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Manas Defence Yearbook 2009-2010 (Army-Navy-Air)

 
S. Padmanabhan (Author) S. Pattabhiraman (Author)
Synopsis The release of the first edition of this Yearbook is a gratifying moment in the four decade old publishing history of Manas Publications which has had a close tradition of publishing numerous books authored by serving as well as retired illustrious military officers. Although Manas has been publishing numerous defence reference books, the need for a flagship publication in the form of a Yearbook was strongly felt due to the rapid changes taking place in India’s strategic security environment and developments in military technology worldwide. The Yearbook presents various up to date reference data compiled from credible sources and incisive straightforward analysis on current strategic issues worldwide by noted Defence analysts and think-tanks. We have commenced work on the 2010-2011 edition and would welcome proposals for submitting write ups.
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About the author

S. Padmanabhan

General S. Padmanabhan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, was the Chief of the Army Staff from September 30, 2001 to December 31, 2002. During his tenure as the Army Chief, the Armed Forces of the country mobilized for Operation Parakram and remained deployed for about 10 months. This operation was the clearest signal sent so far to our neighbour that they must stop aiding and abetting cross-border terrorism. General Padmanabhan had a highly successful career during which he distinguished himself in fighting militancy in the Punjab, North-eastern states and Jammu and Kashmir where he commanded 15 Cops at Srinagar during the critical years 1993-95. He held many staff appointments including that of Director General of Military Intelligence, and was an instructor in the Indian Military Academy and School of Artillery. He headed both Northern and Southern Commands before taking over as Chief of the Army Staff. He was born in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) on 5th December, 1940. He grew up in Chennai, Nagpur and Burla (Orissa). He joined the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradum in January 1952 and after eight years of academic and military training, he was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery on 13th December 1959. Paddy as the General is known, has been acknowledged as a keenly analytical person and makes pragmatic assessment. This book is the author's first offering to the reading public. He has settled in Chennai.

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Bibliographic information

Title Manas Defence Yearbook 2009-2010 (Army-Navy-Air)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 11.04.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Manas Publications
Language: English
isbn 9788170493211
length 29cm.