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The American ‘Left of Launch’ Defense Strategy

Dr. Roshan Writes: One of the reason for developing this can be that the Americans are contemplating developing ‘Full Spectrum Response’, which is going to include a full new approach to the BMD’ specially incorporating ‘Left of Launch’ and non-kinetic warfare as they will be more cost-effective.

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COUNTER TERRORISM FORCE FOR OBOR: IMPLICATIONS

Sandeep Jain writes: To an extent this initial presence has the potential to become a precursor to a more permanent deployment over a period of time. The host countries would therefore be well advised to weigh all options carefully before going into any such agreement.

Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army march during rehearsal for military parade in Beijing

PLA MODERNISATION DRIVE: LIKELY OUTCOMES

Sandeep Jain writes: The initiative by Xi Jinping is all about modernisation of PLA with a view to make it a world class fighting force. It also reflects the changing perception about the type of conflicts the PLA is likely to participate in the future.

PAKISTAN-UNREST-DEFENCE-PARADE

Around 130 Pak nuclear warheads aimed at deterring India: US govt report

Raj Kumar Sharma writes: Being the epicenter of global terrorism, these nukes remain vulnerable and could fall in hands of terrorists. In May 2015, ISIS had claimed that it could buy nuclear weapons from corrupt officials in Pakistan. The US should take notice of these developments and make efforts to cut down Pakistan’s nuclear program.

US soldiers man their M-777 howitzer as

COLD START DOCTRINE AND MOUNTAIN STRIKE CORPS

Sandeep Jain writes: Pakistan embarked on a modernisation plan and re-articulation of its strategy in the form of New Concept of War Fighting (NCWF). This is still work in progress but has nevertheless led to better operational preparedness by Pakistan.