October 17, 2021
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Tackling dragon
MAY 2013: To be able to contain China, its neighbors, especially India will have to learn to keep two jumps ahead of the Li Hua indigenous Chinese striped cat as New Delhi is learning to its consternation over the latest Chinese incursion into Ladakh.
Assessing strength
APRIL 2013: Conventional wisdom would suggest that demolishing China’s dug-in positions along the Line of Actual Control would deter, disperse and dissuade the People’s Liberation Army from carrying out its emerging policy of territorial aggrandizement all along its periphery at carefully selected moments.
Lifted veil
MARCH 2013: Chopper scam has opened a Pandora’s box as how politicians, brokers, bureaucrats and Service personnel collide to jeopardize India’s national security interests while putting a veil of ‘honesty’ and ‘patriotism’.
Complications ahead
FEBRUARY 2013: The MMRCA deal is facing a fresh round of complication which could further damage the progress as the Indian Government is worried whether France will be able to manage the demands of the French workers union over conducting the mandatory
Cost of victory
JANUARY 2013: Thoughts of liberating Tibet, given the widespread unrest not confined to Buddhist monks in the vast landmass currently under the control of the ethnic Han Chinese as illustrated by the series of self-immolations (now nearly a hundred), must come from Tibetans themselves.
Racing interceptor
DECEMBER 2012: Six years after India conducted its first ballistic missile defence system, the DRDO is now in a position to claim that the missile is ready for deployment by next year or 2014. The latest and the eighth interceptor missile test,
Defending pass
NOVEMBER 2012: The Pir Panjal range in the southern foothills of the Himalayas in Jammu and Kashmir is the sentinel of the Kashmir Valley. Any breach of security of the Pir Panjal range directly threatens the Valley. Ever since 1947 defending
Placatory gesture
OCTOBER 2012: The visit of Chinese Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie to India recently was occasion for New Delhi to raise the issue of expanding Chinese military presence in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Expectedly, the
Hot game
SEPTEMBER 2012: The long delayed 197 helicopter deal is making fresh progress as the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) of the Ministry of Defence has cleared both the vendors as technically qualified for the much awaited deal.
Developing skills
AUGUST 2012: India’s defence modernization program is attractive and can salvage present global arms market down turn in an unprecedented manner. While there is a huge budget cuts in US and Europe due to economic turmoil, India will have to spend a huge chunk of budget for its military capacity building.