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DRAFT TELECOM BILL 2022: A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION BUT CONCERNS REMAIN  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

India is set to overhaul its telecommunication regulatory framework. The Ministry of Communications, Government of India, has released a 40-page draft of the Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022, along with an explanatory note for public comments. In the accompanying explanatory note, the objectives are improving digital inclusion, growing the telecommunications sector and creating a future-ready international telecommunications ...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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DRAFT TELECOM BILL 2022: A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION BUT CONCERNS REMAIN  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

India is set to overhaul its telecommunication regulatory framework. The Ministry of Communications, Government of India, has released a 40-page draft of the Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022, along with an explanatory note for public comments. In the accompanying explanatory note, the objectives are improving digital inclusion, growing the telecommunications sector and creating a future-ready international telecommunications ...Read more >

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1962  

On 26 August 1959, the Chinese overran our post at LONGJU in NEFA, claiming that it was in the Chinese territory. In October of the same year they ambushed our patrol at KONGKA LA just EAST of our post at HOT SPRING. Here again they claimed that KONGKA LA was in the Chinese territory, though it was 40-50 miles inside our ...Read more >

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HENDERSON BROOKS REPORT  By Neville Maxwell

A Defence Ministry Committee is reported to have recommended releasing into the public domain, the official reports on India s wars against Pakistan 1947, 1965 and 1971. Also the 1962 border war against China, India s intervention in Sri Lanka and others. Reproduced here is British author Neville Maxwell s summary of what he believes the Henderson Brooks Report ...Read more >

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THE WAR OF 1962  

“Even if the founder of the post-independence dynasty, Jawaharlal Nehru may have emerged in bad light in the Henderson Brooks Report, why put a blanket on the entire archives? Are we living in a modern democracy? ...if one day a stable, confident and relaxed government in New Delhi should, miraculously appear and decide to clear out the cupboard and publish it, the text would be largely incomprehensible...” Neville ...Read more >

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DUAL-USE AI TECHNOLOGY IN CHINA, THE US AND THE EU  By Ilaria Carrozza, Nicholas Marsh,

Recent policy documents on artificial intelligence (AI) have voiced a concern that emerging, AIenhanced technologies have the potential to radically shift the military balance of power worldwide. Vladimir Putin put the point dramatically when he said in 2017 that “whoever becomes the leader of [AI research] will become the ruler of the world.” However, despite the Ukraine conflict (where Russia has exhibited few advanced AI capabilities), it is China that remains the main locus of Western ...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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