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Houthis a Grave Concern for Saudis

Houthis a Grave Concern for Saudis

By: Manish Rai |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 June 2019

Recent attacks launched by Houthis rebels on critical installations of Saudi Arabia has demonstrated a significant leap in their capabilities. The story of how Ansar Allah (official name of Houthi...

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Disrupting Military Bases

Disrupting Military Bases

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 June 2019

A recent article titled, ‘How new military bases could seed new cities and create jobs’ has appeared recently in the media. It is not known whether the author-scholar is on the payroll of...

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Unmanned Fighters and Beyond

Unmanned Fighters and Beyond

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra |Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 31 May 2019

The fighter-bomber will continue to remain the main instrument for prosecuting air war. Their main characteristics would be agility, super cruise, stealth, multi-function Active Electronically...

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Implications of the ISIS ‘province’ in Kashmir

Implications of the ISIS ‘province’ in Kashmir

By: Dr Uddipan Mukherjee, PhD |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 30 May 2019

On the face of it, the proclamation by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that it has established a ‘province’ in India appears to be a case of hollow propaganda and far removed from...

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Beijing’s CPEC Dilemma

Beijing’s CPEC Dilemma

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 May 2019

Western media, quoting Pakistan military, had reported on May 12, 2019, that five people including a naval soldier were killed and six others were injured (including two army captains, two navy...

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Tibet Infrastructure: New Panacea for the Middle Kingdom?

Tibet Infrastructure: New Panacea for the Middle Kingdom?

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 29 May 2019

By 2021, there will be eight airports in the TAR plus three close to the Indian border in Xinjiang, i.e. Kashgar, Hotan and Yarkand. The news agency added, “At present, the preparatory work for...

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Post ASAT: Should Indian Space Force be the next step?

Post ASAT: Should Indian Space Force be the next step?

By: Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd.) |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 May 2019

On January 11, 2007, China conducted its first anti-satellite missile test (ASAT) by destroying a satellite with a mass of 750 kg at an altitude of 865 km. There was no official announcement by...

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The Military Magicians: Pulling Rabbits out of a Hat

The Military Magicians: Pulling Rabbits out of a Hat

By: Brig Deepak Sinha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 May 2019

After years of speculation the Government has finally bitten the bullet and formally named the heads of the Armed Forces Special Operations Division (AFSOD) and the Defence Cyber Agency (DCA),...

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The Costing Conundrum

The Costing Conundrum

By: Commodore KS Subramanian |Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 28 May 2019

While we all know that warships do not come cheap, there is an urgent need to standardise designs and review the costing mechanism to ensure realistic prices and timely deliveries, particularly...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Security policy of the incoming government

Jammu and Kashmir: Security policy of the incoming government

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 May 2019

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA government is poised to begin its second consecutive term in office with a landslide victory in the recently concluded general elections. The clear majority...

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The silent heroes of Indian Army

The silent heroes of Indian Army

By: Sudip Talukdar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 May 2019

What motivates a soldier to plunge headlong into extreme danger, staking his very life for the sake of regimental pride and honour, while defending the nation?  He is buoyed by the knowledge and...

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Drones in Conflict

Drones in Conflict

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 May 2019

The ISIS used drones extensively in Iraq-Syria for reconnaissance, surveillance and dropping explosives and mines, inflicting casualties and caution on attacking forces. As early as 2015, Iraqi...

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India waits for the US-Russia rapprochement

India waits for the US-Russia rapprochement

By: Dr Raj Kumar Sharma |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 May 2019

Ever since India became independent in 1947, the structure of international relations has had a profound impact on India’s security and foreign policy. The relations between three big powers,...

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India must support Iran not clerics regime

India must support Iran not clerics regime

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May 2019

The Iranian nuclear deal painstakingly scripted by Obama for all practices is, off. The deal came into effect on 18 October 2015 and was implemented on 16 January 2016. The deal as part of Joint...

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Re-emergence of ISIS: Threat to India

Re-emergence of ISIS: Threat to India

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 May 2019

Ever since the rout of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also referred to as Islamic State (IS), a debate has raged in the strategic circles regarding its future. IS not very long ago was...

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Post Balakot: Building Nation’s Nuclear Resilience

Post Balakot: Building Nation’s Nuclear Resilience

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 May 2019

February 26, 2019 Indian Air Force  hit Terrorist training camps at Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunwa region. The raid was a big  success and we came back unscathed. It was in retaliation...

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INS ‘Vishal’ – next aircraft carrier

INS ‘Vishal’ – next aircraft carrier

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 May 2019

Reports in media indicate UK is in talks with the Indian government on building a new state-of-the-art aircraft carrier on the lines of Britain’s HMS ‘Queen Elizabeth’ as part of ongoing...

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Eric Beranger appointed as CEO of MBDA

Eric Beranger appointed as CEO of MBDA

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 May 2019

Eric Beranger is to be MBDA’s new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1 June 2019, replacing Antoine Bouvier. Over the past 20 years Eric has worked in a number of senior positions in...

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IS Strikes South Asia: Are India and China Next?

IS Strikes South Asia: Are India and China Next?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Courtesy: www.col.hariharan.info/ | Date: 21 May 2019

After the IS caliphate was decimated, USA and multinational forces including some groups like Kurds supporting them announced victory over Daesh. It was however well anticipated that despite the...

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US sanctions on Iran can hamper World Peace

US sanctions on Iran can hamper World Peace

By: VBN Ram |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 May 2019

The reasons offered by President Donald Trump for his abrupt withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) i.e. the Iran nuclear deal on May 8, 2018- were many, such as, •  Its...

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