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Run Up to Intra-Afghan Dialogue

Run Up to Intra-Afghan Dialogue

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 August 2020

As part of the US-Taliban agreement of February 29, the Afghan Government has released 4917 Taliban prisoners while the Taliban has released about 700 prisoners of Afghan security forces. Under...

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One Year Without 370

One Year Without 370

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 August 2020

Till 05 August 2019 the state of Jammu & Kashmir had a unique status in that it was protected by the discriminatory Article 35A and divisive Article 370. These two articles were utilised by the...

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Dealing with the Dragon – Harsh Reality, Hard Options

Dealing with the Dragon – Harsh Reality, Hard Options

By: Lt Gen NS Brar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 August 2020

Nations on attaining independence and sovereignty will, like any family inheritance, also inherit disputes and legacies needing resolution.   In any family, the options are to settle the disputes...

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Abrogation of Article 370: Threats and Opportunities

Abrogation of Article 370: Threats and Opportunities

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 August 2020

Irrespective of what people may say against New Delhi’s decision to abrogate Articles 370 and 35 A, the fact of the matter is that this is a step in the right direction that was long overdue...

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Challenging the New Kashmiri Narrative

Challenging the New Kashmiri Narrative

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 August 2020

Ever since the historical day of 05 August 2019 when two J&K specific articles of the Constitution of India were abrogated/made dysfunctional, the hardliner lobby in Kashmir led by the Gupkar Gang...

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Foursome of the Silver Fox

Foursome of the Silver Fox

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 August 2020

Silver Fox is the nickname of Wang Yi, China’s vice foreign minister and state councilor.  Chinese have given him this name not because of looks but because he can easily take diplomats,...

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1965 War: IAF supports Indian Army better than PAF

1965 War: IAF supports Indian Army better than PAF

By: Air Vice Marshal AK Tiwary |Issue: Vol 22.2 Apr-Jun 2007 | Date: 04 August 2020

Air support to surface forces, both in offence and defence is one of the most important tasks of any air force. Post 1962 debacle, the Government got down to building up the Army and the Air...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Forging ahead to a vibrant and prosperous future

Jammu and Kashmir: Forging ahead to a vibrant and prosperous future

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 August 2020

“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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India is not Bharat: A Note to Chinese Strategic Thinkers!

India is not Bharat: A Note to Chinese Strategic Thinkers!

By: Dr Sundaram Rajasimman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 August 2020

Of all the strategic variables – intention, capability, objective, strategy, tactics, doctrines, domestic and foreign policy, leadership etc – it is geography that remains a constant – hence...

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How Pakistan army covered-up the Kharqamar checkpost genocide

How Pakistan army covered-up the Kharqamar checkpost genocide

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 August 2020

If Pakistan army is to be believed, then something unimaginable and unpardonable happened in the Boya area of North Waziristan on May 26 last year. On this fateful day, four unprecedented things...

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To Resume Nuclear Testing is a Step Backward

To Resume Nuclear Testing is a Step Backward

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 August 2020

US tested the world’s first nuclear device on 16 Jul 1945. On 06 Aug and 09 Aug 1945, US conducted world’s first and till date the only nuclear bombings, on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and...

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Kargil War: Pakistan’s duplicity should neither be forgotten nor forgiven

Kargil War: Pakistan’s duplicity should neither be forgotten nor forgiven

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 July 2020

The ongoing week marks the 21st Anniversary of India’s victory against Pakistan in the Kargil War, also called Operation Vijay. In 26, July, 1999, Pakistan announced complete withdrawal of its...

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Strategic Potential of Naval Power: A Game Changer in National Security...

Strategic Potential of Naval Power: A Game Changer in National Security...

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 July 2020

In present day strategic environment, it is the economy which is the centre of gravity of political buoyancy impacting on the way nations manage their fiscal policy. It is indeed the core virtue...

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New Chinese Claims in Bhutan Target India

New Chinese Claims in Bhutan Target India

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 July 2020

At the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council meeting in early June China for the first time made an illegal claim to Bhutan’s Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary calling it disputed territory. The...

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Induction of Rafale in Indian Air Force

Induction of Rafale in Indian Air Force

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 July 2020

The first five Indian Air Force (IAF) Rafale aircraft have arrived at Air Force Station, Ambala. The aircraft got airborne from Dassault Aviation Facility, Merignac, France on the morning of 27...

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Indian Army: A Nation Builder through Character, leadership & Industry

Indian Army: A Nation Builder through Character, leadership & Industry

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

Historically the Armed Forces are looked at with a ‘jaundiced eye’ the world over. Indian Army surely has forever been castigated as being a ‘White Elephant’ and a drain on good tax...

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The Indo-China Denouement

The Indo-China Denouement

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 July 2020

Military confrontations are like the great game of chess. The overall aim is to place the pieces in advantageous positions to get an upper hand. This needs planning, anticipation and an...

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Judiciary Takes the Wind Out of Pakistan Navy’s Sails

Judiciary Takes the Wind Out of Pakistan Navy’s Sails

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

It’s not very often that the judiciary pulls up the armed forces in Pakistan, and so, the Pakistani Navy must have got a rude shock on Thursday, when Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar...

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Ferry of Rafale

Ferry of Rafale

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 July 2020

The first five Indian Air Force (IAF) Rafales have taken off from Dassault Aviation Facility, Merignac, France, today morning. These five include three single seater and two twin seater...

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LAC: Fast Forward to the Summer of 2021

LAC: Fast Forward to the Summer of 2021

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 July 2020

The 1962 Chinese attack was – “To demolish India’s arrogance and illusions of grandeur. China had taught India a lesson and would do so again and again.” – Chinese President Liu Shaoqi to...

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