The Corridor brings up a host of strategic adversities to India. While pumping-up Pakistan’s innate anti-Indian dogma and China’s compulsive India-averseness, the Corridor violates India’s sovereignty, even if disputed, over the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, and consolidates the duo’s political nexus with conjoined military capabilities against India. India’s problems are further exacerbated when the Initiative consolidates Pakistan’s illegal occupation of North-Western Kashmir and inter alia seals the severance of India’s traditional land connectivity’s with Afghanistan and the Central Asian Republics.
This Book, besides describing the plans and challenges of construction and gainful management thereafter, highlights that since China believes in crystallising its ‘dream’ with the backing of political, and by implication, military power, it is obvious that the Initiative would have more than just purely economic consequences.
Group Captain Sachdev looks critically into whether the
Indian Air Force equipped for a two-front war in case China-Pakistan join hands
to attack India at the same time. The IAF has already informed the government
that they are not prepared to handle the two-front war and hence, finalization
of MMRCA deal is extremely vital.
There is an interesting debate of shaping, equipping and
employing Special Forces by Saikat Dutta and Force Projection by Brig Deepak
Sinha. Also our senior military experts propose tired board defence against China.
With the classified Handerson Brooke report leaked out, Gen Bajwa, former Chief
of Staff Eastern Command draws interesting lessons from it.
On the other hand, Bharat Verma takes apart and attempt to
create a ‘fake military coup’ as also details the incompetence of the defence
minister, which has lowered the military preparedness in the last 10 years
against increasing and multiplying security threats on India’s border.
Brigadier Deepak Sinha argues for further employment of Special Forces in conflict areas dues to nuclearization of the sub-continent. Air Chief Marshal PV Naik, proposes employment of armed forces against Naxals as one solution to quickly diffuse the situation.
There is an interesting debate shaping on geopolitical and military shortcomings to deal with China. Claude Arpi argues for a geopolitical resolution, while Dr Anil Singh proposes investments in Navy infrastructure. Capt AK Sachdev analyzes the faults in indigenous Chinese helicopters and implication on Sino-Indian conflict in case the US relents over the arms embargo.
Rafale Deal - Untying the Knots - Air Marshal Anil Chopra
Modernisation of Army Air Defence - Maj Gen AK Mehra
Visualised Indian Artillery Considering Threats from China and Pakistan - Maj Gen PK Chakravorty
Aviation: The Future is Unmanned - Air Marshal Anil Chopra
Revamping the IAF’s Trainer Fleet - Gp Capt B Menon
The Eagle, The Dragon, The Elephant and The Bear - Col Anil Athale
Restructuring the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) - Col NP Singh
Bull in the China Shop: The Indian Army vs The PLA - Brig Deepak Sinha
China’s Reclamation of Islands in the South China Sea: Implications for India - Maj Gen PK Chakravorty
Militarization of South China Sea: Offence-Defense Paradigm - S Rajasimman
India’s Nuclear Submarine Programme - Rear Adm AP Revi
India’s Air Defence: Is it Capable? - Maj Gen AK Mehra
Make in India in Defence Production: Challenges & Opportunities - DC Srivastava
KAMOV: The Make in India Defence Deal - Dr SN Misra
What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based: Air Defence Capability? - Lt Gen VK Saxena
Make in India: Problems and Prospects for the Aerospace Industry - Gp Capt AK Sachdev
Aerospace and Defence News - Priya Tyagi
Nurturing Military Institutions: For the Good of the Nation - Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee
Ending the World’s Worst Atrocities: Darfur - Anant Mishra
Myanmar Elections and Impact on the Region - Danvir Singh
Spectre of ISIS’ Cyber Jihad Pandemic - Maj Gen AK Chadha