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India – A Soft State Perennially Manipulated by its Civilisational Enemies

India – A Soft State Perennially Manipulated by its Civilisational Enemies

By: Jay Bhattacharjee |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 March 2020

The inferno and mayhem that engulfed the nation’s capital for a few days in late February was tragic and heartrending. The loss of human lives and widespread destruction of both state and...

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Synthetic Reality - The Sixth Wave of Innovation threat to National Security

Synthetic Reality - The Sixth Wave of Innovation threat to National Security

By: Navneet Bhushan |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 March 2020

“Everyone is a potential murderer. In everyone there arises from time to time the wish to kill – though not the will to kill”. – Hercule Poirot, in Agatha Christie’s, Curtain –...

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US-Taliban Deal and Beyond

US-Taliban Deal and Beyond

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 March 2020

Signing of the US-Taliban deal by US Special Representative Zalmay Khalizad and Mullah Abdul Gani Baradar on behalf of Taliban at Doha, Qatar on February 29 had all the trappings of a mega show....

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Red Flag over Kabul

Red Flag over Kabul

By: Col Anil Athale |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 March 2020

As has been the practice over the years, attention of the entire Indian strategic community is focussed on the effect of US Taliban deal in terms of the threat the emboldened Taliban will pose to...

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Pakistan finds a new defence partner

Pakistan finds a new defence partner

By: K.N. Pandita |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 March 2020

Of late, Erdogan has begun to dream of becoming the global Islamic leader after the European Union rejected Turkey’s admission. Opting for Islamic card, he is cozying up with Imran Khan of...

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Aircraft Carriers and the Indian Maritime Calculas – Relevant and Essential

Aircraft Carriers and the Indian Maritime Calculas – Relevant and Essential

By: Cmde CP Srivastava |Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 04 March 2020

The debate over the centrality of the aircraft carrier in fleet structure continues unabated over 70 years. The discourse has now picked up steam; the catalyst being the postulate that...

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Chief of Defence Staff and Military Integration

Chief of Defence Staff and Military Integration

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 March 2020

On New Year’s Day 2020, the Government appointment Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as announced by the Prime Minister on the Independence Day of 2019 from the ramparts of Red Fort. As India’s...

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US-Taliban Peace Deal: Is it a Compromise?

US-Taliban Peace Deal: Is it a Compromise?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 March 2020

A long-awaited historic US- Taliban Peace Deal stands signed byU.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar inking it on February 29, 2020. All stake holders...

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Damn it! it’s a War in Delhi

Damn it! it’s a War in Delhi

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 March 2020

Officials of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) operate without uniform, weapons and in anonymity. So did Ankit Sharma. IB operatives have no enforcement role in law & order. They have no powers to...

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Shaheen Bagh: Much More Than Meets the Eye

Shaheen Bagh: Much More Than Meets the Eye

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 February 2020

Shaheen Bagh has not only become a prominent landmark in Delhi but it has etched its name as an iconic movement in post- independence history of modern India. Ostensibly, Shaheen Bagh was chosen...

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How the US and Germany Fooled the World for Decades

How the US and Germany Fooled the World for Decades

By: Cdr Eyal Pinko |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 February 2020

The American and German intelligence communities used Crypto AG, a Swiss company that made encryption tools, to spy on more than 100 countries. Intelligence gathered through this joint operation...

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CDS’ Interview Raises Doubts on a Number of Issues

CDS’ Interview Raises Doubts on a Number of Issues

By: Brig V Mahalingam |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 February 2020

The Interview Should one believe that the authorisation of equipment like tanks and aircrafts to Services is based on the minimum requirement for highest operational preparedness, one is in for a...

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Trump did not exempt Islamic Terror within India

Trump did not exempt Islamic Terror within India

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 February 2020

The protesters at Shaheen Bagh very well comprehend the import and imperative of the CAA. They know it is about ‘coming’ and not ‘going’. For Hindus and Sikhs of the subcontinent partition...

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India must counter Pakistani roadmap to neutralise FATF

India must counter Pakistani roadmap to neutralise FATF

By: Mehtab Karan Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 February 2020

It is business as usual so far as Pakistan and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is concerned. In the periodic ritual of reassessing Pakistan’s position the organisation has, once again,...

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Pakistan, FATF and Masood Azhar’s Houdini Act

Pakistan, FATF and Masood Azhar’s Houdini Act

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 February 2020

The media is full with headlines like ‘Pakistan fails to get off the ‘Grey List’ of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). But a better way would be to say ‘Pakistan successfully avoids...

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Refugees from Pakistan speak of inhumane persecution of minorities in the...

Refugees from Pakistan speak of inhumane persecution of minorities in the...

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 February 2020

The Parliament of our great Nation has enacted the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, (CAA), with the noble, justified and righteous intention of easing the process of grant of citizenship to the...

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Pakistan Fails Yet Again

Pakistan Fails Yet Again

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 February 2020

Despite its intensive lobbying and cosmetic measures to convince the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to take it off the Grey List in which it was placed in June 2018, the international watchdog...

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India’s Third Front

India’s Third Front

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 February 2020

An opposition leader in the Lok Sabha taunted the capability of the Indian Armed Forces to deal with a two-front threat. The remark was by no means innocent, the message was meant for external and...

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Indo-US Defence “Make in India” Aviation Initiative

Indo-US Defence “Make in India” Aviation Initiative

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra |Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 24 February 2020

The discussions on the Indo-US nuclear deal in 2005 actually started the India-US strategic cooperation and possibly of India leaning towards the USA. Because of years of military purchases from...

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Role of Military History

Role of Military History

By: Col Anil Athale |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 February 2020

Napoleon had once famously said that ‘morale to the material is like three is to one’. Military history that celebrates the glorious deeds of past can boost the morale of soldiers and citizens...

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