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Beijing’s Bio Bomb

Beijing’s Bio Bomb

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 March 2020

If China’s conscience was clear, it would not have blocked discussion on COVID-19 in the United Nations. Even its objection to the name China Virus at a time of such global crisis with the virus...

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The Sirens Must Wail Again

The Sirens Must Wail Again

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 March 2020

The sound of sirens last heard in 1971 have been conspicuous by their silence. Thank God! But then again, was it not the sound of sirens which sent everyone scrambling, running to shelters,...

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Indian Army's quiet, efficient, disciplined response to Corona Virus sets an...

Indian Army's quiet, efficient, disciplined response to Corona Virus sets an...

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 March 2020

COVID-19, more popularly known as Corona Virus has posed the biggest challenge in centuries upon the human population of the earth. Its rapid spread from China to the rest of the world is leading...

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On Conspiracists, Curses, Charlatan’s and COVID-19

On Conspiracists, Curses, Charlatan’s and COVID-19

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 March 2020

e, Trump did a volte face and told reporters that “This is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.” So, now that even the world’s most illustrious epitome...

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21-day Lockdown is the Last Hope

21-day Lockdown is the Last Hope

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 March 2020

At the risk of being labelled an alarmist, I would like to standby each and every word spoken by the Prime Minister during his nationwide 8pm address on Tuesday, March 24. It is very unusual for...

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Maoists Raise Stakes

Maoists Raise Stakes

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 March 2020

Starting with the then Union Home Minister in 2010 stating that the Maoists insurgency will be over in next 3-4 years, which his successors too echoed, it appears that we continue to deliberately...

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Balochistan: Pakistan’s Hidden Shame

Balochistan: Pakistan’s Hidden Shame

By: Manish Rai |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 March 2020

Balochistan is Pakistan’s largest province in terms of area though it has a population of just around 12 million. If we put this in numbers Balochistan is approximately 44% of the country’s...

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COVID-19 Notwithstanding: 'Free Lunches' are Out!

COVID-19 Notwithstanding: 'Free Lunches' are Out!

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 March 2020

It may have stood the test of time for more than two centuries, but seeing how things are panning out in the wake of COVID-19, the old saying about ‘adversity making strange bedfellows’ no...

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Kashmir Summer 2020

Kashmir Summer 2020

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 March 2020

The nation waits with bated breath the summer of 2020 in Kashmir. This summer is going to be different from the past summers in many ways. It would be the first summer after the epoch making...

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COVID-19 Apocalypse: The Military Response

COVID-19 Apocalypse: The Military Response

By: Danvir Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 March 2020

At this juncture three months after the outbreak of Chinese Virus commonly known as COVID-19, over 3,00,000 people have been infected, and more than 13,000 killed across the world. India today...

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Social Distancing: Wuhan Virus and a Changing Socio-Political Order

Social Distancing: Wuhan Virus and a Changing Socio-Political Order

By: Bhaskar Dutta Baruah |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 March 2020

Amidst the state measures being taken to contain COVID-19 and the ensuing public panic, the element of maintaining physical distances between individuals and nations is seen as a common...

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J&K Budget: Laudable development thrust needs support of fool proof security

J&K Budget: Laudable development thrust needs support of fool proof security

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 March 2020

The Budget for the newly created Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir for the financial year 2020-21 was presented to the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 17 March, 2020. The Government had deliberately...

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Your Lordships should Trust the Wisdom of Armed Forces

Your Lordships should Trust the Wisdom of Armed Forces

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 March 2020

In a recent judgement, Your Lordships have directed the government to extend permanent commissions and command postings to women in the Indian Navy. Your asseveration is that by not doing so,...

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Immediate Need: National Government

Immediate Need: National Government

By: Lt Gen Ashok Joshi and Col Anil Athale |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 March 2020

The loss of nearly one crore and 80 lakh Indians during just two years ending in 1920 due to the pandemic Spanish Flu that struck towards the end of the Great War is a sobering reminder: one in...

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Vectoring the NEST

Vectoring the NEST

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 March 2020

As per recent reports in the media, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has established a new ministerial division called ‘NEST’, which denotes New, Emerging and Strategic Technologies. The...

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India Should not Panic about Afghanistan

India Should not Panic about Afghanistan

By: Manish Rai |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 March 2020

United States and Taliban have entered into an agreement in Qatari capital Doha which will pave way for US forces to leave war torn Afghanistan. Under the Doha agreement, the US has committed to...

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Emasculation of Security Agencies

Emasculation of Security Agencies

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 March 2020

Many years back in Mumbai, then known as Bombay, car drivers used to be very particular while approaching certain road crossings, suspecting that there would be a policeman, fondly called Pandu...

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COVID-19 Outbreak in China –An Intent Gone Wrong?

COVID-19 Outbreak in China –An Intent Gone Wrong?

By: Dr Sundaram Rajasimman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 March 2020

“A catastrophe waiting to happen has now happened “said Dr. Francis Boyle[1], drafter of the US Bio-weapons Act [Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989] and author of Bio warfare and...

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Forcing the US-Taliban Deal

Forcing the US-Taliban Deal

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 March 2020

The US-Taliban peace deal is spluttering with the intra-Afghan dialogue stalemated before it began. The political scene has a touch of hilarity with Ashraf Ghani taking oath as President for a...

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India-US Space Cooperation Envisaged on Trump visit

India-US Space Cooperation Envisaged on Trump visit

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 March 2020

The United States and India, both major space powers, have long worked together on civil space efforts but have not done much with regards to security-space-cooperation. According to Victoria...

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