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Catch the Pakistani bull by the horns

Catch the Pakistani bull by the horns

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 19 February 2018

The terror machinery operating from Pakistan has reactivated itself in a big way. The fallout has been concerted ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LOC) and the International Border...

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Maldives – China tightening the noose

Maldives – China tightening the noose

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

There cannot be any denial that the manner in which the India-Maldives equation  has been allowed to drift, indicates crass intelligence failure coupled with our inability to understand...

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Why the attack in Sunjwan?

Why the attack in Sunjwan?

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 February 2018

In the recent days in Jammu and Kashmir, some clashes and two terrorist attacks took place, one on an army base and other on CRPF camp. The chain of clashes in the Valley took various forms, i.e....

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Leadership in the 21st Century: Sam Manekshaw, MC

Leadership in the 21st Century: Sam Manekshaw, MC

By: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw MC |Issue: Book Excerpt: Field Marshal KM Cariappa: | Date: 17 February 2018

Vice President, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am fully conscious of the honour and privilege which is mine to be invited here to address you this evening. The honour is even greater that you should have...

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Boost to Make-in-India, HAL Invites Indian Partner for Licence Manufacturing...

Boost to Make-in-India, HAL Invites Indian Partner for Licence Manufacturing...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 February 2018

For the first time in Indian history, as a major boost to defence manufacturing and Government’s ‘Make-in-India’ initiative,  HAL has offered  the indigenous  ‘Advanced Light...

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Kashmir Valley Behind the Veil - Application of Soft System Methodology in...

Kashmir Valley Behind the Veil - Application of Soft System Methodology in...

By: AS Chonker |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 16 February 2018

Kashmir as a Soft System Soft systems methodology (SSM) is an approach to organizational process modelling (business process modelling) and it can be used both for general problem solving and for...

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Perspective: Understanding Korea’s History, 1884 to 2017

Perspective: Understanding Korea’s History, 1884 to 2017

By: Dr Amarjit Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 February 2018

Japan’s Annexation of Korea After the Meiji restoration in the latter half of the 19th century, Japan sought to be competitive with the Western colonial powers in power and style.  ...

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Similarities in the Leadership Environment of Military and Corporate World

Similarities in the Leadership Environment of Military and Corporate World

By: BrigRK Sharma |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 February 2018

 “Our interpretation is that service in the military may prepare one to make tough decisions and show leadership in tough times.” – Based on the research of Efraim Benmelech and Carola...

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Impact of Article 370

Impact of Article 370

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) |Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 15 February 2018

The Article 370 was clearly meant to be a temporary provision included in the Constitution to cater for the specific requirements of the troubled times immediately after India’s independence and...

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Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft for the IAF: A Mirage or Reality?

Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft for the IAF: A Mirage or Reality?

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha |Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 14 February 2018

In military planning, it is essential to keep abreast of the potential adversary’s capabilities. The main reason the Indian Air Force (IAF) needs a fifth-generation fighter is to maintain...

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Time for US to Change Pak Strategy

Time for US to Change Pak Strategy

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

Last month has been witness to massive attacks on the population of Kabul. A strike on the Intercontinental Hotel claimed 20 lives, following which was the explosive laden ambulance suicide attack...

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The Increasing Nuclear Weapons Stockpile of China

The Increasing Nuclear Weapons Stockpile of China

By: Neha Kumar Tiwari |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 13 February 2018

Introduction China has always perpetuated the policy of ‘minimum deterrence’ since it carried out its first nuclear weapons test in 1964.[i] It was astonishing for the world to observe that...

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Lockheed Martin Delivers 400th C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft

Lockheed Martin Delivers 400th C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 February 2018

Lockheed Martin reached a major milestone with the delivery of its 400th C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on Feb. 9. This Super Hercules is an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations aircraft that is...

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Line of Control Ceasefire - ‘Escalate to De-escalate’

Line of Control Ceasefire - ‘Escalate to De-escalate’

By: Lt Gen Rakesh Sharma |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 12 February 2018

The Ceasefire Agreement is historic – dating to 2003, announced as it was initially unilaterally by Pakistan, and later on the Indian suggestion expanded to include Siachen Glacier.  As one...

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Securing Perimeter of Military Establishments

Securing Perimeter of Military Establishments

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

After the terrorist attack on IAF’s Patahnkot airbase on January 2, 2016, the MoD had appointed a committee headed by Lt Gen Phillip Campose, then Vice Chief of Army Staff,  to review the...

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1971 War: Sinking of the KHUKRI

1971 War: Sinking of the KHUKRI

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani |Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Triumph | Date: 11 February 2018

“The Story of the Pakistan Navy” has recounted the events as seen from the submarine HANGAR which sank the KHUKRI. HANGAR had sailed from Karachi on 22 November for a patrol off the Saurashtra...

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Should India militarily intervene in Maldives?

Should India militarily intervene in Maldives?

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 February 2018

“In my view, two issues make it India’s problem: radical Islam and land grab We know they (China) have 17 islands now where they are talking about investing $40 million but we don’t really know...

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Maqbool, Afzal and the element of separatist propaganda sponsored by Pakistan

Maqbool, Afzal and the element of separatist propaganda sponsored by Pakistan

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 February 2018

The month of February is of great propagandist value for the Kashmiri separatists and their masters sitting in Pakistan. The month starts with the sham of the Kashmir Solidarity Day that Pakistan...

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South India on Short Fuze?

South India on Short Fuze?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 February 2018

In matters of national security India has repeatedly glossed over breeches and ignored build up to explosive situations till the explosion takes place. Resolute action lacks under euphemisms like...

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Maldives Needs Help Now and India Alone Can Provide it

Maldives Needs Help Now and India Alone Can Provide it

By: Brig Rumel Dahiya, (Retd) |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 09 February 2018

Instability in Maldives is a matter of concern not only for that country but for the region as a whole. India has the highest stakes in maintaining stability in Maldives. The country’s...

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