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
In addition to defense and security analyses, each issue includes regular feature sections on aerospace trends, naval affairs, and army force developments, including the latest arms transfers and news.
Indian Defense Review, a quarterly journal, is read by almost all leading policy makers at senior bureaucratic, political and military levels. Time and again, the incisive analyses in the Indian Defense Review have helped form opinions and shape strategic responses on the sub-continent.
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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.
In This Volume:
DEMOCRACY AND SECURITY - Bharat Verma (Ed) INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW COMMENT US POODLE OR CHINESE POODLE? - B Raman INDIAN INTELLIGENCE: The Fiddling Has to Stop... - B Raman IAF: Flying into the Future - Air Commodore Jasjit Singh DEFENCE and TECHNOLOGY MONITOR AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS - IDR Research Team BLUE PRINT FOR INDIAN AEROSAPCE INDUSTRY - Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major ENERGIZING AEROSPACE INDUSTRY: New Opportunities for Partnerships - Chris Chadwick INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS - Richard Kirkland TURBOMECA: HIGH PROFILE PRESENCE IN INDIA BEL GIVES RS.84.96 CR DIVIDEND TO GOVT EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON IN THE RACE MALABAR: Navy Tests Her Mettle - Captain Vinay Garg VARUNA 2007 THE NEW 'MAKE' PROCEDURE: A Retrograde Step - Maj Gen Mrinal Suman WARSHIP BUILDING: Cost and Time Overruns - Vice Admiral Rajeshwer Nath CHINA: Friend or Foe? - Claude Arpi MILITARY SERVICE PAY - Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi IMAGE OF THE ARMED FORCES - Group Capt AG Bewoor TIBET: The Real Issue - Maj Gen Sheru Thapliyal PUNJAB'S PAKISTAN - RSN Singh SRI LANKAN TAMILS: Anatomy of Indian Involvement - Anand K Verma NBC DISASTERS: Prevention and Management - Lt Gen Shankar Prasad PAKISTAN: A Convoluted Script - Wilson John DEFENCE UNIVERSITY FOR INDIA: An Appraisal of the Proposition - Maj Gen Mrinal Suman B Raman: BID TO ASSASSINATE BENAZIR LTTE'S ANURADHAPURA RAID JIHADI ANARCHY IN SWAT SABOTAGE IN NWFP