Oct-Nov 2017

  • GIVE US BACK OUR SKY
    Posted in: Oct-Nov 2017

    Prior to Diwali this year, the usual suspects raised a shindy on the need to stop or at least restrict the use of crackers, which has been a traditional part of the Diwali celebration. The Supreme Court too got into the act and ordered a ban on the sale of crackers in the NCR. Post […]

  • GEO-POLITICS OF INDIA
    Posted in: Oct-Nov 2017

    The word geopolitics derives from the principle that geography and politics are closely intertwined. One cannot be separated from the other; geography being the tangible constant in fact drives strategy and politics. Ironically though, in the land of Chanakya, the original exponent of statecraft and strategy, it is disappointing that no original thought process on […]

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    Posted in: Oct-Nov 2017

    Dear Sir, I loved reading the story of the Kutch Operations by Col Hariharan. It is so well written that one does not mind the length, nearly 3,000 words.I also liked the editorial, Shape Perceptions — But Don’t Muddy the Waters. You certainly have a way with words. —Sudip Talukdar Dear Sir, This refers to […]

  • THE “INDIAN” AIR FORCE ON THE FAR HORIZON
    Posted in: Oct-Nov 2017

    For years now one has been hearing the oft repeated phrase, “India lacks strategic vision” and to those few who retain sanity in this chaotic republic, the statement rings true. In the melee of organised and disorganised confusion, the country bumbles along, and succeeds, to the surprise of those who have had fleeting experiences, as […]

  • GEOPOLITICS OF ABEMONICS
    Posted in: Oct-Nov 2017

    A new trend seems to be emerging worldwide. The institution s which were created with collective consent of sovereign states, appear to be in the process of melt down and face challenges to their survival. Post WW II, the world accepted the bipolar power construct for lasting peace. But the countries which found this kind […]

  • TWO FRONT WAR: A MYTH
    Posted in: Oct-Nov 2017

    The term ‘Two Front War’ is, perhaps the most used word by the military strategists of our great nation. Most of them do not even bother to define the ‘Two Fronts’, assuming that the reader already knows it. A look at the globe would indicate that by virtue of our location on the globe, we […]

  • FUTURE OF IAF: MADE IN INDIA OR MADE FOR INDIA
    Posted in: Oct-Nov 2017

    “No country is really independent unless it is independent in matters of its armament.” It was a bright sunny morning in winters of Jaipur, where I was reading a newspaper as part of my latest hobby in order to improve my general knowledge. My interest was more into defence news as I was an aspirant […]

  • PRO-ACTIVE BASE DEFENCE IN A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT
    Posted in: Oct-Nov 2017

    Introduction There are very few countries in the contemporary world who can state with equanimity that either terrorists or extremist/radical groups do not pose a threat to their infrastructure or population. Radical groups, by their audacious and attention grabbing actions are looking for recognition and acknowledgement, especially by the media and through them the world […]

  • A SAGA OF SACRIFICE: THE INDIAN SOLDIER IN WWI
    Posted in: Oct-Nov 2017

    World War 1, also referred to as The Great War (1914-1918), ended at 11 a.m. on 11 November 1918 with the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany. As a result, there is a two minute silence held on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, to remember those […]