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Why are Parties to Russia-Ukraine War Prolonging it?

Why are Parties to Russia-Ukraine War Prolonging it?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Sep , 2022

Backdrop Russia-Ukraine War seems to be entering a deadly phase after seven months, witnessing significant twist in the form of Kremlin’s declaring victory in hasty referendum in four regions...

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The Mysterious Helicopter ‘Crashes’ in Balochistan

The Mysterious Helicopter ‘Crashes’ in Balochistan

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Sep , 2022

Despite pathbreaking advances in technology to obviate malfunctioning of machinery, incidents of equipment failure do occur, and helicopters are no exceptions. However, when two military...

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Crossing the Nuclear Rubicon in Ukraine: Long Term Implications

Crossing the Nuclear Rubicon in Ukraine: Long Term Implications

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Sep , 2022

As a longtime student of nuclear warfare, (I began to study it in 1965 as an NDA Cadet, my Staff College dissertation on this subject in 1979 to my book in 1997) one has seen the evolution of...

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Rebuilding the Combat Fleet of the IAF to 42 Squadrons

Rebuilding the Combat Fleet of the IAF to 42 Squadrons

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 28 Sep , 2022

In his first major media interaction in October 2021, just after taking over as the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari said, “The Indian Air Force (IAF) is focused on...

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Ladakh Standoff: Beijing’s Muscle-Flexing Backfires

Ladakh Standoff: Beijing’s Muscle-Flexing Backfires

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2022

Many views are being expressed regarding the disengagement of Indian army and Peoples Liberation Army [PLA] from Gogra Heights-Hot Springs area near Patrolling Point-15 [PP 15] in Eastern Ladakh....

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Putin’s Folly: The Long Road to Self-Destruction

Putin’s Folly: The Long Road to Self-Destruction

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Sep , 2022

Ever since President Putin ordered the occupation of Ukraine in a ‘Special Military Operation’ this February, he has been at the receiving end of a stream of bad news. Neither were the...

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Battle of Dograi: Reminisces of a War Veteran

Battle of Dograi: Reminisces of a War Veteran

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Sep , 2022

Like all infantry officers, Captain [later Colonel] Harendra Kumar Jha who was commissioned in ‘Third Battalion of the Jat Regiment’ [3 Jat] of Indian Army in December 1962, had yearned to see...

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Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano waiting to Erupt

Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano waiting to Erupt

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Sep , 2022

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June this year declared an indefinite ceasefire to facilitate peace talks being brokered by the Afghan Taliban. But there have been regular clashes between TTP...

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Thales Alenia Space to lead EROSS IOD, On-Orbit Servicing project

Thales Alenia Space to lead EROSS IOD, On-Orbit Servicing project

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Sep , 2022

European Horizon programme will deploy advanced space robotics to support sustainability in space by enabling satellites’ life extension and life enhancement to reduce space debris Thales...

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Taliban is Islamabad's Redline; Avoiding it and Relations with New Delhi will...

Taliban is Islamabad's Redline; Avoiding it and Relations with New Delhi will...

By: Asadullah Jafari “Pezhman” | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2022

The India and Afghanistan Friendly Relations Recently, the Government of India sent its Foreign Ministry representative for talks with the Taliban in Kabul. Whether there will be any fruitful...

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Ladakh Stand-Off and Indian Army’s Commendable Response

Ladakh Stand-Off and Indian Army’s Commendable Response

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2022

Though reassuring, New Delhi’s recent statement that both India and China have “agreed on disengagement in the area of Gogra-Hot Springs [PP-15]” doesn’t mean that existing perceptional...

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Bangladesh Foreign Policy in the Context of South Asia

Bangladesh Foreign Policy in the Context of South Asia

By: Kazi Anwarul Masud | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Sep , 2022

Ever since the people of the world learnt the need for homogeneity –be it cultural, linguistic, religion, tribal of for the necessity to band together and felt the need to acknowledge the...

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The Great Churning: Reset of Global Geopolitical Order

The Great Churning: Reset of Global Geopolitical Order

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Sep , 2022

“A new world order can only be created if we establish an order where the powerful wolf cannot eat the weak lamb!”— Mehmet Murat ildan The geopolitical order of the world was radically...

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Understanding the Strategic Shift in South Asia

Understanding the Strategic Shift in South Asia

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Sep , 2022

Conditioned by decades of ‘passive’ defence policies, most Indians, including military analysts, tend to see the happenings in South Asia in terms of narrow Indo-centric focus. The two major...

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South Korea is important in India’s Look East policy

South Korea is important in India’s Look East policy

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Sep , 2022

On May 10, 2022 the Republic of Korea elected Mr Yoon Suk-yeol as its 20thPresident. In his inaugural address President Yoon spoke of the relevance of liberal democratic values of society. He...

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Indian & the Chkraview is there a need for Samudra Manthan for National...

Indian & the Chkraview is there a need for Samudra Manthan for National...

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Sep , 2022

Introduction With the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, the alignment between Russia-China-Pakistan-Turkey and Iran, tensions and competition in the South Pacific, South China Sea and...

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Pakistan’s Selective Human Rights and Islamophobia Concerns

Pakistan’s Selective Human Rights and Islamophobia Concerns

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Sep , 2022

Four years ago, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights [OCHCR] released a“Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir: Developments in the Indian State of Jammu...

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A Great Success of Russian Engineers

A Great Success of Russian Engineers

By: Slavisha Batko Milacic | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Sep , 2022

From August 26 to 30, a group of international journalists had the opportunity to visit Crimea and see how the European Union sanctions affect Crimea. The author of this article was among that...

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Hyphenating Ukraine and Taiwan: Geo Political Calculus of Big Powers

Hyphenating Ukraine and Taiwan: Geo Political Calculus of Big Powers

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Sep , 2022

It has  been more than six months that Russia moved into Ukraine and her military campaign continues with no visible signs of conflict termination. Whether it is by design, or the purported...

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Two Cheers To INS Vikrant

Two Cheers To INS Vikrant

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Sep , 2022

India has the dubious reputation of being the largest importer of conventional arms (SIPRI Yearbook). Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, heading a committee to suggest improving India’s self-reliance...

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