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21 Centuary Warfare: Indian Army set to Incorporate AI to Augment Capability
Ashutosh Bhatia | 26 Sep , 2019 1 comment
21 Centuary Warfare: Indian Army set to Incorporate AI to Augment Capability

The Indian Army is set to incorporate artificial intelligence into its formations in constructive, protective and destructive purposes in the next three to four years, said commander of the Jaipur based South Western Command Lt Gen Alok Kler adding it would first be used in mechanised forces. Lt Gen Kler was addressing media persons on the...

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And if India had won 1962 War?
Claude Arpi | 19 Sep , 2019 1 comment

Wing Commander Jag Mohan (‘Jaggi’) Nath of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is the first of the six Indian officers to have twice been decorated with the Maha Vir Chakra (MVC), India’s second highest war-time military decoration.  A few months ago, I interviewed the 90-year old Wing Commander who had the privilege to fly 11 years on the famous...

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Modi's Russia visit: Short in Duration, Long in Achievements
Ashok Sajjanhar | 18 Sep , 2019 0 comments

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a 36-hour bilateral visit to Vladivostok, Russia September 4-5 to participate in the 20th annual bilateral summit and as chief guest to the 5th Eurasian Economic Forum at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin.  The significance of the visit was enhanced by the unequivocal support by Russia, just...

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China Readies for Next Dalai Lama
Claude Arpi | 13 Sep , 2019 0 comments

The Dalai Lama’s answers about his succession often make the headlines; in some cases, his words were even misinterpreted. But, on August 18, a video addressed to members of the Minnesota Tibetan Association which received a wide circulation on social media, brought joy to his followers; the Nobel-laureate said that he was presently in the...

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Myanmar: Recent Developments

The most important event this month has been the surprising attacks by the three members of the Northern Alliance- the TNLA, MNDAA and the AA on infra structure and Army’s check posts in areas close to the Chinese border.  More audacious was the attack by the three “brotherhood group” in the Mandalay region targeting the “Defence...

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