The 10 per cent increase in the capital outlay for modernisation programmes in the defence forces might not be sufficient to keep pace with changing dynamics of military preparedness, experts feel. Even though the capital outlay for the three defence services ... DNA, 3 weeks ago
'Often reviled, mostly ignored, sometimes venerated, he has taken it all in his stride.''He has stood by the nation through thick and thin,' says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd). Over one million soldiers, sailors and airmen serve our country with honour and distinction. They are role models for the nation -- the epitome of courage and unflinching devotion to duty. In hail, sleet and snow, in icy blizzards and pouring rain, the Indian soldier stands sentinel over the nation's borders in the ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
The new army chief's highest priority must be to address the critical hollowness in the Indian Army's operational preparedness, says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd). As the head of perhaps the most potent instrument of the national will, a combat force that has held the nation together through many wars and insurgencies, General Bipin Rawat, the new army chief, has his work cut out. There must be synergy between the new COAS and the government to successfully defeat Pakistan's war against ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'In the present era of strategic uncertainty and rapidly changing threats, no military professional disputes the necessity of a joint planning staff for the planning and conduct of joint operations,' notes Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd). Ending the speculation caused by the unexplained delay in the announcement of the new army and air force chiefs, the government approved the appointment of Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat and Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa to the two posts, respectively, on ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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