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US Arms Sales to Taiwan and China’s International Isolation

US Arms Sales to Taiwan and China’s International Isolation

By: VBN Ram |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 October 2020

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is lamenting that post Covid 19, it has become the world’s punching bag. The recent denouncement of China’s Communist Party in a media interview on the...

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India and US – Rising Bonhomie

India and US – Rising Bonhomie

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 October 2020

The just concluded Indo-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue was held in backdrop of an increasingly aggressive China who also caused a global pandemic by triggering the Wuhan virus that has claimed over...

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Women in Combat Role: Proving their Mettle in J&K

Women in Combat Role: Proving their Mettle in J&K

By: Dr Simrit Kahlon |Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 29 October 2020

Winds of change are taking place in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in more ways than one. A welcome development in recent times is enhancement in induction of women in security forces...

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The Myths and Lies being spread by Gupkaris

The Myths and Lies being spread by Gupkaris

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 October 2020

Dr Farooq Abdullah and his other colleagues are busy spreading certain myths and lies in order to regain the lost sympathies of the people who have displayed open hatred for them for the miseries...

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Tejas: The Radiance towards Self Reliance

Tejas: The Radiance towards Self Reliance

By: Col Alok Mathur |Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 28 October 2020

On 04 February, 2001,  the first prototype of the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) took off from Yalahanka Airbase for its maiden flight and returned safely in the presence of then Prime...

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New “START” Renewal Hits an Impasse

New “START” Renewal Hits an Impasse

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 October 2020

Post-World War I, Germany was forced to disarm. But during 1930s, Germany again became belligerent and the world suffered in World War 2. Post-World War 1, Germany’s weapons were destroyed but...

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Turkey’s power play in Nagorno Karabah

Turkey’s power play in Nagorno Karabah

By: Ivaylo Valchev |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 October 2020

The small regional conflict in Nagorno Karabah in Caucasus erupted again on September 27th. The conflict has over 100 year history and has varied between skirmishes and full blown wars. This time...

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Beijing’s Humla in Nepal

Beijing’s Humla in Nepal

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 October 2020

China has done a silent territorial ‘humla’ (attack in Hindi) on Nepal by usurping the land of Humla, a part of Karnali Pradesh – one of the 77 districts of Nepal. The boundary pillars went...

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Indo-US 2+2 talks on Defence, Security and Chinese Incursions in Eastern Ladakh

Indo-US 2+2 talks on Defence, Security and Chinese Incursions in Eastern Ladakh

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 October 2020

India and the United States will hold their third edition of 2+2 ministerial dialogue on October 27 during which the sides are expected to explore ways to further strengthen defence, security and...

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Accession Day with a Difference

Accession Day with a Difference

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 October 2020

26th October is a red letter day in Indian history. On this day in 1947 the then ruler of the princely state of Jammu & Kashmir finally signed the Instrument of Accession (IOA) paving way for...

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The Coronavirus Pandemic and the New Global World

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the New Global World

By: Lt Gen Jasbir Lidder |Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 25 October 2020

We still do not know the future trajectory of Coronavirus or its mid or long-term impact. Nevertheless, governments have been under pressure to reopen their economies, albeit in a calibrated...

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DRDO: Steering the March towards Self-Reliance

DRDO: Steering the March towards Self-Reliance

By: Col Alok Mathur |Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 25 October 2020

The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) an agency under the Department of Defence Research and Development in Ministry of Defence (MOD) of Government of India (GOI) is...

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India-Taiwan Relations

India-Taiwan Relations

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 October 2020

Taiwan is in the news not because China is Taiwan’s topmost trading partner which imported 27.9 percent of Taiwanese exports worth US$91.9 billion during 2019 while India was at rank 12 from the...

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India Factor in Pakistan’s Internal Matters

India Factor in Pakistan’s Internal Matters

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar |Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 24 October 2020

An editorial of 7 Oct, in Pakistan’s well established newspaper, The Dawn, states, ‘the colonial curse of the sedition law hangs over us like the sword of Damocles, with dozens of political...

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Third Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue

Third Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 October 2020

The third Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue is likely to take place at New Delhi on October 26-27. The Indian side will be led by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh while...

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Air Defence of India: Evolving Options

Air Defence of India: Evolving Options

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra |Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 23 October 2020

Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) attempted a large force ‘reposte’ on February 27, 2019, in response to Indian Air Force’s (IAF) deep air strikes on targets in Balakot. The PAF launched a...

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INS Kavaratti: A Versatile Anti-Submarine Warfare Platform

INS Kavaratti: A Versatile Anti-Submarine Warfare Platform

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 October 2020

“Indian Naval Ship Kavaratti”, the last in the series of four Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes’ (ASWC) built for the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE),...

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Recalling the Pain of 1962 Indo-China War: Lessons Forgotten, Truth Buried

Recalling the Pain of 1962 Indo-China War: Lessons Forgotten, Truth Buried

By: Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 22 October 2020

On October 20, 1962, the Chinese troops launched a surprise attack against India across what has become the LAC (Line of Actual Control) and then prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru was bewildered...

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Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament...

Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament...

By: Jai Patel |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 October 2020

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, restructuring has pervaded the land forces defense industry. Without the needs demanded by such a threat, a transformation precipitated in the Western...

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Sri Lanka's Newfound Optimism in it's India First Policy

Sri Lanka's Newfound Optimism in it's India First Policy

By: Dr Srimal Fernando & Vedangshi Roy Choudhuri |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 October 2020

Due to the change in the order in the global power shift, countries have to balance its foreign policies in making based on its interdependencies with its neighbouring nations. Small nations like...

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