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Responding to War and Warfare in the Sixth Wave of Innovation (2020-2045)

Responding to War and Warfare in the Sixth Wave of Innovation (2020-2045)

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 16 Oct , 2019

We are in a re-polarising world reflected in a strategic superpower competition between the US and China in an unfathomable cyberspace and digital-economy territory that will give rise to new type...

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Impeachment proceedings on Trump and its impact on India and on global stage

Impeachment proceedings on Trump and its impact on India and on global stage

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Oct , 2019

The Constitution of United States of America provides an authority to the Congress to impeach and remove the President and other civil officers upon a determination that such officers have...

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Indian Al Qaeda Boss Killed, Highlighting Growing Problem

Indian Al Qaeda Boss Killed, Highlighting Growing Problem

By: Alex Newman | Issue: Courtesy: www.libertysentinel.org | Date: 15 Oct , 2019

Al Qaeda on the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) chief Asim Umar was killed in an air strike in Afghanistan that was announced this week, shining the light on the Islamic terror group’s rapid...

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Honouring Braves and Sleeping with Terrorists

Honouring Braves and Sleeping with Terrorists

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Oct , 2019

Indian-American Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, posted as Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy, was shot dead on September 28 while on duty. According to a senior police officer, Dhaliwal, who was in his early...

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The Way Ahead: Making India Self Reliant in Defence

The Way Ahead: Making India Self Reliant in Defence

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 13 Oct , 2019

On May 31, 2017, in a major policy reform intended to promote ‘Make in India’ in defence manufacturing, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the much-anticipated Strategic Partnership model...

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US Global Policing - exclusive self-interests

US Global Policing - exclusive self-interests

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2019

Some US lawmakers including Senators Elizabeth Warren (also contesting next presidential election) and Mark Warner, both Democrats, have expressed concern over the slow pace of normalization in...

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Kashmir: Time to smell the coffee

Kashmir: Time to smell the coffee

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2019

There is a lot of talk about widespread dissatisfaction within the state of Jammu and Kashmir, especially in the Kashmir Valley, with regard to the reorganisation of the state into two manageable...

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The Rafale is finally on IAF inventory

The Rafale is finally on IAF inventory

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2019

The Indian Air Force had issued a “Request for Information” (RFI) for 126 MMRCA in 2001. After much dilly-dallying, for almost two years beyond the planned December 2005 issue date, the MoD...

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Defence against Drones

Defence against Drones

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

The Houthi drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Abaqiq and Khurais oil facilities on September 14 have once again brought forth the deadly dimension of this type of disruptive threat. Not that this...

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UNGA: No takers for propaganda

UNGA: No takers for propaganda

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Oct , 2019

The Pakistani premier, Imran Khan, went to New York to participate in the proceedings of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) with a single point agenda of spreading anti-India sentiments....

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Sustaining Air Defence Weapon Systems: Facing the Challenge Here and Now

Sustaining Air Defence Weapon Systems: Facing the Challenge Here and Now

By: Lt Gen VK Saxena | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 09 Oct , 2019

If there is one challenge that stares insurmountably in the face of Air Defence warriors today, it is the challenge of sustaining and keeping alive, guns, missiles, sensors and Battle Management...

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India takes delivery of first Rafale in France on Air Force Day

India takes delivery of first Rafale in France on Air Force Day

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2019

On the auspicious day of Indian Air Force, 8th October, Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, hosted the handover ceremony of the first Indian Air Force Rafale in...

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Modernisation of the Indian Air Force

Modernisation of the Indian Air Force

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 07 Oct , 2019

The IAF has slowly been losing the clear combat edge that it enjoyed over Pakistan in 1971 especially in terms of numbers. Technology intensive air power requires faster replacement of assets due...

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The Relevance of Geography and History in the Maritime Domain

The Relevance of Geography and History in the Maritime Domain

By: Dr Sundaram Rajasimman | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 06 Oct , 2019

Command Her! If you can’t command her, control her. If you can’t control her, dominate her. If you can’t dominate her, maintain presence and deny her to others. Oh! The sea is a wild child!...

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Imran – Pakistan’s Nuclear Bogeyman

Imran – Pakistan’s Nuclear Bogeyman

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Oct , 2019

At the recent 74th UNGA meet, Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan wagged the nuclear tail; threatening the world in general and India in particular, in the event of India and Pakistan going to war. Prior...

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Pakistan’s heart continues to bleed for Hafiz Saeed and his ilk

Pakistan’s heart continues to bleed for Hafiz Saeed and his ilk

By: Vikas Khanna | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 04 Oct , 2019

Advocacy of human rights with a carefully cultivated “holier than thou” persona has become the focus for Prime Minister Imran Khan. Amidst ranting of a nuclear holocaust his heart bleeds...

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India reminds Pak and China not to interfere in the internal affairs of its...

India reminds Pak and China not to interfere in the internal affairs of its...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Oct , 2019

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) went off on expected lines on 27 September 2019. On the one hand the Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a speech that tick-boxed development, progress,...

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Terror’s Third Dimension

Terror’s Third Dimension

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Oct , 2019

In a recent bid to revive militancy in Punjab, Pakistan has tried to smuggle in arms and ammunition from across the border, in multiple sorties using drones. The cargo was meant for the Khalistan...

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Saudi Setback in Yemen

Saudi Setback in Yemen

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Oct , 2019

Within a fortnight of the Houthi drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco’s Abqaiq refinery and the Khurais oil field on September 14 that disrupted oil production and export capacity to the tune...

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Imran Khan Niazi at UNGA- Need to Read between the Lines

Imran Khan Niazi at UNGA- Need to Read between the Lines

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Oct , 2019

The ignominy Pakistan recently suffered at the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session should be enough for the nation to hang its head in shame but on the contrary Pakistani’s are...

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