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  • WELCOME, MADAME DEFENCE MINISTER
    Posted in: Aug-Sep 2017

    In her first message after assuming charge as the Defence Minister on 7 September 2107, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman said, “My priority will definitely be the Armed Forces preparedness. It is important that the Indian Armed Forces receive the attention in terms of giving them every endowment and equipment necessary for them to perform their duty […]

  • TRADE: THE NEW GREAT GAME
    Posted in: Aug-Sep 2017

    The Great Game — also known as Bolshaya Igra — was all about intense rivalry between the British and Russian Empires in Central Asia (from early 19th century to early 20th century), wherein Britain sought to influence or control much of Central Asia to create a buffer to her empire’s “crown jewel,” India. Declassified British […]

  • SEPARATE THE SEPARATISTS
    Posted in: Feb-March 2017

    Pakistan Day is annually celebrasted on March 23 to commemorate the Lahore Resolution by the Muslim League and to celebrate the adoption of Pakistan’s first constitution marking the transition of the Dominion of Pakistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 23 MArch 1968 making Pakistan the world’s first Islamic republic. Pakistan’s republic day parade […]

  • REVISITING THE PARTITITON: BITTERNESS REMAINS
    Posted in: March - April 2016

    Selected to head the Oral History Project team of the Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP), a non-profit organisation dedicated to cultural and historic preservation of Pakistan in Lahore and Islamabad, Anam Zakaria has made a path-breaking and admirable attempt to understand how the perception of Pakistan and India has evolved over the years. Culling from […]

  • A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY
    Posted in: Jan-Feb 2016

    Human trafficking encompasses a wide range of activities and persons, many of whom do not even initially realise that they are going to be trafficked.This book elaborates the term “trafficking” with a view to understanding its trends, dimensions, and gaps in policy and law that need to be plugged as well as aims to initiate […]

  • 7th Pay Commission Disappoints Defence Forces Yet Again
    Posted in: Jan-Feb 2016

    “While the military’s case in 1st and 2nd Central Pay Commissions (CPC) was fielded by the Ministry of Defence (MoD); when the 3rd CPC wanted the military to present its case, the MoD ruled against this on the grounds of discipline and this patently absurd stance was accepted by the top military brass. The 3rd […]

  • RAISINA HILLS
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2016

    DEFENCE MINISTER PARRIKAR’S VISIT TO US During his 4 day tour of the U.S., Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar acknowledged good chemistry and rapport with his counterpart, Dr Ashton Carter. Both of them being technocrats, both physicists, may be the reason Mr. Parrikar feels that they clicked. Dr Carter is a double major in physics and […]

  • OBITUARY
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2016

    TRIBUTE TO A BRAVEHEART Colonel Santosh Mahadik, Sena Medal, Commanding Officer, 41 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), succumbed to fatal injuries following a fierce gun battle with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists on 17 November 2015, in Kupwara district. Fourteen years ago, in 2001, in the same district, Santosh, then in 21Para Special Forces (SF), formerly 21 Maratha Light […]

  • ADDRESSING SECUIRTY CONCERNS IN JAMMU & KASHMIR
    Posted in: Uncategorized

    At a time when India was observing the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Indo-Pak War waged by Pakistan and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on his second high profile visit to the US, Pakistan went bonkers with its anti- India campaign shooting up ridiculous levels. This was repeated prior to the PM’s visit to Jammu […]

  • WESTERN NAVAL COMMAND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
    Posted in: Nov-Dec 2015

    Q1. The Western Naval Command (WNC) is the premier Command of Indian Navy. Could you elaborate on the role and operations of WNC? Ans. Every nation exercises its maritime power through its Navy. In addition to the primary responsibility of discharging the military roles, Navy is also responsible for executing the various diplomatic, benign, constabulary […]