Monthly Archives: February 2011

> COVER STORY | AIR POWERfighting capabilities | air commodore jasjit singhGod is on the side of bigger batallionsThe way out of the adverse air balance is to acquire combat aircraft swiftly and make up for earlier mental blocks in … Continue reading

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> COVER STORY | AIR POWERPreparedness | china and Pakistan | air marshal narayan menonLip Service While the two neighbouring air forces modernize and upgrade, the IAF has been shrinking in size! IN the armed forces, dereliction of duty is … Continue reading

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> NATIONAL SECURITY | defence services | policy blundersShooting ourselves in the feet It is time to overturn detrimental decisions rather than justifying themby MAJ GEN MRINAL SUMANEVERY organization has its archetypal character and traits, some positive and some negative. … Continue reading

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> NATIONAL SECURITY | coastal protection   Guarding India’s seafront Is it time to pat ourselves on the back? Can India be sure of preventing another terror attack?by COL R HARIHARAN THE Indian security agencies’ successful handling of a series … Continue reading

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> FIRST STIRRINGS | lt gen dattatray balajirao shekatkar ‘ The government’s mistake is not talking directly with the adivasis ’ A soldier looks back on tackling Naxalism, terrorism and insurgency, and occupying the Sialkot-Lahore highway area I was commissioned in … Continue reading

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> SILLY POINT | onion crisis | vincent van rossA PERENNIAL TEAR-JERKER! The onion makes the common man as well as governments weepIN India, onions have brought tears to more governments than one. No wonder they are called tear-jerkers! The … Continue reading

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> MANDARIN MATTERS | appointments | cvc rowDoubting Thomas Had the Central and State governments implemented existing executive and judicial guidelines, the office of the CVC could have avoided being besmirched by NARESH MINOCHA THE deepening controversy over the appointment … Continue reading

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> STOCK DOCTOR | gs soodWorrisome dip in growth THE Indian economy has been growing at a brisk pace despite the government – this is perhaps the best way to describe the latter’s failure to address reform-related issues due to … Continue reading

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> Segregation at Rashtrapati Bhawan  vvips, vips and the janta  THE annual Republic Day at-home of the President in Rashtrapati Bhawan is acquiring elements of the ludicrous. The number of invitees has grown enormously though the high tea still manages … Continue reading

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> Sharmila Tagore charms scribesbegum’s grace wins all  IT was veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered) for Censor Board chairman Sharmila Tagore when she was invited to address members of the Indian Women’s Press Corps. The Begum … Continue reading

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