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BOOK REVIEW : LT GEN JOHN RANJAN MUKHERJEE, ‘A SOLDIER FOR LIFE – MY STORY’, VIJ BOOKS INDIA PVT LTD, DELHI, 2021, PAGES 396, RS 995/-, ISBN: 978- 93-90917-72-3  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

This is a story of the experience of one of the most illustrious General Officers of the Indian Army of recent time: the experiences in the Assam Regiment, India-Pakistan 1971 War, India’s North East, Jammu & Kashmir and India’s Tibet Border. The author has written the book encompassing his life experiences based on 44 years in uniform in a profession that he “enjoyed, loved and sometimes found ...Read more >

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MILITARY CIVIL FUSION IN CHINA  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Military-Civil Fusion (MCF) is an aggressive national strategy of the Chinese Communist Party (CCI) pursues its MCF Development Strategy to fuse its security, economic and social development strategy integrated national strategic system and capabilities. The Party’s leaders see MCF as a vital element of th China to become a “great modern socialist country” which includes developing a “world-class” most advanced military and becoming a world leader in science and technology (S&T). To ...Read more >

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BOOK REVIEW : LT GEN JOHN RANJAN MUKHERJEE, ‘A SOLDIER FOR LIFE – MY STORY’, VIJ BOOKS INDIA PVT LTD, DELHI, 2021, PAGES 396, RS 995/-, ISBN: 978- 93-90917-72-3  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

This is a story of the experience of one of the most illustrious General Officers of the Indian Army of recent time: the experiences in the Assam Regiment, India-Pakistan 1971 War, India’s North East, Jammu & Kashmir and India’s Tibet Border. The author has written the book encompassing his life experiences based on 44 years in uniform in a profession that he “enjoyed, loved and sometimes found ...Read more >

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MILITARY CIVIL FUSION IN CHINA  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Military-Civil Fusion (MCF) is an aggressive national strategy of the Chinese Communist Party (CCI) pursues its MCF Development Strategy to fuse its security, economic and social development strategy integrated national strategic system and capabilities. The Party’s leaders see MCF as a vital element of th China to become a “great modern socialist country” which includes developing a “world-class” most advanced military and becoming a world leader in science and technology (S&T). To ...Read more >

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CHINA S CYBER ESPIONAGE OPERATIONS  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

In the Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community published on February 7, 2022, it is stated that "We assess that China presents the broadest, most active and persistent cyber-espionage threat to U.S. Government and private sector networks. China s cyber-espionage operations have included compromising telecommunications firms, providers of managed services and broadly used software, and other targets potentially rich in follow-on opportunities for intelligence ...Read more >

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INDIA PAKISTAN WAR  By Agha H. Amin

The tribesmen were brought from the NWFP tribal areas on trucks requisitioned by Government of Pakistan and concentrated in Batrasi north-east of Abbottabad. The invasion was to commence from 20th October 1947 the main northern tribal force invading Kashmir under Khurshid Anwar on Abbottabad-Garhi Habibullah-MuzaffarabadSrinagar axis with a smaller auxiliary force advancing along Murree-Kohala-Muzaffarabad axis. ...Read more >

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1965 WAR ANALYZED  By Agha H.Amin

Havelock said that "In philosophy,it is not the attainment of the goal that matters,it is the things that are met with by the way".So it is with war.The most important thing for the student of military history or the art of war is not whether a country lost or won the war but how it was fought,how units performed in action,how decisions were made in ...Read more >

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WHY INDO-PAK ARMIES FAILED IN WAR  By A H AMIN

The Chamb Sector in 1965 was a very weakly held sector held by three dispersed Indian infantry battalions supported by a tank squadron of AMX-13 tanks which were like matchboxes as compared to the Pattons held by the two opposing Pakistani tank regiments i.e a superiority of 6 to 1 in tanks. Further Pakistan had immense artillery superiority both numerical and material of 6 to 1. Pakistani 8 Inch Guns were phenomenally superior to anything that the Indians had. Unfortunately, the Pakistani ...Read more >

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1965 WAR ANALYSED  By Agha H. Amin

1965 was a watershed in Indo-Pak history! The war instead of being dispassionately analysed became a ground to attack and condemn political opponents! Complete books were written out of sheer motivation based on pure and unadulterated venom! To date the trend continues at the cost of serious research and history writing! Most of these books were written by beneficiaries of the usurper Ayub or Bhutto haters! Men with a naive ...Read more >

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THE WESTERN THEATRE IN 1971 - A STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS  By A.H Amin

The Western Front in 1971 War has not received the due attention that it deserved from the point of view of lessons learnt and generalship in action. The obvious reasons for this reason lie in the fact that the East Pakistan crisis was the focus of attention and the surrender a Dacca was too large an historical event! The war on the Western Front is an invaluable study in terms of strategy, operational leadership and battle tactics. The future reorganisation of Pakistan and Indian Army was ...Read more >

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DECODING RUSSIA’S ‘MISSING’ CYBERWAR AMID WAR IN UKRAINE  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Predicting future war is difficult. It was envisaged that cyber operations would take a very big lead in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Before Russia started invasion in Ukraine on February 24, experts predicted cyber attacks to play a crucial role in the conflict. Despite Russia’s strong cyber capabilities, however, there has been relatively little visible action against Ukrainian systems via cyberattacks. The Ukrainian Army’s command-and-control communications systems is ...Read more >

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INDIA’S OPTIONS AGAINST CHINA’S DEVELOPING CYBER CAPABILITIES  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

If countries go to war, cyber-attacks will be a part of it. Cyber operations are a new way to exercise national power. How countries will use cyber operations is determined by their existing strategies, larger interests, risk tolerance, experience and institutions. China is increasingly using cyber capabilities including cyber espionage, attack and influence to seek political, economic and military advantage over its adversaries. Like the internet, cyberspace and the ...Read more >

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