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After constitutional integration, integrate the population of Kashmir with India

After constitutional integration, integrate the population of Kashmir with India

By: Jai Kumar Verma |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 08 August 2019

Home Minister Amit Shah announced in Parliament on Monday August 5 that the major part of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution had been revoked and Article 35A, relating to Kashmir, scrapped. He...

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'Article 370 is a very misconceived Article'

'Article 370 is a very misconceived Article'

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 August 2019

Claude Arpi’s interview with Jagmohan, Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Minister. It was recorded in 2007. Claude: Sir, there are rumors that India and Pakistan will soon have a...

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Possible Taliban victory in Afghanistan: A double edge sword

Possible Taliban victory in Afghanistan: A double edge sword

By: Col Anil Athale |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 August 2019

There has been much jubilation in Pakistani strategic circles over the US volte face on Taliban. A desperate US are now ready to deal with the fundamentalist force like Taliban. The Taliban have...

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Bifurcation of J&K - Clearing the fog

Bifurcation of J&K - Clearing the fog

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 August 2019

Article 370 and 35A having been consigned to flames and become part of history, it is time to rejoice and understand the dynamics of new political and security dimensions of the historic decision...

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First Param Vir Chakra

First Param Vir Chakra

By: Sumit Walia |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 August 2019

The Independence of India came with the pain of partition and the 1947-48 Indo-Pak war. Soon after independence, Pakistan attacked Kashmir with tribals from the North West Frontier Province (NWFP)...

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Kashmir Reorganized – Historic Feat by Modi Government

Kashmir Reorganized – Historic Feat by Modi Government

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 August 2019

Removal of Article 370 and reorganization of J&K State into the Union Territories of J&K (with legislature) and Ladakh (without legislature) is a historic step by the Modi Government, which was...

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Official Gazette of India notification for abolition of Article 370 from...

Official Gazette of India notification for abolition of Article 370 from...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 August 2019

Here is the Gazette notification released by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice, which has been signed by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Jammu and Kashmir:-

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White Paper on 35-A?

White Paper on 35-A?

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 August 2019

In the Kashmir Valley, there has been an unprecedented accretion of security personnel. First 100 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), comprising BSF, CRPF, and ITBP were inducted;...

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Military Integration – Much Rhetoric, Zero Will

Military Integration – Much Rhetoric, Zero Will

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 August 2019

Speaking during the Kargil Diwas celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 27 called upon the Army, Navy and Air Force to better integrate themselves as they modernize their capabilities,...

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IMF takes control of Pakistan’s economy and foreign policy: Is Pakistan...

IMF takes control of Pakistan’s economy and foreign policy: Is Pakistan...

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 August 2019

The Pakistani army initially thought that Imran Khan’s image could be able to overcome the economic crises of the country and hence had supported him in the last election. But the army was not...

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Kashmir: The tendency to be swayed by rumours needs to be curbed

Kashmir: The tendency to be swayed by rumours needs to be curbed

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 August 2019

Rumours have a tendency to spread like wildfire in Kashmir, most of these have a negative connotation and are designed to create insecurity among the people. The insecurity soon converts into a...

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Modi 2.0: Road Ahead for Defence

Modi 2.0: Road Ahead for Defence

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra & Sanjaya Kumar Ghadai |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 August 2019

The report card of Modi 2.0 government’s 50 days that has been issued echo the optimism of the General Budget of 7th July. It plans to transform India into a 5 trillion dollar economy by 2024 by...

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Two Decades after Kargil

Two Decades after Kargil

By: Martand Jha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 August 2019

History is better viewed in a rear view mirror. This saying becomes ever more relevant when one looks back into the history of Indo-Pak rivalry. This month marks the 20th anniversary of Kargil...

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Impending Demise of INF Treaty on 02 Aug 2019: Implications and Opportunities

Impending Demise of INF Treaty on 02 Aug 2019: Implications and Opportunities

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 July 2019

On 02 August 2019, the Intermediate Range Nuclear Force (INF)   Treaty between USA and erstwhile USSR is set to terminate. INF Treaty bans land based missiles with a range between 500 km and...

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Geopolitical Clowning

Geopolitical Clowning

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

Seattle-based Andrew Boncombe believes US President Donald Trump could be the “clown”  who could solve Kashmir, albeit Boncombe doesn’t elaborate how adroitly Trump has muddled through Syria...

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Military and Politics

Military and Politics

By: Brig Deepak Sinha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 July 2019

If a student of military history were to focus on the Sino-Indian Conflict of 1962, he would be hard pressed to avoid concluding that the result of the confrontation was actually decided in less...

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Imran Khan’s US visit : Implications for India

Imran Khan’s US visit : Implications for India

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 July 2019

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recently concluded three-day visit to the United States of America and his one on one  meeting with the POTUS Donald Trump has evoked mixed reactions in...

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Broad-Banding Social Media

Broad-Banding Social Media

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 July 2019

According to recent newspaper reports, Army has issued a directive for serving personnel not to be part “large groups” on internet-based chat or email services, in order to control leak of...

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Defence Corridor: UP’s golden gate to high growth    

Defence Corridor: UP’s golden gate to high growth    

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 July 2019

In setting up a Defence Corridor in the biggest state of the country, the Modi government has opened up huge opportunities which if exploited intelligently and creatively could make Uttar Pradesh...

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Pakistani Kargil Planners – How could they be so naïve !!!

Pakistani Kargil Planners – How could they be so naïve !!!

By: Sumit Walia |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 July 2019

“Sir based on the wisdom and experience of my entire professional career, I could guarantee the success of the operation“. This is what Gen Musharraf said to his PM Nawaz Sharif in a meeting...

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