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Neglecting Border Infrastructure is Dangerous

Neglecting Border Infrastructure is Dangerous

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 January 2019

With general elections approaching fast, there is news once again about plans for border infrastructure, albeit these are still on paper. This time the media on January 13, 2019 has quoted the...

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For Shah Faesal it is time to smell the coffee

For Shah Faesal it is time to smell the coffee

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 January 2019

Shah Faesal is the new flavor in the political landscape of Kashmir! A top rated IAS officer who has suddenly had a twinge of conscience that has compelled him to find a new uncharted path. One...

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Decoding Pentagon Report on China January 2019

Decoding Pentagon Report on China January 2019

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 January 2019

Amidst sequential escalation of US-China ‘Heated cold war’, Pentagon has released a new report on 16 January 2019, airing US concerns about China’s growing military capability highlighting a...

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Light Combat Helicopter Demonstrates Unique Capability; Completes Weapon Trials

Light Combat Helicopter Demonstrates Unique Capability; Completes Weapon Trials

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 January 2019

The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) indigenously designed and developed by HAL achieved a unique milestone by successfully carrying out air to air missile firing on a moving aerial target. During...

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Dragon’s Flight: China’s Advances in Aerospace Technology

Dragon’s Flight: China’s Advances in Aerospace Technology

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha |Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 17 January 2019

China’s leaders recognise that aerospace mastery is critical if it is to become a military superpower. The dragon is closing the technology gap with the US and Russia and it is likely to take a...

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Talking to Pakistan

Talking to Pakistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 January 2019

Both Omar Abdullah heading the National Conference (NC) and Mehbooba Mufti heading Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in J&K have been batting for India to talk to Pakistan and initiate dialogue with...

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Trump’s enforced shutdown: No end in sight

Trump’s enforced shutdown: No end in sight

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 January 2019

The US Government partial shutdown is continuing since December 22, 2018 as the US Congress did not agree to the funding of the Mexican border wall costing $5.7 billion. This has been the sole...

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6 predictions for the Surveillance industry 2019

6 predictions for the Surveillance industry 2019

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 January 2019

Artificial Intelligence For all the attention and discussion, you could be forgiven for thinking that artificial intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing every industry and sector. Though for...

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Is Indian Defence Preparedness Adequate in 2019?

Is Indian Defence Preparedness Adequate in 2019?

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 January 2019

India is the world’s sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and the third largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). Since 2014 India’s economy has been the world’s fastest growing, surpassing China....

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Myanmar: Army Announces Cease-fire for four months

Myanmar: Army Announces Cease-fire for four months

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 13 January 2019

On 21st December, in a surprise move , the Army Chief Gen. Hliang announced a four-month ceasefire of operations in the northern and eastern regions bordering China and to end by April...

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Doctrines – plenty scripting effort

Doctrines – plenty scripting effort

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 January 2019

Great effort is being put in by the Armed Forces in scripting various doctrines but given the current state of our higher defence organizations, particularly the Ministry of Defence (MoD), and the...

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Why the US-Mexican Wall is Important

Why the US-Mexican Wall is Important

By: Dr Amarjit Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 January 2019

India built walls along the Bangladesh and Pakistan borders, a project that is still ongoing.  The aims of these walls (or fences) are to deter terrorists, smugglers, human traffickers, and...

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Preventing the Next 26/11: Intelligence and India's Security Apparatus

Preventing the Next 26/11: Intelligence and India's Security Apparatus

By: Alok Joshi |Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 12 January 2019

There is a long-standing debate on the role, means, and end goals of intelligence. Is dissemination the purpose? Do ownership issues come into play between intelligence and law enforcement only in...

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De-radicalisation in China: The communist way

De-radicalisation in China: The communist way

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 January 2019

The Communist China does not have any religious faith patronised by the Government. It prefers handling the question of religious fundamentalism purely in the interest of national security. China...

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Kashmir: The Victim of a Non-Linear Conflict Trap

Kashmir: The Victim of a Non-Linear Conflict Trap

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 11 January 2019

Strategy of Conflict Trap Civil wars have replaced conflicts between states as the most pervasive and violent armed struggles in the world. The conflict in Kashmir is also a by-product of the...

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America’s ARIA – what has changed?

America’s ARIA – what has changed?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 January 2019

On the last day of 2018, US President Donald Trump signed the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) into law. ARIA was introduced in the US Senate in April this year and was passed by the US...

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Strengthening India’s Trade Capabilities Through Fwtz at Car Nicobar: An...

Strengthening India’s Trade Capabilities Through Fwtz at Car Nicobar: An...

By: Johanan Collins and Lt Commander Renjan Oommen |Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 10 January 2019

The Very Large Container Ships (VLCS) have considerable operating costs which usually consist of bunker fuels costs and operating costs. Shipping companies try to reduce their ships deviating from...

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How Secure will India be in 2019?

How Secure will India be in 2019?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 January 2019

Although one year is too short a period for trending a serious subject like National Security, nevertheless speculating the immediate trends may be a useful exercise under the existing realities,...

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Can Afghan peace be achieved in a hurry?

Can Afghan peace be achieved in a hurry?

By: Chayanika Saxena |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 09 January 2019

I got my first opportunity to visit Kabul before 2018 ended for a conference where people from the regions that Afghanistan straddles – Central and South Asia – gathered to discuss ideas to...

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Andaman & Nicobar – India’s Natural Aircraft Carrier

Andaman & Nicobar – India’s Natural Aircraft Carrier

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 January 2019

China makes no bones about her ‘Malacca Dilemma’ and ensures aggressive presence in Indian Ocean Region (IOR). She has listening posts in Coco Islands, has made strategic investments in Kyaukpu...

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