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  • Suriname’s Armed Forces – Capability Compromised

    Suriname’s national army remains critically deficient in terms of air transport and maritime surveillance aircraft. It is an open question whether country’s armed forces will prove equal to the task of combating transnational organised crime.

    February 02, 2017

    Gorkhas of the Indian Army and India-Nepal Relations

    This commentary is inspired by the Annual Gorkha Brigade Conference held at New Delhi on 11 February 2017 and the unique relationship between India and Nepal that this military connection underpins.

    February 17, 2017

    The Decline of the Cuban Armed Forces

    While the Cuban armed forces are but a shadow of their former self with unserviceable equipment and massive reductions in personnel strength, the country still retains combat capabilities far in excess of any of its Caribbean neighbours.

    January 18, 2017

    Making it Palatable – Managing Food Supply in the Armed Forces

    With some innovative thinking, on-line arrangements with suppliers, including the Canteen Stores Department, could reduce the cost of storage and distribution and, more importantly, help in maintaining a high satisfaction level among troops.

    January 18, 2017

    The Royal Bahamas Defence Force: Poised for Capability Growth

    The capabilities of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force will be significantly boosted in the current phase of modernisation but the air wing still lacks resources.

    November 30, 2016

    Colombian Air Force: Innovation in Counter-Insurgency

    While the fate of the peace process between the Colombian Government and FARC remains uncertain, innovative use of technology and tactics on the part of the Colombian Air Force has played no small part in convincing the rebel group that its military struggle was doomed to fail.

    October 25, 2016

    Human Resource Management in the Armed Forces

    Human Resource Management in the Armed Forces

    Human Resource Management (HRM) in the Armed Forces is a vital issue because its strength has always been the soldier. This monograph analyses the challenges of HRM in the Armed Forces with specific focus on transition of soldiers to a second career, as service personal retire at a comparatively young age when their personal responsibilities are at the peak.

    2016

    Ethnicity and Security Forces in Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago

    The perception of discrimination and the attendant reluctance of Indo-Trinidadians and Indo-Guyanese to enlist in proportionate numbers gives rise to a circle of claims of discrimination that never augur well for good race relations.

    September 05, 2016

    Argentina’s Military Decline

    While the Argentinian military’s desperate state of affairs can be partly blamed on the country’s economic woes, a substantial portion of the blame must fall on the somewhat tense relationship between the military and the civilian government.

    August 30, 2016

    Re-location of ITBP Frontier HQs from Shillong to Itanagar

    Re-location of ITBP Frontier HQs from Shillong to Itanagar

    With improved manageability of support forces like ITBP on the Line of Actual Control in the Arunachal segment, the Army gains some flexibility and cushion time for intervention should the need arise.

    May 09, 2016

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