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The War of 1962 Herderson Brooks-Bhagat Report – January 2011 (Vol 26-1)
In 2008, the Defense Minister, Mr. A.K. Antony told the Indian Parliament that the Henderson-Brooks could not be declassified. Mr. Antony claimed that the report could not be made public because an internal study by the Indian Army had established that its contents “are not only extremely sensitive but are of current operational value”…

Strategic Aspects of Climate Change – July 2010 (Vol. 25-3)
Many defense strategists will laugh when they will hear in vogue expression ‘climate change’ associated with military affairs, but they will perhaps think twice when they realize that even the very serious Quadrennial Defense Review Report (QDR) of the US Department of Defence has consecrated several pages to the subject in its last issue.
The chapter titled Crafting a strategic approach to climate and energy states: “Climate change and energy will play significant roles in the future security environment. The Department is developing policies and plans to manage the effects of climate change on its operating environment, missions, and facilities.”

The killers’ mace of the dark visitors – January-March 2009 (Vol 24-1)
In its 2008 Report to the US Congress, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission4 mentions China’s cyber operations program. It is quite frightening. To quote the report: “US computer security authorities detected a series of cyber intrusions in 2002 into unclassified US military, government, and government contractor Web sites and computer systems. This large-scale operation, code named Titan Rain by the US government, was attributed to China. Targeted locations included the US Army Information Systems Engineering Command, the Naval Ocean Systems Center, the Missile Defense Agency, and Sandia National Laboratories…

Missiles in Tibet – July-September 2008 (Vol 23-3)
Delingha area is now linked to Lhasa and Southern Tibet. Let us not forget that the train could be used to transport the TELs and the command and control (C2) facilities needed to deploy the missile launcher at a chosen place. This practically means that a DF-21 launched from Central Tibet (around or south of Lhasa) can now reach Chennai…

Himalayan Rivers: Geopolitics and Strategic Perspectives – April-June 2008 (Vol. 23-2)
I have mentioned the book Unrestricted Warfare, written by two Senior Colonels, Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui. They argue that China should start surveying the ways to counter new forms of war as did Sun Tzu in his Art of Warfare over 2000 years ago.
One chapter speaks of “Ten Thousand Methods Combined as One: Combinations That Transcend Boundaries”. It is the art of combining different elements of these various forms of warfare. One of the many ways of unconventional warfare identified by them is ‘environmental warfare’.
India should certainly remain vigilant.

From Friendship to Partnership – January-March 2008 (Vol 23-1)
TO GRASP THE INTRICACIES OF INDO-FRENCH relations in the field of defence and security, it is necessary to first have a look at some issues which may seem unrelated, but which will help us to understand the historical background and get clearer perspectives on the future.

China: Friend or Foe – October – December 2007 (Vol 22-4)
YEAR 2008 WILL BE A SPECIAL YEAR. IT IS A LEAP year and for the first time in modern history, China will organize the Olympic Games. One remembers that in ancient Greece, this was a time for ‘Truce’ (or ‘Ekecheiria’). Established by a treaty in the 9th century BC, the Truce period witnessed athletes, along with artists and pilgrims, often with their entire families, travelling to attend or participate in the Olympic Games before returning in total safety to their respective countries.

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