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The F-35 Programme: Lessons for the Aviation Industry

The F-35 Programme: Lessons for the Aviation Industry

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra |Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 20 September 2017

The F-35 programme was being driven by a very professional team of uniformed and civilian members of the Pentagon. The Indian MoD needs to have such core ability and learn programme management....

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China’s Strategic Thinking: Yesterday and Today

China’s Strategic Thinking: Yesterday and Today

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 19 September 2017

Introduction ‘Strategic Leadership’ often does not mean ‘Morals and Ethical leadership’. One of the best examples is Mao Zedong. In Problems of War and Strategy, the Great Helmsman noted:...

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Is China’s ‘Frontline State Strategy’ going out of Control or North...

Is China’s ‘Frontline State Strategy’ going out of Control or North...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 September 2017

The Frontline State Strategy of China When President Trump on taking over tried to outsource the problem of resolving North Korean Crisis to China presumably in exchange of some trade concessions,...

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Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh (1919-2017): Man of Stupendous Achievements

Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh (1919-2017): Man of Stupendous Achievements

By: Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 18 September 2017

It is appropriate and befitting, given his stature and distinctive profile, that the only Marshal of the Air Force (MAF), Arjan Singh, was accorded a state funeral with the national flag flown at...

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Testing Pakistan’s Conventional Response below the Nuclear Threshold

Testing Pakistan’s Conventional Response below the Nuclear Threshold

By: Rameshwar Roy |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 18 September 2017

The Doklam issue stands resolved after a nearly 73-day standoff, at least for the time being. It has been a tremendous battle of nerves and resolve on part of the Indian Army’s to not only...

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Will jihad kill China-Pakistan Economic Corridor!!!

Will jihad kill China-Pakistan Economic Corridor!!!

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 September 2017

China and Pakistan have signed an Anti-Terror Cooperation Agreement devoted exclusively for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The imperative being increasing threat to the CPEC from jihadi...

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Spectacles of terror: From Islamic fundamentalism to the ‘un’holy Jihad

Spectacles of terror: From Islamic fundamentalism to the ‘un’holy Jihad

By: Anant Mishra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 September 2017

Since 9/11, the global press has exclusively covered all major conflicts, from Syria to Libya, to African Union joint task force against Boko Haram in Africa. Witnessing some of these intense...

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Defence Reforms: Why is it Critical to Bite the Proverbial Bullet?

Defence Reforms: Why is it Critical to Bite the Proverbial Bullet?

By: Col Vivek Chadha (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 15 September 2017

On August 30, 2017, the then Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley announced a series of defence reforms which will result in the ‘redeployment and restructuring of approximately 57,000 posts of...

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Japanese PM Abe’s Visit to India Geopolitically Significant

Japanese PM Abe’s Visit to India Geopolitically Significant

By: Dr Subhash Kapila |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 14 September 2017

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s visit to India on September 13-14 2017 though officially as part of the Annual Summits between the Prime Ministers of Japan and India emerges as geopolitically...

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Doklam: India at an Inflection Point in its Quest for Regional/Global Power...

Doklam: India at an Inflection Point in its Quest for Regional/Global Power...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa |Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 14 September 2017

Doklam, was an innocuous and routine local initiative by the troops on ground. The commander there felt the need to ensure that the existing Agreements and Treaties between India and China are...

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Doklam to Xiamen: Future Uncertain

Doklam to Xiamen: Future Uncertain

By: Sujit Dutta |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 13 September 2017

Beijing’s decision to surrender many of its adhered positions and intended goals at this month’s BRICS summit, soon after it had called off its road building work at Doklam and settled for a...

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Surrender is the best recourse for local terrorists in J&K

Surrender is the best recourse for local terrorists in J&K

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 September 2017

On September, 10, in the course of a counter-terrorist operation in Barbugh District Shopian, Kashmir, two terrorist were killed by the security forces while one surrendered. Investigations...

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US faces the ultimate in China’s Unrestricted Warfare

US faces the ultimate in China’s Unrestricted Warfare

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 September 2017

After the 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Korean peninsula on September 3, North Korea claimed it has successfully conducted hydrogen bomb test that could be fitted to ICBMs. This was the...

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US-Pakistan ties at a Crossroads

US-Pakistan ties at a Crossroads

By: Dr Priyanka Singh |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 12 September 2017

Amidst high anticipation, on August 21, 2017, US President Donald Trump unveiled his strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia. Given the new strategy’s continued commitment to the previously-held...

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Why Rohingyas cannot be allowed in India

Why Rohingyas cannot be allowed in India

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 September 2017

It is now proven that Pakistan through the ISI and LeT has converted the Rohingya problem into global jihad. Earlier several media reports highlighted the visits of top LeT functionaries to...

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The Dream Corridor

The Dream Corridor

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 11 September 2017

The Corridor is, first and foremost, a vital investment for Beijing, which is slowly ‘buying’ the strategic link. Beijing will soon control its new dominion, Pakistan. For India, it will be a...

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Taking the Bull by the Horns: A Case for Pro Active Defense to Counter...

Taking the Bull by the Horns: A Case for Pro Active Defense to Counter...

By: Brig Deepak Sinha |Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 10 September 2017

It isn’t as if a bitter or prolonged conflict with China in the immediate or near future is our inevitable fate. In fact, one hopes that cooperation and convergence, leading to mutual prosperity...

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Road Ahead for the New Defence Minister

Road Ahead for the New Defence Minister

By: S.N. Misra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 September 2017

Mr. Narendra Modi has removed the glass ceiling for women, by appointing Nirmala Sitharaman, as the full time Cabinet Minister for the Defence. This would certainly buttress the position of women...

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Raksha Mantri Flags off Navika Sagar Parikrama

Raksha Mantri Flags off Navika Sagar Parikrama

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 September 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman Raksha Mantri flagged-off Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini) with an all women crew from INS Mandovi boat pool, Goa at 01:00 PM today (10 Sep17). This is the...

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India Need Resolute Border Defence to Manage Unsettled Borders

India Need Resolute Border Defence to Manage Unsettled Borders

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 September 2017

“To be called a sovereign nation, a nation has to be able to control its own borders. It is controlling your own destiny in a way.” - Tom Tancredo General India’s borders with China and...

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