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TECHNOLOGY PERSPECTIVE AND CAPABILITY ROADMAP (TPCR)  By HEADQUARTERS INTEGRATED DEFENCE STAFF, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Indian Armed Forces are poised for major modernisation in the next fifteen years. This process would involve upgrades of hardware and systems as well as purchase of new state of art equipment to enable them meet the security challenges in the coming decades the volumes are high and the financial outlays large. There is substantial scope in the process for Indian industry to harness this market (around US $ 100 billion) to develop indigenous capability especially in high technology ...Read more >

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INDIAN ARMY DOCTRINE: PART I  

Military doctrines have provided the basic approach to all important aspects related to war for armies of most nations over the past few centuries. Prevailing strategic realities, threats, challenges, visualised opportunities and national aspirations are the major factors which have a strong influence on the formulation of military doctrines. A doctrine is generally a written document it could also be a widely accepted understanding without being specifically enunciated. In the Indian ...Read more >

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INDIAN ARMY DOCTRINE: PART II  

There exists a strong international public opinion against war between nuclear weapon states on account of the attendant risk of triggering a nuclear weapons exchange. Hence, any intended military action requires careful calibration of international support. Pro-active and aggressive diplomacy plays a pivotal role in preparing a suitable political environment prior to launching operations. Aspects such as economy, trade and commerce also come into play in such ...Read more >

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LAND WARFARE DOCTRINE – 2018  

The Indian Army today is engaged in the management of complex and active land borders coupled with ongoing Counter Insurgency (CI)/ Counter Terrorism (CT) operations leading to a ‘No War No Peace’ Scenario. The primary role of the Indian Army is to preserve National interests and safeguard sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity of India against external threats and internal subversion by deterrence or by waging war. The primary approach of our Nation is to resolve disputes in ...Read more >

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JOINT DOCTRINE FOR PERCEPTION MANAGEMENT AND PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS  

The need to influence behaviour, opinion, outlook and attitudes of other nations to bring them in conformity with own policies, interpretation of geopolitical events and strategic thought has existed ever since mankind evolved the concept of nation states, national interests, power projection and superiority in economic activities. The ability to mould the minds of people, intelligentsia, military force and decision makers has been described in a variety of terms in the past - like ...Read more >

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JOINT DOCTRINE INDIAN ARMED FORCES  

India’s National Values are our enduring beliefs reflected in the ideals of our society. National Values evolve from our Nation’s culture and history, and are based on our enduring social, religious, moral and ideological principles. There is a co-relation between and among all values, no value stands alone and each contributes to the other. Our core National values are best reflected in the Preamble of our Constitution, which are sovereignty, socialism secularism, democracy, ...Read more >

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DOCTRINE FOR SUB CONVENTIONAL OPERATIONS***  

Sub conventional warfare is a generic term encompassing all armed conflicts that are above the level of peaceful coexistence amongst states and below the threshold of war. It includes militancy, insurgency, proxy war and terrorism that may be employed as a means in an insurrectionist movement or undertaken independently. Border skirmishes also fall within this category. These are not being covered in the document. Sub conventional warfare figures at the lower end of the spectrum of ...Read more >

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