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Poor political leadership continues to plague J&K

Poor political leadership continues to plague J&K

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Apr , 2019

As the people of Jammu and Kashmir get on to vote for their representatives in the Parliament, it becomes relevant here to dwell on the report card of the esteemed Members of Parliament (MPs) of...

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Kishtwar Killing Part of a Bigger Game Plan

Kishtwar Killing Part of a Bigger Game Plan

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Apr , 2019

The broad daylight cold blooded murder by jihadi terrorists of a devoted Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) leader and his police guard in Kishtwar town of Jammu cannot be treated as a stray incident...

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Reigniting AFSPA

Reigniting AFSPA

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Apr , 2019

Diwali is once a year but fireworks equivalent to 10 years during Diwali have been fired in run up to general elections 2019 – not actual firecrackers but through verbal abuse. But the Armed...

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Kashmiri Youth and the Democratic Process

Kashmiri Youth and the Democratic Process

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Apr , 2019

Kashmir, despite being in the throes of a very unfortunate environment of violence, has witnessed a steady improvement in literacy levels over the last few decades. The 2011 census recorded a...

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Operation ‘Sunrise’

Operation ‘Sunrise’

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Mar , 2019

News of India conducting a ‘Third Surgical Strike’ in Myanmar has suddenly exploded in media on March 14-15. Over the last three years, all Indian military operations are prefixed with...

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Has the Pulwama Crisis Altered Strategic Dimensions?

Has the Pulwama Crisis Altered Strategic Dimensions?

By: Shalini Chawla | Date: 15 Mar , 2019

On 26 February, the Indian Air Force (IAF) targeted a Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, after over 40 Central Reserve Police Forcejawans were...

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Anti India sentiments serve Pakistan’s interests

Anti India sentiments serve Pakistan’s interests

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Mar , 2019

Politics makes strange bedfellows while destiny imposes difficult neighborhoods. The two nation theory being followed by Pakistan survives on spewing venom at its secular, democratic and...

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Airstrikes wipe out decades of cowardice and humiliation

Airstrikes wipe out decades of cowardice and humiliation

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Mar , 2019

Fast paced events have overtaken the country, quite unprecedented in its post independence historical sweep, such as the devastating air strike on Balakot, the nerve-centre of Jaish-e-Mohammed’s...

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Pulwama-Balakot can be defining moment for India in a long drawn out war

Pulwama-Balakot can be defining moment for India in a long drawn out war

By: Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 11 Mar , 2019

The grenade attack in Jammu city on Thursday (March 7) that killed two people and injured more than 40 has been attributed to the Hizbul Mujahedin and comes a few weeks after the Pulwama attack....

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Pakistan: Reeling under the impact of self created fault lines

Pakistan: Reeling under the impact of self created fault lines

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2019

The high tension created by the face-off between India and Pakistan post the barbaric terrorist attack on the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy at Pulwama, Kashmir, in...

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What Beyond Balakot?

What Beyond Balakot?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2019

The unprecedented use of image of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthman, a serving IAF officer, indicates the low to which the ruling political party is prepared to stoop. This too after the...

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Kunan-Pushpora Resurfaces with Crackdown on Separatists

Kunan-Pushpora Resurfaces with Crackdown on Separatists

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Mar , 2019

Concurrent to the crackdown on the separatists and Jamaat-e-Islami in the Kashmir Valley, the fictitious case of Kunan-Pushpora mass rape case has resurfaced. This could be due to instructions...

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National Security cannot be ignored

National Security cannot be ignored

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 07 Mar , 2019

Post the Pulwama incident the Government went on an overdrive seeking to act against Pak. The nation cried for revenge, implying launching some form of retribution against Pak. An air force strike...

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The challenges in Kashmir have increased manifold for the Indian Army

The challenges in Kashmir have increased manifold for the Indian Army

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2019

Wing Commander Abhinandan has been returned by Pakistan to India! There are divergent reasons being given for this decision by Pakistan but courtesy demands that we ignore the supposed ulterior...

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Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 28 Feb , 2019

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was very perceptive in stating that “By and large it can be said that even in the past and remote ages, it was the seafaring nations that prospered, prospered both from...

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Pulwama: Pakistan’s reaction and India’s options

Pulwama: Pakistan’s reaction and India’s options

By: Dr. Simrit Kahlon | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 24 Feb , 2019

While coming to terms with the horrific terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy at Pulwama, Kashmir, it becomes important to see Pakistan’s reaction to the carnage that it has sponsored. Pakistan has...

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Pulwama Attack: Time to Get the Messaging Right

Pulwama Attack: Time to Get the Messaging Right

By: Col Vivek Chadha (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 23 Feb , 2019

Suicide attacks are one of the most potent and effective options available to terrorists.1 They have been used with telling effect in conflict torn areas like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The...

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Kashmir: De-radicalization is the only solution

Kashmir: De-radicalization is the only solution

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2019

There is again grief in the nation. The nation is again angry. This is the phenomenon since at least three decades. Yet after every attack we look for reasons, as though it is the first one. Like...

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Resolute action, not bombast, required in terror attacks

Resolute action, not bombast, required in terror attacks

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Feb , 2019

Forthright action should now replace the sheer bombast that drives political and social discourse in India, regarding wanton acts of terror against soldiers, security men and civilians alike. What...

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Kashmir – Let Truth Be Told

Kashmir – Let Truth Be Told

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Feb , 2019

“Nero fiddled while Rome burnt.” In July of the year 64 CE (Common Era) a great fire ravaged Rome for six days destroying seventy percent of the City and leaving half its population homeless....

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