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Tragedy of blunders

Tragedy of blunders

Col Dr Virendra K Sahi The State of J&K had been and remains a very badly handled land mass, though so very beautifully carved by nature. It has past references in Mahabharata dating back to 3000 BC. The great King Ashoka founded the Shrinagari near the ancient capital of Pandhrenatha in 250 BC, located some […] Read more

Preparing for China's information warfare

Preparing for China’s information warfare

Claude Arpi As Beijing intensifies the implementation of military/civilian doctrine, particularly media manipulation, India must stand prepared. Information will be an important part of any battle of tomorrow. In 2003, China’s Central Military Commission approved the concept of ‘Three Warfares’, namely: the coordinated use of strategic psychological operations; overt and covert m... Read more

Reversing the Army officers' ratio

Reversing the Army officers’ ratio

Lt-Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (retd) The MoD’s acceptance of the proposal for reversing the ratio of the Main to Support segments of the Army’s officer cadre will afford both better cadre and financial management. To understand the readiness of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to implement, in phases, the Army’s recent proposal to “increase the […] Read more

Return of KPs remain a myth

Return of KPs remain a myth

Sanjay Sapru The problems of exodus, return and sustenance of Kashmiri Pandit is being addressed only to satisfy the vote bank of different political parties at the national and state level, as the issue gets raked up only around election times. The ground situation in the valley is going from bad to worse and no […] Read more

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