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  • WE FORGOT HARJINDER SINGH
    Posted in: Nov-Dec 2016

    Spitfire Singh is a biography of Late Air Vice Marshal Harjinder Singh by Mike Edwards. Mike has resurrected his life and contribution to India. What truly stands out is the manner in which Mike has presented Harjinder. It is a most readable thriller, woven around the evolution of a lowly ‘Hawai Sepoy’ to an Air […]

  • POLICEMEN TRAIN FOR THE NEW WAR
    Posted in: March - April 2016

    There was merit in the assessment that the police forces in India were not trained to tackle the counter insurgency threats afflicting the country. Offensive counter insurgency operations as experienced in J&K, in the North Eastern States and now in Naxal areas were far beyond his current potential. Despite his good intentions, but due to […]

  • GUARDING THE OCEANIC ROUTES
    Posted in: March - April 2016

    In the Indian oceanic system, the determination that the segment lying between the Straits of Hormuz and Straits of Malacca as a zone of strategic concerns for the Indian state, goes back to the period of the colonial rule of two centuries. The Indian ocean was a region of formidable significance for the British economy […]

  • RECALLING KUNJALI MARAKKAR
    Posted in: Nov - Dec 2014

    Independent India took more than half a century to enunciate that, the arc of the Indian ocean between the Straits of Hormuz and Malacca, is a zone of its strategic concerns. This feature although, was treated as crucial for the colonial British economy and the strategic integrity of the Raj. The end of the cold […]

  • GUARDING THE OCEANIC ROUTES
    Posted in: Nov - Dec 2014

    In the Indian oceanic system, the determination that the segment lying between the Straits of Hormuz and Straits of Malacca as a zone of strategic concerns for the Indian state, goes back to the period of the colonial rule of two centuries. The Indian ocean was a region of formidable significance for the British economy […]

  • BUILDING BONDS IS NECESSARY IN POLICE FORCES ENGAGED IN COMBAT
    Posted in: Oct-Nov 2014

    Leadership and bonding are key issues for suc- cess in all group activities. But they are crucial in groups engaged in armed combat. This principle applies universally from all troops in combat including insurgents , terrorist groups and even mobs. Let us examine this relationship in India’a Police and Paramilitary forces. At the apex, all […]

  • National Counter Terrorism Centre is the answer
    Posted in: Oct-Nov 2014

    In the midst of convolutions leading to India’s political change we seem to have to forgotten about the spectre of terrorist threats on India. Our counter terrorism structures still remain incomplete although the leadership is aware that for combating the threat of attacks require a long term, continuous effort to improve and sustain security for […]

  • THE VISIONS OF INDIA’S AIR POWER
    Posted in: Sept-Oct 2014

    Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of Air Staff, Indian Air Force in conversation with Air Cmde Prashant Dikshit VM (G) Retd, Editor Salute Magazine . Do you think that the role of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is acquiring a global character with the evolution of the sovereign power of […]

  • Battle of sharquat
    Posted in: July-Aug 2014

    The Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre was raised by Lt E M Wood on 06 Mar 1800 as the 2nd Battalion, the 7th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry

  • Air power arrives
    Posted in: July-Aug 2014

    There is a well founded determination that the innovations forged in the heat of battle in World War went on to lay the foundation of modern warfare