Warfare is an ultimate recourse that is adopted by nation states when other less destructive options fail to protect their interests against a continuum of inter state rivalries. It is thus that nation states maintain the institution of armed forces as best as they can.
Keeping the military institution at the desired level of efficiency is a costly and time intensive exercise more so since outcome of war is dictated by an intangible combination of material technological temporal and spiritual strength.
The charter of policy makers in this context is an exacting one, as it entails finding the right equilibrium between socio-economic and political aspirations of the people on one hand, and the state of military preparedness on the other. Towards that end, it is imperative for the army leadership to remain connected with the fast changing security concerns of the modern era and so devise means and methods to secure their mandate of victory when the nation has to adopt the excruciatingly painful recourse to war.
This book is aimed at providing to the new and coming generation of Indian Army leaders, an insight into the military challenges of the contemporary era and expose them to the articulations of modern military thinking.