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Defence of Srinagar 1947

Defence of Srinagar 1947

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar |Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 01 November 2014

Battle of Shalateng When the British left in 1947 after creating Pakistan and India, the Princely States were given the option of acceding to India or Pakistan or to remain independent. All the...

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Chinese objection to Indian road projects unacceptable

Chinese objection to Indian road projects unacceptable

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 31 October 2014

Some 10 days ago, I wrote a piece “Chinese objection to Indian road projects unacceptable” for NitiCentral (see below). My conclusion was that “There is absolutely nothing wrong in the proposed...

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The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm

By: Vikram Sood |Issue: Courtesy: MidDay Mumbai | Date: 31 October 2014

It is a troubled world that we live in today and there are many reasons for this. Draw a straight line from Pakistan to Turkey, swing down to the Gaza Strip and from there to Yemen, and we have an...

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Sardar Patel's Letter to Jawaharlal Nehru on Tibet

Sardar Patel's Letter to Jawaharlal Nehru on Tibet

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: The Unmaking of Nepal | Date: 31 October 2014

My dear Jawaharlal, Ever since my return from Ahmedabad and after the Cabinet meeting the same day which I had to attend at practically fifteen minutes’ notice and for which I regret I was not...

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Why the existence of Pakistan is not in India’s interest

Why the existence of Pakistan is not in India’s interest

By: Dr Amarjit Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 October 2014

Pakistan has been a thorn in India’s left side for 65 years, and amazingly, India has tolerated its pain and irritation, against most odds of human nature.  After four wars and multiple proxy...

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Needed, a new military doctrine to deter Pakistan permanently

Needed, a new military doctrine to deter Pakistan permanently

By: Maj Gen Afsir Karim |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 October 2014

Before the ceasefire agreement was signed in 2003 between India and Pakistan, ceasefire violations were a regular feature all along the Line of Control. During these engagements, heavy artillery...

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Mating Frankensteins

Mating Frankensteins

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 October 2014

This is not about Musharraf who wasted his life trying to mate radical organizations in the vain hope of getting eulogized as Zia-ul-Haq II, killing more Pakistanis than Indians in the process...

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Role of Intelligence Agencies in Modern Warfare

Role of Intelligence Agencies in Modern Warfare

By: Anant Mishra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 October 2014

Gathering intelligence and information by means of espionage has been a key element to the survival of nations ever since their existence. However, there has been a major change in the way...

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Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems bid for the Indian Air...

Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems bid for the Indian Air...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 October 2014

Companies will offer Airbus C295 under new teaming arrangement. Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) have submitted a joint bid to replace the Indian Air Force´s fleet of...

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The case of the ‘All Weather Friends’

The case of the ‘All Weather Friends’

By: Lt Gen JS Bajwa |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 October 2014

The Director General of the Inter Services Public Relations of the Pakistani military establishment, Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa, visited China from 14-18 October 2014. A statement made by...

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