Articles in Issues

Israel’s Normalisation of Ties with Arab Nations Threatens Iran

Israel’s Normalisation of Ties with Arab Nations Threatens Iran

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Sep , 2020

Since the US Administration withdrew from JCPOA and re imposed crippling sanctions on Iran, the world has awaited with abated breath, for capitulation of Iran.US has tried to force UK,Germany and...

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The Quad and Rogue China

The Quad and Rogue China

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Sep , 2020

The second ministerial meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) is likely to be held in Tokyo early next month instead of at New Delhi as was speculated earlier. This meetcomes in...

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The China-India-US Triangle: Changing Balance of Power and a New Cold War

The China-India-US Triangle: Changing Balance of Power and a New Cold War

By: Dr S Kalyanaraman | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 23 Sep , 2020

China’s ascent to great power status during the last 30 years has altered the power equation that had existed in the 1990s between China and India and China and the United States (US). In 1990,...

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China’s Ladakh Obsession and India’s Option’s

China’s Ladakh Obsession and India’s Option’s

By: Sqn Ldr Vijainder K Thakur (Retd.) and Suruchi Barniyal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Sep , 2020

Introduction The unilateral realignment of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), starting April 2020 and culminating with China de factoclaiming...

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The Rafale: Indian Quest for Air Supremacy

The Rafale: Indian Quest for Air Supremacy

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 22 Sep , 2020

The first five of India’s new Rafale fighters touched down at Ambala air base on July 29, 2020. Accordingly 31 more will follow and thus they will form two squadrons of 18 each by the end of...

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1971 War: Sinking of the KHUKRI

1971 War: Sinking of the KHUKRI

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Triumph | Date: 22 Sep , 2020

“The Story of the Pakistan Navy” has recounted the events as seen from the submarine HANGAR which sank the KHUKRI. HANGAR had sailed from Karachi on 22 November for a patrol off the Saurashtra...

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Decoding Chinese Strategic Intent in Prolonged Standoff at LAC

Decoding Chinese Strategic Intent in Prolonged Standoff at LAC

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Sep , 2020

Key Points Military posturing and muscle flexing in Ladakh continues with talks, as both sides refuse to blink first.   PLA’s centre of gravity of military operations is Eastern Ladakh and...

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India’s Endeavour at Recalibrating ties with Iran

India’s Endeavour at Recalibrating ties with Iran

By: Vandana Mishra | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 21 Sep , 2020

On September 5, 2020 Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made a visit to Iran to meet his counterpart Brigadier General Amir Hatami. The main objective of the visit was highlighted in...

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Isn’t the Dragon getting oversized?

Isn’t the Dragon getting oversized?

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Sep , 2020

Expansionism by force and by treachery is China’s well-known forte. If the originator of the chain-Hindi Bhai Bhainaiveté became its hopeless victim, bring not the onus to the doorsteps of...

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The Assassination of Indira Gandhi

The Assassination of Indira Gandhi

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 20 Sep , 2020

Till 1985, the IB was the over-all in charge of the security of the Prime Minister — while he or she was in Delhi as well as during his or her travels in India and abroad. The IB’s...

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US-Maldives Framework Agreement

US-Maldives Framework Agreement

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2020

During the recent visit to the US by Maldives Defence Minister Mariya Didi, both countries US signed a ‘Framework for US-Maldives Defence and Security Relationship’ on September 10, 2020. The...

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India-China Asymmetry is over

India-China Asymmetry is over

By: Seshadri Chari | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 19 Sep , 2020

In less than a week’s time New Delhi sent several strong signals in quick succession to Beijing conveying India’s pre-eminence in defense and diplomatic finesse. One such signal was Defence...

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India-China Military Confrontation September 2020: NO De-escalation Foreseen

India-China Military Confrontation September 2020: NO De-escalation Foreseen

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 18 Sep , 2020

The India-China Joint Declaration announced in Moscow by the Chinese and Indian Foreign Ministers on September 10,2020 on the side-lines of the SCO Foreign Ministers Meet for speedy de-escalation...

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China’s Peaceful Rise: A Hypothetical Scenario

China’s Peaceful Rise: A Hypothetical Scenario

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Sep , 2020

“Our path is different from both the paths of Germany in World War I and Germany and Japan in World War II, when they tried to overhaul the world political landscape by way of aggressive wars....

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Kashmir: Self appointed, self serving leadership is now in self preservation...

Kashmir: Self appointed, self serving leadership is now in self preservation...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Sep , 2020

In the wake of the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and abrogation of Article 370, the political structures in Kashmir that were aligned with separatism and soft separatism have been...

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Leadership in the 21st Century: Sam Manekshaw, MC

Leadership in the 21st Century: Sam Manekshaw, MC

By: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw MC | Issue: Book Excerpt: Field Marshal KM Cariappa: | Date: 17 Sep , 2020

Vice President, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am fully conscious of the honour and privilege which is mine to be invited here to address you this evening. The honour is even greater that you should have...

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US-China Trade War: Is it really related to Commerce?

US-China Trade War: Is it really related to Commerce?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Sep , 2020

US-China Trade war has been going on ever since Trump moved into white house. As a novice in the arena of world economics, I too believed that indeed it must be true. But with each passing day,...

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Five Mistakes India Should Not Make

Five Mistakes India Should Not Make

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Sep , 2020

The five-point consensus signed between the foreign ministers of India and China on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting at Moscow to ease tension in the Eastern...

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Two Front War Threat: A Historian’s Perspective

Two Front War Threat: A Historian’s Perspective

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Sep , 2020

In April 2020, China amassed troops on Ladakh frontier with India prospect of a two front war has loomed large on Indian horizon. Two front war situations are brought about by geo-political...

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The Dilemma of Xi Jinping

The Dilemma of Xi Jinping

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Sep , 2020

Colonel Zhang Shuili, spokesperson of China’s Western Theatre Command (WTC) briefed media on September 8 that Indian Army illegally crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Shenpao Mountain...

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