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Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian...

Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 September 2020

The way the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed its troops and the armament in Ladakh and Arunachal and so has India matched its forces in equal numbers, it does not indicate that India...

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Chinese View: India thinks it has got the better of China, so it can dare China

Chinese View: India thinks it has got the better of China, so it can dare China

By: Hemant Adlakha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 September 2020

 The article is presenting what the Chinese are writings in their Media Original article title in Chinese: 刘宗义: 印度自以为把准了中国的脉,所以敢于咄咄逼人 Professor Liu...

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Winter only Affects Scale of Operations

Winter only Affects Scale of Operations

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 September 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech via video link to the  United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 22 was on expected lines – rambling on issues that China (read he and Communist...

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India-China: ‘The Way Forward’

India-China: ‘The Way Forward’

By: Sumant Dhamija |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 September 2020

In a deft, stab-in-the-back move, a complete violation of earlier mutually agreed positions, China used the pretext of annual summer exercises to divert troops for multiple, meticulously planned...

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Trans-Himalaya: An Odyssey along the India-Tibet Border

Trans-Himalaya: An Odyssey along the India-Tibet Border

By: Lt Col Harish Kohli, VSM |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 September 2020

Four men and one Tibetan Mastiff, make an incredible 8,000–km journey across the wonderful but perilous Himalayan frontier. Editor’s Comments: In 1981, the then Captain Harish Kohli (an Infantry...

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Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board: A Strategic Necessity for India

Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board: A Strategic Necessity for India

By: Anil Bhat |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 26 September 2020

An Empowered Group of Ministers has been constituted under the chairmanship of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to oversee and guide the entire process of corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board...

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Did a Global Pandemic Generate a Global Pandemonium?

Did a Global Pandemic Generate a Global Pandemonium?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa |Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 26 September 2020

“The state… always feels itself weak if there is another that is stronger. Its security and preservation demand that it make itself more powerful than its neighbours. It can increase, nourish...

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China and India in an Unprecedented ‘State of War’ in September 2020

China and India in an Unprecedented ‘State of War’ in September 2020

By: Dr Subhash Kapila |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 25 September 2020

China and India are in an unprecedented ‘State of War’ in September 2020 going by the military operational situation of massed Chinese Army and Indian Army Divisions confrontation on...

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Will Xi Jinping Relent

Will Xi Jinping Relent

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 September 2020

The 12-hour marathon military commanders’ level meeting, first after the 5-point consensus at Moscow, has once again ended with all indicators pointing towards stalemate. India on its part is...

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Israel’s Normalisation of Ties with Arab Nations Threatens Iran

Israel’s Normalisation of Ties with Arab Nations Threatens Iran

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 September 2020

Since the US Administration withdrew from JCPOA and re imposed crippling sanctions on Iran, the world has awaited with abated breath, for capitulation of Iran.US has tried to force UK,Germany and...

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The Quad and Rogue China

The Quad and Rogue China

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

The second ministerial meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) is likely to be held in Tokyo early next month instead of at New Delhi as was speculated earlier. This meetcomes in...

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The China-India-US Triangle: Changing Balance of Power and a New Cold War

The China-India-US Triangle: Changing Balance of Power and a New Cold War

By: Dr S Kalyanaraman |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 23 September 2020

China’s ascent to great power status during the last 30 years has altered the power equation that had existed in the 1990s between China and India and China and the United States (US). In 1990,...

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China’s Ladakh Obsession and India’s Option’s

China’s Ladakh Obsession and India’s Option’s

By: Sqn Ldr Vijainder K Thakur (Retd.) and Suruchi Barniyal |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 September 2020

Introduction The unilateral realignment of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), starting April 2020 and culminating with China de factoclaiming...

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The Rafale: Indian Quest for Air Supremacy

The Rafale: Indian Quest for Air Supremacy

By: Danvir Singh |Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 22 September 2020

The first five of India’s new Rafale fighters touched down at Ambala air base on July 29, 2020. Accordingly 31 more will follow and thus they will form two squadrons of 18 each by the end of...

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1971 War: Sinking of the KHUKRI

1971 War: Sinking of the KHUKRI

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani |Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Triumph | Date: 22 September 2020

“The Story of the Pakistan Navy” has recounted the events as seen from the submarine HANGAR which sank the KHUKRI. HANGAR had sailed from Karachi on 22 November for a patrol off the Saurashtra...

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Decoding Chinese Strategic Intent in Prolonged Standoff at LAC

Decoding Chinese Strategic Intent in Prolonged Standoff at LAC

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 September 2020

Key Points Military posturing and muscle flexing in Ladakh continues with talks, as both sides refuse to blink first.   PLA’s centre of gravity of military operations is Eastern Ladakh and...

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India’s Endeavour at Recalibrating ties with Iran

India’s Endeavour at Recalibrating ties with Iran

By: Vandana Mishra |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 21 September 2020

On September 5, 2020 Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made a visit to Iran to meet his counterpart Brigadier General Amir Hatami. The main objective of the visit was highlighted in...

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Isn’t the Dragon getting oversized?

Isn’t the Dragon getting oversized?

By: K.N. Pandita |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 September 2020

Expansionism by force and by treachery is China’s well-known forte. If the originator of the chain-Hindi Bhai Bhainaiveté became its hopeless victim, bring not the onus to the doorsteps of...

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The Assassination of Indira Gandhi

The Assassination of Indira Gandhi

By: B Raman |Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 20 September 2020

Till 1985, the IB was the over-all in charge of the security of the Prime Minister — while he or she was in Delhi as well as during his or her travels in India and abroad. The IB’s...

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US-Maldives Framework Agreement

US-Maldives Framework Agreement

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 September 2020

During the recent visit to the US by Maldives Defence Minister Mariya Didi, both countries US signed a ‘Framework for US-Maldives Defence and Security Relationship’ on September 10, 2020. The...

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