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Hundred Years of Peace with India: A Non-Starter from the Word Go

Hundred Years of Peace with India: A Non-Starter from the Word Go

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 January 2022

As expected there was a wave of euphoria amongst the Indian liberal community. They see the Pakistani National Security Policy as a success of all their Track 1.5, Track 2 and the other Umpteen...

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14th Round : Endless Negotiations, ‘Insipid’ Line, Unsettled Border,...

14th Round : Endless Negotiations, ‘Insipid’ Line, Unsettled Border,...

By: Hemant Adlakha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 January 2022

It can be argued, when Henry McMahon drew an “insipid” line sitting in beautiful surroundings in Simla Office over one hundred years ago, he was only being dutiful in maximizing British...

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Defence reform: Jointness and command and control

Defence reform: Jointness and command and control

By: Ali Ahmed |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 January 2022

The story of General Rawat’s efforts as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) to infuse critical velocity into the military’s jointness process is well known. Empowered by the amendment to the...

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Pakistan’s National Security Policy

Pakistan’s National Security Policy

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 January 2022

The National Security Policy of Pakistan 2022-2026 is an attempt to deflect from the country’s consistent national security policy (NSP) of TERRORISM. The military which has run Pakistan from...

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India’s Friendship with Afghan People – for a Common Humanity

India’s Friendship with Afghan People – for a Common Humanity

By: Neelapu Shanti |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 January 2022

“Yaari hai iman mera, yaar meri zindangi”- ardor of Zanjeer movie and amity of Aye Mere Payare Watan- Rabindranath Tagore’s novel ‘Kabuliwala’- reflects the surest anchor in India’s...

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Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) |Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 19 January 2022

On Jan, 04, 1990, a local Urdu newspaper, Aftab, published a press release issued by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, asking all Pandits to leave the Valley immediately. Al Safa, another local daily repeated...

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America and the Iran-China Bond

America and the Iran-China Bond

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 January 2022

During the recent visit of the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian to China, Chinese Foreign Minister Wan Yi reaffirmed China’s opposition to unilateral sanctions by the US against...

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The 14th Round of Talks in Ladakh:  And the PLA’S Training Mobilisation...

The 14th Round of Talks in Ladakh:  And the PLA’S Training Mobilisation...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 January 2022

On 4th January 2022, the Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC), Xi Jinping, signed and issued the Training Mobilisation Order (TMO) to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for...

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USS Connecticut (SSN-22): I am not that Innocent!

USS Connecticut (SSN-22): I am not that Innocent!

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram |Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 14 January 2022

A continental power adheres to a “closed-sea” concept, while a maritime power adheres to an “open-sea” concept. This difference also informs the naval strategy chosen by both, a maritime...

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Decoding the Ukraine-Kazakhstan Chessboard

Decoding the Ukraine-Kazakhstan Chessboard

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 January 2022

Before the Russia-US talks on Ukraine could commence on January 10 in Geneva, followed by a Russia-NATO Council meeting on January 12 and an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe...

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A Heart-Wrenching Episode!

A Heart-Wrenching Episode!

By: Leo Shaahovsky and Translated by Asadullah Jafari “Pezhman” |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 January 2022

Invite to the Wedding This spring, at the request and insistence of my best friend, I went to his wedding in Razi village at Khoy district of Iran on the border with Turkey. I thought the...

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Afghanistan: The Hotbed of “Lies and Deceit”

Afghanistan: The Hotbed of “Lies and Deceit”

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 January 2022

Afghan Taliban’s seizure of Kabul in August last year was met with great jubilation across Pakistan for several reasons.Pakistan’s anti-US lobby saw America’s ignoble exit from Afghanistan...

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Managing a Congested Airspace over the Future Battle Area

Managing a Congested Airspace over the Future Battle Area

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra |Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 09 January 2022

The number of platforms and projectiles in the Tactical Battle Area (TBA) has increased exponentially. The friendly and adversary aerial systems are not only increasing in numbers, but are also of...

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The Surrender of Dacca-Pakistan’s Faulty Deployment of Forces

The Surrender of Dacca-Pakistan’s Faulty Deployment of Forces

By: Lt Gen Harbakhsh Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: In the Line of Duty | Date: 08 January 2022

APPENDIX E The inevitable has happened. In 12 days the Pakistani war machine has been brought to a standstill. That is what I predicted before General Yahya Khan’s declaration of war. It was,...

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India needs to Forcefully respond to Chinese Psychological Operations

India needs to Forcefully respond to Chinese Psychological Operations

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 January 2022

Winters used to be looked upon as a lie-low time along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.  In present times, the extreme cold conditions are utilised by China for launching sophisticated...

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Ending Pakistan’s Forcible Occupation is the Ultimate Goal- Balochistan...

Ending Pakistan’s Forcible Occupation is the Ultimate Goal- Balochistan...

By: Manish Rai |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 January 2022

Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) is one of the oldest and sizeable Baloch armed separatist groups frequently carrying out armed attacks against Pakistani forces and government installations in...

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Aircraft Carriers in Hypersonic Missile Age

Aircraft Carriers in Hypersonic Missile Age

By: Vice Adm Shekhar Sinha |Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 07 January 2022

From the day China test launched a hypersonic missile in earth’s orbit and steered it to pre-designated target on the surface of the earth, it has generated a hot debate worldwide regarding the...

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Indigenous IJT Completes Six Turn Spin

Indigenous IJT Completes Six Turn Spin

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 January 2022

The Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT), designed and developed by HAL for stage –II training of IAF pilots has successfully demonstrated the capability to carry out six turn spins to the LH and RH...

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Indian Navy: The Guardians of the Indian Ocean

Indian Navy: The Guardians of the Indian Ocean

By: Maj Gen CP Singh (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 06 January 2022

Introduction History is testimony to the fact that any ruler who went on  to become an emperor always had a strong Navy. The one, who conquered the blue waters, conquered the world. India was a...

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Indo–Pacific Oceans Initiative

Indo–Pacific Oceans Initiative

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan |Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 06 January 2022

Concept of Indo-Pacific Eminent historian and scholar Radhakumud Mookerjee in his seminal work on Indian Shipping, while tracing the history of maritime activities of Indians from historic times,...

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