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UNSC Reforms: Are G4 Countries Chasing a Mirage!

UNSC Reforms: Are G4 Countries Chasing a Mirage!

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 December 2020

With India being part of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as non-permanent member from 01 January 2021, and UN 75 years of celebration (2020) hangover rolling over to next year, the debate...

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Ultracold Quantum Technology and Thief and Spy – China

Ultracold Quantum Technology and Thief and Spy – China

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 December 2020

Quantum communication is a field of applied quantum physics closely related to quantum information processing and quantum teleportation whose most interesting application is protecting information...

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Afghanistan Calling : A Geo -Political Conundrum

Afghanistan Calling : A Geo -Political Conundrum

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 December 2020

Afghanistan has never been conquered fully and given way the political foothold on permanent basis, with few exceptions of annexation of some peripheral tracts for short durations. Afghanistan...

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1971-War:  Evolution of India's Decision for the War

1971-War:  Evolution of India's Decision for the War

By: Lt Gen JS Cheema |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 December 2020

“The fool has done exactly what one had expected,” remarked Mr. DP Dhar, member of the Prime-Minister’s (PM) core group when Pakistani launched air-strikes on Indian airfields in the Western...

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The Killing of Karima Baloch

The Killing of Karima Baloch

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 December 2020

The recent killing of 37-year old Karima Baloch in Canada, whom BBC had named one of the world’s 100 most “inspirational and influential” women in 2016, was without doubt the handiwork of...

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Airspace Control: Challenges and Way Ahead

Airspace Control: Challenges and Way Ahead

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev |Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 28 December 2020

In the framework of international law, ‘sovereignty’ signifies the full right and power of a State to govern itself and its territory without any external interference. This legal right to...

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Remembering Bangladesh’s Liberation War

Remembering Bangladesh’s Liberation War

By: Smruti S Pattanaik |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 27 December 2020

December 16, 2020 marks the 50th Vijay Diwas or Victory Day, when the Pakistan Army surrendered to the India-Bangladesh Joint Command, known as Mitra Bahini (Allied Forces). More than 90,000...

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China as a ‘Rising Power’: Changing Rules to the Old Game of Power

China as a ‘Rising Power’: Changing Rules to the Old Game of Power

By: Dr Amrita Jash |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 26 December 2020

While COVID-19 Pandemic takes precedence, but ‘Rise of China’ undeniably has been one of the important characteristic features that define the 21st Century. However, China’s economic rise...

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Terrorists may not Seize Power in Pakistan, but enabling Environment for...

Terrorists may not Seize Power in Pakistan, but enabling Environment for...

By: Michael Kugelman |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 25 December 2020

John Bolton, a prominent US foreign policy hawk, has taken some controversial positions over the years. So it’s unsurprising that he made some eyebrow-raising comments about Pakistan in a recent...

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Theological War that Tears India

Theological War that Tears India

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 December 2020

For India, the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands serve as an aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean. Strategically, India has been investing in the Islands in enhancing its defence potential and as...

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India as Natural Ally of the West- Reflected in Indian Foreign Policy...

India as Natural Ally of the West- Reflected in Indian Foreign Policy...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 24 December 2020

India stood firmly embedded as ‘Natural Ally of the West” in 2020 as future historians of India’s foreign policy would record in the years to come assessing from the pattern, trend and...

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My Wellington Days

My Wellington Days

By: Col Anil Athale |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 December 2020

Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd) was the course senior of the 34th Defence Services Staff College Course (DSSC) of 1979 that I also attended. Arun Prakash has written a very thoughtful column (Indian...

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Pakistan: The ‘King’ and his ‘Trumpeter-in-Chief’

Pakistan: The ‘King’ and his ‘Trumpeter-in-Chief’

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 December 2020

It may be extremely difficult to ascertain whether Prime Minister Imran Khan has been elected by the people, [or as opposition parties contend], ‘selected’ by the army. However one thing is...

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Myanmar: Post Election Developments

Myanmar: Post Election Developments

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 22 December 2020

In the post election scenario two distinct strands are seen but surprisingly both appear to be mutually exclusive. A third development that is noticed is that the Army’s relationship with the...

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A new chapter in India-Saudi relations

A new chapter in India-Saudi relations

By: K.N. Pandita |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 December 2020

In his six-day-long (9 – 14 December 2020) visit to the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Army Chief, General MM Naravane was given a red carpet reception by the hosts as it was the first visit...

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Strengthening India’s Ability: To Prevent Future Wars

Strengthening India’s Ability: To Prevent Future Wars

By: Col JK Achuthan |Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 21 December 2020

 “You may not be interested in War; but War is interested in You!” — Leon Trotsky Strong countries prosper by avoiding wars. Sweden has not fought any war since the beginning of the...

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The Indian Army: Code of Conduct Amshipura and Beyond

The Indian Army: Code of Conduct Amshipura and Beyond

By: Roopesh Mehta |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 21 December 2020

The fact that the Indian Army takes the ethics and moral upbringing of soldiers and officers very seriously is to be seen in its entirety. The Army believes that discipline is the bedrock of...

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How Pakistan surrendered in 1971 War

How Pakistan surrendered in 1971 War

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 20 December 2020

Lt Gen Ashoke K Chatterjee, former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command speaks to Claude Arpi about the 1971 Bangladesh operations and his participation in the Surrender in...

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Israel’s Peace Agreement with UAE and Bahrain: Compulsions and Implications

Israel’s Peace Agreement with UAE and Bahrain: Compulsions and Implications

By: Maj Gen Nitin P Gadkari |Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 20 December 2020

On Sep 15, 2020, a historic accord, now named as the ‘Abraham Accord’, was signed between the governments of Israel and the Arab states of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, at the White...

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In Context: India’s Renewed IOR Outreach

In Context: India’s Renewed IOR Outreach

By: Dr Sripathi Narayanan |Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 19 December 2020

The simultaneous November 2020 visits by India’s External Affairs Minister (EAM), Dr S Jaishakar and National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval, to island-states in the Indian Ocean Region...

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