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Fast-tracking of Indo-Pacific Partnership

Fast-tracking of Indo-Pacific Partnership

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2021

The Eurasian Times of 17 January reported de-classification of a US highly confidential ten-page report prepared by Assistant Secretary Robert C O’ Brian which, among other things, highlights...

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Chinese Village in Arunachal: India Must Speak Up!

Chinese Village in Arunachal: India Must Speak Up!

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 22 Jan , 2021

On August 28, 1959, the Indian Ambassador in Beijing sent a strong note to China’s Foreign Ministry, to protest the fact that Chinese troops had violated Indian territory; after mentioning other...

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Decline of a Superpower – Trump brings down the US to the Bihar-Bengal-UP...

Decline of a Superpower – Trump brings down the US to the Bihar-Bengal-UP...

By: Jay Bhattacharjee | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2021

We do not have to be admirers or students of Edward Gibbon when we look at the events across the Atlantic in the last four years, as President Trump and his Republican Party cohorts almost managed...

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Farce Behind Pakistan’s FATF Actions

Farce Behind Pakistan’s FATF Actions

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 21 Jan , 2021

Pakistan goes into sleep mode on actions against global terrorism immediately after Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meetings. As the next review appears, its courts and security agencies move...

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India Beefs up Air force with Indigenous Fighter Jets: Dawn of a New Era in...

India Beefs up Air force with Indigenous Fighter Jets: Dawn of a New Era in...

By: Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 21 Jan , 2021

 “Quantity has a quality, all its own,” is a phrase attributed to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. He was referring to Russia’s numerical preponderance in men and machines, which had brought the...

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Miniaturization of Warfare

Miniaturization of Warfare

By: Mangesh Sawant | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jan , 2021

The last eight decades saw warfare being transformed from large battleships to small drones. The nineties decade and beyond saw the miniaturization of phones and computers. RMA is poised to take...

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Kashmir: New Pakistan Sponsored Terror “Kids on the Block”

Kashmir: New Pakistan Sponsored Terror “Kids on the Block”

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jan , 2021

Pakistan has excelled in “Keeping the pot boiling” so far as perpetration of terror, dissension and disruption in Kashmir is concerned. No amount of pressure, domestic or international, has...

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Book Excerpts – 1962 War: Reflections of the Past

Book Excerpts – 1962 War: Reflections of the Past

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 20 Jan , 2021

Introduction If one event has deeply marked the Indian psyche since Independence, it is certainly the short Sino-Indian conflict in October/November 1962. The publication of a new book (in this...

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Is there a good China hand in Biden team?

Is there a good China hand in Biden team?

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jan , 2021

(The article was originally published in ftchinese.com. it was subsequently carried on the Chinese website https://6do.news/article/3567415-61) Original Article in Chinese:...

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India and China Swap Roles amid Nepal Political Crisis

India and China Swap Roles amid Nepal Political Crisis

By: Mohak Gambhir | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 19 Jan , 2021

As Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dissolved Nepal’s parliament on Dec 20 last year[1], the country quickly descended into political turmoil again after a short stint of the Nepal Communist...

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19th January- The Holocaust Day

19th January- The Holocaust Day

By: Ashok Bhan | Date: 19 Jan , 2021

19th January 1990 is the darkest day in the history of Kashmir. The aborigines population and the minority Kashmiri Pandit community was driven out and exited at gun-point from the Kashmir Valley....

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Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 19 Jan , 2021

On Jan, 04, 1990, a local Urdu newspaper, Aftab, published a press release issued by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, asking all Pandits to leave the Valley immediately. Al Safa, another local daily repeated...

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NATO Military Alliance Europe Highlights Strategic Concerns on Emerging...

NATO Military Alliance Europe Highlights Strategic Concerns on Emerging...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 18 Jan , 2021

The “China Threat” is no longer a security challenge confined to India, Japan and Indo Pacific nations but now palpably perceived as a global threat- in –the- making impacting the NATO...

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Xi’s Mega Projects: Should India Worry?

Xi’s Mega Projects: Should India Worry?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 18 Jan , 2021

On the occasion of the New Year, President Xi Jinping called the Communist Party “a gigantic vessel that navigates China’s stable and long-term development;” he stated: “Upholding the...

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Equipment Capability Gaps: Its Impact on Mission Outcomes

Equipment Capability Gaps: Its Impact on Mission Outcomes

By: Lt Gen NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 18 Jan , 2021

“In the 21st century, leaders who lack sufficient technical know – how, function at a marked disadvantage. An officer or a soldier who feels insecure about even a small portion of his weapon,...

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Let the Staff go along with the Flag; the Typewriters can Follow Later

Let the Staff go along with the Flag; the Typewriters can Follow Later

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 17 Jan , 2021

This morning, one of the pioneers of the Indian Frontier Administrative Service (IFAS) passed away. It perhaps marks the end of an era. KC Johorey, who later joined the IAS and became Chief...

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Impact of 1965 War on Pakistan

Impact of 1965 War on Pakistan

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Military Factor in Pakistan | Date: 17 Jan , 2021

Pakistan Army realised the vulnerability of East Pakistan, with its 4100 Km border with India and defended by a weak division with only two effective brigades – even though it was never...

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A Glimpse of Life in the Army

A Glimpse of Life in the Army

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Armed Forces | Date: 17 Jan , 2021

Many of us wonder what the Army does in peacetime when there is no war on. Some people believe that they live a life of luxury, drink a lot and generally waste their time in playing golf or card...

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Insurgency as a Spoiler: South Asian Context

Insurgency as a Spoiler: South Asian Context

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Date: 16 Jan , 2021

Issues Meriting Importance At the outset it should be clear that there is no international definition for the insurgency. It is commonly agreed that it is an organised armed struggle by a section...

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Approach towards Kashmir in 2021

Approach towards Kashmir in 2021

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 16 Jan , 2021

The year 2020 commenced with the UT under the spoke of security forces as a fall out of abrogation of article 370. COVID 19 restrictions added to those already prevalent in the region. Senior...

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