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A New Era In The Indian Economy

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Author: Pawan Agrawal

On the 8th of November, 2016, the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi said in his historic address to the nation that corruption, fake currency and terrorism are festering wounds, holding back the economy. What followed next was the announcement which would grab the menaces by their hair.

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The Battlefield Of The Future

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Author: Lt Gen Satish Nambiar PVSM, AVSM, VrC (Retd)

Simultaneous operations through various echelons seek to exploit the increasing complexity and non-linear nature of future battle space by striking directly at the key assets and capabilities of the adversary, in order to disrupt cohesion and bring the conflict to a quick end. Manoeuvres in the future will be more simultaneous than sequential and over considerably larger spaces than ever before. The stress will be on faster, lighter and more lethal forces that require relatively small logistical footprints.

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Evoking Public Confidence

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Author: Vappala Balachandran IPS (Retd)

Ultimately, the test of any police system is how much the members of the public would feel confident in approaching them rather than merely watching police parades on the Republic Day or the Independence Day every year. The London “Bobby” system which is considered as a role model had arisen only out of popular revulsion at the constant presence of uniformed troops in civil areas during 1796-1821 which did not raise their confidence level. Thus, public confidence and their approval are the best attributes of the present and future cop.

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Technology For Preventive Policing

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Author: Arvind Ranjan IPS (Retd)

Technology can play a vital role in performing the regular audit of CCTV cameras in a practically feasible manner. The interface of trained manpower and CCTV audit technology will give a host of information captured by the cameras. Proper analysis of this information will enable the security agencies to plan for preventive operations.

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Mix Security Sector Requires Smart Warriors

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Author: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd)

On the 8th of November, 2016, the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi said in his historic address to the nation that corruption, fake currency and terrorism are festering wounds, holding back the economy. What followed next was the announcement which would grab the menaces by their hair.

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Future Soldier As System

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Author: Lt Gen VK Chaturvedi PVSM, AVSM, SM (Retd)

The equipping of future soldier is only a part of the solution to make the soldier extremely effective. Once high technology equipment is provided to the soldier, there is an absolute requirement of making this soldier capable to shoulder the high responsibility and handle such sophisticated equipment to achieve the optimum results.

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Cut Corruption At Recruitment Stage

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Author: VK Deuskar IPS (Retd)

We are certainly not going to get supermen in the police force in future who will be able to fly, be bullet proof, have enormous strength and have eyes with X-Ray vision. Right now, we will have to make-do with normal human beings as policemen. If we can eradicate the difficulties that we are facing today, we need not be very apprehensive about policing in the future. After all, there will always be criminals… They only have the advantage of anonymity and are not bound by the normal process of law. We as policemen should concentrate more on the methods by which their anonymity can be reduced and also on the creation of gadgetry by which it will make it impossible, or at least difficult, to break the law.

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Global Navigation Satellite System Based Tracking

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Author: Lt Col VS Velan and Col Sriprakash Pany

The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) holds the key for battlefield tracking of a soldier. This can be seenfrom the following characteristics of GNSS like: it is passive and it is pervasive along with being continuous and non-intrusive. It can be seen that GNSS fits the tracking requirement of one to one except for the accuracy part of it. Today, the GPS can assure ± 6 metres in horizontal directions and about 30 metres in height.

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Wading In The Morass Of Political Corruption

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Author: Joginder Singh IPS (Retd)

There are high expectations from the police as the following would show. The citizen expects police officers to have the wisdom of Solomon, the courage of David, the strength of Samson, the patience of Job, the leadership of Moses, the kindness of the Good Samaritan, the faith of Daniel, the tolerance of the Carpenter of Nazareth, Jesus Christ and finally, an intimate knowledge of every branch of the natural, biological and social sciences. If he had all of these, he might be a good policeman. But how it can be done until the powers-that- be wake up and take action to improve the police.

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Update Training

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Author: Dr Meeran Chadha Borwankar IPS

A problem solver, a police constable has to learn the latest techniques about conflict management and negotiation. His own good health and agility are equally essential for him to perform the multiple duties and manage the stress that they cause. Continuous learning is an essential facet of the future cop.

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Pakistan’s Macabre Global Outreach

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Author: Air Marshal Anil Chopra PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM (Retd)

Pakistan has long been accused of being the fountainhead of world terrorism especially for its activities in India and Afghanistan. Several terrorist and criminal groups are backed by senior officers in the Pakistan Army and ISI. They have been funding and equipping Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pakistan was also responsible for evacuating about 5000 top leaders of Taliban and Al Qaeda who were encircled at Kunduz by NATO forces in the 2001 Afghan invasion. Popularly called the “Airlift of Evil”, it involved several PAF transport planes flying multiple sorties over a number of days. Pakistan’s former ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani, has said Pakistan sponsors terrorism.

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The More Need For Brute Regimental Soldiering

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Author: Lt Gen Dr Vijay Kumar Saxena PVSM, AVSM, VSM (RETD)

The reality is that men reside no more in the old and proverbial ‘Bhoop Singh’ format. They are far more aware of their rights, (duties, hopefully) and the world around them. They demand a superior leadership. The central point is that the essential constituents of superior leadership still include many of the ‘old world charms’ which the Gen X needs to clip on hard to their current accoutrements of the 21st century existence.

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The Hit Or Miss Approach

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Author: Cecil Victor

In 2005, the concept of a “Future Infantry Soldier As System (F-INSAS)” was formulated and announced as a Government policy in 2007 by the Chief of Army Staff General JJ Singh. Among the core qualitative staff requirement (QSR) was that the Indian soldier should be equipped with a single rifle capable of firing two different calibres of ammunition – the 5.56 mm and the 7.62 mm.

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Shaping The Future Indian Navy Sailor Commodore

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Author: Commodore Anil Jai Singh IN (Retd)

One of the challenges facing the naval leadership is to prepare personnel for the navy of tomorrow with the fiscal, technical and resource constraints of today often driven by the mindsets of yesterday. Regrettably, the higher defence organisation of the country is guilty of not only being a victim of this syndrome but is actually continuing to perpetuate it, perhaps driven by the insecurity of their inadequacy in the high tech environment of today.

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