Interview with Pritam Bhavnani, President, Honeywell Aerospace, India What are the joint ventures and partnerships that Honeywell Aerospace has entered into as a part of your effort to penetrate...

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HAL: Transforming into a competitive player

HAL: Transforming into a competitive player

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 10 Feb , 2011

Interview with Ashok Nayak, Chairman Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Could you please give an overview of the milestones crossed since you assumed charge as Chairman HAL nearly two years...

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