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Naya Jammu and Kashmir: Winds of Change

Naya Jammu and Kashmir: Winds of Change

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 December 2020

Year 2019 ended in J&K with mixed feelings. Towards the end of the year a major transformation had taken place with the erstwhile state being divided into two Union Territories (UTs) namely Jammu...

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An Indian in Space: ISRO’s Human Spaceflight Programme

An Indian in Space: ISRO’s Human Spaceflight Programme

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha |Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 18 December 2020

A year and a half from now, India will attempt the historic feat of launching one of its citizens into space. More than 35 years have elapsed since April 02, 1984, when Wing Commander Rakesh...

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Tibet: Time to Review India's Tibet Policy

Tibet: Time to Review India's Tibet Policy

By: Prof Ramu Manivannan |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 18 December 2020

There are several reasons to believe, as to why Tibet is important for India.  The most significant reason is that Tibet is India’s neighbour.  The Government of India no longer openly...

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Changing the Demography of the Border

Changing the Demography of the Border

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 17 December 2020

The Sixth Tibet Work Forum (TWF), held in Beijing on August 24 and 25, 2015, was a turning point for the Tibetan plateau. Tibet Work Forums are large meetings called every five to ten years to...

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Ladakh: Challenges Posed by the Harsh and Unforgiving Winter

Ladakh: Challenges Posed by the Harsh and Unforgiving Winter

By: Maj Gen Yashpal Singh Mor, SM (Retd) |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 17 December 2020

“Trained to fight the enemy but now the fight is with elements of nature” Though the Indian Army has been defending the frontiers of the entire Ladakh region assiduously for the last 70...

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China and the Geopolitical Impact of COVID-19

China and the Geopolitical Impact of COVID-19

By: Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar |Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 16 December 2020

China’s dazzling growth story has been rudely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent chaos it has brought down on global economic systems. Ironically, in the past, its growth...

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14-16th Dec 1971 - Inside Enemy Camp

14-16th Dec 1971 - Inside Enemy Camp

By: Sumit Walia |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 December 2020

Late night 14th December 1971, Peshawar, West Pakistan. General Yahya Khan, then President of Pakistan was giving a party in his newly constructed house. There were a few selected guests and a...

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France Counters Islamist Radicalisation

France Counters Islamist Radicalisation

By: Dr Adil Rasheed and Savini Mehta |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 15 December 2020

Terrorism often hides behind the cover of individual and religious freedoms to attack liberal democracies. It even provokes overreaction from military and security agencies in order to then...

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Rising Jihadist Recidivism in Tamil Nadu: A Red Flag

Rising Jihadist Recidivism in Tamil Nadu: A Red Flag

By: Dr V Balasubramaniyan |Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 15 December 2020

On 08 January 2020, two alleged terrorists inspired by the Islamic State1, Abdul Shameem and Y Thowfeek, shot and killed Wilson, a Special Sub Inspector of Tamil Nadu Police at Kaliyakavalai,...

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Animal Transport Remains Crucial for Future Warfare in Mountains

Animal Transport Remains Crucial for Future Warfare in Mountains

By: Maj Gen PS Narwal, VSM (Retd.) |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 December 2020

The bulk of Indian Army remains deployed in Himalayan range facing possibility of war on two fronts, with collusion of adversaries in north and west. This range, has nine of the world’s ten...

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Human Right Day, 2020, witnessed a new dawn in Jammu and Kashmir

Human Right Day, 2020, witnessed a new dawn in Jammu and Kashmir

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 December 2020

On December, 10, every year, the world celebrates Human Rights Day. This date coincides with the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General...

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Artificial Intelligence in the Realm of Warfare 

Artificial Intelligence in the Realm of Warfare 

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 December 2020

Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated on 27th November 2020. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRG) claimed that a satellite-controlled machine gun...

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Indian Army Chief’s first-of-its-kind visit to Saudi Arabia and UAE and...

Indian Army Chief’s first-of-its-kind visit to Saudi Arabia and UAE and...

By: Dr Manjari Singh |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 13 December 2020

The Chief of the Indian Army General MM Naravane has undertaken a first-of-its-kind six-day trip to Saudi Arabia and the UAE from 9-14 December.[1] Army Chief’s visit to the region indicates the...

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Pakistan-Turkey-Russia Relations in Emerging World Order

Pakistan-Turkey-Russia Relations in Emerging World Order

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 December 2020

Facts PAF pilots have been flying Turkish Air Force (TuAF) F-16s. Turkey has been involved in upgrading PAF F-16s with US supplied kits. TuAF has nearly 300 F-16 variants, latest being Block...

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Emerging Technologies for Sixth-Generation Combat Aircraft

Emerging Technologies for Sixth-Generation Combat Aircraft

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra |Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 12 December 2020

The air strike against Balakot by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the air combat that followed in response to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) riposte on February 27, 2019, rekindled interest in...

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The United States and India: Active Partnership in Defense and Commercial...

The United States and India: Active Partnership in Defense and Commercial...

By: Peter Marko Tase |Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 11 December 2020

In one of his academic papers, Turkish retired admiral Cem Gürdeniz emphasized that: “the collapse and the demise of the Soviet Union created huge geopolitical and economic tsunamis as well as...

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1971: Finest Hour for the Indian Intelligence Agencies

1971: Finest Hour for the Indian Intelligence Agencies

By: Anand K Verma |Issue: Vol. 27.1 -Mar 2012 | Date: 11 December 2020

Many are of the opinion that the year 1971 was the most glorious year of the Republic with a focused government in operation, well-thought out plan, adjusting admirably to the unfolding of events...

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Super Dam on Brahmaputra River

Super Dam on Brahmaputra River

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 December 2020

China is building a “super” dam on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpo River north of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tibet, as reported instate media, in a move that could have a...

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Indo-British Relations

Indo-British Relations

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 December 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to be the chief guest at the 2021 Republic Day. The invitation was extended during a telephonic conversation between...

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Iranian Nuclear Scientist’s Assassination: Its Implications and...

Iranian Nuclear Scientist’s Assassination: Its Implications and...

By: Dr Manjari Singh |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 09 December 2020

While novel coronavirus is the persistent crisis that the world is facing, the assassination of a key Nuclear Physicist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in Iran on 27 November[1], has the potential to further...

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