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Indian Military Doctrine: An Analysis

Indian Military Doctrine: An Analysis

By: Gp Capt Johnson Chacko | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 11 Jan , 2018

A doctrine is for the future, but is based on past experiences and takes into account the present conflicts/wars with available technology and anticipated technological advances. From doctrine,...

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A British Private Company, raised a Private Army to conquer India!

A British Private Company, raised a Private Army to conquer India!

By: Air Marshal RK Nehra | Issue: Book Excerpt: Hinduism & its Military Ethos | Date: 09 Jan , 2018

It is a law of nature that all civilizations must finally decay and be replaced; Muslims were no exception. By the early 1700s, Muslims were bored and fatigued with their 500 years of continuous rule....

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Warship Production: Life Cycle Management

Warship Production: Life Cycle Management

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 08 Jan , 2018

In recent years, two developments have overlapped. India has become a cost-effective manufacturing location at a time when India’s Army, Navy and Air Force are poised to commence their...

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Integrated Simulators for Training of Mechanised Forces: The Way Ahead

Integrated Simulators for Training of Mechanised Forces: The Way Ahead

By: Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 08 Jan , 2018

As India improves its economic index, areas available for conduct of large scale exercises will become even more restricted. Furthermore, the need for modernisation, force sustenance, capability...

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Indian Military Muscle Degradation

Indian Military Muscle Degradation

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Dec , 2017

Approaching the end of the year, it is time to make a report card for the Indian Military muscle power. The calendar year 2017 began with many promising statements and happenings at the...

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Navy’s Marine Commandos

Navy’s Marine Commandos

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Guardianship: The Indian Navy 1991-2000 | Date: 25 Dec , 2017

The need for Marine Commando (MARCOS) was first accepted in 1985 for the defence of offshore assets in Bombay High against clandestine attacks. The commandos’ task was to evict terrorists who...

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Indian Military Leadership needs a relook?

Indian Military Leadership needs a relook?

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 24 Dec , 2017

Till the liberation of Bangladesh, India never had a military victory in the previous ten centuries. Indian history is replete with repeated defeats, humiliations and subjugation by more...

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Indian Navy’s Maritime Success with Kalvari’s Commissioning

Indian Navy’s Maritime Success with Kalvari’s Commissioning

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Dec , 2017

The Indian Navy underlined its growing prowess at the International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016. Though it was largely a ceremonial inspection of naval warships by the President, it provided an...

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Military Applications of 3D Printing – where are we?

Military Applications of 3D Printing – where are we?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Dec , 2017

In 2014, the 3D printers market in India was at nascent stage with just 250-500 combined workforce of engineers, sales representatives, graphic designers etc. However, by 2019 these numbers are...

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Pakistan Military’s 2018 Poll Rigging Plot Underway

Pakistan Military’s 2018 Poll Rigging Plot Underway

By: V Mahalingam | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 23 Dec , 2017

A series of seemingly unconnected events that rocked Pakistan in 2017 appear to be an exercise with profound political motives and far reaching implications for the country and its democracy. The...

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Drones and Lasers – Rapid Development is Vital

Drones and Lasers – Rapid Development is Vital

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Dec , 2017

Just before the recent visit to India by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, China made big noise about an Indian drone that crashed across the line of actual control in China occupied Tibet during...

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14-16th Dec 1971 - Inside Enemy Camp

14-16th Dec 1971 - Inside Enemy Camp

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Dec , 2017

Late night 14th December 1971, Peshawar, West Pakistan. General Yahya Khan, then President of Pakistan was giving a party in his newly constructed house. There were a few selected guests and a...

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1971 War: Battle of Dera Baba Nanak

1971 War: Battle of Dera Baba Nanak

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 16 Dec , 2017

Dera Baba Nanak (DBN) is a small town about 30 miles north of Amritsar and south of the Ravi. Near it are two strategically important enclaves, north and south of the Ravi, belonging to India and...

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1971 War: Battle of Daruchian

1971 War: Battle of Daruchian

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 12 Dec , 2017

Consequent upon the failure of the Pakistani divisional attack on Poonch, it was decided to carry out local and limited actions all along the ceasefire line to improve our defensive posture. One...

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