Articles in Net Edition

Army Chief’s call to challenge radicalisation in J&K merits immediate...

Army Chief’s call to challenge radicalisation in J&K merits immediate...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2018

“Foot in mouth” is accepted as a common affliction for politicians universally and more so in India. Of late, this affliction seems to be attaining unprecedented heights with the Indian Armed...

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Assessing China’s Strategic Behaviour During Republic Day and the...

Assessing China’s Strategic Behaviour During Republic Day and the...

By: Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2018

A ‘rising and revanchist’ China has finally discarded from its lexicon the terms ‘Peaceful Rise’ and ‘Harmonious Rise’, as witnessed both during Xi Jinping’s address to the 19th...

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The Tuting Saga – what we should learn

The Tuting Saga – what we should learn

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jan , 2018

Mao Zhedong said and Deng Xiaoping reiterated, “Tibet is the palm of China and Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and NEFA (now Arunachal Pradesh) are its fingers”. Xi Jinping was a secretary in...

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2017: Was a tough Year for China-India Relations

2017: Was a tough Year for China-India Relations

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jan , 2018

China–India relations refers to the bilateral relationship between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of India. The modern relationship began in 1950 when India was among the...

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Can India lead Commonwealth 2.0?

Can India lead Commonwealth 2.0?

By: Dr P K Ghosh, PhD | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jan , 2018

Regarded as a hangover of the British colonial legacy, the Commonwealth of Nations (CW) organization has rarely managed, in recent times, to be strategically influential or economically vibrant...

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Spore IED Blast: Terrorists Exposed as Inhumane Killers Gasping for Breath

Spore IED Blast: Terrorists Exposed as Inhumane Killers Gasping for Breath

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jan , 2018

The recent IED blast in Sopore that has left four police officers martyred and two injured has heralded a new phase in the ongoing foreign sponsored terrorism prevalent in the Kashmir valley. The...

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Armed Forces Suicides, Welfare and Morale

Armed Forces Suicides, Welfare and Morale

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2018

A recent editorial in a national daily titled ‘An Unhappy Army’ states that unflattering information on the internal “atmosphere” in the armed services is seldom made public: the...

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Trump–Pakistan Jihad Love

Trump–Pakistan Jihad Love

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jan , 2018

The news has come that Pakistan has imposed a ban on Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation from collecting donations. Pakistani media have given wide publicity to this...

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Finally: A US President shows Pakistan the Mirror

Finally: A US President shows Pakistan the Mirror

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jan , 2018

No US President has ever been as direct as President Donald Trump, in publicly showing the mirror to Pakistan. In the past, when Hillary Clinton threatened Pakistan to join GWOT or face...

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Circa 2017: A lot achieved but miles to go in Jammu and Kashmir

Circa 2017: A lot achieved but miles to go in Jammu and Kashmir

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jan , 2018

2017 offered a mixed bag for Jammu and Kashmir in both the political and security domain. The state witnessed a modicum of peace and virtual destruction of the terror machinery, due to relentless...

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Netanyahu is Coming!

Netanyahu is Coming!

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jan , 2018

When PM Narendra Modi made his maiden visit to Israel last year, Israeli newspapers had headlined that the world’s most important Prime Minister is coming to Israel. Now Israeli Prime Minister...

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Triad vs Quad – Indian Geopolitical Options as a Twin vertex

Triad vs Quad – Indian Geopolitical Options as a Twin vertex

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Dec , 2017

In the year 2017, India suddenly found itself as a peculiar cog in the emerging superpower rivalry between rising and aggressive China’s deep designs as reflected in BRI (Belt and Road...

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Innovations to Prevent Bomb Blasts: Trust Based Security

Innovations to Prevent Bomb Blasts: Trust Based Security

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2017

As reflected by the repeated bomb blasts in Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and elsewhere, India has proved itself to be vulnerable and unable to prevent bomb blasts.  Bomb disposal teams came into play...

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North Korea and Pakistan: Judged by Different Yardsticks

North Korea and Pakistan: Judged by Different Yardsticks

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Dec , 2017

Are North Korea’s nuclear tipped missiles a threat to the World or the United States of America? Is United States of America the World??!! US began to look at North Korea in a different light....

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Indian Military Muscle Degradation

Indian Military Muscle Degradation

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Dec , 2017

Approaching the end of the year, it is time to make a report card for the Indian Military muscle power. The calendar year 2017 began with many promising statements and happenings at the...

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More Cross Border killings, another Surgical Strike?

More Cross Border killings, another Surgical Strike?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Dec , 2017

India lost one Major and three soldiers in Pakistan’s cross border action in Keri Sector of Rajouri District of J&K on December 24. Pakistani troops reportedly targeted the Army patrol at Brat...

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Indian Navy’s Maritime Success with Kalvari’s Commissioning

Indian Navy’s Maritime Success with Kalvari’s Commissioning

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Dec , 2017

The Indian Navy underlined its growing prowess at the International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016. Though it was largely a ceremonial inspection of naval warships by the President, it provided an...

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Military Applications of 3D Printing – where are we?

Military Applications of 3D Printing – where are we?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Dec , 2017

In 2014, the 3D printers market in India was at nascent stage with just 250-500 combined workforce of engineers, sales representatives, graphic designers etc. However, by 2019 these numbers are...

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Nepal Goes Red and Closer to China

Nepal Goes Red and Closer to China

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Dec , 2017

In the first direct election of the Pratinidhi Sabha after the promulgation of new Constitution in Nepal, the Communist Party combination have won 116 out of 165 seats. The remaining 110 seats of...

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Indian Air Force Fleet Achieves 12,000 Hours, Commended for Outstanding...

Indian Air Force Fleet Achieves 12,000 Hours, Commended for Outstanding...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2017

Boeing congratulates the Indian Air Force and 81st “Skylords” Squadron for the C-17 Globemaster III fleet achieving 12,000 flight hours since induction in 2014. The C-17 fleet is a vital part...

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