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WARGAMING AND STRATEGIC MILITARY DECISION MAKING  By MAJ GEN P K MALLICK, VSM (RETD)

The popular game chess dates back to ancient India where it was called chaturanga The game, a simulation of war involving warfighting functions and formations of its day, helped rulers and their advisors visualize and describe military problems while practicing new schemes of maneuver. The Persians picked up the game and it spread throughout the world often paralleling the conquests of early Islamic kingdoms and ...Read more >

28 Pages
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SELECTION OF ARMY CHIEF  

With the announcement of Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, present Vice Chief of Army Staff to be the next Army Chief there has been lot of discussions on this issue as the traditional method of seniority has not been followed by the present Government. Two other General Officer Commanding of Eastern and Southern Commands are senior to Lt Gen Bipin Rawat. It is still not clear whether Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) or Permanent Chief of Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) will be appointed and who will get ...Read more >

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TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS TO REINFORCING SECURITY  By By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM(Retd)

21st century is characterized by phenomenal growth of technology specially Information Technology (IT) and Internet. The technology is becoming cheaper, easy to operate and provide facilities which could not be even imagined decade earlier. Technology is also a great leveler. Today the same facilities provided by latest technology advancements are available to violent elements as well as law enforcing agencies and armed forces. Today’s enemies are dynamic, unpredictable, diverse, fluid, ...Read more >

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TESTIMONY OF ADMIRAL MICHAEL S. ROGERS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR INDIA  By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Admiral Michael S. Rogers is the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and Chief of the Central Security Service (CSS) since April 3, 2014. He is going to be replaced by US Army’s Army Cyber Command Chief Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone. On 27 February 2018 Admiral Michael Rogers testified before the Senate Committee on Armed Services. In his prepared speech the Admiral explained the various progress made by the USCYBERCOM. This was his ...Read more >

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CHINA’S DEFENCE BUDGET: AN ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON WITH INDIA’S DEFENCE BUDGET  By Maj Gen P. K. Mallick, VSM (Retd)

The Chinese Premier (Prime Minister), Li Keqiang, kicked off a potentially momentous political summit in Beijing at the annual meeting of China’s National People’s Congress. Speaking in the Great Hall of the People, the cavernous Mao-era building where China hosts its most important political spectacles, Premier Li Keqiang released the annual budget. Li Keqiang said as he read a report to nearly 3000 delegates in the Great Hall of the People on March 05, 2018, “We will stick to ...Read more >

11 Pages
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WHAT IS HAPPENING IN TIBET  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM(Retd)

On November 26, 2017 a 63-year-old Tibetan popular monk and volunteer teacher of village children named Tenga from Kardze self-immolated in Sichuan province s Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. He called out for freedom in Tibet before he set himself aflame. These self-immolation protests have explicitly called for greater freedom for the Tibetan people. They represent the deep frustrations and yearnings of the Tibetan people. Since 2008-2009, the unrest of resorting to self immolation ...Read more >

18 Pages
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ENHANCED SITUATIONAL AWARENESS FOR MODERN WARFARE  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM(Retd)

Gathering of information on the state of one’s own forces—as well as the enemy and on such external factors as weather and terrain. The information having been gathered, means must be found to store, retrieve, filter, classify, distribute and display ...Read more >

42 Pages
1.99 MB
NATIONAL DEFENCE STRATEGY OF USA: WHERE IS INDIA’S NATIONAL DEFENCE STRATEGY  By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd.)

The U.S. Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis released the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) summary during a speech at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies on January 19, 2018. This is the first National Defense Strategy in nearly a decade. The last was published under the signature of Bob Gates in June 2008, during the latter days of the Bush administration. The NDS replaces the erstwhile Quadrennial Defense ...Read more >

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PLA IN ELECTROMAGNETIC DOMAIN  By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd)

The PLA expects to fight intense short wars that will be very decisive. The ability of military forces to communicate and coordinate rapidly through Command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) networks means that military forces in Local Wars at the operational level will be agile, capable of high-tempo deep operations, resource-intensive, critically dependent on information and present in all warfare domains. China’s military ...Read more >

8 Pages
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PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION - AN INDIAN EXPERIENCE  By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Professional Military Education (PME) has always been a critical component of developing military leaders. It is based on two key principles: train for certainty, so that military personnel gain and master the skills needed for known tasks and educate for uncertainty, so that they have the broad base of knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to handle unanticipated and unpredictable ...Read more >

60 Pages
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CYBER SECURITY IN INDIA – PRESENT STATUS  By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd)

The Information Technology (IT) Act in India was promulgated as early as 2000. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) was established in 2004 and continues to act. India has undertaken several steps at protection, detection and containment of these potentially disruptive attacks against the nation’s networks. Government initiatives such as ‘Digital India’ and ‘Smart City’, and the increasing involvement of the private sector in nation-building endeavours are ...Read more >

17 Pages
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CYBERSECURITY—AN APPRISAL  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM

The Internet has revolutionized almost everything that we do today. Age old obstacles to human interaction, like geography, language and limited information are falling and a new wave of human creativity and potential is rising. Internet is driving globally one of the most exciting social, cultural and political transformations in history. Never before in history have so many people from so many places had so much power at their fingertips. Many old institutions and hierarchies will have to ...Read more >

24 Pages
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WOMEN IN INDIAN ARMY  By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM(Retd)

For number of years I had been sending e-mails on matters of military interest to many of you. I have not been publishing them as papers because free and frank opinion cannot be given in military journals for obvious reasons, Role of Woman in Army has been covered number of times by me. In view of recent statement by COAS and policy decision taken by the Army, I thought I would revisit the issue. The issue is contentious. Opinion is divided in black and white. I fall in gray variety. Both ...Read more >

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REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT IN BENGAL  By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd)

It was a privilege and honour to attend the book release function held at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library on 18 April 2017. It was also the Commemoration of the 87th Anniversary of the Chittagong Uprising. The English translation (A STUDY OF LIFE) of JEEBON ADHYAYAN, the autobiography of the late Freedom Fighter, Smt Kalyani Bhattacharjee (née Das) was released by Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Union Minister for Textiles. Professor Makarand Paranjape of Jawaharlal Nehru University ...Read more >

13 Pages
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REORGANIZATION, JOINTNESS AND INDIAN ARMED FORCES  By Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd)

More than 70 years have passed since the end of Second World War. Who does not know in modern times without jointness no war can be fought. Every modern armed forces of the world have changed accordingly. Even the Chinese is going in for integrated commands in a big way. The most honourable exception is Indian Armed forces. Second largest Army, fourth largest Air Force and sixth largest Navy of the world refuse to change! They still want to fight the war service wise from their own ...Read more >

12 Pages
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