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J&K: Indian Army's civilian outreach to fight Corona Virus emulates national...

J&K: Indian Army's civilian outreach to fight Corona Virus emulates national...

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 April 2020

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are facing their own set of challenges while combating the COVID 19 (Corona/Chinese) Virus. While there was worry about Ladakh earlier, now Kashmir is emerging as a...

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China-Pakistan: Doggy Tail Syndrome

China-Pakistan: Doggy Tail Syndrome

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 April 2020

There is an old adage that if a doggy’s tail is straight-jacketed in a bamboo pipe and taken out after 20 years, it will be as curved as before. This simile applies to both China and Pakistan....

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India is indeed their Motherland

India is indeed their Motherland

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 April 2020

This 25th March a Gurdwara in Kabul was bathed in blood. Twenty five devotees were felled by their burst of bullets or blown up with explosives by Jihadis. Their undoing was their faith. It is not...

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Limping from a Failing BRI to Health Silk Route

Limping from a Failing BRI to Health Silk Route

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 April 2020

The beginning of 2020 brought a wild card entry into global strategic equations in the form of Novel Coronavirus (which causes the disease officially named by WHO as COVID-19), with Wuhan being...

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The Wuhan Pneumonia and Biological Warfare

The Wuhan Pneumonia and Biological Warfare

By: Lt Gen Kamal Davar (Retd) |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 April 2020

An increasingly assertive China on the global stage has a more than adequate arsenal of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). In military parlance, WMDs are weapons employed to wage nuclear, chemical...

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Drone Swarms as Air Defence Systems

Drone Swarms as Air Defence Systems

By: Col Mandeep Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 April 2020

In a major instance of failure of air defence systems, the Saudi Arabia failed to protect its Abqaiq and Khurais oil facilities when Houthi rebels launched 18 drones and seven cruise missiles...

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The cost of ‘buying’ peace in Waziristan

The cost of ‘buying’ peace in Waziristan

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 March 2020

Those involved in anti-terrorism operations ultimately learn to accept the inevitability of lives and limbs being lost in gunfights and bombings. Accordingly, the Pakistan army will soon get over...

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Innovator and Startup Woes which Government Must Address

Innovator and Startup Woes which Government Must Address

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

On March 15, 2020, a firm in Turkey unveiled its ES-60 Electromagnetic Anti Drone Gun, designed to inflict high-speed electromagnetic interference to disrupt communications between drones and...

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On Kabul Gurudwara Carnage and Media Insensitivity

On Kabul Gurudwara Carnage and Media Insensitivity

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 March 2020

Wednesday’s carnage at Gurudwara Har Rai Sahib in Kabul that left 25 Sikh worshippers dead was a despicable act that has been widely condemned across the globe in the severest of terms. Yet,...

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Beijing’s Bio Bomb

Beijing’s Bio Bomb

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 March 2020

If China’s conscience was clear, it would not have blocked discussion on COVID-19 in the United Nations. Even its objection to the name China Virus at a time of such global crisis with the virus...

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The Sirens Must Wail Again

The Sirens Must Wail Again

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 March 2020

The sound of sirens last heard in 1971 have been conspicuous by their silence. Thank God! But then again, was it not the sound of sirens which sent everyone scrambling, running to shelters,...

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Indian Army's quiet, efficient, disciplined response to Corona Virus sets an...

Indian Army's quiet, efficient, disciplined response to Corona Virus sets an...

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 March 2020

COVID-19, more popularly known as Corona Virus has posed the biggest challenge in centuries upon the human population of the earth. Its rapid spread from China to the rest of the world is leading...

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On Conspiracists, Curses, Charlatan’s and COVID-19

On Conspiracists, Curses, Charlatan’s and COVID-19

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 March 2020

e, Trump did a volte face and told reporters that “This is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.” So, now that even the world’s most illustrious epitome...

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21-day Lockdown is the Last Hope

21-day Lockdown is the Last Hope

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 March 2020

At the risk of being labelled an alarmist, I would like to standby each and every word spoken by the Prime Minister during his nationwide 8pm address on Tuesday, March 24. It is very unusual for...

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Maoists Raise Stakes

Maoists Raise Stakes

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

Starting with the then Union Home Minister in 2010 stating that the Maoists insurgency will be over in next 3-4 years, which his successors too echoed, it appears that we continue to deliberately...

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Balochistan: Pakistan’s Hidden Shame

Balochistan: Pakistan’s Hidden Shame

By: Manish Rai |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 March 2020

Balochistan is Pakistan’s largest province in terms of area though it has a population of just around 12 million. If we put this in numbers Balochistan is approximately 44% of the country’s...

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COVID-19 Notwithstanding: 'Free Lunches' are Out!

COVID-19 Notwithstanding: 'Free Lunches' are Out!

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 March 2020

It may have stood the test of time for more than two centuries, but seeing how things are panning out in the wake of COVID-19, the old saying about ‘adversity making strange bedfellows’ no...

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Kashmir Summer 2020

Kashmir Summer 2020

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 March 2020

The nation waits with bated breath the summer of 2020 in Kashmir. This summer is going to be different from the past summers in many ways. It would be the first summer after the epoch making...

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COVID-19 Apocalypse: The Military Response

COVID-19 Apocalypse: The Military Response

By: Danvir Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 March 2020

At this juncture three months after the outbreak of Chinese Virus commonly known as COVID-19, over 3,00,000 people have been infected, and more than 13,000 killed across the world. India today...

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Social Distancing: Wuhan Virus and a Changing Socio-Political Order

Social Distancing: Wuhan Virus and a Changing Socio-Political Order

By: Bhaskar Dutta Baruah |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 March 2020

Amidst the state measures being taken to contain COVID-19 and the ensuing public panic, the element of maintaining physical distances between individuals and nations is seen as a common...

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