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2. Svipja does not take responsibility for offset fund allotment to ISPs. This is decided by A & D Major Company based on the capability of the ISP to meet the needs of the A & D Major.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Re-strategizing the AfPak Campaign

While announcing his new strategy on Afghanistan and Pakistan on March 27, 2009, President Obama had said that, "going forward, we will not blindly stay the course. Instead, we will set clear metrics to measure the progress and hold ourselves accountable." These measures were to be framed in pursuance of the administration’s stated objective of “disrupting, dismantling and defeating the al-Qaida” in the AfPak region. The draft metrics comprising some 50-odd measures of performance have since been framed and made public. Incidentally, the issue of draft metrics also coincided with General Stanley McCrystal’s review of counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan. The assessment calls for a major shift in the US’ war fighting strategy, necessitating the deployment of 40,000 additional troops in Afghanistan.

The strategy debate has since intensified. Several officials from within the US administration are seen rooting for options ranging from a minimalist to a maximalist approach. While Republicans believe that the war effort is grossly under resourced, there are others and in particular President Obama’s own colleagues who are visibly uneasy with General McCrystal’s recent assessment. McCrystal has stressed the need for a troop-intensive strategy to support the nation-building efforts in Afghanistan. He argues that diluting the strategic goal at this stage would be short-sighted. He has also consistently opposed the so-called `Biden’ plan and the much talked about tactic of `off shoring’ the military campaign which was also recently advocated by the influential columnist George Will. Read the full Article: http://www.idsa.in/publications/stratcomments/HarinderSingh221009.htm

Afghanistan Region has always been a 'tough region' to control. Terrain, under-development, least exposure to the World outside has affected the psyche of people in the Region. It is a 'jungle raj'. Wielding a Gun, and Killing are favourite past time. Organised 'war lords' dominating their respective 'Sectors of Influences', are troops consuming. It is 'guerrilla versus guerrilla' fight. Massive troops are needed for overall control and operations; both for conventional and non-conventional fighting in the Zone. Earlier the US recognises it, better it would be. It is a tough fight, long-term.

Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
(A Global Solution for Offsets)
In Arrangement with the Institute of Defence Studies & Analyses, http://www.idsa.in/, A Think Tank of India on Matters Defence.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Govt Should Encourage Pvt Players in Defence R&D: A Study

The government should encourage private players in defence R&D and also fund 80 per cent of the research and development activities to emerge as a significant player in the global defence market, a study said. Since defence research, design and development is fraught with risks, the private sector is unlikely to come forward, the joint study of Assocham and Ernst and Young said.
If India wishes to emerge as a significant player in the global market, it would have to fund export driven products and make export variants of high end systems, it said. "Therefore, there is a need for a policy as per which 80 per cent of Indias R&D is funded from government resources, effectively encouraging the private sector to undertake risks associated with developing defence products," it said.

Read full Article on http://in.news.yahoo.com/20/20091001/372/tbs-govt-should-encourage-pvt-players-in.html

Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
(A Global Solution on Offsets)
Credit: www.in.news.yahoo.com