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Is India doomed to being a Soft State?

Is India doomed to being a Soft State?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Sep , 2021

Is India doomed to being a soft state, too disinclined to derive lessons from serial blunders committed during the more than 70 years of independence, with eyes wide open? The question keeps...

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India needs to become Drone-Conscious to Counter Aerial Cross-Border Threats

India needs to become Drone-Conscious to Counter Aerial Cross-Border Threats

By: Anil Bhat | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 07 Aug , 2021

Terrorism exported by Pakistan’s military to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) did not end with the abrogation of Article 370 – which had given limited autonomy to the then state – of the Indian...

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Measuring internet poverty

Measuring internet poverty

By: admin | Date: 29 Jul , 2021

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Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 29.3 Jul-Sep 2014 | Date: 24 Jul , 2021

Even as the nation readies itself to pay homage to the extraordinary bravery displayed by the young officers and the men of the Indian Army during the Kargil conflict, the lessons thrown up raise...

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Drone Attacks: Not Another Game Changer

Drone Attacks: Not Another Game Changer

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jul , 2021

As was to be expected the recent drone attack on Air Force Station at Jammu, has, as the British would jokingly put it, got our knickers in a twist, and it should. It is no laughing matter that...

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India needs to have Counter Drone Technology against future Drone Attacks

India needs to have Counter Drone Technology against future Drone Attacks

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jul , 2021

In the wee hours of June 27, 2021 morning two drones from across the border – allegedly – dropped IEDs on the Indian Air Force Station technical are a in Jammu. Fortunately there was minor...

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Drone Terror Attack in J&K

Drone Terror Attack in J&K

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jun , 2021

In the article in these columns titled ‘Delimitation and Elections in J&K’ covering the Prime Minister’s meeting with top J&K political leaders on June 24, it was brought out that...

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DRDO Covid-19 Hospitals

DRDO Covid-19 Hospitals

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2021

India is battling the second pandemic wave which is more intense than the first one especially since it has spread to the villages. India’s rural population is 65.53 percent of India’s total...

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Chhattisgarh Massacre: Responding to Battlefield Setbacks

Chhattisgarh Massacre: Responding to Battlefield Setbacks

By: Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 21 Apr , 2021

Within a span of less than two weeks, 28 security force (SF) personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh by left-wing extremists from the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist). The first attack,...

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The Takeaway from Sukma

The Takeaway from Sukma

By: Maj Gen Alok Deb | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2021

The ambush of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party by Maoists, also known as Naxals, on 03 April this year has put the spotlight back on the ongoing insurgency in India’s hinterland....

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Kashmir: Improved Security Situation has Paved the way for Progress & Prosperity

Kashmir: Improved Security Situation has Paved the way for Progress & Prosperity

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Apr , 2021

In a very unfortunate incident in Kashmir on Friday, 9 April, terrorists shot dead a Territorial Army (TA) soldier, Havaldar Mohammad Saleem Akhoon, near his home in Goriwan, Bijbehara. The...

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Role of R&AW during Emergency

Role of R&AW during Emergency

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 15 Apr , 2021

When Kao had come to Paris to introduce me to Alexandre de Marenches, he was in receipt of a top secret coded message from a senior leader of the Congress (I), a Kashmiri, who was known to be...

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Anti-Naxal Operations: How not to Fight a Guerilla War!

Anti-Naxal Operations: How not to Fight a Guerilla War!

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Apr , 2021

The April 4, 2021, attack by Naxalites in Sukma district of Chattisgad resulted in 22 Policemen being killed. As per early reports around 400 Naxalites executed an ambush on a section of divided...

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Strategy to Eliminate the Red Corridor

Strategy to Eliminate the Red Corridor

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Apr , 2021

The nation is shocked yet again with mass causalities of the policemen who were part of an anti-Maoist operation launched in the forests of Bastar in Bijapur district of Chattisgarh, a Maoists...

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Re-calibrating Strategies to Combat Maoists’ Violence

Re-calibrating Strategies to Combat Maoists’ Violence

By: Lt Gen (Dr) Vijay Kumar Ahluwalia PVSM, AVSM**, YSM, VSM (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 07 Apr , 2021

The recent dreadful attack by the Communist Party of India (Maoist), Maoists in short, on the joint team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) including elite elements of Commando Battalion for...

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Blueprint to tackle Maoists

Blueprint to tackle Maoists

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 05 Apr , 2021

First Published on print issue of IDR Jul-Sep 2010 (Vol 25.3) THE BIG PICTURE Confronted with the Maoist menace, Civil Administration’s incompetence is making mountain out of a molehill by...

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Leh: Those magnificent Kaoboys on mule back

Leh: Those magnificent Kaoboys on mule back

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Apr , 2021

In the external intelligence division of the Intelligence Bureau, headed by B.N.Mallick, DIB, and subsequently post-1968 in the Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW), headed by R.N.Kao, Leh was a...

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