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ETHICS, VALUES, MORALITY AND 21ST CENTURY WARFARE  

The military professional operates in a community that is a subset of society. The community that the military professional operates in has a shared set of values and ethical standards. This shared set of values and ethical standards encompasses what is expressed in normal society but also goes a step further and outlines acceptable behaviour that is military-oriented specific. "LOyalty and obedience, integrity and courage, subordination of the self to the ...Read more >

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JOINT SPECIAL FORCES AND UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE  

Special operations (SO) are opetations conducted in hostile, denied, or politically sensitive environments to achieve military, diplomatic, informational, and/or economic objectives employing military capabitities for which there is no broad conventional force requirement. These operations often require covert, clandestine, or discreet capabilities. Special operations are applicable across the range of military opetations. They can be conducted independently or in ...Read more >

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LEADERSHIP IN 21ST CENTURY  

The nature of future opetations will be more complex, volatile, and lethal than ever experienced. Information flow will be quick and detailed. The advances of technology have reuced friction and uncertainty in certain areas of warfare. The Global Positioning System allows individual soldiers and forces to maneuver and know locations more accurately regardless or weather and terrain. Networked systems allow commanders to pass information faster vertically and ...Read more >

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MANAGING CHANGE IN THE ARMED FORCES  

There has been profound changes in the last two decades of the 20th century which have altered our perceptions of the nature of future conflict and the mechanics of its rsolution. There has also been a sea change in the way nations perceive themselves and each other int the international system. The militaty will continue to be an important and critcal element of national power. However, Indian Military Extablishment requires creative adaptation, fundamental ...Read more >

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DEFENCE TRANSFORMATION - AN APPRISAL   

Change is essential. Effecting change is not easy. This has been recognized by senior Army leaders throughout history. Defence transformation has preoccupied the U.S. Defence Department for over a decade and has the promise of a paradigm shift in the character and conduct of warfare. At the same time, it is more than simply overlaying new technologies and new hardware on existing force structures it requires fundamental changes in military doctrine, operations and organization. ...Read more >

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FUTURE WARFARE  

A global technological revolution is leading to social, economic, political and personal change throughout the world like the agricultural and industrial revolutions of the past. The technology revolution with advances in biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials technology and information technology at the vanguard has the potential to transform human quality of life and lifespan, transform work and industry, reshuffle wealth, shift power among nations and within nations and increase tension ...Read more >

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LOGISTICS TRANSFORMATION   

One of the favorite buzz words for the last several years has been the idea of transformation. Transformation is a process by which the military achieves and maintains advantage through changes in operational concepts, organizational structure, and/or technologies that significantly improve its warfighting capabilities or ability to meet the demands of a changing security environment. ...Read more >

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MILITARY LEADERSHIP IN THE NEXT MILLENNIUM  

Phenomenal technological and social changes are taking place all over the world. Technology is changing human life-styles and expectations. We have come a long way from radio sets to satellite TV, internetted world and instant communication across the globe. Social values, ethos, culture, family patterns are changing very fast. It is natural that we in the armed forces cannot be oblivious to these problems not be insulated form ...Read more >

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ORGANIZATIONAL RESTRUCTURING OF ARMY - AN ANALYSIS  

The Romans said, " If you would have peace, you must be prepared for war". And while we pray for peace, we can never forget that organization, no less than a bayonet or an aircraft carrier, is a weapon of war. We owe it to our soldiers, our sailors, our airmen and our marines to ensure that this weapon is lean enough, flexible enough and tough enough to help them win ...Read more >

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MILITARY MEDIA RELATION IN TODAY'S WARFARE  

The number of news organisations and their means to gather, process and disseminate information in any armed conflict is increasing exponentially. From the 147 reporters who accompanied the D-day invasion in World War - II, to the 1300 reporters in Kuwaiti theatre in the Desert Storm the ability and the desire of the news media to cover military operations has come a long way. ...Read more >

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POWER POINT ARMY  By Col P K Mallick

We were in the middle of a desert as part of Umpire and Control Organisation. A Strike Corps was being exercised. I was trying to contact 2IC of a RAPID Signal Regiment who is a wizard in communication and computers and who happened to write the software for Rural Automatic Exchange for C-DAC before joining Army. When unable to contact him as he was always busy with briefings I went down to the Div HQ to meet the officer. I still could not meet ...Read more >

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BOOK REVIEW  

[The Clash of Civilisations and the Remarking of World Order By Samuel P Huntington, Viking Penguin India, New Delhi, 1997, Pages 367, Rs 395, ISBN 0-684-8164-2] Number of theories have been projected about the type of world order that is likely to prevail in 21st Century. Some of these models are:- (a) Ecology Based Model. Aftermath of global warming causing worlwide drought, submersion of large areas of coastal and island ...Read more >

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PRINCIPLES OF WAR  

For centuries many military organizations have subschibed to the idea that there exists a set of guiding principles or ideas that guide the conduct and study of war. These guiding principles are known as Principles of War. There has never been universal agreement on one common list of principles. Most nations have their own list of principles based on their military culture, experience and ...Read more >

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LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY IN COUNTER INSURGENCY OPERATIONS  

21st Century is characterised by phenomenal growth of technology specially Information Technology (IT). The technology is becoming cheaper, easy to operate and provide facilities which could not be even imagined decade earlier. Technology is also a great leveller. "With the possible exceptions of night-vision devices, Global Positioning Systens, and shoulder-fired missiles," writes retired Major General Robert Scales, a former connander of the US Army War College, "there is no appreciable ...Read more >

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ROLE OF THE ARMED FORCES IN INTERNAL SECURITY - TIME FOR REVIEW  

After independence army was required for more impotant task of defending the country against external threats. There were phenomenal increase in strengths of State Armed Police and Central Police Forces and Para Military Forces. It was expected that these forces would relieve the army from the task of providing frequent assistance to civil power. Events of the past decade suggest, however, that the fabric of civil-military relations in India is showing sihns of wear as ...Read more >

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