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Pakistan Eyes J-20: Why India Needs to Accelerate the PAK-FA

Pakistan Eyes J-20: Why India Needs to Accelerate the PAK-FA

By: Anushree Dutta | Date: 26 February 2017

Stealth technology is a sub-discipline of military tactics and passive electronic countermeasures, which covers a range of techniques used with personnel, aircraft, ships, submarines, missiles...

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A World without Pakistan will be more peaceful

A World without Pakistan will be more peaceful

By: Dr Amarjit Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 February 2017

Understanding the region from the Indus River to the Syrian-Turkish border is not always easy.  Convoluted by thousands of years of history, including boasting the world’s first great power...

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Bloody February in Pakistan: Can the country change course?

Bloody February in Pakistan: Can the country change course?

By: Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 25 February 2017

February has been a particularly bloody month by way of the innocents killed across south Asia by religious zealots wedded to the ideology of terrorism. This pre-meditated cycle of bloodshed,...

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Recommendations to Curb Menace of Terrorism in India

Recommendations to Curb Menace of Terrorism in India

By: Sunil Gupta |Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 24 February 2017

Though there are many kinds of terrorist activities across the globe and their root causes are as varied, without beating around the bush it can be said that the kind of terrorism that most...

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Winning Hearts and Minds in J&K: At Whose Cost?

Winning Hearts and Minds in J&K: At Whose Cost?

By: Brig Deepak Sinha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 February 2017

The tragic martyrdom of six soldiers, including an officer, is neither the first such loss nor is it likely to be the last in the ongoing tragedy that is Jammu and Kashmir. We are, at this point,...

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South China Sea Imbroglio: PLA’s Grand Strategy of ‘Unrestricted Warfare’

South China Sea Imbroglio: PLA’s Grand Strategy of ‘Unrestricted Warfare’

By: Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM |Issue: Vol. 31.4 Oct-Dec 2016 | Date: 23 February 2017

For India, these are crucial times, and it should ensure ASEAN solidarity and a joint response to this imbroglio, a united front of South China Sea claimants (the Philippines, Vietnam,...

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India’s Participation in CPEC: The Ifs and Buts

India’s Participation in CPEC: The Ifs and Buts

By: Dr. Priyanka Singh |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 22 February 2017

At the recently concluded Raisina Dialogue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that “only by respecting the sovereignty of countries involved, can regional connectivity corridors fulfil their...

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Must nation be at the mercy of vote-banks?

Must nation be at the mercy of vote-banks?

By: Sudip Talukdar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 February 2017

Must the nation always be at the mercy of vote banks? What would explain the deafening silence of the entire political class over successive attempts to derail trains and cause massive...

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The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) must be Empowered

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) must be Empowered

By: Air Marshal RS Bedi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 February 2017

Fast changing strategic environment has necessitated remodeling of long out dated structure of our armed forces. Major military reforms have been the subject of discussion for long. It was the...

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Defence Budget 2017-18 Analysis

Defence Budget 2017-18 Analysis

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 February 2017

India’s defence budget has been hiked by a measly 6 per cent to Rs 2,74,114 crore ($40.42 billion) for 2017-18, dashing the hopes for any major jump in military modernisation this year despite...

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