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The Impossibility of Ukraine Ceasefire

The Impossibility of Ukraine Ceasefire

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Dec , 2022

A recent telephone call from German Chancellor Olof Scholz to Russian President Vladimir Putin has triggered speculation about a possible ceasefire in Ukraine. But Scholz is a messenger boy of the...

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On Navy Day, Rolls-Royce Underpins its Commitment to Partner the Indian Navy

On Navy Day, Rolls-Royce Underpins its Commitment to Partner the Indian Navy

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Dec , 2022

Rolls-Royce has been a proud partner of the Indian armed forces for nine decades and continues to explore opportunities to serve India’s naval modernisation programme. India celebrates Navy Day...

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Airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare New thrust area for Indian Navy

Airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare New thrust area for Indian Navy

By: Cdr SV Chavannavar, (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Dec , 2022

This article was inspired by a novel ‘Mayhem in south China sea’ by Cmde PR Franklin, a retired Indian Naval officer and a submariner by professional specialisation. It is fiction that...

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Geopolitics of Ukrainian war crimes

Geopolitics of Ukrainian war crimes

By: Slavisha Batko Milacic | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Dec , 2022

Since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine Moscow has charged 92 members of the Ukrainian armed forces with crimes against humanity, the head of Russia’s investigative...

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Doha Misused FIFA for Pushing its Extremist Agenda

Doha Misused FIFA for Pushing its Extremist Agenda

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2022

FIFA world cup is currently going on in Qatar, which indeed is the first Arab and Muslim country to host this global megaevent. Although Qatar is a country of just three million mostly...

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Gen Asim Muneer inherits a can of worms

Gen Asim Muneer inherits a can of worms

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2022

 “The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has announced an end to the months-long “indefinite ceasefire”, accusing the government of beaching the agreement brokered by the Afghan...

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Pakistan: A Promotion, Resignation and Ceasefire Retraction

Pakistan: A Promotion, Resignation and Ceasefire Retraction

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Dec , 2022

A ‘Coincidence’? Some feel that Lt Gen Asim Munir’s elevation as Pakistan army chief, resignation of former ISI chief commander of Peshawar based XXXI Corps Lt Gen Faiz Hameed and the...

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Browsing the “Planning of the National Organization for the Residence of...

Browsing the “Planning of the National Organization for the Residence of...

By: Mohammad Asif Javadi & Translated by Asadullah Jafari “Pezhman” | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Dec , 2022

Some Notes on the law of the “National Residence Organization Plan” of the Islamic Republic of Iran for immigrants in Iran. According to some representatives of the Islamic Council of Iran,...

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Revamping India’s Defence Sector

Revamping India’s Defence Sector

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Nov , 2022

The essence of military endeavour in battle is to pose asymmetric threats to which an adversary has no credible response. Such asymmetries can be created through differentials in technology,...

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Ethico-legal issues of Transnational Drone Strikes against Terror Groups and...

Ethico-legal issues of Transnational Drone Strikes against Terror Groups and...

By: Col Guru Saday Batabyal (Retd.) PhD, FRHistS, | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Nov , 2022

Introduction Military technology which has always defined how wars are fought has come a long way from bows and arrows of the epical war of Mahabharata and Trojan war to longbow used by the...

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MRO Capabilities and Opportunities in Defence Sector 

MRO Capabilities and Opportunities in Defence Sector 

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2022

“It’s man behind the machine that matters”  Interview/Q&A with Vice Adm Paras Nath (Retd) AVSM, VSM, Group President, Crown Group Defence  Government of India’s thrust on ‘Make in India’...

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The Unfulfilled Dream of India-Afghanistan on the Way of Chabahar, Wheat...

The Unfulfilled Dream of India-Afghanistan on the Way of Chabahar, Wheat...

By: Asadullah Jafari “Pezhman” | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2022

What Is the Chabahar Tripartite Project Agreement? The Chabahar trilateral economic project agreement was signed in Tehran in 2016 in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the...

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Will Gen Bajwa’s “Non-Interference in Politics” Commitment Endure?

Will Gen Bajwa’s “Non-Interference in Politics” Commitment Endure?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2022

In what could well be his last public address, Pakistan army’s outgoing Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa did the unexpected. Not only did he accept that “our army … is often made the...

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Military Modernisation and the “Hollowness”

Military Modernisation and the “Hollowness”

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2022

Ten years ago, in 2012, the then Chief of the Army Staff wrote a detailed letter to the then Prime Minister bringing to his notice the “critical deficiencies” in the Army’s arsenal and...

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Pakistan: A Tale of Two Bajwas

Pakistan: A Tale of Two Bajwas

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

Taking on the powerful Pakistan army isn’t an easy job and, this issue is one on which both Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan will surely agree. So, ‘Fact Focus’, an investigative...

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The New Age Warfare Scenario in the 21st century

The New Age Warfare Scenario in the 21st century

By: Rahul B Wankhede | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2022

Introduction The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine and other regional conflicts in the world have once again highlighted the relationship between tactics and technologies. Having the right ...

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G20 & the US Claptrap

G20 & the US Claptrap

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2022

India received the G20 Presidency at a ceremony at the close of the recent G20 summit held in Bali, Indonesia on November 15-16; the G20 Presidency gavel was transferred from Indonesian President...

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Making sense of Xi-Biden meeting in Bali: Scholars in China want Beijing to...

Making sense of Xi-Biden meeting in Bali: Scholars in China want Beijing to...

By: Hemant Adlakha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Nov , 2022

Biden’s changed rhetoric in Bali did indeed surprise the world – including China. An editorial in the Financial Times explains the US president’s pledge in Bali to “manage China” as a...

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India enters the Commercial Space Industry

India enters the Commercial Space Industry

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Nov , 2022

Space industry is making progress by leaps and bounds. The US and China are far ahead of other aspiring countries in exploring the space not only for defence purposes but for commercial interests...

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Pak Army should go back to Barracks

Pak Army should go back to Barracks

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Nov , 2022

The ouster of Imran Khan as the Prime Minister in April this year has led to an unprecedented backlash against the country’s all-mighty military establishment. People are now openly expressing...

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