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Jammu and Kashmir: Look to the future

Jammu and Kashmir: Look to the future

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 September 2019

It is a month and a half since the decision to reorganise the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories (UTs) was taken. The government has announced that these UTs will become...

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Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Installations: Need to assess the failure of Air...

Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Installations: Need to assess the failure of Air...

By: Col Mandeep Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 September 2019

In a continuum of the its attacks designed to hit Saudi Arabia at its most vulnerable, the Houthi rebels carried out a massive drone attack on the strategic Saudi oil facilities at Abqaiq and...

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Evolving India-Japan Defence Cooperation

Evolving India-Japan Defence Cooperation

By: Simran Walia |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 September 2019

Post World War II Japan had no autonomy in defence and, India and Japan have had diplomatic relations since 1952 wherein their relationship saw different trajectories, especially during the Cold...

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Valley Traders on Terror Radar - and what is needed

Valley Traders on Terror Radar - and what is needed

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 September 2019

No sooner did NSA Ajit Doval state that not one bullet had been fired in J&K past one month, two Urdu-Punjabi speaking terrorists struck at the house of wholesale fruit trader Abdul Hamid Rather...

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Iranian Air Defences

Iranian Air Defences

By: Col Mandeep Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 September 2019

On August 22, 2019, Iran unveiled Bavar-373 air defence system. Reportedly based on the Russian S-300, Iran claimed that the long-range air defence missile system was superior to both the US...

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Politics and the Military

Politics and the Military

By: Lt Gen NS Brar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 September 2019

History bears witness that a strong, sovereign and independent state has always been backed by a strong army, in today’s context military, yet paradoxically, the military is a threat in being...

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Iran Stepping out of JCPOA : Repercussions

Iran Stepping out of JCPOA : Repercussions

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 September 2019

President Donald Trump was elected president of USA in 2016, the year that the nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was signed after hectic negotiations...

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Another Face Off With PLA in Pangong Tso Area

Another Face Off With PLA in Pangong Tso Area

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

Another face off between an Indian Army patrol and PLA occurred north of Pangong Tso Lake on September 11, 2019, which some media reports describe as “scuffle”.  Media quoting an unnamed...

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Autonomous Aerial Weapons & Platforms

Autonomous Aerial Weapons & Platforms

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra |Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 14 September 2019

The modern military drone was the brainchild of John Stuart Foster Jr., a nuclear physicist and aero modeling hobbyist, who in 1971, had the idea that these models could be applied to building...

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370 and Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir

370 and Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 September 2019

Top ten Sri Lankan cricketers have refused to play T20 series in Pakistan owing to security reasons, yet Pakistan was unabashed in going to the UNHRC complaining about India’s human rights...

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Integrating Madrassa Education

Integrating Madrassa Education

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 September 2019

It is no secret that the deep state of Middle East and the West were behind the installation of Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt following the Egyptian Revolution in 2011. Morsi led the...

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Government is determined to strengthen democracy and usher development in J&K

Government is determined to strengthen democracy and usher development in J&K

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 September 2019

“We as a nation, as a family, have taken a historic decision. A system due to which brothers and sisters of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh were deprived of many rights and which was a big obstacle to...

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US-Taliban Deal will not reduce Af-Pak flux

US-Taliban Deal will not reduce Af-Pak flux

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 September 2019

Media reports of mid-August 2019, quoting Taliban sources, had stated that US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will be over in 14 months, which possibly was keeping in mind that President Donald...

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Should India exercise the Baloch card?

Should India exercise the Baloch card?

By: Sudip Talukdar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 September 2019

Rattled by the abrogation of Article 370, Pakistan is brazenly threatening the nation with nuclear damnation and blackmailing the entire world into undoing the decision, as if the Islamic...

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Imran Khan – from PM to Ambassador

Imran Khan – from PM to Ambassador

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 September 2019

A recent report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepared for the US Congress confirms that during Imran Khan’s tenure as prime minister, the Pakistani army has retained dominant...

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Depoliticizing Kashmir is the way out

Depoliticizing Kashmir is the way out

By: K.N. Pandita |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 September 2019

Upturning of a plethora of Kashmir political rubble accumulated over seventy years is the sum and substance of Governor’s recent interview to some pressmen. It is for the first time that the...

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Credible Deterrence must remain Leitmotif of India’s Security Policies

Credible Deterrence must remain Leitmotif of India’s Security Policies

By: Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 06 September 2019

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day announcement on August 15 about the institution of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) has, justifiably, evoked hosannas from the armed forces...

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Russian Helicopters presents Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T intended for India at EEF

Russian Helicopters presents Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T intended for India at EEF

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 September 2019

As part of its joint exposition with the Buryat Republic, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation)  will present  its latest civilian helicopter Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T...

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‘No First Use’ is Not Sacrosanct: Need a Theatre-Specific Posture for...

‘No First Use’ is Not Sacrosanct: Need a Theatre-Specific Posture for...

By: A Vinod Kumar |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 05 September 2019

What would be the response of India if it comes across credible intelligence that Pakistan is preparing to launch nuclear-armed missiles as a means to escalate military hostilities? Would India...

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India and France: Enduring, reliable partners

India and France: Enduring, reliable partners

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 04 September 2019

India undoubtedly needs all its energies, resources and friends to fight on these two separate fronts. L’Affaire Rafale had been in news in the national press for months thanks to the then...

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