Oct-Nov2015

  • NATIONAL SECURITY RELATED RESPONSES AND REQUIREMENTS
    Posted in: Oct-Nov2015

    “Pakistan does not like to stay quiet even on New Year’s day… They started crossborder firing at 12.30 in the night and don’t seem to learn any lessons. There are ceasefire violations… Whenever they want infiltration to be done, many times they do the firings at night…I don’t think that we have allowed that to […]

  • PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR THREATS
    Posted in: Oct-Nov2015

    It is believed that most nations come together either for improving the life of their people with economic growth or to counter an external enemy or an aggressor. Pakistan’s establishment has always diverted precious resources towards increasing its military capabilities, citing the possibility of an Indian invasion and ignoring the real challenges within the country. […]

  • THE ITALIAN CONNECTION
    Posted in: Oct-Nov2015

    During our first trip to Europe in May 2013, our family commenced the visit from the Italian battlefields where my two centuries old unit, 14 Punjab (Nabha Akal), the erstwhile Nabha Akal Infantry before independence, had fought with distinction in the Italian campaign during World War II. After a day’s stay in Rome, we travelled […]

  • THAI RED CURRY
    Posted in: Oct-Nov2015

    As winter approaches, so does the yearning for warm comfort food! As a palette change, I often try out Thai curries, but it is Thai Red Curry that gives me the most delight. This fragrant warm dish is sure to bring festive cheer into your house. First, let us make the red curry paste. The […]

  • A SAGA OF HEROISM AND INCOMPETENCE
    Posted in: Oct-Nov2015

    50 years after the 1962 Sino-Indian war, in 2012, when much was written and commented in Indian media and some Chinese declassified records became available, United Services Institution of India (USI) took on the task of researching this war, juxtaposing the Chinese and Indian records. A team of officers with a flair for military history […]

  • SIMPLIFICATION OF PENSION PROCEDURES
    Posted in: Oct-Nov2015

    Simplification of Pension Procedure for Permanently Disabled Children/ Siblings and Dependent Parents Pension disbursing agencies will make payment of ordinary family pension as procedure laid down in GOI, MOD letter No.1 (7)/2013-D(Pension/Policy) dated 15.05.2015. In case the name(s) of dependents of the deceased including dependent disabled children have been endorsed in the pension payment orders […]

  • NEWS
    Posted in: Oct-Nov2015

    NCC GIRLS SCALE MOUNT TRISHUL Lt Gen. A Chakravarty, VSM, DGNCC flagged-in the NCC Girls Expedition to Mt Trishul on 05 October, 2015 at New Delhi. He congratulated the girl cadets and the support staff for their splendid effort and demonstration of courage to overcome the challenges of rugged terrain and hostile conditions in their […]

  • THE BATTLE OF SARAGARHI
    Posted in: Oct-Nov2015

    Beneath Saragarhi’s ruined walls, They found a fitting grave; For Saragarhi bears the fame, They gave their lives to save. What does ‘Honour, Courage and Sacrifice’ mean to a soldier. Perhaps there is no better way of explaining these words than in the telling of the epic battle of Saragarhi, which was fought on 12 […]

  • An appraisal of Civil Military Relations in the backdrop of the ’65 War
    Posted in: Oct-Nov2015

    Who won the ‘65 war? In an editorial in the Tribune, dated 23 September, 2015, former COAS, Gen. Ved Malik wrote a very perceptive article on the 1965 Indo-Pak War (reproduced below). His articledrew an interesting response from a renowned scholar, Prof Gautam Sen. This form of intellectual debate needs to be encouraged amongst both […]

  • SMART PRISONS – AN ESSENTIAL NEED IN CHANGING TIMES
    Posted in: Oct-Nov2015

    The Department of Prison (DOP) Administration and Reforms is tasked to maintain the security of the prisoners, provide education/training for rehabilitation, secure their human rights, and generally improve infrastructure and facilities within jails. Technology can help facilitate efficient daily operations and at the same time expedite strategic management decisions of the DOP through establishment of […]