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Xi's Mega Projects: Should India Worry?

Xi's Mega Projects: Should India Worry?

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 18 January 2021

On the occasion of the New Year, President Xi Jinping called the Communist Party “a gigantic vessel that navigates China’s stable and long-term development;” he stated: “Upholding the...

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Equipment Capability Gaps: Its Impact on Mission Outcomes

Equipment Capability Gaps: Its Impact on Mission Outcomes

By: Lt Gen NB Singh |Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 18 January 2021

“In the 21st century, leaders who lack sufficient technical know – how, function at a marked disadvantage. An officer or a soldier who feels insecure about even a small portion of his weapon,...

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Impact of 1965 War on Pakistan

Impact of 1965 War on Pakistan

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: The Military Factor in Pakistan | Date: 17 January 2021

Pakistan Army realised the vulnerability of East Pakistan, with its 4100 Km border with India and defended by a weak division with only two effective brigades – even though it was never...

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A Glimpse of Life in the Army

A Glimpse of Life in the Army

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Armed Forces | Date: 17 January 2021

Many of us wonder what the Army does in peacetime when there is no war on. Some people believe that they live a life of luxury, drink a lot and generally waste their time in playing golf or card...

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Approach towards Kashmir in 2021

Approach towards Kashmir in 2021

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar |Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 16 January 2021

The year 2020 commenced with the UT under the spoke of security forces as a fall out of abrogation of article 370. COVID 19 restrictions added to those already prevalent in the region. Senior...

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Indo-Pacific: An Emerging Outlook for the 21st Century

Indo-Pacific: An Emerging Outlook for the 21st Century

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan |Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 16 January 2021

Strategically located in the Indian Ocean, India was a flourishing economic and cultural centre from the dawn of civilisation. As historian KM Panikkar in his seminal work ‘India and the Indian...

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Fiscal Mismanagement will lead to Disastrous Consequences in Pakistan

Fiscal Mismanagement will lead to Disastrous Consequences in Pakistan

By: Dr Simrit Kahlon |Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 15 January 2021

Pakistan’s economy has been hurtling southwards for more than a decade now. Its present growth rate, hovering around 2-3 percent, makes it one of the lowest growing economies in South Asia...

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Nuclear Submarine Ahoy: Whither Bound?

Nuclear Submarine Ahoy: Whither Bound?

By: Rear Adm AP Revi |Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 15 January 2021

The idea of nuclear propulsion for ships and aircraft for India was first mooted by Dr Homi Bhabha in 1954. In 1965, he sought assistance from US Atomic Energy Commission for developing nuclear...

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Storm of the Swarms: Lessons for India

Storm of the Swarms: Lessons for India

By: Ajinkya Jadhav |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 14 January 2021

“I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans, and I’m rooting for the machines.” — Claude Shannon The fourth industrial revolution has brought forth the evolution...

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Evolving Trends in Aerial Combat

Evolving Trends in Aerial Combat

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra |Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 14 January 2021

The air combat engagement between the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) during the PAF riposte after Balakot air strike in February 2019 is being discussed among air forces...

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The Most Serious Strategic Development on Indian Frontiers

The Most Serious Strategic Development on Indian Frontiers

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 13 January 2021

One of the most secret projects of President Xi Jinping is to open a new link between Xinjiang and Tibet. The two restive Autonomous Regions border India, particularly the Ladakh region, which is...

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Trump was a Strategic Boon for India

Trump was a Strategic Boon for India

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 January 2021

Today habitual and professional Trump detractors are breast beating about the violence in the US Capitol Hill.  President designate Joe Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have not spared any...

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US-China Policies 2021: Incoming President Joe Biden cannot ignore ‘China...

US-China Policies 2021: Incoming President Joe Biden cannot ignore ‘China...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 12 January 2021

United States China-Policies 2021 under incoming President Joe Biden are under global cynosure more than in earlier decades not because United States has changed but because China since 2013 has...

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Chief of Defence Staff – Game Changer or Damp Squib?

Chief of Defence Staff – Game Changer or Damp Squib?

By: Brig V Jai Kumar (Retd) |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 January 2021

It has been a year since the much-awaited post of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) was created to provide single point military advice to the national leadership. Almost two decades after a Group...

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Security State of Affairs in J&K Post Abrogation of Article 370

Security State of Affairs in J&K Post Abrogation of Article 370

By: Col Sumita Pattanayak |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 11 January 2021

On August 5, 2019, in a significant move, the Government of India (GoI) abrogated Article 370, ending the semi-autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). With that, a pronouncement was also...

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Indian Model of Theatre Commands: The Road Ahead!

Indian Model of Theatre Commands: The Road Ahead!

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 11 January 2021

In the history of restructuring of the Indian Armed Forces, the year 2020 started with hopes and anxiety with the long-awaited appointment of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and the creation of...

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Bay of Bengal: The Emerging Undersea Battlefield and the Concomitant ASW...

Bay of Bengal: The Emerging Undersea Battlefield and the Concomitant ASW...

By: Cmde CP Srivastava |Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 10 January 2021

Bay of Bengal, a 2,600,000 sq km water body, NE of Indian Ocean, is the largest water body called a “bay” in the world. It has seven basin countries, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Sri...

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Kashmir: Separatist & Inimical Forces Plan to Derail Democratic Process

Kashmir: Separatist & Inimical Forces Plan to Derail Democratic Process

By: Onkareshwar Pandey |Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 10 January 2021

Three terrorists have been killed in an overnight encounter in Lawaypora area of central Kashmir, in the outskirts of Srinagar, in a joint operation of Police, Army and CRPF. The gunfight broke...

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India should take lead in Shaping Global Maritime Conventions to Protect...

India should take lead in Shaping Global Maritime Conventions to Protect...

By: Cmde Anil Jai Singh (Retd) |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 09 January 2021

The presence of 23 Indian sailors on board MV Jag Anand at anchorage off the Chinese port of Jingtang since June 13, 2020, and the 16 sailors on board MV Anastasia at anchorage off the port of...

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Harnessing Youth Power in Jammu & Kashmir

Harnessing Youth Power in Jammu & Kashmir

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 January 2021

Jammu and Kashmir has suffered tremendously in the shadow of the gun for the last almost three decades. Violence hit the youth of the region most of all. Their education and development suffered...

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