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QUAD: The New Superpower

QUAD: The New Superpower

By: Maj Gen CP Singh (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 05 April 2021

The world is healing back from the worst onslaught of the nature’s fury in the last 100 years. Post COVID 19, the world will no longer be the same. A new world order will emerge in the...

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Blueprint to tackle Maoists

Blueprint to tackle Maoists

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 05 April 2021

First Published on print issue of IDR Jul-Sep 2010 (Vol 25.3) THE BIG PICTURE Confronted with the Maoist menace, Civil Administration’s incompetence is making mountain out of a molehill by...

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Pakistan Seeking Peace with India: Is it for Real?

Pakistan Seeking Peace with India: Is it for Real?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 April 2021

Backdrop  Barely two months back India was facing a two front threat from both neighbours. An unexpected sequence of events followed,much to the surprise of many people both sides of Line of...

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Looking for Chimera: Favourable End State

Looking for Chimera: Favourable End State

By: Col Harsh Vardhan Singh |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 04 April 2021

In military circles, Clausewitz aphorism; “war is merely the continuation of policy by other means”[1] is generally accepted as a truism. However, the situation is more contentious amongst...

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India’s Significant Role in Peace Building and Democratic Support in...

India’s Significant Role in Peace Building and Democratic Support in...

By: Neelapu Shanti |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 April 2021

India-Afghanistan relations are in existence for decades. Witnessing comprehensive and profound ties between the two nations, India continues to support Afghanistan and remain at its best at a...

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Lessons to be Learnt from the German Balkan Offensive Campaign - April 1941

Lessons to be Learnt from the German Balkan Offensive Campaign - April 1941

By: Col JK Achuthan (Retd.) |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 April 2021

Background Italy had joined the Second World War on 10 June 1940. Benito Mussolini, the Fascist dictator of Italy (Il Deuce-The Leader) appreciated that it was an ideal time to conquer the...

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Promoting Defence Exports

Promoting Defence Exports

By: S Samuel C Rajiv |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 02 April 2021

India’s defence exports during 2015-20 grew at a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35 per cent — from around Rs 2,000 crore to Rs 9,000 crore. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has set an...

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No Place for Minorities in ‘Naya’ Pakistan!

No Place for Minorities in ‘Naya’ Pakistan!

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 April 2021

Two years ago, while speaking on the occasion to mark 100 days of his government being in office, Prime Minister Imran Khan made many a boast and promises. Besides waxing eloquent on turning...

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Can Pakistan be Trusted

Can Pakistan be Trusted

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 April 2021

The leaders of the Kashmir-centric political parties have gone overboard with the prospect of peace with our immediate neighbour and the global hub of jihadi terror Pakistan. Backing Pakistan Army...

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Leh: Those magnificent Kaoboys on mule back

Leh: Those magnificent Kaoboys on mule back

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 April 2021

In the external intelligence division of the Intelligence Bureau, headed by B.N.Mallick, DIB, and subsequently post-1968 in the Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW), headed by R.N.Kao, Leh was a...

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UAVs: A Potent Operational Asset

UAVs: A Potent Operational Asset

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra |Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 31 March 2021

Despite tacit understanding between China and India, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) continue to play a significant role in the face-off between them in Ladakh. Meanwhile, Pakistan continues to...

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QUAD or BRICS? India’s Strategic Dilemma

QUAD or BRICS? India’s Strategic Dilemma

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 March 2021

Global COVID onslaught and recently ‘concluded’ Dragon Dance on India’s North-Eastern borders accompanied by PLAN’s offensive manoeuvres in South China Sea has inextricably altered the...

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Conviction of Terrorists in Pakistan

Conviction of Terrorists in Pakistan

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 March 2021

The fact that justice would ultimately elude US journalist Daniel Pearl who had been abducted and murdered in 2002 had become evident much before Pakistan Supreme Court’s acquittal of prime...

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Tighter China-Iran Embrace

Tighter China-Iran Embrace

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 March 2021

During the recent two-day visit to Tehran by Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, Iran and China signed a 25-year agreement on March 27 that would chart the future course of the economic, political...

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Disconnected Operations: Keeping military assets and critical information in...

Disconnected Operations: Keeping military assets and critical information in...

By: Matthew Medley |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 March 2021

The tools to manage that 1% period when military assets have noconnectivity  Military organisations face increasing pressure to move to a more distributed operational model than ever before,...

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Will Indo-Pak Relations be Re-set?

Will Indo-Pak Relations be Re-set?

By: Col Anil Athale |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 March 2021

Indo-Pak relations have seen so many false dawns that one is skeptical that the current moves can yield any different results. On 18 March 2021, Pakistan’s Army Chief General QamarJaved  Bajwa...

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Hezbollah is a Part of the Problem for Lebanon

Hezbollah is a Part of the Problem for Lebanon

By: Manish Rai |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 March 2021

Lebanon is grappling with a severe crisis since the end of its civil war in 1990. The country’s economy and governance have literally come to a standstill. As politicians fail to form a...

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About Turn sans Trust will be Foolish

About Turn sans Trust will be Foolish

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 March 2021

China’s lecherous ways have little parallels. Despite the ongoing standoff with India in Eastern Ladakh, China’s foreign ministry issued a statement on February 22 with its spokesperson Wang...

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East Pakistan: The Mukti Bahini takes shape

East Pakistan: The Mukti Bahini takes shape

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 26 March 2021

A bout the end of the first week of April 1971, most of the revolting Bengali troops had been flushed out into India by the sheer brute force of the Pakistani Army. Some of them were badly mauled,...

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The Islamic Caliphate of West Bengal and Bangladesh

The Islamic Caliphate of West Bengal and Bangladesh

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 March 2021

First Published on November 3, 2014. The recent communal clashes in Basirhat in 24 Parganas in West Bengal was not the least spontaneous, but was clearly orchestrated. In case it was...

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