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Pakistan Army’s “Culture of Entitlement”

Pakistan Army’s “Culture of Entitlement”

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 April 2021

If an outsider was to say that there’s rampant corruption in Pakistan army, especially within the top echelons, Pakistan army’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations [ISPR] would label...

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Understanding the Chinese Leadership’s Decision-Making Process in a...

Understanding the Chinese Leadership’s Decision-Making Process in a...

By: Col JK Achuthan (Retd.) |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 April 2021

If you know the Enemy as well as well as you know Yourself, then you can win a Hundred Battles! – Sun Tzu Introduction The top hierarchy in the Indian military are not very familiar with the...

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India–Pakistan: New Peace Overtures

India–Pakistan: New Peace Overtures

By: Maj Gen Yashpal Singh Mor, SM (Retd) |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 12 April 2021

On the second anniversary of the famous Balakot strike by India, another surprise awaited the region and world at large. In an uncharacteristic move the two arch rivals declared cessation of...

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China India Disengagement at Ladakh: An Unfinished Agenda

China India Disengagement at Ladakh: An Unfinished Agenda

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 April 2021

Existing Status of Standoff  The 11th round of India China Corps Commander’s meeting has ended with good optics and pleasantly worded PIB release, with no concrete agreement (if any)...

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Anti-Naxal Operations: How not to Fight a Guerilla War!

Anti-Naxal Operations: How not to Fight a Guerilla War!

By: Col Anil Athale |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 April 2021

The April 4, 2021, attack by Naxalites in Sukma district of Chattisgad resulted in 22 Policemen being killed. As per early reports around 400 Naxalites executed an ambush on a section of divided...

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Resetting the Iran Nuclear Deal

Resetting the Iran Nuclear Deal

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 April 2021

The indirect talks to revive or rather reset the Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the Iran nuclear Deal inked in Vienna on July 14, 2015 have kicked off. The talks are indirect because Iran...

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Yes, The QUAD Will Endure!

Yes, The QUAD Will Endure!

By: Amb Sujan R Chinoy |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 10 April 2021

The future of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) will depend on the choices that China makes. The greater China’s belligerence, the faster will the QUAD’s military-security agenda...

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Ashraf Ghani’s Peace Plan

Ashraf Ghani’s Peace Plan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 April 2021

A senior-level meeting between the Taliban and the Afghan government is scheduled to be hosted by Turkey later this month. Turkey is to appoint a special envoy for these peace talks. This was part...

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Will US Backtrack on JCPOA?

Will US Backtrack on JCPOA?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 April 2021

The core issue is not ‘can’ Iran go nuclear? The core issue is ‘when’ Iran will go nuclear’? JCPOA was agreed to merely delay Iran going nuclear after 2023 when provisions of JCPOA...

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India's Response to Chinese Aggression against Taiwan

India's Response to Chinese Aggression against Taiwan

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 April 2021

The whole world is appalled by the recent Chinese aggression against Taiwan, a small island that believes in democracy and self governance and one on which China has cast an evil eye since...

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Dassault Aviation’s Official Statement

Dassault Aviation’s Official Statement

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 April 2021

Faced with certain allegations reported in the press about the contract signed in 2016 with India for the supply of 36 Rafale combat aircraft, a Dassault Aviation spokesperson points out the...

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La Perouse: Quad Emerges as Strategic Fulcrum of like-minded Nations

La Perouse: Quad Emerges as Strategic Fulcrum of like-minded Nations

By: Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 08 April 2021

In a significant development related to the Indian Ocean region (IOR), the five-nation, three-day La Perouse naval exercise led by France will conclude on Thursday (April 7). The participating...

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Strategy to Eliminate the Red Corridor

Strategy to Eliminate the Red Corridor

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 April 2021

The nation is shocked yet again with mass causalities of the policemen who were part of an anti-Maoist operation launched in the forests of Bastar in Bijapur district of Chattisgarh, a Maoists...

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Re-calibrating Strategies to Combat Maoists’ Violence

Re-calibrating Strategies to Combat Maoists’ Violence

By: Lt Gen (Dr) Vijay Kumar Ahluwalia PVSM, AVSM**, YSM, VSM (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 07 April 2021

The recent dreadful attack by the Communist Party of India (Maoist), Maoists in short, on the joint team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) including elite elements of Commando Battalion for...

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Myanmar Cauldron – Different Shades

Myanmar Cauldron – Different Shades

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 April 2021

Myanmar is in the news practically every day but for wrong reasons. The UN Special Envoy on Myanmar has warned that the ground situation will only worsen and has called upon the UNSC to consider...

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Myanmar Logjam

Myanmar Logjam

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 April 2021

A coup d’état in Myanmar began on 1st February 2021, when democratically elected members of the ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), were deposed by the Tatmadaw—Myanmar’s...

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Is India Heading into a ‘Chabahar Dilemma’?

Is India Heading into a ‘Chabahar Dilemma’?

By: Capt Edwin Jothirajan |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 April 2021

Energy security and security of energy conjoined with international trade have become the cornerstone of trade pacts, alliances and military coalitions in the present era. Bilateral agreements,...

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QUAD: The New Superpower

QUAD: The New Superpower

By: Maj Gen CP Singh (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 05 April 2021

The world is healing back from the worst onslaught of the nature’s fury in the last 100 years. Post COVID 19, the world will no longer be the same. A new world order will emerge in the...

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Blueprint to tackle Maoists

Blueprint to tackle Maoists

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 05 April 2021

First Published on print issue of IDR Jul-Sep 2010 (Vol 25.3) THE BIG PICTURE Confronted with the Maoist menace, Civil Administration’s incompetence is making mountain out of a molehill by...

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Pakistan Seeking Peace with India: Is it for Real?

Pakistan Seeking Peace with India: Is it for Real?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 April 2021

Backdrop  Barely two months back India was facing a two front threat from both neighbours. An unexpected sequence of events followed,much to the surprise of many people both sides of Line of...

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