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The Military Magicians: Pulling Rabbits out of a Hat

The Military Magicians: Pulling Rabbits out of a Hat

By: Brig Deepak Sinha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 May 2019

After years of speculation the Government has finally bitten the bullet and formally named the heads of the Armed Forces Special Operations Division (AFSOD) and the Defence Cyber Agency (DCA),...

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The Costing Conundrum

The Costing Conundrum

By: Commodore KS Subramanian |Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 28 May 2019

While we all know that warships do not come cheap, there is an urgent need to standardise designs and review the costing mechanism to ensure realistic prices and timely deliveries, particularly...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Security policy of the incoming government

Jammu and Kashmir: Security policy of the incoming government

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 May 2019

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA government is poised to begin its second consecutive term in office with a landslide victory in the recently concluded general elections. The clear majority...

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The silent heroes of Indian Army

The silent heroes of Indian Army

By: Sudip Talukdar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 May 2019

What motivates a soldier to plunge headlong into extreme danger, staking his very life for the sake of regimental pride and honour, while defending the nation?  He is buoyed by the knowledge and...

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Drones in Conflict

Drones in Conflict

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 May 2019

The ISIS used drones extensively in Iraq-Syria for reconnaissance, surveillance and dropping explosives and mines, inflicting casualties and caution on attacking forces. As early as 2015, Iraqi...

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India waits for the US-Russia rapprochement

India waits for the US-Russia rapprochement

By: Dr Raj Kumar Sharma |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 May 2019

Ever since India became independent in 1947, the structure of international relations has had a profound impact on India’s security and foreign policy. The relations between three big powers,...

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India must support Iran not clerics regime

India must support Iran not clerics regime

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May 2019

The Iranian nuclear deal painstakingly scripted by Obama for all practices is, off. The deal came into effect on 18 October 2015 and was implemented on 16 January 2016. The deal as part of Joint...

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Re-emergence of ISIS: Threat to India

Re-emergence of ISIS: Threat to India

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 May 2019

Ever since the rout of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also referred to as Islamic State (IS), a debate has raged in the strategic circles regarding its future. IS not very long ago was...

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Post Balakot: Building Nation’s Nuclear Resilience

Post Balakot: Building Nation’s Nuclear Resilience

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 May 2019

February 26, 2019 Indian Air Force  hit Terrorist training camps at Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunwa region. The raid was a big  success and we came back unscathed. It was in retaliation...

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INS ‘Vishal’ – next aircraft carrier

INS ‘Vishal’ – next aircraft carrier

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 May 2019

Reports in media indicate UK is in talks with the Indian government on building a new state-of-the-art aircraft carrier on the lines of Britain’s HMS ‘Queen Elizabeth’ as part of ongoing...

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Eric Beranger appointed as CEO of MBDA

Eric Beranger appointed as CEO of MBDA

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 May 2019

Eric Beranger is to be MBDA’s new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1 June 2019, replacing Antoine Bouvier. Over the past 20 years Eric has worked in a number of senior positions in...

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IS Strikes South Asia: Are India and China Next?

IS Strikes South Asia: Are India and China Next?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Courtesy: www.col.hariharan.info/ | Date: 21 May 2019

After the IS caliphate was decimated, USA and multinational forces including some groups like Kurds supporting them announced victory over Daesh. It was however well anticipated that despite the...

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US sanctions on Iran can hamper World Peace

US sanctions on Iran can hamper World Peace

By: VBN Ram |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 May 2019

The reasons offered by President Donald Trump for his abrupt withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) i.e. the Iran nuclear deal on May 8, 2018- were many, such as, •  Its...

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North Korea and the musings in Capitol Hill

North Korea and the musings in Capitol Hill

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

Soon after Kim Jong-un, DPRK’s Supreme Leader returned from his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, DPRK fired two short-range ballistic missiles within the space of a week. The...

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In Search of a Trigger this Summer

In Search of a Trigger this Summer

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May 2019

Come summer and coinciding with the “Durbar” move, it has almost become a routine that the Valley is set on fire by the elements inimical to the return of normalcy and peace in Kashmir....

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Firepower needs willpower:

Firepower needs willpower: "GOCO” – free gifts for private sector

By: Neeraj Mahajan |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 May 2019

•  The Indian Army is facing an acute deficiency of ammunition and spares. Almost 60-70 % of the army’s inventory is out-of-date and unserviceable due to lack of spares for repair,...

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Japan-Russia dilemma over the territorial dispute

Japan-Russia dilemma over the territorial dispute

By: Simran Walia |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 May 2019

Relations between Russia and Japan have strained mainly due to the issue of obstinate territorial dispute between the two nations over the Southern Kuril Islands. Peace talks between Japan and...

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Sixth US-Taliban Talks – little gain?

Sixth US-Taliban Talks – little gain?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May 2019

The sixth round of US-Taliban talks at Doha, Qatar concluded on May 9 with spokesman for Taliban stating, “The sixth round of talks … ended, with some progress made on the draft agreement...

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General Elections: Unsavoury incidents tarnishing image of Armed Forces

General Elections: Unsavoury incidents tarnishing image of Armed Forces

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 May 2019

Exercising their voting rights has emerged as yet another challenge that the soldiers of the nation face in their day to day existence. One remembers that during army service one did not get to...

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ISIS is a Big Hurdle for Afghan Peace

ISIS is a Big Hurdle for Afghan Peace

By: Manish Rai |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 May 2019

Islamic State Afghanistan claimed responsibility for an attack on the communication ministry building centrally located in capital Kabul last month. The Islamic State’s local arm has repeatedly...

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