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China Should Know That it’s Investment is not Safe in Balochistan: BNA

China Should Know That it’s Investment is not Safe in Balochistan: BNA

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2022

Two important Baloch armed groups Baloch Republican Army (BRA) and the United Baloch Army (UBA) recently announced their merger and formation of a new “resistance organization,” the Baloch...

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Pakistan: Wages of ‘Keeping Snakes in the Backyard’

Pakistan: Wages of ‘Keeping Snakes in the Backyard’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2022

It was in 2011, when former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had warned Pakistan about the dangers of providing safe sanctuaries and sustenance to terrorists by saying that “you can’t keep...

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'Was it an Atomic Bomb?' - asked Bose

'Was it an Atomic Bomb?' - asked Bose

By: Lt Gen Eric A Vas | Issue: Excerpt: Subhash Chandra Bose | Date: 23 Jan , 2022

On 7 August, Bose was still unaware of what had happened at Hiroshima. In fact, the news of what had happened at Hiroshima was slow even to reach the Japanese Government in Tokyo. There was very...

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Pakistan heading for a fall is all the more dangerous for the world

Pakistan heading for a fall is all the more dangerous for the world

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jan , 2022

A few days back, two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a police checkpoint in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. In the ensuing fire-fight, an officer was killed, while two policemen...

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Hundred Years of Peace with India: A Non-Starter from the Word Go

Hundred Years of Peace with India: A Non-Starter from the Word Go

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2022

As expected there was a wave of euphoria amongst the Indian liberal community. They see the Pakistani National Security Policy as a success of all their Track 1.5, Track 2 and the other Umpteen...

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14th Round : Endless Negotiations, ‘Insipid’ Line, Unsettled Border,...

14th Round : Endless Negotiations, ‘Insipid’ Line, Unsettled Border,...

By: Hemant Adlakha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jan , 2022

It can be argued, when Henry McMahon drew an “insipid” line sitting in beautiful surroundings in Simla Office over one hundred years ago, he was only being dutiful in maximizing British...

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Defence reform: Jointness and command and control

Defence reform: Jointness and command and control

By: Ali Ahmed | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jan , 2022

The story of General Rawat’s efforts as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) to infuse critical velocity into the military’s jointness process is well known. Empowered by the amendment to the...

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Pakistan’s National Security Policy

Pakistan’s National Security Policy

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jan , 2022

The National Security Policy of Pakistan 2022-2026 is an attempt to deflect from the country’s consistent national security policy (NSP) of TERRORISM. The military which has run Pakistan from...

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India’s Friendship with Afghan People – for a Common Humanity

India’s Friendship with Afghan People – for a Common Humanity

By: Neelapu Shanti | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2022

“Yaari hai iman mera, yaar meri zindangi”- ardor of Zanjeer movie and amity of Aye Mere Payare Watan- Rabindranath Tagore’s novel ‘Kabuliwala’- reflects the surest anchor in India’s...

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Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 19 Jan , 2022

On Jan, 04, 1990, a local Urdu newspaper, Aftab, published a press release issued by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, asking all Pandits to leave the Valley immediately. Al Safa, another local daily repeated...

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America and the Iran-China Bond

America and the Iran-China Bond

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jan , 2022

During the recent visit of the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian to China, Chinese Foreign Minister Wan Yi reaffirmed China’s opposition to unilateral sanctions by the US against...

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The 14th Round of Talks in Ladakh:  And the PLA’S Training Mobilisation...

The 14th Round of Talks in Ladakh:  And the PLA’S Training Mobilisation...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jan , 2022

On 4th January 2022, the Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC), Xi Jinping, signed and issued the Training Mobilisation Order (TMO) to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for...

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USS Connecticut (SSN-22): I am not that Innocent!

USS Connecticut (SSN-22): I am not that Innocent!

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram | Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 14 Jan , 2022

A continental power adheres to a “closed-sea” concept, while a maritime power adheres to an “open-sea” concept. This difference also informs the naval strategy chosen by both, a maritime...

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Decoding the Ukraine-Kazakhstan Chessboard

Decoding the Ukraine-Kazakhstan Chessboard

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jan , 2022

Before the Russia-US talks on Ukraine could commence on January 10 in Geneva, followed by a Russia-NATO Council meeting on January 12 and an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe...

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A Heart-Wrenching Episode!

A Heart-Wrenching Episode!

By: Leo Shaahovsky and Translated by Asadullah Jafari “Pezhman” | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2022

Invite to the Wedding This spring, at the request and insistence of my best friend, I went to his wedding in Razi village at Khoy district of Iran on the border with Turkey. I thought the...

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Afghanistan: The Hotbed of “Lies and Deceit”

Afghanistan: The Hotbed of “Lies and Deceit”

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2022

Afghan Taliban’s seizure of Kabul in August last year was met with great jubilation across Pakistan for several reasons.Pakistan’s anti-US lobby saw America’s ignoble exit from Afghanistan...

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Managing a Congested Airspace over the Future Battle Area

Managing a Congested Airspace over the Future Battle Area

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 09 Jan , 2022

The number of platforms and projectiles in the Tactical Battle Area (TBA) has increased exponentially. The friendly and adversary aerial systems are not only increasing in numbers, but are also of...

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The Surrender of Dacca-Pakistan’s Faulty Deployment of Forces

The Surrender of Dacca-Pakistan’s Faulty Deployment of Forces

By: Lt Gen Harbakhsh Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: In the Line of Duty | Date: 08 Jan , 2022

APPENDIX E The inevitable has happened. In 12 days the Pakistani war machine has been brought to a standstill. That is what I predicted before General Yahya Khan’s declaration of war. It was,...

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India needs to Forcefully respond to Chinese Psychological Operations

India needs to Forcefully respond to Chinese Psychological Operations

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jan , 2022

Winters used to be looked upon as a lie-low time along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.  In present times, the extreme cold conditions are utilised by China for launching sophisticated...

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Ending Pakistan’s Forcible Occupation is the Ultimate Goal- Balochistan...

Ending Pakistan’s Forcible Occupation is the Ultimate Goal- Balochistan...

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2022

Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) is one of the oldest and sizeable Baloch armed separatist groups frequently carrying out armed attacks against Pakistani forces and government installations in...

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