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J&K: A Counter Narrative

J&K: A Counter Narrative

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 January 2019

In my previous article “Battle of Perceptions: difference correct wordings can make,” I had emphasised the need of winning the battle of perceptions in J&K. Building an appropriate...

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India’s Defence Budget and Military Modernisation

India’s Defence Budget and Military Modernisation

By: Air Marshal M. Matheswaran, AVSM VM PhD, (Retd) |Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 07 January 2019

There are many, particularly in the so-called development fraternity, who view defence as a wasteful expenditure that uses up precious resources at the cost of development. This guns vs butter...

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Resurgence of Taliban and Indian dilemma

Resurgence of Taliban and Indian dilemma

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 January 2019

Taliban is expanding again. They got space and time to regroup themselves. This is happening when the world powers are competing to appropriate their maximum influence over Afghanistan. Russia...

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Limited Use of Nuclear Weapons: Political and Military Implications

Limited Use of Nuclear Weapons: Political and Military Implications

By: Manpreet Sethi |Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 06 January 2019

Among the many things nuclear that 2018 will be remembered for, the rather cavalier statements made by leaders in the US, Russia and North Korea on the utility of nuclear weapons certainly stand...

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An Aggressive Irredentist: China Expanding Its Geography

An Aggressive Irredentist: China Expanding Its Geography

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 January 2019

Two decades into the twenty first century, and  here we have the head of a huge state issuing threats to a tiny nation off its eastern coast that it would not hesitate to use armed force to...

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Organised Crime and International Politics in Asia

Organised Crime and International Politics in Asia

By: Dr Gary K Busch |Issue: Courtesy: www.ocnus.net | Date: 05 January 2019

There is an escalating crisis in Southeast Asia; a crisis developing from the symbiosis of organised crime, terrorism and the covert domestic and foreign policy ambitions of several Asian...

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Maoists deadlier than before

Maoists deadlier than before

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 January 2019

The Home Minister claims that Maoist terror is on decline. Statistically that may be the indication, but in reality Maoist terror, its reach and influence has hardly waned. The Maoist method of...

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Afghan peace moves reminiscent of Najibullah's failed efforts

Afghan peace moves reminiscent of Najibullah's failed efforts

By: Majidullah Rasooli |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 04 January 2019

Recent efforts by the international community, with the United States in the lead, are motivating the Afghan government to push for peace talks and reconciliation with the Taliban. The Afghan...

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Synergence of Electronic Warfare & Air Defence

Synergence of Electronic Warfare & Air Defence

By: Capt Rajat Mahajan |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 January 2019

Electronic Warfare (EW) covers the entire spectrum of war. In conventional war, the EW battle would have started long before the first exchange of bullets takes place between the belligerents. EW...

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US-Taliban Peace Talks and the Disquiet

US-Taliban Peace Talks and the Disquiet

By: V Mahalingam |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 03 January 2019

Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the US, supported by its western allies, invaded Afghanistan with the stated aim of dismantling the Al Qaeda network, removing Taliban from power and...

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America’s Afghanistan pullout – repercussions

America’s Afghanistan pullout – repercussions

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 January 2019

The Christmas gift from US President Donald Trump in announcing US withdrawal from Syria and 50% troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has shocked half the world, though it would have called for...

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India should seek to clear Bhutanese doubts and apprehensions

India should seek to clear Bhutanese doubts and apprehensions

By: Jai Kumar Verma |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 02 January 2019

China, the world’s second largest economy, considers India as its strategic adversary. India challenged its might in 2017 during a 73 day-long standoff at the Doklam trijunction of India, China...

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Teenage Terrorists of Kashmir: Collective Failure of Parents Teachers & Society

Teenage Terrorists of Kashmir: Collective Failure of Parents Teachers & Society

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 January 2019

On December 09, 2018 two teenagers Mudasir Rashid Parray, 14, and Saqib Bilal Sheikh, 16 were killed in a gun battle with the security forces. It shook the Kashmir valley and question was raised,...

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Traditions and Customs of the Service

Traditions and Customs of the Service

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Armed Forces | Date: 01 January 2019

Military Etiquette The code of honour that the Army follows is fostered through various customs and traditions which are legally and morally binding on every officer and soldier. Respect for...

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Mini-UAV to Aerospace: AD solutions to tackle Multi-Dimensional Air Threat

Mini-UAV to Aerospace: AD solutions to tackle Multi-Dimensional Air Threat

By: Major Kevin Fernandez |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 January 2019

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, are aircraft that do not carry any crew, but rather, are operated remotely by human operators, or autonomously via pre-programmed software or...

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J&K: Addressing Security Challenges Amid Political Uncertainty

J&K: Addressing Security Challenges Amid Political Uncertainty

By: Sarral Sharma |Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 31 December 2018

The ‘new’ phase of militancy in J&K that began after Burhan Wani’s killing in 2016 continues to present multiple security challenges. With an eye on upcoming elections, the security situation may...

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Beyond the GSAT-7A Satellite

Beyond the GSAT-7A Satellite

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 December 2018

On December 19, 2018, India successfully launched GSAT-7A satellite meant for augmenting the existing communications capabilities of satellites utilized by the Indian Air Force (IAF). GSLV-F11...

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Indo-Pacific Security Endangered by United States’ Likely Exit From...

Indo-Pacific Security Endangered by United States’ Likely Exit From...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 30 December 2018

Afghanistan’s geostrategic location and presence of US Forces embedded in Afghanistan provide a sheet anchor for Indo Pacific security on its Western Periphery. Indo Pacific Security template...

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Japan’s military on a growth trajectory under PM Abe’s new Defence...

Japan’s military on a growth trajectory under PM Abe’s new Defence...

By: Prof K.V. Kesavan |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 December 2018

On 18 December 2018, the Japanese government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved the new National Defence Programme Guidelines (NDPG) along with the new Mid-term Defence Plan (MTDP). One of...

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Exceptional and Cherished Ties

Exceptional and Cherished Ties

By: Raghunandan MC |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 29 December 2018

Introduction Bhutan has historically shared deep religious-cultural links with India. Guru Padmasambhava, a Buddhist saint who went to Bhutan from India, played an influential role in spreading...

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