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War against India by Professional Petitioners

War against India by Professional Petitioners

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 November 2019

Recently, the Supreme Court after some length of time rejected the plea of professional petitioners with regard to the acquisition of Rafale aircraft. Also very recently an Indian journalist...

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Strength Lies in Numbers: Rebuilding the Combat Fleet of the IAF

Strength Lies in Numbers: Rebuilding the Combat Fleet of the IAF

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha |Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 17 November 2019

It is unclear just how many combat squadrons the IAF effectively has because some of the 31 remaining squadrons will be withdrawn from service over the next few years. They probably do not measure...

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Cadre Restructuring in Indian Army

Cadre Restructuring in Indian Army

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 November 2019

According to media reports, the Indian Army is in the process of undergoing cadre restructuring. In the case of officers, two officers per battalion are being reduced, which will total up to an...

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Remembering the undefeated Sarvatra (Lt Gen) Sagat Singh – Part-2

Remembering the undefeated Sarvatra (Lt Gen) Sagat Singh – Part-2

By: Sumit Walia |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 November 2019

Sagat’s talent for war reached its pinnacle in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. He was the commander of 4 Corps based in Tripura and 4 Corps operations are a classic case study (and will remain so) for...

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After Baghdadi What ?

After Baghdadi What ?

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 November 2019

For 1300 years or so, the caliphs, or the “successors”, took pride in developing the Islamic community that the Prophet Muhammad had left behind. The Caliphs were far from being rigid and...

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Nepal: More into Dragon’s Jaws

Nepal: More into Dragon’s Jaws

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 November 2019

Post the recent visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal on October 12-13, a news item titled ‘Xi Jinping Defeated in Nepal, Threatens to Smash Opponents into Pieces’ created quite a...

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Ayodhya Verdict upholds Idea of India

Ayodhya Verdict upholds Idea of India

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 November 2019

The landmark “Ayodhya Verdict”: the unanimous judgement delivered by the learned five-judge constitutional bench of the nation’s revered “Temple of Justice” headed by the Honourable...

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North East Peace Accords

North East Peace Accords

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 November 2019

As the government deadline of October 31, 2019 for final settlement to the Naga dispute approached, there were reports of talks with NSCN (IM) running into rough weather. But then came good news...

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Baghdadi Dead : What it means for Terrorism in West and South Asia?

Baghdadi Dead : What it means for Terrorism in West and South Asia?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 November 2019

President Trump’s announcement that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State(IS) commander, died during a US military operation in Syria, later confirmed by ISIS itself, was a welcome news for...

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J&K’s New Map Ruffles Many Feathers

J&K’s New Map Ruffles Many Feathers

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 November 2019

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India issued a new political map of India on 02 November 2019, which has not only rattled Pakistan but also ruffled many feathers including a shut up...

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Moscow Will Dominate Middle East For Long

Moscow Will Dominate Middle East For Long

By: Manish Rai |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 November 2019

On one hand United States military outposts and bases are being emptied or destroyed after Washington withdrew from the North East Syria and left its Kurdish allies and on the other hand Russian...

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Transformation in J&K: Momentous, righteous and challenging

Transformation in J&K: Momentous, righteous and challenging

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 November 2019

On October, 31, as the Diwali festivities culminated, our nation embarked on a historic and path breaking transformation. The state of Jammu and Kashmir emerged with a new Avatar of two Union...

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Whither Sri Lanka ?

Whither Sri Lanka ?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 November 2019

As China’s clout grows in the Indo-Pacific, so does its obduracy, vile and cunning. Solomon Islands government recently said that a contract signed by one of its provinces to lease entire island...

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Strategic Importance of Ladakh

Strategic Importance of Ladakh

By: Ilyass Hussain and Mohammad Meera |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 November 2019

The recently formed Ladakh Union Territory has Zanskar ranges in the south and Karakoram ranges in the north. It also shares borders with both Pakistan and China. Its prime location makes it...

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Indo-China relations need to be worked upon some more

Indo-China relations need to be worked upon some more

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 November 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping are world leaders of great repute. They are also seasoned politicians who keep the interest of their respective countries above everything...

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Beyond the EU Delegation visit to J&K

Beyond the EU Delegation visit to J&K

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 November 2019

Media perhaps has never been divided more over the visit of a delegation to India, as was seen from visit of the delegation of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) to New Delhi and J&K....

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Baghdadi is Dead, It is Final Now

Baghdadi is Dead, It is Final Now

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 November 2019

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the notorious chief of dreaded global jihadi terrorist organisation Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIS) is finally dead. In a daring night raid at his hide out north of...

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Unmanned Platforms in the IAF: The Need to Bolster

Unmanned Platforms in the IAF: The Need to Bolster

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev |Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 30 October 2019

The DRDO has had some success with small UAVs but projects worthy of the IAF’s needs and wants appear to be very distant in the future. Slow rates of progress and minimal levels of technology...

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An introduction to the disputed territory of Gilgit Baltistan: The Himalayan...

An introduction to the disputed territory of Gilgit Baltistan: The Himalayan...

By: THE EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES |Issue: https://www.efsas.org | Date: 29 October 2019

The making of the division of Jammu & Kashmir The geopolitical entity of Gilgit Baltistan, which may be called the northern tip of the Indian subcontinent, emerged conspicuously on the map of...

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UAVs & UCAVs: The Next Generation Threat

UAVs & UCAVs: The Next Generation Threat

By: Lt Col Mukund Bhardwaj |Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 27 October 2019

The evolving UAV threat poses a significant challenge to all ground forces. Of the emerging combat force multipliers, UAVs are unique in their integration with existing systems as it requires...

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