To re-emphasise, drones help keep our war-fighters out of harm’s way, and are better options in executing some of the abovementioned missions. However, at current state of technology, most missions that a drone is expected to execute, can be executed by a manned asset; vice versa is not true. Given[Read More…]
Army special: 1962-2020 preparedness & Road to Theaterisation
Subsequently, our battalion received for the capture of Ramnagar, the Theatre Honour: ‘East Pakistan 1971’. On 20 August 1998, on the eve of the golden jubilee of the raising of 8 Madras, a First Day Cover was issued by the Army Postal Service to commemorate the victory. The cover carries[Read More…]
For India the worst-case scenario is a two-front war which would have to be managed with external support—militarily and diplomatically to maintain status quo. Our present war fighting doctrines demand large ground holding formations, thereby eating up our meagre resources with little left for modernisation and reorganisation.
Bureaucracy in the absence of a political leadership which is well versed in national security issues, will continue to stall the coming of a CDS and Integrated Theatre Commands system in their full form. Equally in this concept of CDS with Integrated Theatre Commands, the three Service chiefs have no[Read More…]
Reports appearing in the print and electronic media point to an apparent change in the thinking of the current senior military leadership from that of the past. In the past, the military leadership conscientiously kept itself engaged with core responsibility as well as competence of a military professional – preparing[Read More…]