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Manvendra Singh Blog - DSA's Editor-in-Chief

Jointness: Centre-State Synergy in Counter-Terrorism Operations

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The recent incident involving the damaged Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter and the crew members leaving behind a wounded Chhattisgarh Police radio operator as they went to seek help is a prime example of an absence of jointness in the functioning of security forces, security agencies and the various states vis-a-vis the centre. A thorough enquiry is required into the incident, especially the fact that an injured trooper and a radio operator at that, could be left behind by the IAF crew. This is a grave incident that deserves the most serious attention. The gravity of the incident is both on account of the fact that an injured colleague was left behind alone, even if the crew went looking for help. As also that it reflects poorly on the functioning of central and state forces and agencies.

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Founding Editor's Updates on Land Power in India today

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1st battalion, The Assam Regiment, recently lost half a dozen of its brave soldiers in Sub-sector Hanif, in the Siachen Glacier area. They were unlucky to have been caught in an avalanche during a post link-up. The tragedy made news on the day it happened and was forgotten the following morning. The story was passed over for more tempting fare, including Vijay Diwas, national anniversary of the 1971 war.

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Founding Editor's Updates on Land Power in India today

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1st battalion, The Assam Regiment, recently lost half a dozen of its brave soldiers in Sub-sector Hanif, in the Siachen Glacier area. They were unlucky to have been caught in an avalanche during a post link-up. The tragedy made news on the day it happened and was forgotten the following morning. The story was passed over for more tempting fare, including Vijay Diwas, national anniversary of the 1971 war.

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Founding Editor's view on Naval Power in India today

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Once man mastered the oceans the dynamics of economic growth changed dramatically. Trade, which is the essential of economic growth, came out of its land based stranglehold and was transformed. Volumes increased greatly, as did the countries and distances covered. The monopoly of the 'Silk Route' was shattered by sailing dhows that crossed unimaginable expanses of oceans. Man globalised as rapidly as the sails that connected ports and people. But the trader and ship captain needed a surety to their security just as they needed it for their commodities and that is where sea power emerged. And it decided the fortunes of empires, just as it reworked the dynamics of power.

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Police and Security Forces Modernisation

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The nation has just marked 50 years of the beginning of the 1962 Indo-China War. It is a war that scarred many in the country, leaving an indellible mark on the psyche of many an individual and many an institution. The day after the 50th anniversary event India marked its Police Day, an annual commemoration for those in Khaki who have sacrificed their lives for the country. Police forces of the various states conducted moving ceremonies in their respective capitals and the central police organisations were not to be left behind in their remembrance efforts. In all the din and ceremony of the event what gets overlooked is the origins of the Police Day.

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