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Depriving Armed Forces to Reduce Defence Budget: Why blame the CDS for...

Depriving Armed Forces to Reduce Defence Budget: Why blame the CDS for...

By: Air Marshal SY Savur, PVSM, AVSM (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Nov , 2020

Introduction A former colleague of mine said recently, “The CDS has very good ideas. But he is not able to sell them properly.” Perhaps, that it is the difference between battles lost or won...

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The Fake Pakistani Dossier

The Fake Pakistani Dossier

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 30 Nov , 2020

On 14 Nov, Pakistan Foreign Minister, SM Qureshi, accompanied by DG ISPR, Major General Babar Iftikhar, released a dossier, which they claimed had irrefutable proof of Indian involvement in...

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Colombian Navy captures fully submersible sub for drugs transport, possible...

Colombian Navy captures fully submersible sub for drugs transport, possible...

By: Cdr Eyal Pinko | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Nov , 2020

At the beginning of this month, the Colombian Navy made its latest capture of a submarine from one of the drug barons. The sub was significantly different from the others captured. Unlike its...

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IAF’s Unmanned Capability: Prospects for Indigenisation

IAF’s Unmanned Capability: Prospects for Indigenisation

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 29 Nov , 2020

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have contributed to the application of air power for decades; in a sense, the German V1 flying bomb of the 1940s was a UAV. Current definitions however, discount...

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Pakistan Democratic Movement and the Military Proclivity

Pakistan Democratic Movement and the Military Proclivity

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 28 Nov , 2020

Although India continues to be the eternal enemy of Pakistan, the people of Pakistan no longer blindly yield to the establishment’s narrative – a narrative inventively built by showcasing some...

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Ceasefire of Indo-China War 1962: Victory has many Fathers; Defeat is an Orphan

Ceasefire of Indo-China War 1962: Victory has many Fathers; Defeat is an Orphan

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 28 Nov , 2020

On 20 October, 1962, in NEFA, units of 7 Infantry Brigade were overrun, after giving stiff resistance to People’s Liberation Army (PLA).  Tactical headquarters of Red Eagle division, under Major...

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Indian Navy: Changes in Regulations Regarding Moustaches and Beards

Indian Navy: Changes in Regulations Regarding Moustaches and Beards

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Triumph | Date: 27 Nov , 2020

The Navy’s Regulations on the subject of moustaches and beards had adopted, verbatim, the regulations of the British Navy. These required that a naval officer or sailor:- had either to have...

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Nagrota Encounter: A Critical Appraisal of Pakistan’s intent and our Response

Nagrota Encounter: A Critical Appraisal of Pakistan’s intent and our Response

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Nov , 2020

The successful encounter at Nagrota, near Jammu on NH 44, in which four heavily armed Pakistani terrorists were eliminated by the alert and diligent Indian security forces, has once again exposed...

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Mumbai 26/11: Islamabad's brazen attack

Mumbai 26/11: Islamabad's brazen attack

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 26 Nov , 2020

The war of civilization between the Muslims and the infidels has begun in Indian territory. So said the first statement issued in the name of the so-called Indian Mujahideen (IM) in November,...

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US Naval Fleet in Indian Ocean: Emerging Priority Theatre of Global Power Matrix

US Naval Fleet in Indian Ocean: Emerging Priority Theatre of Global Power Matrix

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Nov , 2020

The reported US intention of creating a separate naval command for Indian Ocean apparently sounds to be good news for the India. The positive side is its timings in the current context, and more...

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An improbable India-China War

An improbable India-China War

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 25 Nov , 2020

Armed forces of India and China have been facing one another eyeball- to- eyeball in a standoff in Eastern Ladakh since May. Both are increasing their troops-strength with sophisticated weapons,...

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Checking Cross LoC Infiltration by Pakistan

Checking Cross LoC Infiltration by Pakistan

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2020

One of the easiest ways by which an adversary/ enemy can access those areas which necessarily have to be protected from the former is through an underground passageway facilitated through a...

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Decoding Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

Decoding Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 24 Nov , 2020

It is a challenge to encapsulate the Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 (DAP 2020), released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on September 30, 2020.1  It is spread over 12 chapters and runs into...

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Fake Army of Assam

Fake Army of Assam

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

Incidents of terrorists wearing Army uniforms to attack army bases in Jammu and Kashmir have been happening over past years. Donning Army uniforms naturally would help terrorists close in to...

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Indian Army Ignores Chinese Propaganda

Indian Army Ignores Chinese Propaganda

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 23 Nov , 2020

“PLA unveils new smartwatch for combat rescue, it features IoT SIM card, health tracking, Beidou positioning, individual recognition, SOS voice calling, injury reporting, rescue sensing, one key...

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Capability Enhancement Programme: A Cost Effective Approach to Modernisation...

Capability Enhancement Programme: A Cost Effective Approach to Modernisation...

By: Lt Gen NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 23 Nov , 2020

Military capability denotes an integrated and agile combination of trained personnel, mission capable equipment, infrastructure, information systems, organisational structures and processes that...

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Imran Khan’s Visit to Afghanistan

Imran Khan’s Visit to Afghanistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2020

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Afghanistan recently and met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on November 19.  Ghani called Imran’s visit historic though Afghanistan has been reeling...

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India-Nepal Relations: A View from New Delhi

India-Nepal Relations: A View from New Delhi

By: Prof Sangeeta Thapliyal | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 22 Nov , 2020

India-Nepal relations have been on a downward slope. Many have blamed the border blockade as the turning point; others have pointed to China’s increasing influence. Many more have highlighted...

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Surviving Stealth: Responding to Low Observable Combat Jet Threat

Surviving Stealth: Responding to Low Observable Combat Jet Threat

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 21 Nov , 2020

Since the radar was invented in the 1930s, it has been of major concern to aircraft engaged in offensive air operations. Radar was used extensively as a tool of warfare during the Second World War...

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Can India be the Next Global Manufacturing Hub?

Can India be the Next Global Manufacturing Hub?

By: Dr Kogila Balakrishnan and Saurabh Kukreja | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 21 Nov , 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the vulnerability of existing global manufacturing supply chains. It is likely to lead to global suppliers rethinking the resilience of their supply chain...

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