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Trump’s enforced shutdown: No end in sight

Trump’s enforced shutdown: No end in sight

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 January 2019

The US Government partial shutdown is continuing since December 22, 2018 as the US Congress did not agree to the funding of the Mexican border wall costing $5.7 billion. This has been the sole...

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6 predictions for the Surveillance industry 2019

6 predictions for the Surveillance industry 2019

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 January 2019

Artificial Intelligence For all the attention and discussion, you could be forgiven for thinking that artificial intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing every industry and sector. Though for...

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Army medical camps provide relief during harsh winters in Kashmir

Army medical camps provide relief during harsh winters in Kashmir

By: Jasbir Sarai |Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 14 January 2019

Kashmir is presently going through the period of Chilla-e-Kalan. This period represents the harshest 40 days of winter in the Valley marked by glaciated conditions with icicles hanging down from...

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Is Indian Defence Preparedness Adequate in 2019?

Is Indian Defence Preparedness Adequate in 2019?

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 January 2019

India is the world’s sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and the third largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). Since 2014 India’s economy has been the world’s fastest growing, surpassing China....

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Myanmar: Army Announces Cease-fire for four months

Myanmar: Army Announces Cease-fire for four months

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 13 January 2019

On 21st December, in a surprise move , the Army Chief Gen. Hliang announced a four-month ceasefire of operations in the northern and eastern regions bordering China and to end by April...

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Doctrines – plenty scripting effort

Doctrines – plenty scripting effort

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

Great effort is being put in by the Armed Forces in scripting various doctrines but given the current state of our higher defence organizations, particularly the Ministry of Defence (MoD), and the...

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Why the US-Mexican Wall is Important

Why the US-Mexican Wall is Important

By: Dr Amarjit Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 January 2019

India built walls along the Bangladesh and Pakistan borders, a project that is still ongoing.  The aims of these walls (or fences) are to deter terrorists, smugglers, human traffickers, and...

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Preventing the Next 26/11: Intelligence and India's Security Apparatus

Preventing the Next 26/11: Intelligence and India's Security Apparatus

By: Alok Joshi |Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 12 January 2019

There is a long-standing debate on the role, means, and end goals of intelligence. Is dissemination the purpose? Do ownership issues come into play between intelligence and law enforcement only in...

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De-radicalisation in China: The communist way

De-radicalisation in China: The communist way

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 January 2019

The Communist China does not have any religious faith patronised by the Government. It prefers handling the question of religious fundamentalism purely in the interest of national security. China...

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Kashmir: The Victim of a Non-Linear Conflict Trap

Kashmir: The Victim of a Non-Linear Conflict Trap

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 11 January 2019

Strategy of Conflict Trap Civil wars have replaced conflicts between states as the most pervasive and violent armed struggles in the world. The conflict in Kashmir is also a by-product of the...

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America’s ARIA – what has changed?

America’s ARIA – what has changed?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 January 2019

On the last day of 2018, US President Donald Trump signed the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) into law. ARIA was introduced in the US Senate in April this year and was passed by the US...

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Strengthening India’s Trade Capabilities Through Fwtz at Car Nicobar: An...

Strengthening India’s Trade Capabilities Through Fwtz at Car Nicobar: An...

By: Johanan Collins and Lt Commander Renjan Oommen |Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 10 January 2019

The Very Large Container Ships (VLCS) have considerable operating costs which usually consist of bunker fuels costs and operating costs. Shipping companies try to reduce their ships deviating from...

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How Secure will India be in 2019?

How Secure will India be in 2019?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 January 2019

Although one year is too short a period for trending a serious subject like National Security, nevertheless speculating the immediate trends may be a useful exercise under the existing realities,...

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Can Afghan peace be achieved in a hurry?

Can Afghan peace be achieved in a hurry?

By: Chayanika Saxena |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 09 January 2019

I got my first opportunity to visit Kabul before 2018 ended for a conference where people from the regions that Afghanistan straddles – Central and South Asia – gathered to discuss ideas to...

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Andaman & Nicobar – India’s Natural Aircraft Carrier

Andaman & Nicobar – India’s Natural Aircraft Carrier

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 January 2019

China makes no bones about her ‘Malacca Dilemma’ and ensures aggressive presence in Indian Ocean Region (IOR). She has listening posts in Coco Islands, has made strategic investments in Kyaukpu...

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Seizing the Ultimate High Ground: The Growing Military Exploitation of Space

Seizing the Ultimate High Ground: The Growing Military Exploitation of Space

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha |Issue: Vol. 33.1 Jan-Mar 2018 | Date: 08 January 2019

War in space rather than on the Earth is not entirely undesirable because it would be fought entirely by machines with no direct risk to human life. However, a major shootout could make...

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J&K: A Counter Narrative

J&K: A Counter Narrative

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 January 2019

In my previous article “Battle of Perceptions: difference correct wordings can make,” I had emphasised the need of winning the battle of perceptions in J&K. Building an appropriate...

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India’s Defence Budget and Military Modernisation

India’s Defence Budget and Military Modernisation

By: Air Marshal M. Matheswaran, AVSM VM PhD, (Retd) |Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 07 January 2019

There are many, particularly in the so-called development fraternity, who view defence as a wasteful expenditure that uses up precious resources at the cost of development. This guns vs butter...

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Resurgence of Taliban and Indian dilemma

Resurgence of Taliban and Indian dilemma

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 January 2019

Taliban is expanding again. They got space and time to regroup themselves. This is happening when the world powers are competing to appropriate their maximum influence over Afghanistan. Russia...

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Limited Use of Nuclear Weapons: Political and Military Implications

Limited Use of Nuclear Weapons: Political and Military Implications

By: Manpreet Sethi |Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 06 January 2019

Among the many things nuclear that 2018 will be remembered for, the rather cavalier statements made by leaders in the US, Russia and North Korea on the utility of nuclear weapons certainly stand...

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