Books

Whether one reads for pleasure or education, one consequence is certain. Over a period of time, the reader’s mind becomes trained to navigate ideas. With time, it becomes capable of not only processing complex concepts, but, with luck, even expressing some of those concepts. Reading induces a sense of mental fearlessness. The exposure to language facilitates structuring and expression of ideas. In short, reading is not a habit or a hobby. It is a tool for living.

While FORCE has always dedicated a few pages to books in most issues, September onwards, we start a dedicated books section. Running into a few pages, it will carry interviews with military authors, book extracts and reviews. Most importantly, it will carry a recommended reading list of ‘Must Read’ books from senior officers/ authors and even FORCE readers. Hence, we invite our readers to send us lists of their favourite books which they would like to share with others. Tell us why you recommend those books. So read, and write.

 

THE WELLINGTON EXPERIENCE A Study of Attitudes and Values Within the Indian Army
The Wellington Experience
November 2020 issue
CASSANDRA IN OZ
Cassandra In OZ: Counterinsurgency and Future War
November issue 2020
BORDER SECURITY FORCE: THE EYES AND EARS OF INDIA
Border Security Force: The Eyes and Ears of India
November issue 2020
Humans and Machines
One Nation, Under Drones
October 2020 issue
On the Same Page
On the Same Page
October 2020 issue
Capt. John E. Jackson, United States Navy (retd)
October 2020 issue
Read and Reflect
September 2020 issue
Shadow Wars
(September 2020 issue)
Esprit de Corp Over Patriotism
(September 2020 issue)
The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, our Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats
The Fifth Domain
( April 2020 issue )
PLASSEY: THE BATTLE THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF INDIAN HISTORY
Plassey: The Battle That Changed The Course of Indian History
( April 2020 issue)
Hot Spot of Invention
Hot Spot of Invention
( January 2020 issue)
The Absent Dialogue
The Absent Dialogue
( December 2019 issue)
THE BABRI MASJID-RAM MANDIR DILEMMA
The Babri Masjid – Ram Mandir Dilemma
(November 2019 issue)
Red Star Over the Pacific
Red Star Over the Pacific
Second Edition
(September 2019 issue)
The Untold Story of Christian Michel and AgustaWestland
The Untold Story of Christian Michel and AgustaWestland
(September 2019 issue)
Strategic Advantage of Air Power
Strategic Advantage of Air Power
(August 2019 issue)
China Maritime Grey Zone Operations
China Maritime Grey Zone Operations
(July 2019 issue)
CYBERSPACE IN PEACE AND WAR
Cyberspace in Peace and War
(June 2019 issue)
Line of Fire: Ceasefire Violations and India–Pakistan Escalation Dynamics
Line of Fire: Ceasefire Violations and India–Pakistan Escalation Dynamics
(May 2019 issue)
Chinese Naval Shipbuilding
Chinese Naval Shipbuilding : An Ambitious and uncertain Course
(April 2019 issue)
Age of Anger: The History of the Present
Age Of Anger: The History Of The Present
(April 2019 issue)
Military Strategy for India in the 21st Century
Military Strategy for India in the 21st Century
(February 2019 issue)
Jodhpur Lancers
Jodhpur Lancers: Michael Creese
(January 2019 issue)
The Paradoxical Prime Minister: Narendra Modi And His India
The Paradoxical Prime Minister: Narendra Modi And His India
(November 2018 issue)
The Sarkari Mussalman: The Life and Travails of a Soldier Educationist
The Sarkari Mussalman – The Life and Travails of a Soldier Educationist
(October 2018 issue)
How India Manages Its National Security
How India Manages Its National Security
(September 2018 issue)
Kashmir – Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle (September 2018 issue)
A Soldier's Diary: Kargil the Inside Story
A Soldier’s Diary: Kargil the Inside Story
(August 2018 issue)
Techonology from below hi-tech and backyard inventors: My story of their partnership in a growth economy
Techonology from below hi-tech and backyard inventors
(June 2018 issue)
The Hollow Kingdom: ISIS and the Cult of Jihad
The Hollow Kingdom: ISIS and the Cult of Jihad
(March 2018 issue)
Beyond the Victory India Campaign: Articles and Debates by Military Veterans
Beyond the Victory India Campaign: Articles and Debates by Military Veterans
(March 2018 issue)
August Voices: India-Pakistan-Bangladesh Confederation Sudheendra Kulkarni (April 2017 issue)
August Voices: India-Pakistan-Bangladesh Confederation
Sudheendra Kulkarni
(April 2017 issue)
"Himalaya:
Himalaya: Adventures, Meditations, Life
An Anthology Edited By Ruskin Bond And Namita Gokhale (March 2017 issue)
Dragon On Our Doorstep: Managing China Through Military Power Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab (January 2017 issue)
Dragon On Our Doorstep: Managing China Through Military Power
Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab (January 2017 issue)
The New Arthashastra: A Security Strategy For India
The New Arthashastra: A Security Strategy For India
Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal
(January 2017 issue)
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