The sloppy work of the IPCC in noting that Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2035 has raised many questions, with even the credibility of scientific opinion coming under doubt.
Publisher: Shipra Publications
The book gives an overview of the Ecological Task Forces and institutions of the army. The Thar desert, Kumaon hills, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and the Northeast have been used as case studies.
Militaries the world over need to study and understand lessons from the ongoing military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon, and the new knowledge needs to be placed in context.
India is a responsible regional and global power. The military is a highly energy and material intensive part of a nation. It is also destructive in its primary mission.
Director General’s N.S. Sisodia’s opinion piece “The Case to strengthen Indian think tanks” published in The Hindu on May 24, 2009 is timely.
The death of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eeelam (LTTE) leader Prabhakran closes a chapter in the first counter insurgency success of the 21st century by military means.
Environmental degradation, climate change and ozone depletion are complex challenges which need to be addressed by society.
Chair: M. S Chowdhury
Discussants: Rahul Bhonsle and Chandar S Sundaram