Military & Aerospace

Kargil and the Decade Since

Kargil and the Decade Since

By: Rohit Singh | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 18 Nov , 2010

It has been ten years since valiant Indian soldiers achieved the impossible feat of evicting Pakistani intruders from the dizzy heights of Kargil. Frontally assaulting peaks over 15,000 feet in...

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Intelligence: Need for Enhanced Focus on China

Intelligence: Need for Enhanced Focus on China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

  Since 1947, India has had four reviews of its intelligence capabilities. The first was after the Sino-Indian military conflict of 1962 in which the Indian Army did badly. The review led to two...

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Nuclear capability of India and China

Nuclear capability of India and China

By: Col R Hariharan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

A comparison of nuclear capability of India and China cannot be made in isolation. It has to be derived in the backdrop of their strategic vision, global ambitions and political and social ethos...

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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...

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India’s sea-blindness

India’s sea-blindness

By: Cdr Gurpreet S Khurana | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 03 Nov , 2010

  Despite lessons from the past when India was subjugated by major sea powers, modern India is not particularly known for a maritime outlook. Recent events go further to underscore the...

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Need to Bridge Inter-Services Trust Deficit

Need to Bridge Inter-Services Trust Deficit

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Nov , 2010

  Existing trust deficit amongst the three services is adversely affecting national defence preparedness and is the primary impediment in achieving the goal of jointmanship. Lack of mutual trust...

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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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India and France share common objectives in Indian Ocean and Afghanistan

India and France share common objectives in Indian Ocean and Afghanistan

By: Admiral Edouard Guillaud | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Oct , 2010

  Admiral Edouard Guillaud, Chief of Defence Staff, France in a press conference at New Delhi said that his first assessment is that the world is currently undergoing a tremendous change, at a...

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Transformation of The Chinese Military

Transformation of The Chinese Military

By: Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix | Issue: Vol 21.1 Jan-Mar 2006 | Date: 19 Oct , 2010

  China’s fifth white paper, published in December 2004, outlines the objectives of a military policy focused on Taiwan1. Weaponry and equipment are identified as “the crucial material and...

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Facing the Dragon : is India prepared?

Facing the Dragon : is India prepared?

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch | Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 18 Oct , 2010

  The contours of India’s relationship with China have been tumultuous over the last six decades. From periods of great bonhomie in the mid fifties – the ‘Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai’ years to...

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‘Mission Action 2010’ Commencing

‘Mission Action 2010’ Commencing

By: PLA Daily | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Oct , 2010

Exercise participating troops of Beijing MAC unfolds three-dimensional transportation (Source: PLA Daily) 2010-10-15 Since October 12, a group army of the Beijing Military Area Command (MAC) of...

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Soldier’s Final Inspection in Heaven by the Lord!

Soldier’s Final Inspection in Heaven by the Lord!

By: Sgt Joshua Helterbran | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2010

The Soldier stood and faced God,  Which must always come to pass.  He hoped his shoes were shining,  Just as brightly as his brass.   ‘Step forward now, Soldier,  How shall I deal with you?...

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Denigrating the Armed Forces : a dangerous agenda

Denigrating the Armed Forces : a dangerous agenda

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

  While addressing the Passing Out Parade at the U.S. Naval Academy on 07 April 2010, Secretary of Defence Robert M Gates said, “You have answered the trumpet call, and the whole of America is...

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Trends in Space Weaponisation

Trends in Space Weaponisation

By: Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd.) | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

  The first orbital flight of X-37B (called as USA-212) the United State’s (US) space plane was launched on an Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Apr 22, 2010....

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CIC says Henderson-Brooks report revealed the incompetence of the Indian...

CIC says Henderson-Brooks report revealed the incompetence of the Indian...

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Aug , 2010

According to The Times of India, Chief information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said the Henderson-Brooks report revealed the incompetence of the Indian military top brass. It is not fair of...

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