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Donald Trump’s India Visit

Donald Trump’s India Visit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 February 2020

US President Donald Trump is to arrive in India on February 24 for a two-day visit. This will be his first state visit to India. According to the White House Press Secretary, “During a phone...

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London Bridge to Kashmir and Beyond: What makes Jammu & Kashmir so Important?

London Bridge to Kashmir and Beyond: What makes Jammu & Kashmir so Important?

By: Philip B. Haney & J. M. Phelps |Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 20 February 2020

One of the best sources for background information on the complicated subject of Jammu and Kashmir is a book by Alastair Lamb entitled Kashmir: A Disputed Legacy 1846–1990 (available online in...

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Space Tech in Indian Defence :  A new chapter in the offing?

Space Tech in Indian Defence :  A new chapter in the offing?

By: Rakesh Sasibhushan |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 February 2020

Global Space industry revenues are valued at $360 Billion according to market reports.  Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs estimates that the global space industry could generate revenue of more...

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Turks and Syrians Heading Towards a Major Conflict

Turks and Syrians Heading Towards a Major Conflict

By: Manish Rai |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 February 2020

Turkey and Syria are now directly involved in the military confrontation and this time not through proxies but through their regular troops since the start of this month. This all started when on...

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The Truth about Rising Defence Pensions

The Truth about Rising Defence Pensions

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 February 2020

There is considerable commotion in media over the rising defence pension outlay which has touched Rs 1.33 lakh crore.  There are headlines like “General Rawat Favours Pension Cut, Colonial...

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Corona Virus: Developing National Strategy to Counter New Age Bio-Weapons

Corona Virus: Developing National Strategy to Counter New Age Bio-Weapons

By: Lt Cdr Bharat Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 February 2020

Biological warfare involves use of Micro-organisms or toxins derived from living organisms to produce death, disability or toxicity in humans, animals or plants. The history of biological warfare...

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Lessons learnt? A year after Pulwama

Lessons learnt? A year after Pulwama

By: Air Marshal Harish Masand |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 February 2020

Almost a year after Pulwama on February 14, 2019, the following strike on Balakot on February 26 and the aerial engagement the day after that, I was happy to see that we seemed to have learned...

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Nailing Pakistan’s War on Terror Financing Farce

Nailing Pakistan’s War on Terror Financing Farce

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 February 2020

It’s neither appropriate nor civil to accuse the judiciary of being biased, but then, exceptions are always there and Pakistan is one such example where just a year and a half ago, Justice...

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Turbulent times for Beijing

Turbulent times for Beijing

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 15 February 2020

The world is going through tumultuous times. China, too, has not been spared. A dreaded virus has struck the Middle Kingdom and there’s no end in sight for the epidemic though it seems to be...

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Sending troops to Afghanistan would be ludicrous 

Sending troops to Afghanistan would be ludicrous 

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 February 2020

Suggestions are being injected through media that Hamdullah Mohib, National Security of Afghanistan during his recent visit to New Delhi “privately” requested that India deploy a Brigade or a...

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Reasons behind Sirisena’s Failure to Turn Sri Lanka Away from Pro-China Policy

Reasons behind Sirisena’s Failure to Turn Sri Lanka Away from Pro-China Policy

By: Bahauddin Foizee |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 February 2020

Sri Lanka and its ports are strategically important to major regional and global economic powers, as they lie along one of world’s busiest and most important sea lines of communication (SLoC)....

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Trump’s Middle East Peace Bid

Trump’s Middle East Peace Bid

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 February 2020

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing by his side, US President Donald Trump on January 28 announced his plan for peace in the Middle East – ‘Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to...

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Myanmar: Current Developments and President Xi’s Visit: China Gains

Myanmar: Current Developments and President Xi’s Visit: China Gains

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 12 February 2020

President Xi Jinping made a two-day visit to Myanmar on 17th and 18th of January.  Though the visit was declared as one to mark the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the two...

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J&K and Ladakh: Intense winter season highlights People-Army bond

J&K and Ladakh: Intense winter season highlights People-Army bond

By: Dr. Simrit Kahlon |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 February 2020

The people of the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh region have, along with the Army, faced great challenges to neutralise a diabolic foreign design of wresting the region from the Indian Union through...

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India Under a Hybrid Attack?!

India Under a Hybrid Attack?!

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa |Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 11 February 2020

 “Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.” —Sun Tzu In...

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New Bodo Accord

New Bodo Accord

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 February 2020

Signing of the Bodo Accord on January 23 between the Government of India and Bodos is a significant step that would contribute greatly towards ushering peace in the turbulent northeast. The new...

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Marginal Increase in Defence Budget Could Mar Modernisation

Marginal Increase in Defence Budget Could Mar Modernisation

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 February 2020

The disappointing part is that there has been a very marginal increase in the capital outlay for defence for 2020-21 as compared to the budget estimates and revised estimates of 2019-20, which...

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Drones: A Game Changer in Future Conflict

Drones: A Game Changer in Future Conflict

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha |Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 07 February 2020

Drones have been called “the ultimate military growth industry”. Air, naval and land forces everywhere are striving to acquire these platforms. Herein lies the danger; thanks to advanced armed...

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MBDA at DefExpo 2020:

MBDA at DefExpo 2020: "Making in India"

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 07 February 2020

 “MBDA has two exciting focuses during DEFEXPO 2020: providing the highest performing missile technologies to India, and secondly delivering on Make in India as part of our longstanding...

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Boeing Affirms Commitment to India Defense Modernization

Boeing Affirms Commitment to India Defense Modernization

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 February 2020

Boeing highlighted advanced defence capabilities for the armed forces, partnerships to develop India’s aerospace ecosystem and reiterated its commitment to invest in India to maximize the...

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