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DSA February 2012 - Jointness Synergy

Jointness For Armed Forces: CDS and Theatre Commanders by Cmde Ranjit B Rai

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Author: Ranjit B Rai (Retd)

An incisive article on Jointness by a former Director Naval Intelligence and Operations. Thirty two leading nations of the world operate their Armed Forces with a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as the head of the three or four fighting arms and designate the post variously as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) as in USA, Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand.


Pakistan: The New Script by Col RSN Singh

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Author: Col RSN Singh (Retd)

Pakistan’s description as the fulcrum of Asia is most eminent, as it is located at the junction of South Asia, West Asia, Central Asia and China. Since its inception Pakistan has been traumatised by the weakness and bitter rivalry between its state institutions. Its leaders invariably have relied on external powers to enforce or restore institutional balance. An oft quoted remark attributed to the Americans is that oil is too important commodity to be left to the will of the Arabs.


Joint Civil-Military Doctrine For Internal Armed Conflict by Lt Gen R K Nanavatty

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Author: Lt Gen R K Nanavatty (Retd)

The following article is selectively excerpted from a comprehensive thesis written by Lt Gen R K Nanavatty, a highly respected professional and former Army Commander Northern Command in the critical period when it dealt a death blow to terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. A combat hardened veteran who also led CI / CT operations in Sri Lanka and the north-east, he brings to bear his considerable operational experience on to this study of a Joint civil-military doctrine for Internal Armed Conflict.

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