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Cadre Review: Lean and Mean Indian Army

Cadre Review: Lean and Mean Indian Army

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 September 2018

The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat on June 21 ordered a long awaited cadre review of the 1.2 million strong Indian Army to cover wide ranging issues including cutting of...

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Safran collaborates with IEEE to set up an industry-academia next generation...

Safran collaborates with IEEE to set up an industry-academia next generation...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 September 2018

As part of its corporate social responsibility commitment, Safran Engineering Services India has signed a partnership with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s...

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Under Shadow of the 2+2 Dialogue

Under Shadow of the 2+2 Dialogue

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

The inaugural Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue has happened finally. The media worked overtime, giving minute to minute progress – statements, critical comments and whatnot. As the dust settled there have...

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Army: Caught between Devil and deep blue sea

Army: Caught between Devil and deep blue sea

By: Sudip Talukdar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 September 2018

The Indian Army, as the most disciplined and organized force in the country, carries out every task with complete commitment and to the best of its ability, besides winning wars. This...

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When India struck a fine strategic balance

When India struck a fine strategic balance

By: Lt Gen VK Saxena |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 September 2018

This article re-visits Malabar Exercise 2018 and illustrates how India made some fine choices in pursuance to maintaining a fine strategic balance The twenty second addition of the Malabar...

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Can the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation bring India and Pakistan closer?

Can the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation bring India and Pakistan closer?

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 18 September 2018

With India and Pakistan as newly incorporated members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), China is likely to face an increasing amount of divisiveness within a regional economic and...

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Lateral Entry in Defence (Finance)

Lateral Entry in Defence (Finance)

By: S.N. Misra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 September 2018

The Ministry of Defence is sui generis amongst all Ministries, as it has to provide the policy architecture to protect territorial integrity and sovereignty of India. Defence expenditure is the...

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India bound by international law against any intervention in Maldives

India bound by international law against any intervention in Maldives

By: N Koiremba Singh And Sarthak Roy |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 17 September 2018

South Asia – and the region – are keenly following events unfolding in the Maldives. The Maldivian Supreme Court in a landmark decision on February 1, 2018 ordered the government to release nine...

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Kashmir: Sustaining Insurgency

Kashmir: Sustaining Insurgency

By: Lt Col Yoginder Kandhari |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 September 2018

Come January 2019, insurrection in Kashmir will turn thirty. How do we assess the present status of this insurgency in the Valley?  Indeed, insurgents are setting the narrative in Kashmir. A...

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The First India-US 2+2 Dialogue: An Assessment

The First India-US 2+2 Dialogue: An Assessment

By: Dr G Balachandran |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 16 September 2018

Sufficient time has passed since the first India-US 2+2 meeting was held to make an objective assessment of the outcome. Before the meeting there was much speculation about the issues that will...

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The politics of Panchayat elections in J&K

The politics of Panchayat elections in J&K

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 September 2018

The time is closing in for holding of the Panchayat and local body elections in Jammu and Kashmir! It is a Key Result Area for newly appointed Governor, Satya Pal Malik, who has been given a...

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The Rafale Deal and after

The Rafale Deal and after

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 15 September 2018

The Rafale deal was again in the news recently. The periodicity is often (in fact always) linked to the political situation in the country. This time, the hue and cry was synchronized with the...

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Re-structuring of the RR Headquarter?

Re-structuring of the RR Headquarter?

By: K.N. Pandita |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 September 2018

In a recent issue, the Daily Excelsior of Jammu informed that the Army was contemplating re-structuring of the Rashtriya Rifles Headquarters for better operational capability and strategic and...

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Tata Motors to showcase its Indigenously Build Combat Vehicles at the...

Tata Motors to showcase its Indigenously Build Combat Vehicles at the...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 September 2018

To showcase India’s First Indigenous Wheeled Armoured Amphibious Infantry Combat Vehicles Supplied over 1.5 Lakh vehicles to the Indian Military, Para-military Forces and State Police forces...

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Indian Armed Forces Imperatives towards a credible Miliary Posture

Indian Armed Forces Imperatives towards a credible Miliary Posture

By: Dr Subhash Kapila |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 14 September 2018

In 2018 India stands geopolitically tall as the Asian pivot of Indo Pacific security and stability and a nett provider of regional security. Perceptions count when it comes to credibility of...

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When Soldiers Ask Questions

When Soldiers Ask Questions

By: Lt Gen NS Brar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 September 2018

The country is at war, make no mistakes about it. Many eyebrows will be raised asking ‘Where is the war?’ Von Clausewitz had many aphorisms, of which the most famous is “War is...

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Local Bodies Polls in Jammu & Kashmir: Challenging Task

Local Bodies Polls in Jammu & Kashmir: Challenging Task

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 September 2018

For the first time in the past three decades of political turmoil in Kashmir, the separatists and both main stream political parties have come on the same page and called for boycott of elections....

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Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue: An Analysis

Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue: An Analysis

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 September 2018

After cancellation twice in the last 14 months, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held the first high-level 2+2 talks on September 6 with their US...

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Cutting Infantry Strength – avoid ‘Aur Chupo Syndrome’

Cutting Infantry Strength – avoid ‘Aur Chupo Syndrome’

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

For those not in the know, there is this story of two druggies snorting next to a river bank and hallucinating. One suggests why we don’t buy land here. The other asks why, so the first guy...

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Convergence of the strongest and the largest

Convergence of the strongest and the largest

By: K.N. Pandita |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 September 2018

The US high power delegation led by the Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, and including the US Army Chief, has just concluded its visit to India.  The two countries are moving towards closer...

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