The message we want to drive is that the leaders need to undergo a change; they need to adapt themselves to the changing character of war. We also need to take a de novo look on the aspect of doctrine, organization, equipment and training to meet the challenges of hybrid or unrestricted warfare.
Every age has its own kind of limiting conditions, its own preconditions and its own preconceptions. But war in all ages can be defined as the contest of human wills in which the sponsor wishes to subjugate the will of the opponent through all kinetic and non kinetic means available at his disposal. However, application of this definition mandates different rules of engagement for different countries based on their political behaviour and aspirations where they construe what constitutes war or an act of war.
First response in an integrated intelligence environment is crucial to protect mega cities.
Af Pak The US Pakistan Relationship in Disarray FP For the immediate future, the best-case scenario is that U.S.-Pakistan relations will simply continue to muddle along. With too many fundamental differences to consummate a healthy, sustainable relationship, yet with too much at stake for both sides to sever ties, a very shaky status quo may well [...]
This Republic Day Let us make the Republic work through good Governance Sino US Relations Whose Chinese Military Is It? FP Hu Jintao’s seeming lack of control over the PLA should worry Washington. In China, Hu’s Successor Is Being Quietly Groomed NYT Following a secretive succession plan sketched out years ago, Mr. Hu has apparantly [...]
Our “democracy” is messy and yet we continue to formulate, plan, and execute engagement using “regular” and “homogeneous” bureaucracies and budgets. Today’s threats are increasingly complex and rarely conforming to neat lines of authorities and responsibilities across, or within, government agencies, most of which were designed in and for previous eras.
Group Profile Portugal Summit Redefining Threats NATO leaders on Friday adopted a new Strategic Concept that will serve as the alliance’s roadmap for the next 10 years and that reconfirms the commitment to defend one another against attack as the bedrock of Euro-Atlantic security. The document lays out NATO’s vision for an evolving alliance that will remain [...]
Top generals, babus & netas in land-grab A recent letter to the navy chief from Vice-Admiral Sanjeev Bhasin & other documents with TOI reveal a conspiracy to appropriate, in the name of war widows and military veterans, a prime plot that was in the army’s custody for years. Army officers replaced oil with water After [...]
Once again an interesting date 10 days after 10.10.2010 is 20.10.2010
A plan B for Obama (FP) The US is severely handicapped by a significant lack of credibility that is a direct consequence of its own foreign policy incompetence in the Middle East in the past several decades, especially the past decade. Most people and political movements, and a few governments, in the Middle East [...]