March 23, 2017
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Opening front
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016: Political turmoil is rampant on both sides of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. China and Pakistan have held joint military exercises in Pakistan
 
Cheap mindset
JULY-AUGUST 2016: China has become a teacher in matters pertaining to non proliferation regime and issues involving its conduct among technologically superior nations who are
 
Neutralizing threat
MAY-JUNE 2016: As prime Indian military objective in the event of an outbreak of hostilities between a Pakistan-China collusive alliance against India, STRATEGIC AFFAIRS in
 
First move
MARCH-APRIL 2016: A nation that feels itself hemmed in by hostile neighbors needs to look for ways to preserve its own national interests through diplomatic means before it rushes into a conflict situation that will exacerbate the collusive arrangement that it sees as a threat.
 
Calculate to disrupt
JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2016: Any military action requires political will. Does the Bharatiya Janta Party which leads the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre have the political
 
Dominating landscape
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2015: By dint of constant deployment over decades in the Himalayas in some of the highest battlefields in the world, Indian troops have accumulated
 
Defending territory
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2015: China has fallen back on an old blueprint to keep India unbalanced. It has revived the insurgencies in the North-east and extended the proxy war to India’s western sector, giving the Pakistan Army encouragement to exacerbate tensions by frequent violations of the ceasefire and deadly cross-LoC attacks. The statement during the Ufa summit in Russia that there is insufficient evidence to jail the persons indicted by
 
Autonomous warriors
JULY-AUGUST 2015: Militaries around the world are looking for ways to introduce armoured unmanned ground vehicles to protect the soldier from boobytraps and improvised
 
Doubt persists
MAY-JUNE 2015: After an out of box , surprise solution was evolved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Paris in mid-April for urgently meeting the fighter requirements of the IAF. A high level negotiating team from India headed by Air Marshal SBP Sinha from the Air Headquarters is in the advanced stage of the negotiations with the French team.
 
Slow pace
MARCH-APRIL 2015: Though the sanction for 814 artillery guns worth Rs 15,750 crore (US$ 2.56 billion) was cleared last November, by the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar headed Defence