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IAF receives its first Apache AH-64E helicopter

IAF receives its first Apache AH-64E helicopter

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 May 2019

First AH-64E (I) – Apache Guardian helicopter was formally handed over to the Indian Air Force at Boeing production facility in Mesa, Arizona, USA on  10 May 19. Air Marshal AS Butola, represented...

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Beyond Defence Deals: The Alchemy of Elections

Beyond Defence Deals: The Alchemy of Elections

By: S.N. Misra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 May 2019

There is a consensus that the NDA government (2014-2019) has followed broadly the same path of economic liberalisation as the UPA government during (2004-2014). To be fair to the NDA, they have...

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India’s Iran Predicament: Striking the Right Balance

India’s Iran Predicament: Striking the Right Balance

By: Nasima Khatoon |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May 2019

The six month period of waiver granted by United States to India, China, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Italy, Taiwan and Greece to reduce their Iranian crude  import to zero, expired on May 2. The...

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Significance of the New Baghdadi Video

Significance of the New Baghdadi Video

By: Nikita Kohli |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 May 2019

Five years after he stood at the pulpit of the al-Nuri Mosque and declared a new Caliphate, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reappeared in a rare video uploaded and dissemated by the group’s...

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Proscription of Masood Azhar: Significance and aftermath

Proscription of Masood Azhar: Significance and aftermath

By: Dr. Simrit Kahlon | Date: 10 May 2019

So, the world has finally realised that Masood Azhar is a terrorist! One wonders about the reason behind this enlightened thought especially so far as China is concerned. China has relented, not...

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Surgical Strikes-Avoidable Debate

Surgical Strikes-Avoidable Debate

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 May 2019

In the ongoing elections for the Indian Parliament, “Surgical Strikes” have become a bone of contention. Modi government used the surgical strikes carried out by Indian Army in September 2016...

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Is Pak chopping its own foot?

Is Pak chopping its own foot?

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar |Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 09 May 2019

The headlines in every Pak newspaper last week was the press conference conducted by the Director General Inter Services Public Relations (DG ISPR), General Asif Ghafoor. In his press conference...

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What pales the counter-terrorism regime

What pales the counter-terrorism regime

By: Arpita Anant |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 08 May 2019

Mohammad Masood Azhar Alvi was listed as an international terrorist to be subject to sanctions on May 1, 2019 by the 1267/1989/2253 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the United...

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Specter of ISIS over South Asia

Specter of ISIS over South Asia

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 May 2019

A news report titled “Intelligence officials fear more Sri Lanka-style ‘terrorist spectaculars’ as Isil look to tourist destinations’ in ‘The Telegraph’ dated April 27, 2019, has...

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UN can only address terror, not proxy war

UN can only address terror, not proxy war

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 May 2019

The journey towards getting Masood Azhar declared a ‘Global Terrorist’ has taken ten years. These intervening years saw no respite in attacks by the jihadis of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). It...

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INS Vela: The Fourth Scorpene Class Submarine

INS Vela: The Fourth Scorpene Class Submarine

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 May 2019

Vela, the fourth Scorpene class submarine being constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited for the Indian Navy, was launched on 06 May 2019, by Mrs Veena Ajay Kumar, wife of Dr Ajay Kumar,...

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INS Ranjit Sails into Sunset Culminating 36 years of Glorious Era

INS Ranjit Sails into Sunset Culminating 36 years of Glorious Era

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 May 2019

INS Ranjit, a Rajput class destroyer  was decommissioned at a solemn yet grand ceremony at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam culminating a glorious era on 06 May 2019. The decommissioning ceremony was...

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It is Win-Win for All but India still has a Long Haul

It is Win-Win for All but India still has a Long Haul

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May 2019

India has secured a big diplomatic victory with the listing of Masood Azhar, Pakistan –based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Chief as global terrorist by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) after...

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Masood Azhar’s Blacklisting and its Implications

Masood Azhar’s Blacklisting and its Implications

By: VBN Ram |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 May 2019

Had the philosopher cum literary doyen Rabindra Nath Tagore been alive today, he would have caveated his adage ekla chalo re (go it alone) by whispering to Xi-Jinping, “only if, the cause you...

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Political Olympics of J&K

Political Olympics of J&K

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 May 2019

Olympics come every five years, and so do the Political Olympics in J&K. In a pre-election interview to media, BJP President Amit Shah has stated that if the BJP gains majority in the coming...

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Masood Azhar a 'Global Terrorist': Diplomatic win for India, going gets...

Masood Azhar a 'Global Terrorist': Diplomatic win for India, going gets...

By: Nilova Roy Chaudhury |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 01 May 2019

The listing of Masood Azhar, head of the terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohamed, as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council is a significant diplomatic win for India, which has been seeking...

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Ignoring Ladakh Detrimental to National Security

Ignoring Ladakh Detrimental to National Security

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 April 2019

The trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh with Zanskar ranges in the South and Karakoram ranges in the North bordering both Pakistan and China is strategically very important and vital for India’s...

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Indian Navy 2019: Formidable Impeatives of Indian Ocean Dominance

Indian Navy 2019: Formidable Impeatives of Indian Ocean Dominance

By: Dr Subhash Kapila |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 29 April 2019

The Indian Ocean in 2019 emerges as yet another arena of ‘Great Power Games’ in which intersect powerful maritime ambitions of China on one hand and India and the Western Powers on the other...

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Tukre-Tukre Gang: Delhi to Begusarai

Tukre-Tukre Gang: Delhi to Begusarai

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 April 2019

The Tukre-Tukre forces have travelled from JNU to Begusarai in Bihar, taking the electoral route to subvert and splinter India. The Tukre-Tukre enterprise is a mélange of anti-national forces,...

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Denigrating the Armed Forces

Denigrating the Armed Forces

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 April 2019

Surprisingly, the opposition political parties have started making disparaging remarks against the Armed Forces and casting aspersions on their cross border strikes for narrow selfish political...

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