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Research and Technology has been the Major Game Changer

Research and Technology has been the Major Game Changer

By: Shaumik Samar Ghosh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 April 2019

As India entered the league of Space Superpowers with the launch of its first ever A-SAT (Anti Satellite Missile), the heat has turned on with former DRDO Chief V.K Saraswat claiming that under...

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ASAT Test: Despite?

ASAT Test: Despite?

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 April 2019

Recently, when India demonstrated her ASAT capability, the import of the achievement was hardly grasped within the country, much less its strategic and geopolitical facets. We live in very cynical...

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Modi Foreign-Security Policy Record: Some success, some hard realities

Modi Foreign-Security Policy Record: Some success, some hard realities

By: Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 01 April 2019

As India prepares for the next general election in April-May,  where almost 900 million citizens are eligible to vote in what is often described as the biggest carnival of democracy, the pre-poll...

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Special Operations Division – lame duck beginning

Special Operations Division – lame duck beginning

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

The government-appointed Naresh Chandra Committee on national security  submitted its report to the government on August 8, 2012.  Amidst numerous recommendation of the Committee, one was...

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Geo-Politically, India is at a Crucial Juncture

Geo-Politically, India is at a Crucial Juncture

By: Shaumik Samar Ghosh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 March 2019

In the world’s second largest democracy, who leads its people not only becomes symbolic of the country’s worldwide identity, it also decides the future and course of its geo-political...

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Saturation of Air Defences:  Observations on Failure of Air Defence Systems...

Saturation of Air Defences:  Observations on Failure of Air Defence Systems...

By: Col Mandeep Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 March 2019

On January 21, 2019, Israel and Syria exchanged a flurry of missiles in the unending conflict in the Middle East. What was of interest as the destruction of the latest Syrian air defence systems;...

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India at the OIC: Recognition of a Rising Global Power

India at the OIC: Recognition of a Rising Global Power

By: Amb Sujan R Chinoy And Md. Muddassir Quamar |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 27 March 2019

On March 1, 2019, history came full circle. In an epochal development, India participated as the “guest of honour” in the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization...

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Rise and Fall of the Islamic State

Rise and Fall of the Islamic State

By: Nikita Kohli |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 March 2019

The Islamic State (ISIS) is the only terrorist group in recent times to have held control over large territory and to run it with a proper administration. It is also the only terrorist group to...

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Indian Air Force inducts first four Boeing CH-47F(I) Chinook helicopters

Indian Air Force inducts first four Boeing CH-47F(I) Chinook helicopters

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 March 2019

Boeing handed over the first four CH-47F(I) Chinooks to the Indian Air Force at an induction ceremony at the Air Force Station, Chandigarh. The ceremony was attended by the Air Chief Marshal B.S....

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Indo-US Military Ties in the Regime of Air Power

Indo-US Military Ties in the Regime of Air Power

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra |Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 25 March 2019

While the US needs India to contain China, India also wants to manage an increasingly assertive China. Rising China and common security concerns have brought the US, Japan, Australia, the ASEAN...

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Indian Brand of ‘Islam’ is the solution

Indian Brand of ‘Islam’ is the solution

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 March 2019

In 2018, 44 militants were killed in the Shopian district in Kashmir. BurhanWani, killed in 2016 also had Shopian connection. The district is prodigious in producing jihadis as well as apples. The...

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The F-16 vs Mig-21 Bison: More Questions than Answers

The F-16 vs Mig-21 Bison: More Questions than Answers

By: Air Marshal Harish Masand |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 March 2019

The analysis of the much-reported dogfight between the IAF and the PAF on 27th February as a fall-out of the Balakot strike the previous morning has thrown up a number of theories, conjectures and...

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Operation ‘Sunrise’

Operation ‘Sunrise’

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 March 2019

News of India conducting a ‘Third Surgical Strike’ in Myanmar has suddenly exploded in media on March 14-15. Over the last three years, all Indian military operations are prefixed with...

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Is China preparing for a conflict with India?

Is China preparing for a conflict with India?

By: Gp Capt Ravinder Singh Chhatwal |Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 19 March 2019

The Indian armed forces need not match the numerical superiority of the PLA in terms of manpower and equipment. There is no need for India to get into an arms race with China and match its...

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Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 March 2019

Post the Pulwama car-bombing of February 14 and IAF airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Pakistan on February 27, the media exploded with...

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Servicing Committed Liabilities: Kicking the Can down The Road Will Not Help

Servicing Committed Liabilities: Kicking the Can down The Road Will Not Help

By: Amit Cowshish |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 16 March 2019

It was known even before the financial year (FY) 2018-19 started that the budget allocated for capital acquisitions was inadequate even to service the committed liabilities related to the ongoing...

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China does it Again

China does it Again

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 March 2019

The nation yet again is busy discussing China’s decision to block efforts at the United Nations to ban Jaish chief Masood Azhar for the fourth consecutive time. The discussion appears to be...

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Has the Pulwama Crisis Altered Strategic Dimensions?

Has the Pulwama Crisis Altered Strategic Dimensions?

By: Shalini Chawla | Date: 15 March 2019

On 26 February, the Indian Air Force (IAF) targeted a Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, after over 40 Central Reserve Police Forcejawans were...

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The Joint Venture for AK-203: The Long Term Challenge of Indigenisation

The Joint Venture for AK-203: The Long Term Challenge of Indigenisation

By: S.N. Misra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 March 2019

The Army has been looking for a modern assault rifle to replace the INSAS which was inducted in 1994. The army has been generally dissatisfied with the rifle design of INSAS because of its...

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China Chooses to Stand with Terrorists for the Fourth Time

China Chooses to Stand with Terrorists for the Fourth Time

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 March 2019

It’s not a big surprise for any strategist that China has blocked the bid to have Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar designated a global terrorist for the fourth time. China has repeated the...

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