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Pakistan Democratic Movement and the Military Proclivity

Pakistan Democratic Movement and the Military Proclivity

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 28 Nov , 2020

Although India continues to be the eternal enemy of Pakistan, the people of Pakistan no longer blindly yield to the establishment’s narrative – a narrative inventively built by showcasing some...

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Ceasefire of Indo-China War 1962: Victory has many Fathers; Defeat is an Orphan

Ceasefire of Indo-China War 1962: Victory has many Fathers; Defeat is an Orphan

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 28 Nov , 2020

On 20 October, 1962, in NEFA, units of 7 Infantry Brigade were overrun, after giving stiff resistance to People’s Liberation Army (PLA).  Tactical headquarters of Red Eagle division, under Major...

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Another Date-Change for the NPT RevCon: Fresh Opportunity to Shape its Success

Another Date-Change for the NPT RevCon: Fresh Opportunity to Shape its Success

By: Dr Manpreet Sethi | Date: 27 Nov , 2020

The Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that conducts a review conference (RevCon) every five years was due to hold one in April-May 2020. This RevCon had special significance as it was to mark the...

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Indian Navy: Changes in Regulations Regarding Moustaches and Beards

Indian Navy: Changes in Regulations Regarding Moustaches and Beards

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Triumph | Date: 27 Nov , 2020

The Navy’s Regulations on the subject of moustaches and beards had adopted, verbatim, the regulations of the British Navy. These required that a naval officer or sailor:- had either to have...

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Nagrota Encounter: A Critical Appraisal of Pakistan’s intent and our...

Nagrota Encounter: A Critical Appraisal of Pakistan’s intent and our...

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Nov , 2020

The successful encounter at Nagrota, near Jammu on NH 44, in which four heavily armed Pakistani terrorists were eliminated by the alert and diligent Indian security forces, has once again exposed...

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Converging Priorities: India, France and Germany in the Indo-Pacific

Converging Priorities: India, France and Germany in the Indo-Pacific

By: Siddharth Anil Nair | Date: 26 Nov , 2020

India’s maritime security has been increasingly threatened by China over the past decade. Beijing’s ‘nine-dash line’ claim in the South China Sea (SCS), its false claim of a historical...

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Mumbai 26/11: Islamabad’s brazen attack

Mumbai 26/11: Islamabad’s brazen attack

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 26 Nov , 2020

The war of civilization between the Muslims and the infidels has begun in Indian territory. So said the first statement issued in the name of the so-called Indian Mujahideen (IM) in November,...

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US Naval Fleet in Indian Ocean: Emerging Priority Theatre of Global Power...

US Naval Fleet in Indian Ocean: Emerging Priority Theatre of Global Power...

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Nov , 2020

The reported US intention of creating a separate naval command for Indian Ocean apparently sounds to be good news for the India. The positive side is its timings in the current context, and more...

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An improbable India-China War

An improbable India-China War

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 25 Nov , 2020

Armed forces of India and China have been facing one another eyeball- to- eyeball in a standoff in Eastern Ladakh since May. Both are increasing their troops-strength with sophisticated weapons,...

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Why India needs to Rethink its Tibet Policy, if there’s one

Why India needs to Rethink its Tibet Policy, if there’s one

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 25 Nov , 2020

On 20 November, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) proudly announced that its Sikyong (president), Lobsang Sangay, had entered the White House. Dharamsala called it “a historic feat”,...

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Checking Cross LoC Infiltration by Pakistan

Checking Cross LoC Infiltration by Pakistan

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2020

One of the easiest ways by which an adversary/ enemy can access those areas which necessarily have to be protected from the former is through an underground passageway facilitated through a...

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India should consider a Surgical Strike rerun as Pakistan continues to...

India should consider a Surgical Strike rerun as Pakistan continues to...

By: Anil Bhat | Date: 24 Nov , 2020

Timed with Chinese forces’ aggressive moves/misadventures against the Indian Army in Eastern Ladakh since May, Pakistani forces stepped up the ceasefire violations/unprovoked firing and...

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Decoding Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

Decoding Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 24 Nov , 2020

It is a challenge to encapsulate the Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 (DAP 2020), released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on September 30, 2020.1  It is spread over 12 chapters and runs into...

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Fake Army of Assam

Fake Army of Assam

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2020

Incidents of terrorists wearing Army uniforms to attack army bases in Jammu and Kashmir have been happening over past years. Donning Army uniforms naturally would help terrorists close in to...

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Indian Army Ignores Chinese Propaganda

Indian Army Ignores Chinese Propaganda

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 23 Nov , 2020

“PLA unveils new smartwatch for combat rescue, it features IoT SIM card, health tracking, Beidou positioning, individual recognition, SOS voice calling, injury reporting, rescue sensing, one key...

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Nepal-India Relations: A View from Kathmandu

Nepal-India Relations: A View from Kathmandu

By: Yubaraj Ghimire | Date: 23 Nov , 2020

A somewhat long meeting between Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Oli and Secretary of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), Samant Goel, on 21 October 2020 continues to trigger a debate in...

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Capability Enhancement Programme: A Cost Effective Approach to Modernisation...

Capability Enhancement Programme: A Cost Effective Approach to Modernisation...

By: Lt Gen NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 23 Nov , 2020

Military capability denotes an integrated and agile combination of trained personnel, mission capable equipment, infrastructure, information systems, organisational structures and processes that...

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Imran Khan’s Visit to Afghanistan

Imran Khan’s Visit to Afghanistan

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

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Afghanistan recently and met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on November 19.  Ghani called Imran’s visit historic though Afghanistan has been reeling...

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The Tibet Factor in India-China Relations

The Tibet Factor in India-China Relations

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 22 Nov , 2020

Seventy Years Ago: Tibet Invaded October 7, 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) crossing the Upper Yangtze and entering into the territory controlled...

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India-Nepal Relations: A View from New Delhi

India-Nepal Relations: A View from New Delhi

By: Prof Sangeeta Thapliyal | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 22 Nov , 2020

India-Nepal relations have been on a downward slope. Many have blamed the border blockade as the turning point; others have pointed to China’s increasing influence. Many more have highlighted...

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