Exercise Kootneeti – Strategic Gaming Exercise for 47th Higher Command Course At Army War College Mhow: 24-26 July 2018
Ex-KootNeeti was conducted for students of Higher Command Course- 47 (HCC-47) as a Strategic Gaming Ex (SGE) at Army War College Mhow on 24 and 26 July 2018. The Aim of the exercise was to provide an exposure to participants in analysing dynamics of China’s growing influence in the IOR, its impact on regional and national security and formulation of comprehensive response strategy in keeping with national interests.
Why the Indian Army Must Understand its Angst to Avoid Losing its Mojo
Lt Gen Ghanshyam Katoch writes, military social media is buzzing with the angst of the army over losing its mojo, and their laments appear to be drawing no understanding of their point of view from the anyone who matters. If the army is losing its Mojo, then the army needs to understand why this is happening. To do that it needs to know what gives it, it’s Mojo.The army’s Mojo comes from its organizational culture — and the respect that society holds it in. At the same time, military must come to grips with the realisation that it has to share space with other luminaries.
Subhasish writes, the station at Ho Chi Minh City is unique in that it will enable data reception. This means that in addition to enabling ISRO to track satellites launched from India, it will be equipped to receive images from India’s earth observation satellites. Vietnam can use these images in return for granting India the tracking site.
Brig Narender writes, Imran is seen as the puppet PM of Army and thus it is uncertain whether Imran will be able to emerge out of the shadow of Army or will remain a prisoner of policies of Pak Army. No matter how good is the intent of Imran to improve the relations with India, but it is unlikely that he will be given space by Pak Army, Jihadi elements in his government and opposition to develop good relations with India.
USI team Participated in National Security Seminar held at the National Police Academy (NPA) , Hyderabad from 25 June 2018 to 29 June 2018
The USI team participated in a week long National Security Seminar organised byNational Police Academy (NPA) for senior police, central police, military, intelligence and civil services officers. The major themes of the seminar were National Security a macro view, internal security, external security challenges .border management, cyber security, maritime security, nuclear security, economic security, energy security, media security, Pak China Strategic Nexus.
Subhasish writes, one among the six foreign companies that have submitted preliminary design proposals to assist Taiwan in making it submarines is a mysterious Indian Group. Mysterious because nothing much has been mentioned in the news piece about this group. It is qualified by only one sentence – “The Indian team has experience with the diesel submarines in service in the Indian Navy”. It is definitely not clear as to which is this Indian team, with experience with diesel-electric submarines in the Indian Navy, that has submitted the preliminary proposal.
The “Pre-Poll” Rigging of Pakistan General Elections
Shaman writes, as Pakistan prepares for general elections for 342-seat Pakistan National Assembly in a week’s time, it is clear that the powerful Pakistan Army has joined hands with other two strong institutions of the country i.e the Judiciary and the Election Commission to benefit Imran Khan’s PTI and other extremist political parties – Lashkar-e-Taiba supported Milli Muslim League (through Allaha-u-Akbar Tehreek), Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan and ultra-conservative Muttahida Majlis–e–Amal, all of which have entered the electoral arena this year seeking to benefit from the discrediting of the PML-N and PPP, with adequate propping up by Rawalpindi.
USI Conducted an Internship Programme from 04 June to 03 July 2018 at USI
USI conducted an internship programme for the students of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar and O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) from 04 June to 03 July 2018 at USI. A selected number of students from Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Pune, Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia and Miranda House, University of Delhi also participated in the programme.
The entry into force of the new Afghan deal ensures that Barack Obama, elected president in 2008 on a wave of anti-war sentiment, will pass off both the Afghanistan war and his new war in Iraq and Syria to his successor.