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Beware of the diabolical enemy within

Beware of the diabolical enemy within

By: Sudip Talukdar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 July 2019

The enemy within is to be feared much more than the enemy without, as events unfolding over the past 20 or 30 years have amply borne out. The external one has a definite face and contour, while...

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Head hunters in Kargil – Naga Regiment

Head hunters in Kargil – Naga Regiment

By: Sumit Walia |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 July 2019

Sahab, suna hai ye sar kaat ke le jaate hai aur insan bhi kha lete hai` (Sahab, we heard that they cut off the head of their enemies and are cannibals) – This was not a terrified Pakistani...

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Strategic Challenges from Pakistan and its Implications for India

Strategic Challenges from Pakistan and its Implications for India

By: Abhinav Dutta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 July 2019

Historically, India has been exposed to military threats and conquest from the north-west, and foreign policy and military strategy, therefore, have often been considered the two main thresholds...

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Lockheed Martin Inks Three Memorandums of Understanding with Indian Start-Ups

Lockheed Martin Inks Three Memorandums of Understanding with Indian Start-Ups

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 July 2019

Lockheed Martin announced the establishment of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with three Indian Start-ups. The MOUs pave the way for Terero Mobility, Sastra Robotics, and NoPo...

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Can the US afford to impose sanctions on India for its arms purchases from...

Can the US afford to impose sanctions on India for its arms purchases from...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 July 2019

“India was the world’s second largest importer of major arms in 2014–18 and accounted for 9.5 per cent of the global total,” according to the latest report published by the Stockholm...

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Restructuring and Rightsizing of the Army

Restructuring and Rightsizing of the Army

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar |Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 20 July 2019

Reports stated that the Government has begun approving the army’s restructuring plans proposed by the present army chief. General Bipin Rawat, had on commencement of his tenure, ordered four...

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Will Trump U-Turn on Pakistan?

Will Trump U-Turn on Pakistan?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 July 2019

The spectacle of US President Donald Trump walking across to meet North Korean President Kim Jong-un last month at Panmunjom would have amused Beijing no end. By now it is quite evident that...

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Deconstructing the Psycho-Political Profile of a Terrorist

Deconstructing the Psycho-Political Profile of a Terrorist

By: Dr Veena Ravi Kumar |Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 19 July 2019

The term terrorism can be traced to the Latin word ‘terrere’, which means ‘to frighten’ and the French suffix, ‘isme’ – ‘to practice’. The term was used in ancient Rome and is...

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Why Geelani and Ilk hate Hindustan

Why Geelani and Ilk hate Hindustan

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 July 2019

For Islamic countries like Pakistan, what has greater value, religion or wealth? It may be underscored that Pakistan was created on the basis of religion, as a homeland for Muslims of the...

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Liberation of Bangladesh: War in Northwestern Sector

Liberation of Bangladesh: War in Northwestern Sector

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 18 July 2019

Lt Gen Thapan, General Officer Commanding XXXIII Corps, was operationally responsible for the sector in addition to his commitments against the Chinese in Sikkim and Bhutan. His headquarters were...

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IAI inks $50 million worth of follow-up agreement with India on...

IAI inks $50 million worth of follow-up agreement with India on...

By: IDR News Network | Date: 17 July 2019

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced it has entered this week agreement worth $50 million for provision of complementaryNaval MRSAM (Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile) systems. The...

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Making the Indian Army Self-Sufficient

Making the Indian Army Self-Sufficient

By: Col JK Achuthan |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 July 2019

Editors Comment: As a first the Ordinance Factory manufacturing the AK-203 Assault Rifle with Russian design and technology is the first truly Make in India project. This Factory is headed by a...

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Ushering in a green army!

Ushering in a green army!

By: Col Anil Athale |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 July 2019

In 1992, a remark by the then Army Chief, General SF Rodrigues that ‘good governance was as much the business of army!’ was deliberately picked up by a journalist to defame him. The late...

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20 year after Kargil: India's Military Modernisation remains unaddressed

20 year after Kargil: India's Military Modernisation remains unaddressed

By: Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 16 July 2019

July 2019 marks the 20th anniversary  of the Kargil war that caught India by surprise in the summer of 1999.  Pakistani troops under the guise of being ‘irregulars’  violated Indian...

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Remembering the undefeated Sarvatra (Lt Gen) Sagat Singh

Remembering the undefeated Sarvatra (Lt Gen) Sagat Singh

By: Sumit Walia |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 July 2019

6th Dec 1971 Afternoon, 10 Bihar had just finished a hard fought battle of Akhaura and were taking care of their wounded and silently mourning their dead brothers-in-arm. They had not slept of 2...

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OROP – another wild goose chase?

OROP – another wild goose chase?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 July 2019

In infancy days of the National Security Guard (NSG), the then Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Home Minister LK Advani arrived to review their annual day parade. As he alighted from the car, he was...

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KRAS receives $100 M Order from RAFAEL for manufacturing BARAK-8 MRSAM...

KRAS receives $100 M Order from RAFAEL for manufacturing BARAK-8 MRSAM...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 July 2019

At a ceremony, RAFAEL Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Air & Missile Defense Systems Division, Brigadier General (ret.) Pini Yungman, presented to Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems...

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No Further Increase in Defence Outlay: Need to Move On

No Further Increase in Defence Outlay: Need to Move On

By: Amit Cowshish |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 12 July 2019

It is pointless bemoaning that there was no reference to defence in the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s speech and that she did not further enhance the allocation in the union budget...

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India’s Defence Budget for 2019-20: The Disturbing Trends

India’s Defence Budget for 2019-20: The Disturbing Trends

By: S.N. Misra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 July 2019

The General Budget for 2019-20 can be pigeonholed as a ‘wish list’ for infrastructure to propel India to a $5 trillion economy by 2024. The new Finance Minister has sought to change the syntax...

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OHCHR has no understanding of dynamics of Kashmir issue

OHCHR has no understanding of dynamics of Kashmir issue

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 July 2019

The fatuous approach of the United Nation towards understanding the dynamics of the Kashmir issue came to the fore once more in the second report presented by the UN High Commissioner for Human...

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