Feb-March 2017

  • AMBUSH IN SUKMA
    Posted in: Feb-March 2017

    In his book “The Life of Reason”, George Santayana, the Spanish American philosopher observed, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. This statement, made in the larger historical context, has equal applicability to conflict situations. If operational lessons are not correctly learned, casualties will continue to occur with monotonous regularity. The […]

  • ONE MAN’S MEAT IS ANOTHER MAN’S POISON
    Posted in: Feb-March 2017

    During Operation Pawan, I was deployed with my battalion in the Batticaloa sector of Sri Lankaas part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF). I was then a major, commanding Alfa company (A coy), which was located in a large, disused rice depot in the village of Valaichennai. The other three companies were positioned to […]

  • THE LONG NIGHTMARE OF HORROR IN DHAKA
    Posted in: Feb-March 2017

    Every March, I am increasingly reminded of the military crackdown the Pakistani Army launched in Dhaka that night in 1971 and then extended it all over what was then known as East Pakistan, the role of the leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh and its supporters who collaborated with it, and the efforts of the military […]

  • BHARAT DYNAMICS LIMITED
    Posted in: Feb-March 2017

    Bharat Dynamics Limited, a Government of India Enterprise under the Ministry of Defence was incorporated in the 1970 to be a manufacturing base for guided missiles and allied defence equipment. Today, BDL is amongst a few industries in the world having capabilities to produce state-of-the-art guided weapon systems. For the financial year 2016 – 17,Percent […]

  • BULLET PROOF JACKETS AND HELMETS
    Posted in: Feb-March 2017

    Thermoplastic Carbon Fabric (TCF) technology has been indigenously developed and patented by Dr Bhowmik, the Head, Research & Projects and Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Amrita University, Coimbatore. This fully indigenous technology on high performance composite material can be used for the manufacture of bullet proof jackets and helmets besides a vast array […]

  • 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 […]

  • EVEREST AND BEYOND
    Posted in: Feb-March 2017

    The hero of this book, Col’ Bull’ Kumar, is a true-blooded Indian superhero and an acknowledged ‘icon’ of his time. The long list of gallantry and distinguished service/achievement awards, national and international, won by him bear testimony to that. A biography, in words, can scarcely recreate a true ‘feel’ of his incredible spirit and superhuman […]

  • SEVASI VIDYADHAR VAV: A HIDDEN JEWEL
    Posted in: Feb-March 2017

    The Sevasi Vidyadhar Vav, situated in Sevasi on the outskirts of Vadodara is a jewel in our midst but it is probably just a matter of a few years before it gives in, succumbing to decades of government neglect, losing the battle against the ravages of time and completely withering away. Carved completely out of […]

  • DUM ALOO-A PERENNIAL WINNER
    Posted in: Feb-March 2017

    An ideal dish for the potato fans, Dum Aloo is so delicious and so versatile. I have personalised this dish to suit my taste. There are so many ways to make this dish and after having tried several of them, I have found this particular recipe most to my liking as it is rich but […]

  • CHANGING NUCLEAR POSTURES
    Posted in: Feb-March 2017

    Even as analysts the world over are coming to terms with US President Donald Trump’s remarks on nuclear weapons—a willingness to even start another arms race to outmatch and outlast all rivals—India’s politicians are almost embarrassed to admit that India is a nuclear weapon state. And any talk of revisiting our stated stand on ‘no […]