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May 2019

Madrassas Ingrained Worldwide

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Author: J.M. Phelps And Philip B. Haney

Identifying the source of jihad ideology, as taught in the Salafi madrassas in the West, as well as in other countries around the world, may not prevent every possible terrorist attack, but it would certainly help provide strong indicators (i.e. connect the dots) between the Islamic indoctrination of young boys and men, and future terror attacks.


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Need To Revamp India’s Foreign Policy

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Author: Pawan Agrawal

In the crucible of political evolution, it harvested the low hanging fruit of the experiences and ideals that emerged from the Russian Revolution (social justice), the French Revolution (liberty, equality and fraternity), the American Revolution (fundamental rights) and even the Irish history which was the victim, like India, of the British Raj’s first use of the Two-Nation Theory based on religion to divide and plague its former subjects for daring to break away from Metropolitan Britain.


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Needed By The Hundred

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Author: Cmde (Retd) Ranjit B Rai

With the large fleet of Mi 17s, the current status of helicopters for the IAF is expected to turn comfortable with arrival of modern transport, attack, and heavy lift helicopters from Russia and USA and from the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) which will be inducted in the current 2019-21 acquisition programme.


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Irritating Bifurcation Of Ownership

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Author: Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur (VM)

In 2015, the government announced that the Ka-226 would be inducted through the G2G route. It’s been four years since but there has been negligible forward action for the 200 helicopters to come via this route — 60 direct import, 40 assembled in HAL through imported kits and the last 100 made in India.


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Why Attack Helicopters For The Army

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Author: Lt Gen B S Pawar PVSM, AVSM (Retd)

With the induction of such modern and technology-driven weapon systems, the army will need to plan and work out appropriate employment philosophies, training and maintenance procedures suitable to the Indian environment to exploit the full potential of these battle winning machines in the future.


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