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Pakistan: Still ‘Under Increased Monitoring’ of FATF

Pakistan: Still ‘Under Increased Monitoring’ of FATF

By: KM Seethi | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 03 Mar , 2021

There is a great deal of disappointment in Pakistan with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a Paris-based global money laundering watchdog, having resolved to put Pakistan again on its...

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Importance of Military-Industrial-Academic Complex

Importance of Military-Industrial-Academic Complex

By: Rajiv Malhotra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2021

When I arrived in the United States in the early 1970s, to pursue a PhD in Physics and then shifted to Computer Science, one of the remarkable experiences I had was the extent to which my...

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ISI Meddling Again?!

ISI Meddling Again?!

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2021

Two alleged contract killers from Faridkot in Punjab, Sukhvinder  Singh (25) and Lakhan (21), deployed through the aegis of Pak ISI Dubai network, were apprehended by the Special Branch of Delhi...

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Indigenisation in Defence

Indigenisation in Defence

By: Dr Sudershan Kumar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 02 Mar , 2021

Under the dynamic leadership of our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, a great impetus has been laid upon atmanirbharta in various strata’s and areas in our country. Complying to the same, even in...

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The Ceasefire Game

The Ceasefire Game

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Mar , 2021

Much has been said and written about the February 25, 2021 statement by Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan  reiterating their commitment to ceasefire along the...

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Indo-Pak Ceasefire: The Politics and their Ramification

Indo-Pak Ceasefire: The Politics and their Ramification

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Mar , 2021

On 24 February, 2021, the Director General’s of Military Operations (DGsMO) of India and Pakistan jointly recommitted to ceasefire along the Line of Control (LOC) and International Border (IB)...

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Announcing the Penta-Polar World

Announcing the Penta-Polar World

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 01 Mar , 2021

India has been playing the power dynamics game without a long-term, consistent and constructed narrative or at least, there is not enough evidence of this being so. Secondly, India has perhaps...

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LOC Ceasefire: Need for a Formal Agreement

LOC Ceasefire: Need for a Formal Agreement

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2021

An unexpected and sudden announcement merely 24 hours prior to the eve of the second anniversary of the Balakot air strike that had brought two nuclear neighbours to the brink of war has brought...

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Major Structural Reform for Defence Modernization

Major Structural Reform for Defence Modernization

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Feb , 2021

Introduction The Union Budget 2021-22 has come in the backdrop of severe economic crisis, induced by a global Covid-19 pandemic. The Indian economy, whose growth was already decelerating in...

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China’s 2021 Imperatives for Military Climb-down against India in Eastern...

China’s 2021 Imperatives for Military Climb-down against India in Eastern...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 26 Feb , 2021

China ‘s military climb-down in February 2021 against India in Eastern Ladakh after eight months of intense military confrontation and violent clashes has not been prompted by some ‘Divine...

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Afghan Peace Deal: A Review

Afghan Peace Deal: A Review

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Feb , 2021

Review of Situation On 29 February 2020, USA and Taliban inked a landmark peace agreement. It essentially stated that Taliban will eschew violence, will not harbour foreign terrorist groups,and...

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Tenth round of Corps Commander level talks would ensure De-Escalation at the LAC

Tenth round of Corps Commander level talks would ensure De-Escalation at the LAC

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Feb , 2021

India and China have completed disengagement on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso (lake) in eastern Ladakh as decided at the 9th round of military level commanders talks. Subsequently, the...

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On Pakistan’s Minority Persecution ‘Concerns’

On Pakistan’s Minority Persecution ‘Concerns’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Feb , 2021

Last Thursday, while speaking at a virtual meeting of United Nations Economic and Social Council on “Reimagining Equality: Eliminating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination for all,”...

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European Delegation Satisfied by Democracy & Security in J&K

European Delegation Satisfied by Democracy & Security in J&K

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Feb , 2021

A delegation of European Union envoys visited the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir on February, 17-18, 2021. Such visits have been organised regularly by the Indian Ministry of External...

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Need for Reinventing India’s Aeronautical Industry

Need for Reinventing India’s Aeronautical Industry

By: Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 22 Feb , 2021

Whether it was a scheduled visit, or happenstance, India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was in Moscow, in June 2020 within days of the alarming sanguinary encounter between Indian and Chinese...

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Quad in Focus

Quad in Focus

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2021

India, Australia, Japan, and the US held their third Quad ministerial meeting on February 18 to discuss ways to enhance cooperation for maintaining a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific in the...

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New wave of Terror in Jammu & Kashmir

New wave of Terror in Jammu & Kashmir

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Feb , 2021

Post 05 August 2019, Pakistan has tried different tricks to remain relevant in Kashmir. However, most of the Pakistani moves have either failed or backfired. But as far as Pak sponsored terror is...

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Disengagement in Ladakh: Heed words of Army Commander Northern Command

Disengagement in Ladakh: Heed words of Army Commander Northern Command

By: Jasbir Sarai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Feb , 2021

In March-April, 2020, taking advantage of the COVID situation, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China made India a target of its “wolf-warrior diplomacy” with simultaneous intrusions in...

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UAVs: A Great Operational Asset

UAVs: A Great Operational Asset

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 20 Feb , 2021

The precursor to modern day Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) flew more than a century ago as the Curtiss-Sperry Flying Bomb manufactured in 1917 – a 230kg empty weight aircraft capable of...

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National Character is Indispensable for National Security

National Character is Indispensable for National Security

By: Maj Gen Rambir Singh Mann, VSM | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Feb , 2021

If there is one battle that impacted the future of an entire continent, it would easily be the Battle of Plassey, where victory was enabled through deceit and betrayal.Siraj-ud-Daulah’s military...

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