Indian Defence Review: Oct-dec 2009

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The Big Picture Maoists And The Armed Forces On The Spot Report The Rajapaksa Model: Of Defeating Terror, Securing Peace and National Reconciliation Defense and Aerospace Digest Rheinmetall Thales KMW Arihant: The Annihilator India-Us Relations: Future Trajectory India's Foreign Policy: A Muddle For Sixty Two Years Kargil Controversy: Sorry State Of Higher Defense Management Defense Procurements: Learning From Past Mistakes Defense Psus: The Great Betrayal Defense Purchases: Time India Asserts Itself Incursions, Now And Then Prospects For Democratization In Myanmar: Impact On India Myanmar Going Nuclear China's String of Pearls Vs India's Iron Curtain Bows, Arrows And Nuclear Weapons "Is War Around The Corner?" Return Of Jiang China's Role As Pakistan's Nuclear And Missile Patron Resurrecting Afghanistan Recollections Of The 1971 War The Fragile Af-Pak Policy Some Reflections On Our Defense Policy India's Nuclear Doctrine Line Of Actual Control Or Contention? Pakistan: Dialogue Process Will End Only In Frustration Executive Summary By B Raman Gilgit-Baltistan: Pakistani Colony India Should Suspend Work Visas For Chinese October 1: Day Of Mourning Obama Veering Towards Neutrality On Arunachal Pradesh? A Professional Departs

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Bharat Verma
Indian Defence Review (IDR) is India's best-known defense journal. Over the year the journal has attained the "most quoted" status by defense and security analysts worldwide. The journal offers an incisive analysis of defense and politico-security affairs focused on Asia.

In This Volume:

THE DANGER - Bharat Verma (Ed) SIACHEN: An Episode to Remember - Anand K Verma PRIVATE SECTOR IN DEFENCE PRODUCTION - Maj Gen Mrinal Suman INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW INTERVIEW - Air Chief Marshal FH Major DEFENCE and TECHNOLOGY MONITOR MEN OF WAR - Commander Sunil Anand BOEING AWARDED FOR WORK IN INDIA F-35 NAVY VERSION READIES FOR PRODUCTION ASHWAMEDH FRENCH FORCES IN INDIAN OCEAN CLASSIFICATION OF WARSHIPS: The French Experience - Yves Le Gal and Vice Admiral Emmanuel Descle'ves SELF RELIANCE AND THE ARMED FORCES - Air Vice Marshal (Retd) HS Ahluwalia RECONCILING MANPOWER COSTS - Vice Adm Hiranandani RESTRUCTURING AERONAUTICS - SR Valluri THE GREAT GAME: 21st Century Version - Vikram Sood INDIA IN ASIAN GEOPOLITICS - Ashley J Tellis INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM: A Perspective to Current Scenarios - Anand K Verma INDIA'S SOUTHERN SECURITY - Lt Gen (Retd) SC Sardeshpande SECURING INDIA'S ENERGY NEEDS - Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal PROBITY IN DEFENCE PROCUREMENTS - Maj Gen Mrinal Suman INDIAN AIR FORCE: The Strategic Force of Choice - Air Vice Marshal AK Tiwary KASHMIR: Lost Bearings - Lt Gen (Retd) Dr MC Bhandari AGRO TERRORISM - Wing Commander Ajey Lele THE MADHESIS OF NEPAL - K Yhome GUJJAR AGITATION: Internal Security Ramifications - RSN Singh LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT REVISITED - Vice Adm Hiranandani B Raman: TAWANG: Some Indian Plain-speaking USS NIMITZ: Chennai Visit CHINESE ANGER LET US SHED TEARS FOROURSELVES LAL MASJID OPERATION: The Aftermath

Bharat Verma, GM Hiranandani and BK Pandey
India’s Armed Forces comprise the world’s second largest Army, the fourth largest Air Force, the eighth largest Navy and the largest Coast Guard in the northern Indian Ocean. In their respective domains, these four Services are entrusted with the security of the air space above India, of more than 14,000 kilometres of land borders, 7,500 kilometres of coastline, 156,000 kilometres of shore line and an Exclusive Economic Zone of two million square kilometres.

In its sixty-year post-colonial history, India’s Army, Navy and Air Force have fought five wars – one against China and four against Pakistan. Every year, these Armed Services provide succour to thousands of people when rivers overflow their banks, when cyclones devastate coastal districts, and when occasional tsunamis and earthquakes maroon hundreds of thousands of people. Overseas, India has been a leading contributor to the United Nations’ Peace Keeping Missions.

The Indian Army operates in extremes of terrain and climate:-

- In the glacial terrain on the northern Himalayan borders in Siachen; in the high altitude terrain in Ladakh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh; and in the mountainous terrain in Jammu & Kashmir

- In the riverine plains of the Punjab and Bengal

- In the desert of Rajasthan and

- In the salty marshes of Kachch, Gujarat and Bengal.

It is widely respected as an experienced Army that has been coping with insurgencies for sixty years and, for the last thirty years, in combating the Islamic Terrorism that has now spread across the world.

The Indian peninsula straddles the Sea Lanes of Communication (SLOCs) across the northern Indian Ocean. With the strategic reach of its air arm, the Navy, jointly with the Coast Guard, safeguards India’s, as well as the region’s, maritime interests.

The Air Force’s well-equipped air squadrons, together with its capabilities of in-flight refuelling and sizeable airlift bestow deterrent strategic reach.

All four services exercise, jointly and singly, with friendly regional and international counterparts to erect bridges of friendship and strengthen inter-operability as each of them transforms to cope with the 21st century.

Regional peace and stability are crucial for India’s societal well-being and economic development. These are best ensured by competent Armed Forces. This book provides an excellent overview by veterans who served with honour in India’s Armed Forces. 

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