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Land Power in INDIA ( Indian Army) - Defence & Security Magazine

Challenges of Human Resource Management in the Indian Army by Lt Gen Mukesh Sabharwal

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Author: Lt Gen Mukesh Sabharwal, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
Human Resource Management in the Army is an extremely vital issue because its strength has always been its soldier. It has been aptly said that institutions do not transform – its people do; platforms and organisations do not defend the country – people do. Of the Army‘s sanctioned strength of 47,762 officers, the held strength is only 36,790.


Employment of Mechanised Forces In Himalayan Terrain by Lt Gen Dalip Bhardwaj

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Author: Lt Gen Dalip Bhardwaj, PVSM, VSM (Retd)
In August 2010 the PLA conducted a logistic exercise on mobilisation and movement of large formations on the Qinghai-Tibet railway line. In October 2010 the PLA conducted its first Group Army level joint air-land exercise (Shimingxindong) by both Lanzhou and Chengdu Military regions to practice manoeuvres and ground-air coordination. In November 2011 the PLA practised capture of military passes in HAA beyond 5,000m by employing armoured vehicles and airborne troops.


Astride Northern Borders by Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

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Author: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd)
An important article by a former Brigade commander of Siachen and Corps commander of the Ladakh region who perhaps knows the terrain better than any other veteran. He highlights the perils of vacating the Soltoro Ridge in the face of the enhanced Chinese-Pak collusion in Gilgit-Baltistan. Operations in mountains are time consuming and more significantly manpower intensive.

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