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  • Ongoing Revision of Indian Army Doctrine

    The point of significance is that even as the Army prepares for the worst case, it would be a political-diplomatic-strategic exercise to ensure that such a scenario does not arise.

    January 06, 2010

    Japan Beefs up its Naval Capability

    To assuage fears, Japan might see merit to take India on board in the form of a naval cooperation framework to secure peace at sea. Developments in the past 4-5 years in India-Japan relations point towards that direction.

    January 05, 2010

    Vietnamese Defence White Paper 2009

    Vietnam’s third national defence white paper shows its commitment to greater transparency in defence modernization and strategic planning.

    December 31, 2009

    Tackling Insurgency

    Commanders and troops must understand that they are operating in a No Win situation and their overall aim will always remain achievement of a more perfect peace.

    December 29, 2009

    IAF Training: The role Flying Clubs can play

    The IAF should consider utilising the available aircraft and infrastructure at flying clubs for imparting basic training to its pilot trainees before sending them to the Kiran HJT-16.

    December 24, 2009

    Stress in Sub-Conventional Operations

    Suicides/fratricides in operational areas mainly take place due to domestic problems of the affected individual rather than because of any undue stress resulting from job-related stress in the operational environment.

    December 23, 2009

    The Army’s Subculture in the Coming Decade

    The Indian Army is likely to come under assault from changes occurring within society which are predicted to speed up considerably over the coming decade.

    December 22, 2009

    Twin Purpose Military Exercises of the Chinese PLA in 2009

    The year 2009 has seen the Chinese PLA undertake several military exercises, drills and war games to enhance battle effectiveness as well as promote trust among neighbours.

    December 22, 2009

    AfPak : Muddled Strategies and Expectations

    Ideally, ISAF and NATO should concentrate on urban population centres along with the ANA, and the ANA should also deploy outside the towns and cities to dominate the hinterland and crack down on Taliban controlled areas.

    December 11, 2009

    The Army’s decade in review

    Over the short term, events in Pakistan dictate higher order readiness. In the middle term, equations have to be managed with China so as to gain time to get the second strike capability and infrastructure organised.

    November 30, 2009

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