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Indian Brand of ‘Islam’ is the solution

Indian Brand of ‘Islam’ is the solution

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Mar , 2019

In 2018, 44 militants were killed in the Shopian district in Kashmir. BurhanWani, killed in 2016 also had Shopian connection. The district is prodigious in producing jihadis as well as apples. The...

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The F-16 vs Mig-21 Bison: More Questions than Answers

The F-16 vs Mig-21 Bison: More Questions than Answers

By: Air Marshal Harish Masand | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Mar , 2019

The analysis of the much-reported dogfight between the IAF and the PAF on 27th February as a fall-out of the Balakot strike the previous morning has thrown up a number of theories, conjectures and...

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Operation ‘Sunrise’

Operation ‘Sunrise’

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Mar , 2019

News of India conducting a ‘Third Surgical Strike’ in Myanmar has suddenly exploded in media on March 14-15. Over the last three years, all Indian military operations are prefixed with...

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Is China preparing for a conflict with India?

Is China preparing for a conflict with India?

By: Gp Capt Ravinder Singh Chhatwal | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 19 Mar , 2019

The Indian armed forces need not match the numerical superiority of the PLA in terms of manpower and equipment. There is no need for India to get into an arms race with China and match its...

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Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Mar , 2019

Post the Pulwama car-bombing of February 14 and IAF airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Pakistan on February 27, the media exploded with...

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China does it Again

China does it Again

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Mar , 2019

The nation yet again is busy discussing China’s decision to block efforts at the United Nations to ban Jaish chief Masood Azhar for the fourth consecutive time. The discussion appears to be...

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The Joint Venture for AK-203: The Long Term Challenge of Indigenisation

The Joint Venture for AK-203: The Long Term Challenge of Indigenisation

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Mar , 2019

The Army has been looking for a modern assault rifle to replace the INSAS which was inducted in 1994. The army has been generally dissatisfied with the rifle design of INSAS because of its...

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China Chooses to Stand with Terrorists for the Fourth Time

China Chooses to Stand with Terrorists for the Fourth Time

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Mar , 2019

It’s not a big surprise for any strategist that China has blocked the bid to have Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar designated a global terrorist for the fourth time. China has repeated the...

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A Paradgim Shift in India’s Security Strategy

A Paradgim Shift in India’s Security Strategy

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Mar , 2019

In the wee hours of the morning of February 26, 2019, India reacted to the Pulwama suicide attack on the Indian Security Forces with a “pre-emptive strike on terrorist targets” by the Indian...

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No More Unlikely Friends, Russia building bridges with Pakistan

No More Unlikely Friends, Russia building bridges with Pakistan

By: Neetu Arpan Grover | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Mar , 2019

Never say never in international politics because only national interest is paramount, friends and adversaries change accordingly. Russia is making a comeback to South Asia with a gradual...

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Anti India sentiments serve Pakistan’s interests

Anti India sentiments serve Pakistan’s interests

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Mar , 2019

Politics makes strange bedfellows while destiny imposes difficult neighborhoods. The two nation theory being followed by Pakistan survives on spewing venom at its secular, democratic and...

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Airstrikes wipe out decades of cowardice and humiliation

Airstrikes wipe out decades of cowardice and humiliation

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Mar , 2019

Fast paced events have overtaken the country, quite unprecedented in its post independence historical sweep, such as the devastating air strike on Balakot, the nerve-centre of Jaish-e-Mohammed’s...

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Pulwama-Balakot can be defining moment for India in a long drawn out war

Pulwama-Balakot can be defining moment for India in a long drawn out war

By: Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 11 Mar , 2019

The grenade attack in Jammu city on Thursday (March 7) that killed two people and injured more than 40 has been attributed to the Hizbul Mujahedin and comes a few weeks after the Pulwama attack....

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Balakot: Why was the Air Strike Successful

Balakot: Why was the Air Strike Successful

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Mar , 2019

In the year 1989, we freed five jihadis in exchange for one Rubbaiya. Ten years later in 1999, we traded 160 Indian citizens for three jihadis. This reflects the trajectory of global jihad in...

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Pakistan: Reeling under the impact of self created fault lines

Pakistan: Reeling under the impact of self created fault lines

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2019

The high tension created by the face-off between India and Pakistan post the barbaric terrorist attack on the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy at Pulwama, Kashmir, in...

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What Beyond Balakot?

What Beyond Balakot?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2019

The unprecedented use of image of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthman, a serving IAF officer, indicates the low to which the ruling political party is prepared to stoop. This too after the...

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‘Out of box options’ needed to deal with Pakistan’s Proxy War, post...

‘Out of box options’ needed to deal with Pakistan’s Proxy War, post...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Mar , 2019

Backdrop India has suffered enough of Proxy War since last 30 years, which continues in Imran’s ‘Naya Pakistan’ with same vigor as hitherto fore.  The surgical strikes launched in 2016 post...

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The long shadow of Taliban hangs over Afghanistan

The long shadow of Taliban hangs over Afghanistan

By: Sarbhanu Nath | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 09 Mar , 2019

One fact stands out in a glaring manner in the peace talks being conducted between the Taliban and Afghan and United States envoys – the Afghan government is conspicuously absent from the...

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Kunan-Pushpora Resurfaces with Crackdown on Separatists

Kunan-Pushpora Resurfaces with Crackdown on Separatists

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Mar , 2019

Concurrent to the crackdown on the separatists and Jamaat-e-Islami in the Kashmir Valley, the fictitious case of Kunan-Pushpora mass rape case has resurfaced. This could be due to instructions...

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Afghanistan: Thinking in Terms of Hindu Kush

Afghanistan: Thinking in Terms of Hindu Kush

By: S Rajasimman | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 08 Mar , 2019

It would be in strategic error if India considers the myriad of political events occurring within Afghanistan as subject matter of its foreign policy. The security situation in Afghanistan has...

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