Tour of Duty – Indian Army

Tour of Duty – Indian Army

What is tour of Duty? Recently there has been news about Indian Army considering a new scheme for recruitment of Officers and Soldiers known as Tour of Duty. Usually, the recruitment in Army is done in two categories – Short Service Commission (SSC) and Permanent Commission (PC). In SSC, the officers are initially recruited for

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Operation Meghdoot – India won by Surprise

Operation Meghdoot – India won by Surprise

What is Operation Meghdoot? Operation Meghdoot was the code name given to the military operation carried out Indian Armed Forces to take control of Siachen Glacier in Kashmir Region. The operation was launched on April 13, 1984. Siachen is 20,000 ft above sea level, in the icy Himalayas where temperatures are known to plunge up

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LWE: A cancer in India’s heart

Left-wing extremists (LWE), popularly known as Maoists worldwide and as Naxalites in India. Today, the menace of Left-wing extremism is the single internal security threat that affects the largest number of States in India. It is also a politico-socio-economic challenge. The objective of the Naxalites is to wage an armed revolution, modelled on the lines

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Operation Vijay

Operation Vijay is the name given to two military operations in the history of independent India. The first Operation Vijay was the military action by which Republic of India took control of Portuguese Indian territories of Goa, Daman and Diu in 1962. The second Operation Vijay is more recent military action by India to clear

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India’s Cold Start Doctrine and its Relevance

The Cold Start Doctrine is a military doctrine developed by the Indian armed forces to be used in war against Pakistan. Even though, Indian government and armed forces do not acknowledge its existence many experts believe the doctrine is in place since 2004 and Indian armed forces have been working on to build resources and

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