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Military Officer: Parity with Whom?

Major General MPS Kandal (Retd) writes, the way forward is for the Nation and the Parliament to provide an appropriate statue for the personnel of the armed forces that will ensure a well defined social and functional status, with matching service benefits to draw and retain the right type of leadership talent from the youth of India.

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RENAMING USPACOM AS USINDOPACOM: HAS USA MISSED THE WOOD FOR THE TREES?

Major General Rajiv Narayanan (Retd) writes, the US has renamed its Pacific Command (USPACOM), based in Hawaii, as Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM). However, the US seems to have missed the wood for the trees as the Indian Ocean spreads way beyond the assigned borders of the erstwhile PACOM.

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India, Indonesia join hands to counter expansionist China

Narender writes, India and Indonesia are maritime neighbours and has cultural heritage dating back to more than a thousand years. Geographical location of both nations make them natural allies and can complement each other culturally, economically and even militarily.

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Future Wars : Are Emerging Technologies Transformational?

Anurag writes, the so called futuristic technologies like AI and Robotics will most likely only lead to improvement in the range, accuracy, lethality and employability of existing military systems in the near future and not creation of any new class of weapons or opening up of a new battle space (machine warfare). Immediate dramatic transformations as are being publicised in media are unlikely. Over the medium to long term these cumulative changes may lead to a significant impact on the battlefield and also a new sub-class of existing weapon systems emerging.