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Indian Army: A Nation Builder through Character, leadership & Industry

Indian Army: A Nation Builder through Character, leadership & Industry

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jul , 2020

Historically the Armed Forces are looked at with a ‘jaundiced eye’ the world over. Indian Army surely has forever been castigated as being a ‘White Elephant’ and a drain on good tax...

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The Indo-China Denouement

The Indo-China Denouement

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jul , 2020

Military confrontations are like the great game of chess. The overall aim is to place the pieces in advantageous positions to get an upper hand. This needs planning, anticipation and an...

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Judiciary Takes the Wind Out of Pakistan Navy’s Sails

Judiciary Takes the Wind Out of Pakistan Navy’s Sails

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jul , 2020

It’s not very often that the judiciary pulls up the armed forces in Pakistan, and so, the Pakistani Navy must have got a rude shock on Thursday, when Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar...

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Ferry of Rafale

Ferry of Rafale

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jul , 2020

The first five Indian Air Force (IAF) Rafales have taken off from Dassault Aviation Facility, Merignac, France, today morning. These five include three single seater and two twin seater...

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LAC: Fast Forward to the Summer of 2021

LAC: Fast Forward to the Summer of 2021

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jul , 2020

The 1962 Chinese attack was – “To demolish India’s arrogance and illusions of grandeur. China had taught India a lesson and would do so again and again.” – Chinese President Liu Shaoqi to...

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MBDA Arms the Rafale: Interaction with the Editor

MBDA Arms the Rafale: Interaction with the Editor

By: IDR INTERVIEW | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jul , 2020

The METEOR is a very long-range air-to-air ram-jet powered EM missile. How will its combination with the Rafale weapon system contribute to a real paradigm change in air- to-air affairs? India’s...

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The Case for hastening India's self reliance in Defense and Aerospace...

The Case for hastening India's self reliance in Defense and Aerospace...

By: Ramesh Saligame | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jul , 2020

At the end of 2018, India’s defence spend was close to $50Bn. This will continue to grow at 8% – 10% for the next few years. Roughly 60% of this spend is on imported goods and services. India’s...

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CPEC: An Economic Blunder or Part of China’s Expansion Plans

CPEC: An Economic Blunder or Part of China’s Expansion Plans

By: Ivaylo Valchev | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jul , 2020

Growth of its economy is the ultimate goal of any policymaker across the world. Growth makes the economy stronger, creates more efficient and content society producing more, which in turn allows...

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Free Tibet

Free Tibet

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

Where China’s biological attack and US-China trade friction has brought into focus Tibet and the Dalai Lama, these issues have come into prominence in India because of the Chinese aggression in...

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Indo-Iran Engagements: Did India pick up Right Choices?

Indo-Iran Engagements: Did India pick up Right Choices?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jul , 2020

Key Points  China-Iran strategic partnership resulting in many deals adding to $400bn alters strategic balance in Middle East (West Asia) in favor of China.  India’s unhindered engagement with...

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Bursting Myths of 1962

Bursting Myths of 1962

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jul , 2020

Formerly head and Joint Dir. War History division, Min of Defence and co-author of official history of 1962 Sino-Indian Border Conflict.He researched as Kennedy Fellow at Presidential Archives in...

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Iran-China Strategic Bonds

Iran-China Strategic Bonds

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

According to US media, Iran’s desperation has pushed it into the arms of China, which has the technology and appetite for oil that Iran needs. But the other face of this insinuation is that it...

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Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Ltd Names Kiran Dambala Chief Operating...

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Ltd Names Kiran Dambala Chief Operating...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jul , 2020

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) — a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics— has appointed Kiran Dambala as chief...

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Is KNDS really what Europe has long been waiting for?

Is KNDS really what Europe has long been waiting for?

By: Jai Patel | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jul , 2020

Europe’s industry is getting in shape, facing the mounting pressure of American and Asian competition. After a string of market restructurations in the aeronautical, space and industrial...

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What will happen if India recognizes Tibet?

What will happen if India recognizes Tibet?

By: Dr Amarjit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jul , 2020

It has been mentioned abundantly by others and me that India should derecognize Tibet as part of China[1].  But, Indian politicians have perpetually been scared or hesitant to do so.  While Nehru...

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Revival of the Middle Kingdom

Revival of the Middle Kingdom

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jul , 2020

In history, China has seen itself as a dominant player on the world stage for over 2000 years.“Zhongguo” or the Middle Kingdom, as interpreted by China is the “Centre of the World” towards...

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Whither Army’s TacC3I System?

Whither Army’s TacC3I System?

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

Network Centric Warfare (NCW) aims near instantaneous distribution of large amount of data enabling different units and even individuals to share a common operational picture. Networking provides...

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Strategic Corruption: Emerging as an Instrument of State Policy

Strategic Corruption: Emerging as an Instrument of State Policy

By: Maj Gen G Murali | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jul , 2020

The age-old practice of graft is a feature of a nation’s political system. Power and corruption are always hand in glove and always posed a threat to rule of law and hindered protection of basic...

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India China Dispute:  Courage of conviction and righteousness will...

India China Dispute:  Courage of conviction and righteousness will...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jul , 2020

In the Mahabharata, the Kaurava Army had better warriors and Generals than the Pandavas; their forces were also much larger and better trained. It was on this strategic calculation that Prince...

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China's Cyber Warfare Capabilities

China's Cyber Warfare Capabilities

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jul , 2020

On 23 May 2017, an Indian Air Force Sukhoi 30 fighter aircraft was downed, purportedly by a cyber-attack from China. This was just one more incident in the series of cyber incidents against...

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