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Is Bollywood out of sync with Indian soldiery?

Is Bollywood out of sync with Indian soldiery?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jun , 2019

Bollywood has now latched on to surgical strikes and military campaigns as a way to garner popularity and box office successes, having practically exhausted the staple of love stories, song and...

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A Terrorist State Clamouring for Peace

A Terrorist State Clamouring for Peace

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jun , 2019

Hours before leaving for the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meet, Prime Minister Imran Khan in an interview to Sputnik, a Russian news agency, blew hot and...

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US- Iran Stand Off: Implications of Geography

US- Iran Stand Off: Implications of Geography

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jun , 2019

Escalating Tensions In May this year US terminated its waiver for all nations importing Iranian oil. This has dwindled Iranian oil exports from 2.5 billion barrel per day (bpd) in 2018 May to...

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Flight Refuellers for the IAF: Lessons from Gagan Shakti 2018

Flight Refuellers for the IAF: Lessons from Gagan Shakti 2018

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 17 Jun , 2019

Nine months of planning for Exercise Gagan Shakti brought forth immaculate execution during the period from April 08 to 22, 2018. The stated aims of the Exercise were real time coordination,...

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Pushing the Red Line: Analysing India’s Response Post Pulwama

Pushing the Red Line: Analysing India’s Response Post Pulwama

By: Maj Dibya Satpathy | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 17 Jun , 2019

Balakot as a target was diligently selected after confirmed intelligence reports of presence of terror camps. Words were carefully chosen to justify the strikes and garner the needed international...

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Space Warfare – India Finds Focus

Space Warfare – India Finds Focus

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jun , 2019

Preparations for space warfare and developing weaponry for it commenced globally decades ago. Its scope included ground-to-space warfare like attacking satellites from the earth – anti-satellite...

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Understanding the Riddle of Indian Defence Dependency

Understanding the Riddle of Indian Defence Dependency

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jun , 2019

Part-1 As the first IDSA military history research fellow, I was engaged in studying the Anglo-Maratha wars of 18th and early 19th century. During my research I came across a very interesting...

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Lt. Saurabh Kalia: The Patrol Leader

Lt. Saurabh Kalia: The Patrol Leader

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jun , 2019

This is the story of a young officer, all of 23 years and his five brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for us. They did not get martyrdom in a best thinkable way, that is, fighting the...

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Securing India’s Rightful Place in the Comity of Nations

Securing India’s Rightful Place in the Comity of Nations

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 14 Jun , 2019

By end-May, a new government will be in power in India. Evidently it will be a NDA government with reinforced mandate in power for the 17th Lok Sabha. However, the wounded opposition is likely to...

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Libya: Haftar a Dominant Player

Libya: Haftar a Dominant Player

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2019

Editors Note: The region of West Asia stretching across Africa north of the Equator is on the boil. Countries ranging from Yemen, to Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Gaza, Libya, Sudan and Chad...

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National Security Challenges

National Security Challenges

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2019

The hype created about uncertainty of the outcome of election 2019 has ended with the nation re-imposing its faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Modi and expressing satisfaction with the...

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Indian Ocean Strategic Security Cooperation

Indian Ocean Strategic Security Cooperation

By: Shashwat Sarin | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jun , 2019

This research paper studies the application of India’s foreign policy in Indian Ocean region. It underlines the current framework i.e. economic, strategic, bilateral and multilateral defense...

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Pulwama to Garhchiroli – training and accountability need focus

Pulwama to Garhchiroli – training and accountability need focus

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jun , 2019

BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi and the four security personnel were killed as Maoists targeted his convoy of three vehicles, including the MLA’s bullet-proof one, in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh on...

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Balakot Imbroglio: Do tell us what happened at Balakot

Balakot Imbroglio: Do tell us what happened at Balakot

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jun , 2019

Did India over play the “surgical strike” of September 2016 in an effort to draw maximum political millage from that? Pakistan’s reaction had resulted in, increase in cross border firing and...

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India’s 5G Network

India’s 5G Network

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jun , 2019

As the 5G networks begin taking shape world over, medical researchers are raising fears of health hazards from 5G. These include overall adverse effects on health and the DNA, leading to cancer,...

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A Road Map for the New Defence Minister

A Road Map for the New Defence Minister

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jun , 2019

Like Mr. Modi’s googly in the general election, the shifting of Rajnath Singh to the South Block is nothing short of a Chinaman. And the country he has to checkmate in the coming years in terms...

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Emerging political scenario in the sub-continent

Emerging political scenario in the sub-continent

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jun , 2019

Days ahead of the parliamentary election in our country, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan remarked in a press briefing that with a right-wing government in New Delhi chances for the resumption...

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J&K: About out-of-box elections and delimitation

J&K: About out-of-box elections and delimitation

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2019

Within days of NDA-3 assuming office, Kashmir has taken centre stage. The situation there came up for discussion in the first meeting called by Home Minister Amit Shah. It has also been stated by...

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De-limitation: A Step towards ending Regional Discrimination

De-limitation: A Step towards ending Regional Discrimination

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2019

Among numerous problems that engulf Jammu & Kashmir, regional discrimination tops the list. Not very long ago, there was a misconception in the country that J&K means Kashmir. Many official...

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Challenges before New Defence Minister

Challenges before New Defence Minister

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jun , 2019

The appointment of Rajnath Singh as Raksha Mantri brought cheers and applause to the Defence Services community including the veterans, who are highly critical of the political leadership because...

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