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Japan’s Security Challenges and its Deterrent Military Posture

Japan’s Security Challenges and its Deterrent Military Posture

By: Dr Subhash Kapila |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 17 December 2018

Japan facing comprehensive threats from a militaristic China and its nuclear proxy North Korea has finally woken up from its Peace Constitution Article 9 slumber realising that the ‘China...

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Indo-Pakistan War 1971: The new generation must derive motivation from...

Indo-Pakistan War 1971: The new generation must derive motivation from...

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 December 2018

“Oye shera, agar tere varge afsar saadi fauj vich hon tan assi dunia di kisse vee fauj nu kacha kha jaiye.” (Hey Tiger, if officers like you were in our army we would eat up any army in this...

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1971 War: The Transformation of Military Plan

1971 War: The Transformation of Military Plan

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 16 December 2018

Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command, who was to command the land forces of India and Bangladesh and coordinate the functions of the Air Force and the...

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US-China Trade War: Trump’s Leadership Style and the world order

US-China Trade War: Trump’s Leadership Style and the world order

By: Rashmi Muraleedhar |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 15 December 2018

Introduction On the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met and the former has agreed to temporarily halt the escalation of the...

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JAI and the Quad

JAI and the Quad

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 December 2018

There is considerable excitement over the birth of ‘JAI’ – newest multilateral organization. As reported in the media on December 1, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the...

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Suicide Attack in Chabahar: Its Implications

Suicide Attack in Chabahar: Its Implications

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 14 December 2018

On 6th December, a terrorist driving a vehicle laden with explosives tried to enter the Police Headquarters in Chabahar, of Sistan-Baluchistan Province of Iran. The alert security forces guarding...

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India’s Rohingya Issue: A Chance to Strengthen National Security?

India’s Rohingya Issue: A Chance to Strengthen National Security?

By: Maj Gen G Murali |Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 14 December 2018

Refugee protection and national security should be seen as complementary and not conflicting state goals. Refugee protection is a current issue while, addressing the root cause, resolution and...

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The Border War with China

The Border War with China

By: DP Ramachandran |Issue: Book Excerpt: Empire's First Soldiers | Date: 13 December 2018

A Grand Army Humiliated It was an uncalled for war forced on an unprepared army by a national leadership which couldn’t have been more naive. Having provoked a powerful neighbour into open...

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Theatre Commands suffer Monkey Bite

Theatre Commands suffer Monkey Bite

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 December 2018

The monkey has bitten Theatre Commands again and is enjoying the catfight. The game has been ongoing for decades; monkey being the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and cats the three Services – or...

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Afghanistan as US Policy Conundrum-end 2018

Afghanistan as US Policy Conundrum-end 2018

By: Dr Subhash Kapila |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 12 December 2018

Geopolitically in end-2018 the United States finds itself in a policy conundrum on Afghanistan primarily because of the inability of US policy planners to recognise that Afghanistan geographically...

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War with Pakistan is the only solution

War with Pakistan is the only solution

By: Dr Amarjit Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 December 2018

A few days ago, Cricketer Imran Khan asserted with all his religious belief and philosophy that “war is no solution over Kashmir.”  This writer wishes to claim to the contrary – that war is...

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Pakistan planned Kartarpur as a corridor of deceit, not peace

Pakistan planned Kartarpur as a corridor of deceit, not peace

By: Jai Kumar Verma |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 11 December 2018

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi remarked that Prime Minister Imran Khan had bowled a “Kartarpur googly,” which obligated India to engage Pakistan, even though New Delhi had...

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Chabahar Terror Attack – ominous signs

Chabahar Terror Attack – ominous signs

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 December 2018

Four policemen were killed and 42 other individuals were wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on a police headquarters in Iran’s port city of Chabahar on December 6. Police stopped the...

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LUH Clears 6 KMs Altitude Flight, Looks for High-altitude Cold Weather Trials

LUH Clears 6 KMs Altitude Flight, Looks for High-altitude Cold Weather Trials

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 December 2018

The Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) has achieved an important milestone of flying at 6 km altitude here in Bengaluru, recently. The chopper was flown by Chief Test Pilot Wg. Cdr. (Retd) Unni K...

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India’s renewed Afghanistan Strategy – a welcome change

India’s renewed Afghanistan Strategy – a welcome change

By: Col Anurag Bharadwaj |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 10 December 2018

Neutrality to Assertion Since independence, India has maintained a foreign policy of neutrality. In other words, our foreign policy has been too measured or cautious in nature. The reasons can be...

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1971 War: Battle of Poonch

1971 War: Battle of Poonch

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 09 December 2018

Poonch and its surroundings were formerly a part of a Hindu principality in the state of Jammu and Kashmir under Dogra rule. Its political importance to Pakistan lies in its large Muslim...

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J&K not yet ripe for a Popular Government

J&K not yet ripe for a Popular Government

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 December 2018

Though the state was placed under Governor’s Rule on 20 June 2018, the state assembly was kept under suspended animation as permitted by the J&K Constitution. The Assembly was finally dissolved...

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Myanmar: Kyaukphyu Port-The Dragon Enters in a Big Way

Myanmar: Kyaukphyu Port-The Dragon Enters in a Big Way

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 08 December 2018

In a meeting with Suu Kyi, the Chairman of the China Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC), Ning Jizhe, tried to hustle Myanmar to workout an ‘implementation Plan’ for the China-Myanmar...

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Armed Forces Flag Day 2018 - served with WEXIT

Armed Forces Flag Day 2018 - served with WEXIT

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 December 2018

Theresa May became Britain’s Prime Minister on the strength of BREXIT, much as Angela Merkel capitalised on the middle east refugee crisis to extend her tenure as Chancellor since 2005.  Both...

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China’s Move Towards A Smart Military

China’s Move Towards A Smart Military

By: Col Sunil Gupta |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 07 December 2018

After the World War and certainly after the end of the cold war, the US military started to maintain a clear advantage over the whole world in the various technologies of modern warfighting—from...

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