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Surrender by militants: A positive trend but not without pitfalls

Surrender by militants: A positive trend but not without pitfalls

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 November 2017

Majid Khan, a budding footballer of Anantnag, Kashmir, joined the terrorist outfit, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), in beginning November this year, only to quit and surrender to security forces a week...

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USA’s new immigration laws’ motto – ‘Make America White Again’

USA’s new immigration laws’ motto – ‘Make America White Again’

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Date: 23 November 2017

‘Trumpism’ is the new bulwark in contemporary white America meant to stem the flow of ethnic diversity and cultural pluralism and its intentions are clear ; to deliver the United States back...

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Problems of Costing in Defence Procurements

Problems of Costing in Defence Procurements

By: Amit Cowshish |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 22 November 2017

The disputation over the price India will pay for the 36 medium multi-role combat aircraft, the contract for which was signed in 2016, brings into focus the vulnerability of the process of...

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Factors Affecting India’s National Security

Factors Affecting India’s National Security

By: Navneet Bhushan |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 November 2017

How to Evaluate National Security? The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was developed by Thomas L. Saaty during the 70s in the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency after getting repeatedly...

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Mother’s tears defeat terror

Mother’s tears defeat terror

By: Shiban Khaibri |Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 21 November 2017

Abraham Lincoln once said,” All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” The mother under reference did not eat a grain of food for a week, she had turned a distraught woman making...

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Indo-US relationship – Watch your step

Indo-US relationship – Watch your step

By: Sumit Walia |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 November 2017

The Doklam standoff between India and China kept the Indian strategic community busy for almost three months. There were few statements form the US Congress/Senate, Trump administration & US...

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Strategic Partnership: The Unresolved Issues

Strategic Partnership: The Unresolved Issues

By: Sushil Chander |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 20 November 2017

Self-reliance and indigenisation in defence manufacturing is vital for success in future wars. The doors for Private Industry participation were opened fifteen years hence, but the response has...

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31st ASEAN Summit in Manila: Peace & Stability in the Region & Maritime...

31st ASEAN Summit in Manila: Peace & Stability in the Region & Maritime...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Date: 20 November 2017

On November 13, the heads of states of Southeast Asian nations gathered for the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila under the chairmanship of the Philippines. This year, the summit’s theme is...

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Probability Game about War between China and USA in Asia

Probability Game about War between China and USA in Asia

By: Sumantra Maitra |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 18 November 2017

Not reading Thucydides is a mistake, misreading Thucydides is fatal Ever since the curtain of the 19th party congress in China, there has been a flurry of contradictory political analysis on the...

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Tejas, Arjun – and vilification of the Armed Forces

Tejas, Arjun – and vilification of the Armed Forces

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 November 2017

A massive information campaign has been mounted to vilify the Armed Forces with respect to the not so indigenous Tejas LCA and the indigenous Arjun main battle tank (MBT) produced by the DRDO....

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‘Farewell to Arms‘ in Siachen : Not likely

‘Farewell to Arms‘ in Siachen : Not likely

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 November 2017

The word ‘Siachen’ means ‘the place of white roses’. This may be a rare linguistic irony to confer such an exotic name to a place devoid of any sign of life. Siachen is the world’s...

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Sorry Farooq Abdullah: PoK is ours

Sorry Farooq Abdullah: PoK is ours

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 November 2017

“I tell them in plain terms – not only the people of India, but also to the world – that the part (of J&K) which is with Pakistan (PoK) belongs to Pakistan and this side to India. This...

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American Deep State: Two-Timing Trump?

American Deep State: Two-Timing Trump?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 November 2017

The meeting and brief conversation between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the recent APEC meeting at Manila was watched world over with great interest....

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 November 2017

Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. company announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour...

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Forces Rejected Advanced Versions of Indigenous Tejas and Arjun

Forces Rejected Advanced Versions of Indigenous Tejas and Arjun

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 November 2017

The armed forces have virtually overruled to the proposed advanced versions of the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft and Arjun main-battle tank (MBT) by strongly pitching for mega...

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1971 Air War: Battle for Air Supremacy

1971 Air War: Battle for Air Supremacy

By: Air Vice Marshal AK Tiwary |Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Air Force in Wars | Date: 15 November 2017

The IAF had initially deployed 10 squadrons in the East; four squadrons for air defence and six squadrons in strike role capacity. This against one squadron of F-86 of the PAF, although some...

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Is Nuclear Blackmailing Theory going to be a New Normal? Can the World...

Is Nuclear Blackmailing Theory going to be a New Normal? Can the World...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 November 2017

The use of nuclear capability as insurance for its defence, was cited as the main reason by every country, which added nuclear weapons to its armory, ever since it was invented. It spiraled into a...

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Mr Abdullah Don’t masquerade Global Jihad as PoK Issue

Mr Abdullah Don’t masquerade Global Jihad as PoK Issue

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 November 2017

Four weeks before Mr Dineshwar Sharma was appointed as the special interlocutor for Jammu & Kashmir, US diplomat Joshua Goldberg, the political unit chief Bureau of South and Central Asian...

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AOC-in-C Southern Air Command Flies Tejas: Reposes Faith in the Indigenous...

AOC-in-C Southern Air Command Flies Tejas: Reposes Faith in the Indigenous...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 November 2017

The induction and operationalization of the indigenous fighter jet Light Combat Aircraft-Tejas received a major boost with Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, AVSM, VM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of...

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US President Trump’s Asia Pacific Tour November 2017- An Estimative Analysis

US President Trump’s Asia Pacific Tour November 2017- An Estimative Analysis

By: Dr Subhash Kapila |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 13 November 2017

US  President Trump’s first tour of the Asia Pacific in November 2017, nearly a year after assuming office, raises two questions in terms of estimative analysis— whether it was a strategic...

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