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J&K: “Experts” should take back seat; let the people decide their future...

J&K: “Experts” should take back seat; let the people decide their future...

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 August 2019

The situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been more or less stable ever since the legislative process for reorganisation of the state and necessary amendments to Article 370 has been approved by an...

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Future Aerial Weapons

Future Aerial Weapons

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra |Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 22 August 2019

The inventory of aerial weapons such as missiles and Precision Guided Munitions is far from sufficient for even a 20-day war. The Indian Armed Forces had sought six months time from Prime Minister...

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CDS – will it include comprehensive reform?

CDS – will it include comprehensive reform?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 August 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on August 15 that India will have a CDS to head the Army, Navy and Air Force was in his characteristic style of springing surprises, be it...

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CDS – A Long Way to Tipperary

CDS – A Long Way to Tipperary

By: Lt Gen NS Brar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 August 2019

Irish soldiers marching off to the Western Front in World War I sang It’s a long way to Tipperary, it’s a long, long way to go; a longing for home but underlying the near certainty of death or...

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Article 370 had nearly killed Kashmiriyat

Article 370 had nearly killed Kashmiriyat

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 August 2019

In February India struck Balakot because Jihadis were being programmed by JeM under the patronage of Pak military to be pumped across the Line of Control (LC) into India. Six months after, India...

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The Uncertain Terrain of Chief of Defence Staff

The Uncertain Terrain of Chief of Defence Staff

By: S.N. Misra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 August 2019

John F. Kennedy had said “Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion, without the discomfort of thought”. In voicing an opinion on the recently announced creation of a CDS by the PM on the...

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Politics over J&K Lockdown and Way Ahead

Politics over J&K Lockdown and Way Ahead

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 August 2019

Politicization of the J&K lockdown has been gaining momentum with those opposing government move counting days and hours. The crescendo can be expected to rise with each passing day. Absence of...

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Emirati Withdrawal is a Well Calculated Move

Emirati Withdrawal is a Well Calculated Move

By: Manish Rai |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 August 2019

Just last month, the United Arab Emirates announced that it will reduce its forces significantly in Yemen. After this announcement Emiratis started pulling out its military hardware and thousands...

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Article 370 and Pakistan’s Nuclear Bombast

Article 370 and Pakistan’s Nuclear Bombast

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 August 2019

“The world will not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade...

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War Clouds Over Kashmir: Expect Commando Raids!

War Clouds Over Kashmir: Expect Commando Raids!

By: Col Anil Athale |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 August 2019

The abrogation of article 370 by India has put Pakistani army, its ‘real’ ruler, at horns of a dilemma. Indications are that the world body like UN has refused to take up the issue. Pakistani...

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Tibet and The Next Dalai Lama

Tibet and The Next Dalai Lama

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 August 2019

All media in China is government-controlled. Every journalist must be member of the All-China Journalists Association (ACJA) which conducts periodic training capsules for all journalists;...

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The Emptiness of Red Fort Republicanism

The Emptiness of Red Fort Republicanism

By: Rahul Shivshankar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 August 2019

•  There are several reasons to look beyond the Lal Qila symbolism of Independence Day On August 15, India will mark its 73rd Independence day. Delivering his 6th consecutive address Prime...

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J&K: The challenge has just begun; communication and sobriety hold the key

J&K: The challenge has just begun; communication and sobriety hold the key

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 August 2019

The Indian nation has remained engrossed in the all pervasive “K” issue since the beginning of this month when indications of some major change started coming in. In view of the volumes...

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Article 370 Revoked in J&K rattles some Countries: Should India be Concerned?

Article 370 Revoked in J&K rattles some Countries: Should India be Concerned?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 August 2019

The Indian Government revoked Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, on August 06, 2019, making J&K and Ladakh two separate Union Territories. Pakistan rattled taking reckless actions, China...

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China’s Naval Challenge to India

China’s Naval Challenge to India

By: Abhinav Dutta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 August 2019

The modernisation of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has resulted in growth of a range of its fleet size and capabilities. Research conducted by RAND suggests that China’s surface...

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Future Military Helicopters — Design & Development

Future Military Helicopters — Design & Development

By: Lt Gen BS Pawar |Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 11 August 2019

Military Aviation today is looking at the next generation of military helicopters and the strategy to modernise vertical lift capability with improved avionics, electronics, range, speed,...

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Making of a General

Making of a General

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar |Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 11 August 2019

“The personality of the general is indispensable. He is the head, he is the all of an army. The Gaul’s were not conquered by the Roman Legions but by Caesar. It was not before the...

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China’s new Constellation in Asia-Pacific: India’s Bind

China’s new Constellation in Asia-Pacific: India’s Bind

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee |Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 10 August 2019

“Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed” — Henry Miller China’s Quest The People’s Republic of China (PRC) identifies its primary interest with the perpetuation of the...

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An Indian Philosophy of A Soldier

An Indian Philosophy of A Soldier

By: Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 August 2019

Members of the Indian Armed Forces swear to observe and obey all the commands, not only of their Supreme Commander, the President of India, but of any officer set above them. Significantly, when...

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C2D2: An Agile Defence Acquisition Model

C2D2: An Agile Defence Acquisition Model

By: Gp Capt Atul Pant |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 08 August 2019

In the fall of 2017, Vice Admiral Mathias Winter, the Programme Executive Officer for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Programme, had proposed a new futuristic acquisition strategy for the United...

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