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Fiasco of Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit

Fiasco of Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 March 2019

US President Donald Trump hoping North Korea would agree to denuclearize is akin to successive US Presidents asking Pakistan to quit exporting terrorism and shut down the terror sanctuaries in...

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Success Story: Surgical Strike-2 Retaliation of the Pulwama Attack

Success Story: Surgical Strike-2 Retaliation of the Pulwama Attack

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 March 2019

After the Pulwama massacre where more than 40 CRPF jawans were martyred in a convoy by Pakistani terrorists as claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Chief Masood Azhar, Modi government gave a stunning...

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1965 War: Ceasefire and Tashkent Agreement

1965 War: Ceasefire and Tashkent Agreement

By: Gen KV Krishna Rao |Issue: Book Excerpt: Prepare or Perish: A Study of National Security | Date: 05 March 2019

The Secretary General of the United Nations, U. Thant, had been endeavouring ever since the Pakistani infiltration started into Jammu and ‘Kashmir on August 5, to bring the fighting to an end and...

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Creating An Indian Weapons Industry

Creating An Indian Weapons Industry

By: Prof Prodyut Das |Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 04 March 2019

The monopoly of the West over the production of all industrial goods a hundred years ago has been taken over by Far Eastern countries such as China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan who have offered...

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AK203 production kicks-off in India

AK203 production kicks-off in India

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 March 2019

PM of India Narendra Modi opened a plant for production of 200-series Kalashnikov assault rifles, in Corva, Uttar Pradesh. The founders of the JV Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited for production...

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Surrender as Prisoners of War & Birth of INA

Surrender as Prisoners of War & Birth of INA

By: Maj Gen Gurbakhsh Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: Indelible Reminiscences: Memoirs of Maj Gen Gurbakhsh Singh | Date: 04 March 2019

All the Indian troops were to assemble in Ferrer Park, the Polo-ground of Singapore, to surrender as Prisoners of War. The white forces had to gather at the Changi Camp. Early on February 18,...

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The challenges in Kashmir have increased manifold for the Indian Army

The challenges in Kashmir have increased manifold for the Indian Army

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 March 2019

Wing Commander Abhinandan has been returned by Pakistan to India! There are divergent reasons being given for this decision by Pakistan but courtesy demands that we ignore the supposed ulterior...

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Pak had No Alternative to Freeing Abhinandan

Pak had No Alternative to Freeing Abhinandan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 March 2019

Not only is India reverberating with the gallant action of Wing Commander Abhinanan Varthaman on February 27, it has also been duly covered in the Pakistani media. As per reports, Abhinandan...

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A Post - INF Nuclear World

A Post - INF Nuclear World

By: Summaiya Khan |Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 02 March 2019

President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty raising complex security concerns with ramifications that could upset an already fractious...

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World sans a Global Policeman: Turmoil as US exits

World sans a Global Policeman: Turmoil as US exits

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa |Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 02 March 2019

“It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our...

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National security imperative: India's political leadership must act now to...

National security imperative: India's political leadership must act now to...

By: Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 01 March 2019

The saga of appointing a CDS (Chief of Defence Staff) has endured for so long that it is on the verge of becoming a myth. India needs to sweep aside all ifs and buts that have bedeviled the...

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The true Import of C&AG report on Rafale

The true Import of C&AG report on Rafale

By: S.N. Misra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 March 2019

The C&AG report tabled on the Parliament is being considered as a victory by the NDA government and by the opposition too. The ruling party is gung-ho that the auditors have vindicated their claim...

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Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan |Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 28 February 2019

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was very perceptive in stating that “By and large it can be said that even in the past and remote ages, it was the seafaring nations that prospered, prospered both from...

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Drone Technology and Drone Warfare

Drone Technology and Drone Warfare

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 February 2019

New reports of January 24, 2019 have stated that a 16-year-old boy from Gujarat, Harshwardhan Sinh Zala, has invented the drone ‘EAGLE A7’ which he claims can detect and destroy landmines...

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Mohammed bin Salman walks the India-Pakistan tightrope

Mohammed bin Salman walks the India-Pakistan tightrope

By: Prasanta Kumar Pradhan |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 27 February 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Pakistan on February 17-18 and India on February 19-20, 2019. His visit, coming barely days after the terrorist attack on security forces in Pulwama...

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China’s One Belt One Road: Challenge To India’s Security

China’s One Belt One Road: Challenge To India’s Security

By: Dr Veena Ravikumar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 February 2019

The idea of One Belt One Road (OBOR) is based on the old idea of the silk route with a difference. Earlier it grew out of the exigencies of trade, now, as part of China’s peripheral diplomacy...

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Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi: Optimism Despite Impediments

Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi: Optimism Despite Impediments

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra |Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 26 February 2019

The second US-North Korea summit meet, eight months after the Singapore Summit, is scheduled to take place in Hanoi on 27-28 February 2019. There is skepticism regarding the potential outcomes of...

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Aerospace certified Grauer and Weil (India) Ltd displays impressive Surface...

Aerospace certified Grauer and Weil (India) Ltd displays impressive Surface...

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

Grauer and Weil (India) Ltd displayed a host of stellar products in different categories for aerospace and defence applications at Aero India 2019 held in Bengaluru between 20th to 24th February....

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Litigation against Disabled Soldiers – being withdrawn?

Litigation against Disabled Soldiers – being withdrawn?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 February 2019

According to media reports of February 20, 2019, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to withdraw its appeals made before the Supreme Court against grant of disability benefits to soldiers by...

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Making of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

Making of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani |Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Guardianship: The Indian Navy 1991-2000 | Date: 25 February 2019

The project for an Indigenous Aircraft Carrier took shape in 1979. Under the terms of the Indo–French MOU of 1988, an agreement was signed with DCN of France for assistance by its design group,...

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