The Human Shield and the Ethics of Non-International Armed Conflict (NIAC) - 1 PDF Print E-mail

By Ghansyam Katoch
Source: Centre for Landwarfare Studies,

May 29, 2017
International Humanitarian Law (IHL) represents a balance between military necessity and humanitarian considerations in the context of conflict.[ii] The value of human life which ranks high in the ethics of any religion or school of philosophy, represents the imperative during conflict to alleviate suffering and save lives, and also to treat each individualhumanely and respectfully. In practice military necessity is the justification of measures necessary to achieve a military goal.  Legally and ethically, even military necessity should comply with IHL.

Operation 'Tupac': The Continuing Stimulus Behind Pakistan Army's Anti-Indi9a Perfidy PDF Print E-mail

By Lt. Gen. Phillip Campose Source: http://www.claws.in
CLAWS, May 9, 2017

The killing of two Indian soldiers and subsequent mutilating of their bodies on the Line of Control (LoC) on May 1st, 2017, reportedly by a combined team of Pakistani soldiers and terrorists, would have left many Indians wondering about the reasons for such continuing unsoldierly and dishonourable acts by a regular Army.Simply put, whenever there has been any indication of overtures between India and Pakistan at the political level, it has immediately resulted in Pakistani Army led efforts to disrupt the process, howsoever heinous the means – whether a Kargil war, a Pathankot attack or this latest act of mutilation.


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