P. K. Gautam

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  • P. K. Gautam was a Consultant at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

    Changing Geographical Factors in Planning and Conduct of Indian Military Operations

    The changing nature of geography plays a critical role in the planning and execution of military missions. Geography as a subject combines both the physical and human elements and the rapid transformation of the landscape owing to climate change, and the corresponding cultural impact has to be seriously considered in the environment-security link. Lessons from military history point to the fact that 'geographical ignorance' can be perilous.

    March 2008

    Conscription is not the answer

    Shortage of officers, especially in junior ranks of the Indian Army, has been engaging the attention of policy planners, the public and the media. Armed forces reflect the society from which they are recruited and enrolled. With economic liberalisation and globalization, job opportunities for the educated youth have increased manifold. Traditional professions such as the civil service and the military do not seem to be very popular among the youth. Corporate India has now provided an environment for entrepreneurship.

    January 25, 2008

    Composition & Regimental System of the Indian Army:Continuity and Change

    Composition & Regimental System of the Indian Army:Continuity and Change
    • Publisher: Shipra

    The Indian Armed Forces are intimately linked to Indian society. Their role in national integration is a fascinating inquiry. The book traces the historic evolution of the Indian Armed Forces and then relates it to the extant composition and regimental system of the Indian Army.

    • ISBN 978-81-7541-424-2,
    • Price: ₹ 350/-
    2008

    Climate Change and India’s Position

    For the last one year regular installments of reports and analyses have appeared in the media on the challenges countries would face as a result of climate change and its mitigation and adaptation has been on the top of the agenda. The most recent one is the release of the Human Development Report 2007/2008, Fighting climate change: Human solidarity in a divided world or HDR.

    December 05, 2007

    Militarisation of Environment: Climate Change and Water Resources

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    September 12, 2007
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Composition of the Indian Armed Forces: The Changing Profile

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    March 11, 2007
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and India's Position

    Sir Nicholas Stern, former chief economist of the World Bank and head of the British government's economic service, and his team submitted the report titled The Economics of Climate Change in October 2006. The report consolidates the research on the scientific evidence of climate change and concludes that evidence is now overwhelming: climate change is a serious global threat.

    December 27, 2006

    Military Lessons of the Israel-Hezbollah War in Lebanon

    Since the middle of the 20th century, the Arab-Israeli wars have thrown up a number of military lessons. The most spectacular was a textbook pre-emptive counter air strike in 1967 by the Israeli Air Force (IAF), which destroyed or made non-operational the entire Egyptian Air Force. This demonstrated the need for gaining mastery of the air as a prelude to spectacular ground operations. At sea, a Styx missile fired by an Egyptian missile boat on the Israeli destroyer Eliat validated the idea of anti-ship missiles.

    August 19, 2006

    Environmental Factors in Planning and Conduct of Military Operations

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    July 19, 2006
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Mainstreaming of Environmental Security

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    February 11, 2006
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

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