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An Assertive China | CRPF for Internal Security

The Anatomy of an Intrusion by Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee

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Author: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee PVSM, AVSM, YSM (Retd)
The Chinese Intrusion in Ladakh hit the international headlines and generated national outrage. Speculations are afloat as to what made China do what she did. These aspects must cover the military significance of the time and place of the intrusion, the extent to which the PLA is likely to have prepared before moving the platoon to occupy a spot across the LAC and how might the situation have unfolded, had the Chinese not relented.


Sino-Indian Relations: Shifting Sands or an Enduring Mirage? by Lt Gen Sudhir Sharma

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Author: Lt Gen Sudhir Sharma PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VSM (Retd)
While USA woos us and seeks us as a reliable strategic partner, we should be wary of being used to counterbalance an assertive China. It is not in our national interest to treat or perceive China as our enemy nor is it advisable to let our guard down.


Central Reserve Police Force: Staunch Sentinels by Pankaj Kumar Singh

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Author: Pankaj Kumar Singh IPS
With a strength of 230 battalions the CRPF is the largest Central Armed Police Force in India. It was raised in the year 1931 and has now been designated as the main counter-insurgency force for the country. The force has a deployment of almost 60 Bns in Jammu and Kashmir, 35 Bns in NE and almost 75 Bns in the LWE-affected areas.


India’s Submarine Fleet: A Dwindling Force by Cmde S Govind

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Author: Cmde S Govind (Retd)
Submarines, with their second strike capability as well as the ability to operate in unfriendly waters covertly, form a vital component in any nation’s arsenal. Since the mid-1990s, the PRC has emphasised the submarine force as one of the primary thrusts of its military modernisation efforts. It is estimated that due to this focused approach, the Chinese have been producing and commissioning more than 2 submarines on an average per year.

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