ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MISSILE DEFENCE AND NON-PROLIFERATION 2-VOL SET

MAJOR GENERAL RAJ MEHTA

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This set has been collated with a view to serve the purpose of a source book on missile defence and non-proliferation. Readers will find it as a complete reference book on the subject, which will acquaint them with an integrated approach for covering the whole gamut of missile defence, related proliferation and non-proliferation issues and the global security agenda. It reflects on ballistic missile defence and anti-ballistic missile treaties in detail. It also touches briefly the issues related to verification, compliance, and implementation of missile commitments. It briefly analyses India’s missile development programme and provided systematic historical and chronological perspectives. The various aspects regarding range missile elimination guidelines which cover the full gamut of missile systems subject to elimination such as specified missiles, launchers, and launch pad shelters have also been listed in as much as USA and the erstwhile USSR (now the Russian Federation) are concerned. The aspect of global initiatives for strategic arms reduction and limitation has also been touched upon in fair detail. In addition, the Encyclopaedia provides readers with a listing of acronyms on the subject, glossary of related terms, a chronological listing of ballistic missile related events and a detailed bibliography for the purpose of further referencing and research. A brief index is provided to make this set user-friendly. As such this is a “must possess” set for the armed forces personnel, diplomats, anti-terror experts, strategists, policymakers, security analysts, scholars and NGOs.
ISBN: 8182743106
Publisher: PENTAGON PRESS
Subtitle: MAJOR GENERAL RAJ MEHTA
Author: MAJOR GENERAL RAJ MEHTA

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8182743106

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2008

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338

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Maj Gen KS. Mehta, AVSM, VSM retired from the Indian Army in May 2006, after putting in over 37 years of distinguished service. An Armoured Corps officer, he has, besides commanding an Armoured Regiment and Armoured Brigade, had the unique distinction of serving seven tenures in Jammu and Kashmir, India, in a counter insurgency and Line of Control (LC) environment. He has also commanded a Rashtriya Rifles Sector (equivalent to an Infantry Brigade) in South Kashmir and an Infantry Division in North Kashmir.Gen Mehta has had variegated staff arid instructional exposure during his career. He has been Chief of Staff in two separate Corps Headquarters, has been on staff as a Brigadier in Army Headquarters, in New Delhi, handling a host of operational issues. His exposure in the ranks of Lt Col and Capt was also on the operational side. The officer has been an Instructor at two elite Army Institutions: at the National Defence Academy, Pona, as a Capt and Major and at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington as a Colonel. He is a 2001 graduate of the National Defence College and visited Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Bhutan as part of the course programme.Gen Mehta is an M Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University. Earlier in his career, he did his Masters in English (1975) from Punjab University and in Defence Studies (1985) from Madras University. Widely read, the officer was commended for his dissertation on Revolution in Military Affairs at the NDC in 2001 and on Military Deception at the Staff College in 1985. Over the years, he has written regularly on professional matters in Service journals. On retirement, he has started writing in the National media on a host of subjects, both professional and social.Gen Mehta is passionately involved with diverse issues such as Women’s Empowerment, Prevention of AIDS, Personality Development, Leadership, the Cultural Heritage of India and Ecology, Environment and their preservation. He has been regularly speaking on these issues to students, teachers, parents, service officers and their wives. Recently, His Excellency, the Dalai Lanier commended his efforts and asked him to motivate the young to preserve our Ecology when interacting with them on the scourge of AIDS and personality development. The officer will shortly get involved with the spread of Liberal and Management Education as an administrator as well as teaching faculty in an up coming, world class, deemed University at Pona, India, termed Foundation of Liberal and Management Education FLAME).

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