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The Fourth Estate: A Force Multiplier for the Indian Army

 
Col. Satish Chandra Tyagi (Author)
Synopsis Force Multiplier effect of the Fourth Estate during Kargil conflict focuses on vital importance of enhanced synergy between the media and the military. Examination of their respective functional aspects, analysis of traditional military stance and apprehensions of the media lead to the current status of media-military relationship and the resultant environment. Thus, it is pertinent to know what both parties want from each other; areas of differences and common grounds and efforts required for a symbiotic relationship. Advancement and convergence in technology made ‘live’ viewing of Kargil battles in drawing rooms possible and media performed without any dry run, often with young and raw journalists. Distance from the border to hinterland in India disappeared and the country stood united in resolve and action. Can this success story of ‘shaping up of the battlefield environment in Kargil’ through multiples of media and the military be replicated elsewhere in future? What needs to be done? The book attempts to provide answers to some of the questions and suggest guidelines for future operations.
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About the author

Col. Satish Chandra Tyagi

Col. S.C. Tyagi, is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA) Khadakvasla, Pune, and a graudate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He has held instructional appointments at the NDA and in the Senior Command Wing of the Army War College. His staff Exposure includes 'Brigade Major' of an infantary brigate and a general staff officer in the Directorate General of Military Training in the Army HQ (MT2). He commanded 27 RAJPUT. He raised the Corps Battle School in the Kashmir Valley for evolving the modalities of conducting Counter Insurgency operations. He compiled the official first hand account of the Kargil Operations. He has participated in International Conferences on Kargil at the Centre for Contemporary Conflict, Monterey, California, USA and later in India. He has recently completed his most graduation in Human Rights. He was awarded the Admiral R.D. Katari Chair at the United Service Institution of India for the year 2001-2002, for research on " Fourth Estate: A Force Multiplier for the Indian Army with the Specific Backdrop of Kargil Battle".

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Bibliographic information

Title The Fourth Estate: A Force Multiplier for the Indian Army
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121208513
length 217p., References; Appendix; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.
Subjects Social Sciences