IDR Blog

Ukraine Conflict and the US-Russia-China Triangle
Ukraine Conflict and the US-Russia-China Triangle

The West was expecting Russian President Vladimir Putin to declare all out war on Ukraine in his speech presiding over the annual parade commemorating the triumph over Nazi Germany in World War II on May 9. But Putin described the Russian special operations in Ukraine as “forced, timely, and only correct decision,” as was in the past. Putin...

More

CPEC: a Tale of ‘Iron-Clad’ Friendship and Weak Bridges
Nilesh Kunwar | 10 May , 2022 0 comments
CPEC: a Tale of ‘Iron-Clad’ Friendship and Weak Bridges

Frightening videos of the Hassanabad concrete bridge on Karakoram Highway being washed away in a matter of seconds is a grim reminder of how human apathy towards climate and environment has invited nature’s fury. This incident also reveals the heavy penalty that one has to pay for undertaking infrastructural development with reckless speed...

More

18 Punjab Operations in High Altitude Terrain of Kargil
18 Punjab Operations in High Altitude Terrain of Kargil

Like most other days at Drass, 03 December 1971, was again a chilly day. The bone-chilling afternoon deterred all activity, but we had found out a method to beat back the freezing cold. Our prolonged deployment at Drass and the large open area adjoining our field fortifications had turned us into accomplished baseball players. Baseball had...

More

Defending the Defenders: Close Defence of Ground Based Air Defence Weapon Systems
Col Mandeep Singh | 05 May , 2022 0 comments
Defending the Defenders: Close Defence of Ground Based Air Defence Weapon Systems

On 12 April 2022, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov claimed that its Kalibr missiles had destroyed four launchers of Ukrainian S-300 air defence system on the outskirts of the city of Dnipro. Konashenkov also claimed that Russian forces had targeted missile defence systems in three different locations. The claim...

More

The West Misled the Public on Russia’s War Strategy, and the Results Are Starting to show in Donbass

If you follow the western media’s coverage of the war in Ukraine, you’ll probably come to one clear conclusion: Things aren’t going to plan for Russia. If you’re embedded into the world of twitter, you’ll probably even think Moscow is losing. There’s enough reason to believe it at face value: An apparent plan to occupy Kyiv and the...

More