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Two Year Membership of UNSC: Euphoria Over Crumbs!!!

Two Year Membership of UNSC: Euphoria Over Crumbs!!!

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa |Issue: Interview in www.sify.com | Date: 01 July 2019

There has been much euphoria in the media over India being backed by 55 members of the UN for a seat as a non-permanent member of the UNSC for which votes will be cast in June 2020 for a two year...

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US-Iran conflict could spark Western Pacific

US-Iran conflict could spark Western Pacific

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 June 2019

The US-Iran conflagrating war of words is raging. President Donald Trump has tweeted, “Any attack by Iran on anything American will be greeted with tremendous and overwhelming force. In some...

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Talking to Hurriyat

Talking to Hurriyat

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 June 2019

Speaking at a function on June 22, 2019, J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik asserted that the situation in J&K is changing and separatist Hurriyat Conference leaders were ready for talks with the...

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Boeing appoints Surendra Ahuja as Boeing Defence India leader

Boeing appoints Surendra Ahuja as Boeing Defence India leader

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 June 2019

Boeing has announced the appointment of Surendra Ahuja as managing director of Boeing Defence India (BDI), based in New Delhi. Ahuja will lead BDI in alignment with Boeing’s accelerated growth...

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Has India computed the price to pay for closer relationship with US under Trump?

Has India computed the price to pay for closer relationship with US under Trump?

By: Brig V Mahalingam |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 June 2019

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Trump are expected to meet on the sidelines of the fourteenth meeting of the G20 to be held from 28 to 29 June 2019 at Osaka, Japan. The...

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Can Endstate of US-Iran Clash be better than JCPoA, 2015?

Can Endstate of US-Iran Clash be better than JCPoA, 2015?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 June 2019

President Trump signed an executive order on 24 June, imposing additional economic sanctions on Iran. Apparently it’s in retaliation to shooting down of the US Drone by Iran over its airspace...

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New Space and India

New Space and India

By: Rakesh Sasibhushan |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 June 2019

Global Space community is eagerly awaiting the upcoming broadband constellations that are likely to redefine the role of space services in digital communications.  These new services are expected...

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More Sparks in the Valley

More Sparks in the Valley

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 June 2019

On June 12, 2019, J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik asked terrorists to give up arms and invited them to hold talks, saying dialogue is the only way through which they can get what they want within...

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Lessons from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meet  

Lessons from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meet  

By: Farooq Wani |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 June 2019

Relations between New Delhi and Islamabad have been quite tense for the last five years. The 14 February, 2019, suicide attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama region that was claimed by JeM resulted in IAF...

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Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protests also influence China’s Neighbours,...

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protests also influence China’s Neighbours,...

By: VBN Ram |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 June 2019

Protests in 2003  Hong Kong citizens were quite agitated that mainland China ( PRC ) was in the process of bringing out the National Security Act, which was meant as an enablement legislation to...

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Northern Command, Indian Army: Committed in service of the Nation

Northern Command, Indian Army: Committed in service of the Nation

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 June 2019

The Indian Army has a rich legacy of valour and chivalry. The qualities that make the Indian soldier stand apart in the soldiering fraternity of the world are best epitomised by the Northern...

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Time and Opportunity for Radical Rethink on Defence!

Time and Opportunity for Radical Rethink on Defence!

By: Col Anil Athale |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 June 2019

It has been a long standing demand/suggestion of many military thinkers like late Lt. General Eric A. Vas and Maj. Gen. Keshav Pendse, that defence and security issues should be part of the...

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Space warfare: The aspiration-constraint challenge for India

Space warfare: The aspiration-constraint challenge for India

By: Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 20 June 2019

Media reports indicate that India is organizing its first simulated space-warfare exercise in late July, ostensibly to counter China’s growing capabilities in this hi-technology domain that...

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Kyrgyzstan – and India’s Central Asia Connect

Kyrgyzstan – and India’s Central Asia Connect

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

India and Central Asia shares ancient and cultural bonds over centuries. History shows that many invaders came to India through Central Asia. This, along with Indian kings establishing empires up...

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Solution of Kashmir problem lies in the removal of Articles 370 and 35A

Solution of Kashmir problem lies in the removal of Articles 370 and 35A

By: Jai Kumar Verma |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 19 June 2019

The main causes of the Kashmir problem stem from the past. They include preventing Indian forces from completely evicting Pakistani invaders from Kashmir, referring Kashmir to the United Nations,...

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Is Bollywood out of sync with Indian soldiery?

Is Bollywood out of sync with Indian soldiery?

By: Sudip Talukdar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 June 2019

Bollywood has now latched on to surgical strikes and military campaigns as a way to garner popularity and box office successes, having practically exhausted the staple of love stories, song and...

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A Terrorist State Clamouring for Peace

A Terrorist State Clamouring for Peace

By: K.N. Pandita |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 June 2019

Hours before leaving for the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meet, Prime Minister Imran Khan in an interview to Sputnik, a Russian news agency, blew hot and...

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US- Iran Stand Off: Implications of Geography

US- Iran Stand Off: Implications of Geography

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 June 2019

Escalating Tensions In May this year US terminated its waiver for all nations importing Iranian oil. This has dwindled Iranian oil exports from 2.5 billion barrel per day (bpd) in 2018 May to...

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Flight Refuellers for the IAF: Lessons from Gagan Shakti 2018

Flight Refuellers for the IAF: Lessons from Gagan Shakti 2018

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev |Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 17 June 2019

Nine months of planning for Exercise Gagan Shakti brought forth immaculate execution during the period from April 08 to 22, 2018. The stated aims of the Exercise were real time coordination,...

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Pushing the Red Line: Analysing India’s Response Post Pulwama

Pushing the Red Line: Analysing India’s Response Post Pulwama

By: Maj Dibya Satpathy |Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 17 June 2019

Balakot as a target was diligently selected after confirmed intelligence reports of presence of terror camps. Words were carefully chosen to justify the strikes and garner the needed international...

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