Men may come and men will go but their deeds live on, as shall those of Col Haripal Kaushik, VrC. Those of us whose lives Col Haripal touched are truly blessed. May the noble soul rest in eternal peace because he deserves no less!
The Reality Of India-China LAC: A Debate Triggered by 'Crumbling State Of Denial' By Lt Gen PC Katoch
"China has become bold enough to tinker with the LAC as and when the Chinese Communist Party Chief wants to score a point before the Politburo. The Chinese are actually practicing the dictum' offence is the best form of defence"
Indian think tanks have to gear up towards this new concept of Designer Wars in the emerging scene of COWS. The flab must be cut down and concentrate on LAMA (Lean and Mean Armed Forces) to engage enemy in a 'Non- Contact dual' , where BVR or smart weapon system would play an important role.
We have to take initial steps . “Forward planning” must become our defence analysts “ military culture”. Let us not pick up weapons from the “ Arms Shelves” of the world and fit them into our war machine but dictate our needs and accordingly orientate.
What made Nehru to ask the Indian Army to 'throw out the Chinese' from Thagla Ridge (their own area), an area five kms across the McMahon Line? It was only to pacify the public opinion. The govt had become a prisoner of its own facile pronouncements and drawing of boundary lines unilaterally.
‘Golden Handcuffs’ Brilliant Indians Serving Interests of other Nations: Implications for National Security
‘Golden Handcuffs’ have an extremely serious military implication for future. Equipment wise Indian Military is in regressive mode. Ill equipped brave soldiers will not be able to meet the challenges of huge technologically advantaged adversaries.
'Reality Of A Military Defeat Of 1962 India - China War 'By Parth Satam For EurAsian Times Countered Strongly By Angry Veterans
The military is an instrument of national will. They come into the picture first for border control and last for manifestation of an intent, that is forced into a contact battle. Between that is the space for diplomacy, confidence building and cooperation.
"As they go up the ladder, the closeness with troops and junior lot of officers becomes thinner and appeasement of their IO/ RO as well as environment gains precedence over everything else. Now one can clearly see the I,ME&MYSELF "
In a highly pyramidical structure, supercessions are to be treated as a norm. It is not a stricture on your performance. Berths on upper floors of service hierarchy are very few. Only the most competent from a group of otherwise competent people shall occupy those and rightly so.
We should stop war mongering. We need to extend a sincere honourable plan for disengagement with the Chinese. Draw MOUs where war is not an option and peaceful co-existence is. We should let the MEA do it’s job while we maintain the sanctity of our borders.
Why do you want to see the HB report when enough revelations have been made in Himalayan Blunder by Brig. JP Dalvi? We must also know that Terms of Reference of Henderson Brooks investigations were very limited. Therefore he could not have done full justice to it.
Many a time the Indian-ness of the Indian army is questioned. Mostly by people who either envy it, are jealous of it, think they have too much knowledge about it, or just that they couldn’t be part of it. I remember the Onida advertisement, ‘Neighbours envy, owners pride’.
While the IAF was justified in taking umbrage at being described as a “support arm,” by the previous CDS, it is undeniable that as far as armies and navies are concerned, air power plays a “support function,” albeit, vital and indispensable.
India delayed its intervention which allowed so called “Tribal Raiders” to reach outskirts of Srinagar . It was at the behest of Sardar Patel a timely decision was taken while Nehru was unable to respond positively to Maharaja of Kashmir, HariSingh’s appeal .
Capacity development in the army has been adrift. For reasons beyond comprehension, the MOD and the Government have lost focus. Those in the know of things feel that the acquisition and procurement pipelines are getting clogged.
If an organisational design is needed to fulfil the need of “integration”, we must design a de-novo organisation to achieve the aim of the Armed Forces to apply military force in an integrated manner.
The Agnipath Scheme regretfully only caters for truncated training. It excludes skilling through weapon/ tactical courses. Limited time availability forecloses the benefits of education as a way of life for Agniveers. It thus puts a serious question mark on their operational usefulness.
Bangladesh is of crucial importance to India for reasons of security. It is also important to China for strategic reasons. China has offered construction of a fast speed train from Dhaka to Chittagong. Bangladesh has a defence cooperative treaty with China while India has none.
Himalayan Blunder tells you of the debacle that happened when ill-equipped, unprepared, confused and demoralized soldiers were rushed into battle against a strong adversary in an ad hoc manner because military decisions were influenced more by political prophecy rather than by military strategy.
This scheme will make the Armed Forces the largest “unemployment generator” in the country. Each year, from 2026 onwards, we will release anything between 35,000 to maybe 60-75,000 young men and women, who had been earning a decent salary, into a world of uncertainty.
Seeing the detritus of burnt trains, wrecked buses and social turmoil, often seen in the wake of many recent pronouncements, one is left wondering whether dissenting opinions are tolerated and contrarian advice accepted or given any weightage in our high-level decision-making forums?
The Armed Forces must be prepared for a spate of legal cases in the times to come, especially as the organization has provided absolutely no clarity regarding the methodology to be adopted for deciding who will be the lucky 25% who will get absorbed in the regular cadre.
"The versatile but quiet Infantryman has remained isolated in far-flung areas. In fact, he was even neglected within the Army. But the TV and diverse media have brought him closer to every Indian heart. In the process, his status and rightful image has been restored."
"The Infantry remains the main arm of the Indian Army, constituting one-third of the total forces. With changing military tactics and to keep pace with high - tech warfare, the infantryman's equipment needs to be upgraded so that he has the right weapons "
"We may as well be walking into a similar trap though engendered by completely different thinking and at variance with the 1962 embarrassment. The Military top brass who will be heralding this phenomenon will most likely not be there to suffer the consequences of the adverse fallout of the ToD."
"The first lot of LCA was handed over to IAF after IAF was ‘FORCED’ to grant (rather accept) 28 concessions to HAL. It may be of interest to mention that PAF and PLAAF pilots are unlikely to grant any concessions to IAF pilots flying LCA involved in air combat with JF-17s or J-20s."
"India be very sure of it before thinking of talks over Kashmir with Pakistan. This is part of the ‘Outsourced-War–Strategy’ of China. We must accept the fact that not only Pakistan Army but China also now would not allow any solution between India and Pakistan on Kashmir."
"Due to a lack of adequate infrastructure and the site's isolation, internet, satellite networks, radio, and other forms of communication are restricted. There may also be numerous delays due to terrible weather conditions, low bandwidth, and a number of other issues."
The grapevine is that the Government has decided not to disrupt the chain of succession in all probability announce the name of the CDS on 30th April or before of Gen MM Naravane as the second CDS. The choice is in line, as he would be senior to all the three service chiefs.
"Three-year tenures would need five cycles of induction and five-year tenures would need three cycles to make up the required numbers. The training duration of 44 weeks for a recruit would remain and hence greater numbers will need to be recruited and trained."
"So the old soldier is dead, the new but intelligent fighter is born. Therefore cry not my friends, each age has its own theories of war — which is the only permanent feature of human history. A lean & mean army is the order of the day!"
Recently a set of youngsters in Mathura got into trouble for cheering for the Pakistan team. On the other hand, two Pakistani soldiers received military honours on the basis of notes of commendation written by Indian Military officers. What should the military make of this?
How many of our officers actually understand conventional war. Joint operations and integrated applications? We might be brilliant in those PowerPoint slides and cavalry type articulation. But that won’t win us the next war."
MVI Recalls Interview Of Late General SF Rodrigues (Ex-DGMT, VCOAS & COAS) On PT, Excellence & Combat Readiness In The Army
This special MVI feature story is to highlight the contribution of late General Sunith Francis Rodrigues, former Chief of Army Staff based on the personal interaction with MVI's Editorial Director, Colonel Vinay B Dalvi (Retd) in August 2020.
Winter Olympics in Beijing has offered a godsent opportunity for Imran Khan to express his woes and raise anti-India tirade personally to two vital members of P-5 nations. Is the 'all-weather friendship' of India and Russia in danger of being diluted under Chinese pressure benefiting Pakistan?
German Navy Chief's Unfiltered Comments On Ukraine Crisis At IDSA Event Triggers Diplomatic Row & Leads To His Resignation!
"Reports suggest that irrespective of the outcome of the election the good general has been assured an appropriate reward. In other words, a deal has been struck. He has also been used; not the individual but the institution of the Chief. The motive is personal."
"The commandant DSSC was waiting at the helipad, the communication was in place. When the helicopter did not reach at its designated time it was learnt that one helicopter had crashed. This information was given to the police by some local civilians."
"As a responsible Democracy with an encouraging and expanding tech-ecosystem, we should logically be the ones to participate if not lead on how to get a semblance of order in the global arena in this highly volatile, no holds barred, free for all, unregulated market."
"In my view, Boutros Boutros Ghali was one of the leading international statesmen of the immediate post-Cold War period. It was an honour and privilege to have served with him in pursuit of the noble cause of maintenance of international peace and security."
"The Chinese are known for officially hacking sensitive sites world over including ours due to the type of relationship we have with them. Pakistan, North Korea and many countries world over are indulging in bloodless hidden cyber war against adversaries."
"What we all need to understand is, that the real question is not 'gender discrimination' but purely a case of putting the right person at the right place during the war, especially in the combat zones. The Army has nothing against the lady officers, nor does it consider them inferior to males."
"Selections to higher ranks kick in from colonel level which is the first select rank. Unfortunately, 50 to 60 percent officers miss the chance to be promoted at the very first step of the selection ladder mainly due to lack of vacancies, not capability and relative merit."
"I write from the standpoint of a soldier, who believed in ‘Naam, Namak aur Nishan, which calls upon a soldier to strive for the good name of the country, respect the salt partaken and ensure the National and Regimental flags always flutter even at the peril of one’s life."
"What is Angular Personality? They are generally difficult people who are capable of making the life of others difficult. They are capable of screwing the happiness of even a matured majority. You will find this miniscule 5% lot spread over the country."
"It is apparent that after this piece was published over three decades back, neither the DRDO, MoD or Service HQs took any notice of it or did anything about it. Otherwise, by now we would have progressed much in this field and not lagged behind as at present."
"If Indian soldiers fighting under Union Jack had not disrupted Japanese advance, they would have easily run over the Indian subcontinent and established a link with the German Army deployed in Iran. Winners of WWII would have been different then."
"In my opinion, Women Induction in Army, way back in 1992, was a very impromptu decision. It was taken without working out the modalities of changes that it would entail in terms of policies, infrastructure, and work culture."
"My intention to pen down this is to bring in perspective that the phases when decisions oscillate between appointments, organisations and institutions, there are young souls getting impacted every moment. I had a backup plan, and it worked for me. But, not all are so fortunate."
"The Indian Armed Forces are at a crossroad. Taking the wrong turn simply because the road looks smoother may have disastrous consequences. The harder, but more appropriate one would come at a cost, probably a personal one for the decision makers. Can they, do it?"
Since independence India has not been in a better position to hold a friendly dialogue with a 'genuine' Afghan government. Taliban or its derivative is a reality, which will govern Afghanistan in foreseeable future. Taking lead in engaging with them might be a better option than waiting.
The five women officers selected for Colonel Time Scale rank are Lt Col. Sangeeta Sardana from the Corps of Signals, Lt Col Sonia Anand and Lt Col Navneet Duggal from the Corps of EME and Lt Col Reenu Khanna and Lt Col Ritcha Sagar from the Corps of Engineers.
"Afghanistan has always been a simmering pot of tribal violence. The militias of the various tribal factions did not come to the rescue of ANDSF primarily because the regime was also the most corrupt, inefficient, and unable to govern. Tribal affinities, loyalties and habits die hard."
The whole world is surprised as to how the Afghan army of 3-3.5 lakhs soldiers, trained and equipped by the USA with sophisticated US weapons has given in to the motley crowd of 75000 Taliban fighters. It is more devastating to know that collapse has taken place within a fortnight.
"Why would the Taliban want to form a government? It surprises me that the Taliban would want to legalise and stabilise their philosophy of existence by axing their main strengths, that is fear, chaos, being unattributable, unaccountable and unpredictable, to form a government."
Is there a need to even look into the time tested and proven structure? Or is it that MoD has no work to do, hence planning to find frivolous and unwarranted work to make their existence valid? Any change for the sake of change is a retrograde step, always and every time.
Is it possible to produce a champion in a sport sheerly on the strength of the external inputs? Can a champion be genetically cloned? Why have some of them become accomplished, but never brilliant? Are humans born with talents that make them particularly suited to certain pursuits?
This paper explores both the roots and the future growth in battery technology to increase the underwater endurance of conventional submarines and does some crystal gazing on the future developments in underwater propulsion.
"The War Cry of the Battalion is ‘Dada Krishan Ki Jai’. On this 5 Aug 2021 auspicious 74th historical Raising Day, all Kumaonis pay homage to warriors and martyrs and take a solemn Oath and pray to Unit Deity ‘Dada Krishan’ that we will perform our duties with honesty and loyalty."
"Our Unit got inducted in Aizawl with operational role all over Mizoram as the reserve Battalion in the thick of Mizo insurgency spearheaded by Laldenga, who was a Havildar in the Indian Army and later worked as an Accounts Clerk in the Assam Government."
A Tribute to Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) - Amazon Prime Video Launches the Trailer of Shershaah on Kargil Vijay Diwas
The Kargil Conflict is a saga of supreme valour and grit displayed by young Indian soldiery, and its wholehearted appreciation by the people of India, thanks to the live media. But there rests in the conscience of many observers, a sense of loss, another story.
Mission Victory India's Aritra Banerjee spoke to Lieutenant General Amarnath Aul (Retd), who served as the Brigade Commander of the 56 Mountain Brigade which oversaw major combat operations during the 1999 Kargil War.
Mission Victory India's Aritra Banerjee spoke to Air Marshal Narayan Menon (Retd), who served as the Air Officer-in-Charge, Jammu and Kashmir, during the 1999 Kargil War and led the Indian Airforce’s Operation Safed Sagar for which he was awarded the Uttam Yudh Seva Medal the same year.
During the search operation as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given repeated opportunities to surrender, however, they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter said security officials.
"US withdrawal from Afghanistan, at this stage, is considered to be at cross-purpose of its long term and strategic objective. It has not only conceded space to China in Afghanistan but also aided China to move one step further towards its objective of Global supremacy."
Team MVI is pleased to publish its first anniversary issue. This edition houses 18 articles sub-divided into 5 sections. The issue examines contemporary issues, post pandemic ESM healthcare, struggles faced by disabled officer cadets & documents the bravery of the famed ‘Born To Battle’ course
"Let us be quite clear. The 1971 operations in the Eastern theatre have been the only real military victory our Armed Forces have achieved since Independence. In the Western theatre in 1971, it was a well-executed replay of 1965."
Mission Victory India spoke to Brigadier Rajiv Williams, Yudh Seva Medal (Retd), who had served in the 'Special Media Cell' during the 1999 Kargil conflict with Pakistan and later commanded the famed 56 Mountain Brigade after the 'Limited War.'
‘Asymmetrical warfare, unconventional strategies and tactics are adopted by a force when the military capabilities of belligerent powers are not simply unequal but are so significantly different that they cannot make the same sorts of attacks on each other’.
Integrated theatre commands are a necessity, to harness the potential of a military and ensure aggressive dominance. In the bargain accrue protection of sensitivities. In the age of modern technology, war cannot be cast into a singular dimension of application.
CEMAS is starting three interdisciplinary programs in the academic year 2021-22 Masters programs in M.A. (Maritime Studies), M.Sc. (Maritime Studies) and M.Com. (Maritime Studies) and will be offering PG Diploma in Maritime Logistics and PhD programme (maritime Studies) in the future.
Born to Battle Golden Jubilee: Author & Analyst Col Rajinder Singh Kushwaha Talks about Service, Loss & the Evolving Face of War
Born to Battle Golden Jubilee: Former IMA Comdt, Lt Gen. RS Sujlana Speaks about Strong ‘Martial Traditions’ & ‘Fallen Comrades’
Born to Battle Golden Jubilee: Maj Gen. Rana Goswami Shares Nostalgic Memories & Gives a Message to the Youth
Born to Battle Golden Jubilee: Sword of Honour & ’71 War Veteran Lt Gen. Dalip Bhardwaj Talks about “Course Spirit”
Mission Victory India flags off its series celebrating 'Born To Battle Course' veterans by interacting with Lieutenant General Dalip Bhardwaj, PVSM, VSM (Retd), the ‘Sword of Honour’ of the famed course who went on to rise up the ranks as Director General Mechanised Forces.
NCC as 'General Elective Course' Introduced in 24 Colleges under University of Kashmir, Mumbai University Likely to Follow
NCC as a Credit Course is designed with an intent to transform NCC training into a curricular activity from an extra – curricular activity, thereby providing academic credits to students undergoing NCC Training.
Vice Adm MS Pawar Retires after Nearly Four Decades of Distinguished Service & Recounts Life in Dress Whites
"As I transit to life after 51 years in uniform, including 11 years at Sainik School Korukonda and the National Defence Academy, I do so with the utmost satisfaction - of having kept a taut watch on deck in weather fair and foul..."
"My writing here comes from an Indian, who is as much of whatsoever each is expected to be and is. It comes from my guts and is intended as an attempt at catharsis, on the utter self-inflicted disaster served to the people by the State of India."
Israel-Palestine clash: India's Experience in Resolving Long Conflicts can Help Benjamin Netanyahu in Unequal Power Dynamics
“Statistically, while 7 percent insurgencies are known to have been resolved by employment of military force, 43% of insurgencies were resolved by a political solution, backed by a strong military muscle. This is exemplified by India’s fight with left wing extremism that ceases to end.”
The idea of new systemic of PME is to broaden perspectives of officers and not to make great scholars out of military leaders. Education can imbue officers with critical thinking skills and strengthen abilities to contribute to solutions of complex issues.
"Think back. What did our PM do when he went to Ladakh. He demonstrated leadership as also instilled belief and confidence in the nation and troops there. That is what he needs to do again. Instil belief in a shaken nation. If everyone is together we will come out of it."
CDS Bipin Rawat briefed PM Narendra Modi that all medical personnel from armed forces who have retired or taken pre-mature retirement in the last two years are being recalled to work in COVID-19 facilities within proximity of their present place of residence.
"Need for Expert Medical Guidance for Military Selection & Training," Says Col. IVS Gahlot, Former CO, MH Khadakwasla
Col. IVS Gahlot (Retd), a former CO, MH Khadakwasla spoke to MVI on the need to incorporate the advice of military medical professionals as part of the selection & training procedure for soldiers & officer cadets.
"It is my personal observation that there is a serious lacuna in our training system where the professional advice and guidance of the dedicated medical authorities is either not being sought or optimally utilised, resulting in avoidable relegations."
On 21 April, an alert was received by Indian Navy through the International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office regarding the missing Indonesian submarine. The submarine was reportedly exercising in a location 25 miles North of Bali with a crew of 53 personnel.
Captain Gaurav Mehta, the Commanding Officer of the indeginous submarine Indian Naval Ship Karanj sheds some light on its construction, its crew, and the life of a submariner in detail in this exclusive interview with Priyanka Chandani
"QUAD is India’s necessity today to counter China, and of course the United States will act as a big brother until India acquires the capabilities which the US has today. Until India’s Aatamnirbharta brings it at par — it will be bullied by all and sundry."
Brig. Rajbir Singh (Retd), a former SSB Psychologist & Technical Officer spoke to MVI in part-3 of this ongoing interview series on the Shekatkar Committee recommendations calling for a closure of the DIPR & its SSB system.
"SSB Selection System is Pretty Well Defined," Says Veteran Defence Journalist & Former Resident Editor Gomantak Times, Shashwat Gupta Ray
"Similar seems to be the recommendations of the Shekatkar Committee. Devoid of statistics or any worthwhile case studies which gives a correlation between cause and effect, it seems to have arrived at a conclusion to shut down the institutions."
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence overwhelmingly expressed its gratitude towards each and every soldier and officer "martyred" or injured in the incident and also to their families, it said in the report tabled in the Lok Sabha.
The Indian Navy's Western Naval Command reached out to the fishermen community as part of the 'Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav' in an effort to strengthen the bond between coastal security agencies and fishermen operating in the enviornment.
Most of the Indian strategic experts act as scare mongers. They paint unrealistic scenarios. They give too many capabilities to India’s adversaries. China and Pakistan are made to look as invincible monsters who would eat up India within the twinkling of the eye lashes.
"There is no doubt that the Indian army overall has been getting a raw deal. A key reason is, unlike other major democratic countries, our political leaders have had no defence experience as they never had to pick up arms to protect or wrest independence for the country."
"China has not succeeded in its aim of coercing India in Ladakh. With war not an option, a face saving exit was in the making. The thought process in the making of Chinese strategy also probably had a spin off effect on Pakistan."
"Where and when, the issue of national security begins, there and then, freedom of expression, liberty and democracy not only lose their shine but they become irrelevant. Unrestricted liberty and freedom are the greatest threats to national integrity."
L&T had won the Rs 4,500-crore contract from the Ministry of Defence under 'Make in India' initiative to supply 100 units of K9 Vajra-T 155 mm/52 caliber tracked self-propelled gun systems in 42 months to the Indian Army.
"Peacekeeping missions are meant to be transitional measures and not operate in perpetuity. There is an urgent need for time-bound exit strategies to ensure that peacekeeping missions do not become instruments for furthering political interests." Said Ambassador TS Tirumurti.
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, one of India’s leading shipyards with the capacity and the capability to meet the requirements and aspirations of the Indian Navy, has delivered three Scorpene submarines named Khanderi, Kalvari, and now Karanj.
DRDO and M/s Israel Aerospace Industries have jointly developed LRSAM to equip the latest ships of the Indian Navy. The LRSAM Missile system can provide point and area defense against various aerial targets, including fighter aircraft, subsonic and supersonic cruise missiles.
MVI aims to notify aspirants, service members, ex-servicemen and their families apprised about employment/re-employment schemes in the Armed Forces, Central Armed Police Forces and other job openings.
"It takes mental discipline and resilience to overcome the plan going wrong. Leaders need to understand that stress and fear will always be a part of their job. Battling the effects does not mean denying them; it means recognizing them and effectively dealing with it..."
Dr. Craig Bryan is the director of the Division of Recovery and Resilience and also heads trauma and suicide prevention programs at Ohio State University. He spoke to MVI on military suicide and potential remedial measures in this exclusive interview.
Combat Exposure and Risk for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Military Personnel and Veterans: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Due to seemingly mixed empirical results, questions persist about the possible role of deployments and combat exposure. We conducted a narrative review and meta-analysis of 22 published studies to integrate findings regarding the relationship of deployment-related predictors
This article describes a set of “common elements” underlying a new approach to the clinical management and treatment of suicidality and provides a general description of brief cognitive behavioral therapy (BCBT) in treating suicidality in military populations.
Pak Army Chief, Gen. Bajwa's Talks About ‘Peaceful Co-Existence’ Could Turn a New Leaf for Bilateral Relations
While addressing a graduation day ceremony at Pakistan Air Force Academy in Rawalpindi earlier this week, General Bajwa said, "It is time to extend a hand of peace in all directions." But he was quick to add that no one should misconstrue Pakistan's desire for peace as a sign of weakness.
"The end of the Cold War and the relative success of Operation Desert Storm, had induced a sense of euphoria that the international community was geared to deal with dangers to international peace and security in a more effective manner...UNPKF quickly dispelled these expectations."
Colonel PK 'Royal' Mehershi (Retd), a clinical psychologist and author of the Indian Army's 2007 internal report on 'suicides and fratricides.' addresses stress related issues in the Indian Army with a summary of his 80 page study on military mental health.
Interview: Addressing Stress Related Issues in the Indian Army with Brig. Rajiv Williams, YSM (Retd)
To address the perceived surge in stress levels within the rank and file of the Indian Army, Brigadier Rajiv Williams, YSM (Retd), a decorated veteran, academic, author and renowned defence and national security analyst spoke to MVI on military mental health…
"The Indian Army, a product of the British Colonial army, created structured & nourished by the British to further their limited interests has over a span of 70 odd years after Independence developed flaws in its basic structure. I will elaborate..."
Northern Army commander, Lieutenant General YK Joshi said that since most of the ceasefire violations are aimed at abetting infiltration, India's response has been against the terrorist launch pads and other terror infrastructure.
The Army has been, and has consciously considered itself, the neutral instrument of state policy. When ordered it does not ask “Why?” or “What for?” If the military is to be used for political ends and their concerns ignored, can it continue to be the innocent automaton?
Team MVI is elated to publish this year's first issue; flagging off the second year of the 'Victory India Magazine'. This edition houses 16 articles divided into four sections, and lays an emphasis on the quality of military education in the Indian Armed Forces.
Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command laid a wreath at a solemn ceremony to pay tribute those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of the nation. On the occasion of Veterans Day.
"It is all good when accolades and rewards come their way for an operation well done and executed by subordinates. According to the law of averages for some missions that don’t go as per plan and get the desired result there is always a moral escape route, feign ignorance!"
"Today the Chinese have what they call an anti-chemical warfare corps as part of the People’s Liberation Army, with its own special school and research and development sections. It is supposed to have developed considerable anti- chemical warfare expertise."
Govt Must Constitute a Parliamentary Committee with Military Advisers to Oversee Transformational Reforms
"With the nation facing a “real and present” military threat from two adversaries, it is incumbent upon the GoI — notwithstanding the economic downturn — to find the means to bolster national security."
"Understanding the gravity of the situation and plight of the family, the army troops at Karalpura along with battlefield nursing assistants and medical comforts, reached the spot on time. The troops escorted the lady and the family for about 2 kilometer in knee deep snow."
"The psychological impact on adolescent cadets in India's Pre-Commission Training Academies have been adequately analysed in the perspective of mass and excessive punishments leading to cognitive dissonance."
"One sees a sinister Chinese expansionist plan which does not bode well for India. It needs a coordinated, consolidated and a sustained response since Indian sovereignty and integrity is at stake here. There should be no mistaking the danger India is facing."
This is an abstract of a talk delivered by Col Vinay Dalvi, Founder/Director of MVI, at the Sports Authority of India Conference (SAICON) at New Delhi in December 2017. Reproduced here for the larger benefit of the Indian military fraternity.
"The study group was charged with the responsibility to prepare a training and assessment paradigm for the entire Indian Army and would impact the fitness of its human resource for the years to come. I considered myself to be the least likely person to be a part of this study group."
"From Deng’s strategy of war avoidance, China has switched to Xi’s model of expansionist unrestricted warfare. In my opinion – prematurely and likely to be a drag. The question is will China exhaust itself in the multi domain wars of Xi Jinping? Is it the great leap backwards all over again?"
Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar's expeditions to the Siachen glacier, and the detailed topographical mapping exercise, as well as photographs and videos from his expeditions helped the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, to authorize Operation Meghdoot.
The quality of 'Professional Military Education' in the Indian Armed Forces has been a long pending area of discourse, with the subject only recently coming to the arena of public discussion. Part-2 of this debate continues to bring a diversity of views on PME.