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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 >

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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
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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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DEFENCE PROCUREMENT  By Maj Gen P K Mallick,VSM (Retd)

I have a dream. Our soldiers fighting CI Ops in J&K and in North East will wear light weight bullet proof jackets and helmets and NOT the present heavy staff and the DRDO invented patkas. My dream is triggered by a recent news item Army Plans to Field New Protective Vest, Armored Shirt in 2019 available at ...Read more >

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VIBRANT INDIA  By Major General P K Mallick, VSM (Retd)

The other day when we were discussing why there is so much of negativity in Indian discourses, why everybody only talks of bad things and tend to criticise everything that is Indian, forgetting so many good things that is happening in India, my good friend told me it is Pizza effect. Before World War I, Pizza was a hot wheat bread of the Sicilian and south Italian, staple for the poor peasants of that area. In Rome and other areas of greater sophistication, the pizza was regarded as the food of ...Read more >

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NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE  

At the start of the new millenium we are driven to a new era of warfare. The emergence of Information Technology (IT) is changing the society at an extremely rapid pace. Naturally the fundamental changes happening all over would affect the very nature of war and how we fight them. In this information age we are in the midst of a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) which is being called as, " A fundamental shift from what we call platform centric warfare to something we call network centric ...Read more >

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REVOLUTIONS IN MILITARY AFFAIRS (RMA) AN APPRISAL  

In the wake of the overwhelming victory of coalition forces in Operation Desert Storm a good deal of discussion took place whether the world had witnessed a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA). However, the concepts of an RMA itself, its constituent elements and the timing of its occurrence remain subject of continuing debate. Revolutions in Military Affairs are not a new phenomenon. Throughout history advances in technology and strategy have revolutionized ...Read more >

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RISK MANAGEMENT  

Military operations are inherently complex, dynamic, dangerous and, by nature, involve the acceptance of risk. Because risk is often related to gain, leaders weigh risk against the benefits to be gained from an operation. The commander s judgment balances the requirement for mission success with the inherent risks of military operations. Leaders have always practiced risk management in military decision making. However, the approach to risk management and degree of success ...Read more >

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