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Maldives: Solih Takes Over- The Challenges ahead

Maldives: Solih Takes Over- The Challenges ahead

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 20 November 2018

On November 17th, Solih took over as the seventh President of Maldives in a glittering ceremony at the Galolhu National Stadium. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, former President of Sri...

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The Unmanned Battlefield Helicopter

The Unmanned Battlefield Helicopter

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev |Issue: Vol. 33.1 Jan-Mar 2018 | Date: 20 November 2018

The term ‘battlefield helicopter’ continues to live on and conjure up visions of sleek, fierce looking rotary-wing craft shrieking their way over friendly forces on the ground. Since the...

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Maldives needs concerted Indian engagement

Maldives needs concerted Indian engagement

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 November 2018

The defeat of Abdulla Yameen and emergence of Mohammad Solih,  consensus candidate of the joint opposition, emerging winner in the recent presidential election was a stroke of luck for India and...

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Pakistan’s Dream to be Ottoman Empire East of Middle East a Strategic...

Pakistan’s Dream to be Ottoman Empire East of Middle East a Strategic...

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 19 November 2018

Pakistan’s desire to become the leader of the Islamic World has its roots in the history of the Ottoman Empire that survived for seven centuries. Post-Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, a...

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China Attempts Resetting Relations with Japan under Geo Political Pressures

China Attempts Resetting Relations with Japan under Geo Political Pressures

By: Dr Subhash Kapila |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 18 November 2018

China’s invitation to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to visit China in end-October 2018 may be significant in terms of China’s shift to reset relations with Japan due to prevailing geopolitical...

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Emperor Lalitaditya: One Among India’s Greatest Soldier-Statesmen

Emperor Lalitaditya: One Among India’s Greatest Soldier-Statesmen

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) |Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 18 November 2018

With the ascendance of the Karkotta dynasty, the Hindu Kingdom of Kashmir reached great heights of power and prestige. Its influence and fame spread far and wide, in the process, attracting...

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Hackers On The Rampage: Are We Ready?

Hackers On The Rampage: Are We Ready?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava |Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 17 November 2018

Are we in India looking at the issue of ‘Hacktivism’ with the seriousness it deserves? Merely placing numerous firewalls is not adequate security. We have to discipline ourselves to eliminate...

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Awakening to National Defence: Hope at Last?

Awakening to National Defence: Hope at Last?

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee |Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 17 November 2018

Clausewitz had prophesized that it was mandatory for a nation’s political leadership to possess a fair understanding of the profession of arms. For the military institution to deliver...

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Battle of Pachagarh Enemy

Battle of Pachagarh Enemy

By: Lt Gen PN Kathpalia |Issue: Book Excerpt: Charge of a Mtn Bde in Creation of a Nation Bangladesh | Date: 16 November 2018

34 Punjab of Pakistan (Reece and Support Battalion) was opposing 71 Brigade in Pachagarh. Our Brigade Plan The plan for the capture of Pachagarh in nutshell, had envisaged encirclement and siege...

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Towards a More Vigorous Make-In-India in Defence Manufacturing

Towards a More Vigorous Make-In-India in Defence Manufacturing

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra & Sanjaya Kumar Ghadai |Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 16 November 2018

The government of the day must take the country out of its asphyxiating bureaucratisation that seriously afflicts its defence production segment. The UK did it in the 1980s by privatising British...

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Beyond the Bomdila Episode

Beyond the Bomdila Episode

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 November 2018

The Bomdila incident exploded in the media with video clip of the Commanding Officer (CO) of the 2 Arunachal Scouts, an Amy unit, warming a police officer to stay away from his men or face dire...

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Professional Mooring: The Making of an Officer

Professional Mooring: The Making of an Officer

By: Text: RSN Singh and Photographs: Thulasi Das |Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 15 November 2018

The Indian Army, the second largest in the world, is a voluntary organisation. A general conscription has never been deemed necessary. Only after the Sino-Indian conflict of 1962 did the Indian...

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Tampering with Military Assets

Tampering with Military Assets

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar |Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 14 November 2018

The present Government is the first in Indian history to eye military assets and use them to enhance vote banks or open doors to corruption. In the bargain they are denuding the capability of...

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Battle of Kasserine Pass: Lessons for China

Battle of Kasserine Pass: Lessons for China

By: Sudip Talukdar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 November 2018

In February 1943, US Forces, under the overall command of Gen Eisenhower, suffered a staggering rout at the hands of much feared Afrika Korps, in the Battle of Kasserine Pass, which holds vital...

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The Bangladesh War 1971: Indian Army’s finest hour

The Bangladesh War 1971: Indian Army’s finest hour

By: DP Ramachandran |Issue: Book Excerpt: Empire's First Soldiers | Date: 13 November 2018

It had to happen – the political and military absurdity that was East Pakistan was never a viable proposition. No country made of two halves so geographically separated and culturally alienated...

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Vice Chiefs Financial Powers – and the intricacies within

Vice Chiefs Financial Powers – and the intricacies within

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 November 2018

The government has enhanced the financial powers of the Army, Navy and Air Force Vice Chiefs five times; from Rs 100 crore to Rs 500 crore for expediting the decision making process involved in...

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1971 War: Planning for Operations

1971 War: Planning for Operations

By: Air Chief Marshal P C Lal |Issue: Book Excerpt: My Years with the I.A.F. | Date: 12 November 2018

Two outstanding political leaders were at the helm of affairs in 1971 and any account of the 1971 war would be incomplete without complimenting them. First and fore­most was Prime Minister Mrs...

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Indian Army Inducts Its First M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers

Indian Army Inducts Its First M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 November 2018

The Indian Army celebrated receiving its first M777A2 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers (ULH) at an official handover ceremony today, a key step toward the modernizing and strengthening of the Indian...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Build on the peace constituency with patience and...

Jammu and Kashmir: Build on the peace constituency with patience and...

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 November 2018

The political and security situation in trouble torn Kashmir is showing some unusual trends, fortunately, for the better. There is a marked reduction in stone pelting incidents and reports suggest...

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Poppies and Marigolds

Poppies and Marigolds

By: Lt Gen NS Brar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 November 2018

The year 2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War I. ‘The War to End All Wars’ or ‘The Great War For Civilisation’ did not achieve what the belligerents or its protagonists...

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