PHYSICAL VULNERABILITY AND COGNITIVE SENSITIVITY

  1. Often it happens that in our exuberance to show case our knowledge we tend to use specialized lexis plagiarized from foreign military and quote it out of context. We get away most of the time because the audience is embarrassed to question as it may…

Waiting by Shreeja

How long do I have to wait?

How long do I have to seek?

Watching an empty road,

With an even more barren heart.

You fight for glory.

You fight for hate.

You fight for everything,

Yet I am the one who waits.

How long do I…

India Pakistan relationship since inception in 1947 has been predicated on mistrust and hatred; having fought three and a half wars and a prolonged sub-conventional slugfest. The traditional concepts of deterrence formulated by theorists in the Cold War paradigm fail miserably in the sub-continental context. Nuclear deterrence may be a…

1. Contrary to all my rants so far, this has nothing to do with Clausewitz, Warfare, Pakistan, Middle East, Afghanistan, PLA or even leadership. It is in reference to LIFE and its middle name FICKLE, it is so fickle that it would give fickle itself a complex. Here now, gone…

WHAT ABOUT GENERAL VETERANS

“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”1 -General Douglas MacArthur

1. The adage ‘Old soldiers never die, they simply fade away’ is a melancholic lament that, long after they have outlived their utility and the wars they fought are part of history books, old soldiers…

1. The YODHA ethos that has remained persistent in the Indian societal construct from Ashoka the Great to Maharana Pratap and to the modern day avatar of Vikram Batra and Manoj Pandey has its origins in the warrior myth as embodied by Arjun, the warrior hero of Mahabharat. In India…

1. Soon after the drone attack on ARAMCO refinery in Saudi Arabia by Houti Rebels a ground swell of ideas on evolution of war fighting emerged which were then corroborated by the Azerbaijan and Armenia conflict which confirmed the hypothesis that a paradigm shift had occurred. ‘Conventional’ wars as we…

AUTONOMOUS WEAPON SYSTEM: A MORAL DILEMMA

1.​All of us have grown up with Terminator Arnold’s famous words; ‘I will be back” That humanoid had developed human tendencies of hatred and then there was Will Smith movie; I Robot where a robot develops murderous tendencies. Science fiction of yesterday in Hollywood…

Rommelesque

Scholar warrior and an autodidact

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