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Maoists and the Armed Forces

Maoists and the Armed Forces

By: Gp Capt RK Prasad | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 06 Aug , 2011

Armed forces personnel hailing from the Red Corridor are being subjected to intimidation and extortion by the Maoists for at least two decades now. The families of the servicemen residing in...

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Gaps in Maritime Security-III

Gaps in Maritime Security-III

By: VK Shashikumar | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 02 Aug , 2011

The Customs Department: There is a Customs office at every major fishing centre. Strictly in accordance with the rules and regulations and in accordance with its charter of activities, every...

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Gaps in Maritime Security-II

Gaps in Maritime Security-II

By: VK Shashikumar | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 02 Aug , 2011

Revamping Coastal Security Apparatus: Considering the inadequate coastal security infrastructure along the vast and porous Indian coastline the issues relating to registration of boats,...

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Evolving Maritime Challenges

Evolving Maritime Challenges

By: Vice Adm RN Ganesh | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 25 Jul , 2011

The naval strategy of the Western powers led by the USA during the Cold War was centred on the location and tracking of Soviet ballistic missile-firing nuclear submarines (SSBNs). When the Cold...

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Rain of terror on India

Rain of terror on India

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Vol 23.3 Jul-Sep 2008 | Date: 07 Jul , 2011

The terrorists are carrying out a murderous war against India, but India is unable to declare a war on terrorism. We are among the biggest victims of terrorism, but we seem to be making the...

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Import of Key Technologies: Need to revisit policy

Import of Key Technologies: Need to revisit policy

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 26.2 Apr-Jun 2011 | Date: 02 Jul , 2011

Inaugurating a three-day international seminar on aerospace technologies in Bengaluru on 07 February 2011, Defence Minister Antony admitted that India had not benefitted much from the...

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The Winnable War

The Winnable War

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 21.3 Jul-Sep 2006 | Date: 01 Jul , 2011

 On a scale of 1 to 10, an American editor of a defence newspaper told me that his threat perception on terror attacks inside the United States would merit an eight. A German minister rated it...

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US may fret & and fume but its options are limited with Pakistan

US may fret & and fume but its options are limited with Pakistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jun , 2011

The “New York Times” (June 15,2011) has claimed that the Pakistani authorities have detained a Major and four other Pakistani nationals during the course of their in-house enquiry into the...

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The Navy in War-II

The Navy in War-II

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 02 Jun , 2011

After 1965 Pakistan tried to keep pace with the Indian naval program, but the stoppage of US military aid and lack of foreign exchange prevented matching progress. But three Daphne class...

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The Chinese vision of Sino-Pak strategic partnership : III

The Chinese vision of Sino-Pak strategic partnership : III

By: Prof. Priyadarshi Mukherji | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 30 May , 2011

Chinese Projects in PoK :On 14 October 2009, in a report titled “India objects to proposed Chinese projects in PoK”, it was stated that “the Chinese President Hu Jintao had also said that...

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