Defence Monitor | Aug 1, 2016
FLAWS. "Secondly, the CTBT did not envision any linkage with time-bound nuclear disarmament. Without such a linkage, the CTBT has further legitimised the nuclear weapons of the five nuclear weapons states. The Indian representative had explained at Geneva that India could not"accept any restraints...
The Statesman | Sep 7, 2000
Demilitarising Siachen: Desirable but difficult
Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced at Siachen Base Camp during a visit on August 13, 2004, that "Military personnel will meet to discuss the demilitarisation exercise and report back to their respective governments." Referring to the issue of demarcation of the Actual Ground Position Line,...
Sep 7, 2000
Helming the MoD
Several pragmatic amendments were approved by the Defence Minister and DPP 2016 was issued in early-April 2016.Weapons and equipment purchase projects worth over Rs 1,50,000 crore have been accorded 'acceptance of necessity by the Defence Acquisition Council chaired by the Defence Minister since he...
VAYU | Aug 5, 2017
The CPMFs must work out an arrangement with the army to not only allot more vacancies in army courses but also to run special courses for CPMF personnel in their training academies. With their present organisational structure, organic weapons and rudimentary surveillance capabilities, they are not...
The Statesman | Feb 26, 2004