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India’s Third Front

India’s Third Front

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Feb , 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 Feb , 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 Feb , 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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Donald Trump’s India Visit

Donald Trump’s India Visit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 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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Hezbollah now most Prominent Threat to US

Hezbollah now most Prominent Threat to US

By: Manish Rai | Date: 20 Feb , 2020

After the killing of Major General Qassem Suleimani the loudest voice (After Ayatollah Khamenei) threating United States came from Hezbollah. Secretary General of Hezbollah Sheik Hassan Nasrallah...

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

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

By: Philip B. Haney & J. M. Phelps | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 20 Feb , 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 Feb , 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 Feb , 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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Sri Lankan Refugees- Another Memorable Judgement

Sri Lankan Refugees- Another Memorable Judgement

By: Dr V Suryanarayan | Date: 19 Feb , 2020

India has not ratified the 1951 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees nor the 1967 Protocol. Nor has India enacted so far a national refugee law. With the passing of the Amendment to the...

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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 Feb , 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 Feb , 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 Feb , 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 Feb , 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 Feb , 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 Feb , 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...

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

By: Bahauddin Foizee | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Feb , 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 Feb , 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 Feb , 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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How killer Corona virus has dented President Xi’s mandate

How killer Corona virus has dented President Xi’s mandate

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 12 Feb , 2020

Dynasties in the Middle Kingdom go through cycles. The Emperor of a strong and just dynasty brings peace and prosperity to the people with the ‘Mandate of Heaven’. With time, the system becomes...

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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 Feb , 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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