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The Hormonal Imbalance

The young Pilot was standing next to his Alloutte Helicopter, morose at having been put down in the morning medical before flying. As he returned from the dispersal murmuring some […]

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Response to Mr Nitin Pai’s Opinion on Politicisation of Armed Forces

Dear Mr Nitin Pai, I read with interest your opinion piece in The Print titled Don’t politicise Indian armed forces. Just look at what it did to our police ( https://theprint.in/opinion/dont-politicise-indian-armed-forces-just-look-at-what-it-did-to-our-police/241965/). I agree […]

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Political Resurrection of the Last Bastion

The Contrast In 1971 India was a poor country with strong and modern Armed Forces. Pakistan’s peremptory airstrike was shot out of the air. In the next two weeks, we […]

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Countering The Oncoming Chinese Onslaught

The second BRI Forum was recently held at Beijing (25-27 Apr 2019). In the first Forum, grandiose plans were announced and BRI took off like a tornado and suffered hiccups. […]

ASAT Operationalisation A Simplistic View By Lt Gen P R Shankar

This article may kindly be read with my earlier articles at links indicated below for a better understanding https://palepurshankar.blogspot.com/2019/04/a-quick-supplement-for-understanding html://palepurshankar.blogspot.com/2019/04/a-simplistic-understanding-of-low-earth.html Long back I had a course-mate to whom I was […]

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A Simplistic Understanding of Low Earth Orbit Military Satellites

A satellite can be used for many military purposes. Primarily, military satellites are used for Communication, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, Navigation, Meteorological Observations and Electronic Warfare. Theoretically any satellite, can […]

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A Rebuttal to Spice Miss Theories at Balakot

  The articles ‘New High Res Satellite Imagery Suggests Balakot Airstrike a ‘Precise Miss’’[1]and ‘Were India’s airstrikes in Pakistan a strategy for public approval’? by a set of researchers from […]

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Pinaka – An Analysis of Success

The Pinaka is a multi-barreled rocket launcher capable of firing twelve 210 mm rockets in 44 seconds at a range of 38 km. In 2015, an Extended Range Unguided Pinaka […]