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Was the Prospect of Nobel Peace Prize behind sell-out of 93,000 Pak...

Was the Prospect of Nobel Peace Prize behind sell-out of 93,000 Pak...

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2021

The left liberals and the anti-nationals greeted the attack on Balakot with howls of disbelief and their usual rants about ‘proof,’ questioning the veracity of the forthright Indian...

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The Re-Incarnation of INS Vikrant

The Re-Incarnation of INS Vikrant

By: Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Sep , 2021

Often, a newborn is given the name of a parent, or a grandparent or a great-grandparent, and so on. In India, a number of kings have been named Vikramaditya. In the western cultures similar...

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1962 War: Battle of Chusul

1962 War: Battle of Chusul

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 16 Sep , 2021

Background to the Battle The war with China in 1962 is remembered as a national debacle and a litany of disasters. Under Pandit Nehru as Prime Minister, the Indian Armed forces were totally...

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1971 War on the Eastern Front: Observations, Comments and Lessons

1971 War on the Eastern Front: Observations, Comments and Lessons

By: Gen KV Krishna Rao | Issue: Book Excerpt: Prepare or Perish: A Study of National Security | Date: 09 Sep , 2021

Grand Strategy Pakistan, at its creation, comprised the Western and Eastern Wings, separated by a distance of about 1600 kilometres. For the survival of Pakistan, it was essential that both the...

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Battle of Basantar 1971 War

Battle of Basantar 1971 War

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 07 Sep , 2021

Background to the Battle As the situation kept deteriorating in East Pakistan, Pakistan’s President, General Yahya Khan threatened India with total war. On November 30, 1971, the Government of...

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The Border War-November 1962

The Border War-November 1962

By: Gen KV Krishna Rao | Issue: Book Excerpt: Prepare or Perish: A Study of National Security | Date: 25 Aug , 2021

After the debacle at Namka Chu, there was some confusion as to where to try and halt the Chinese, should they continue their advance further. Sen visited Tawang on October 22, 1962 and ordered...

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Battle of Zoji La 1948

Battle of Zoji La 1948

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 23 Aug , 2021

Background to the Battle Gilgit was the headquarters of the Northern Region. Approximately one battalion of the State Forces was located there. In addition, there were paramilitary forces, the...

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The Border War-October 1962

The Border War-October 1962

By: Gen KV Krishna Rao | Issue: Book Excerpt: Prepare or Perish: A Study of National Security | Date: 23 Aug , 2021

On September 8, 1962, Nehru had gone to London to attend the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference. On September 9, a meeting was held by Krishna Menon, where a decision was taken to evict the...

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"Russian Helicopters" to present a wide range of military rotorcraft at the...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Aug , 2021

“Russian Helicopters” Holding of Rostec State Corporation will present a wide range of military helicopters at the international military and technical forum “Army-2021”. In front of the pavilion...

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Brief History of the Pre-Partition Indian Army

Brief History of the Pre-Partition Indian Army

By: Gen KV Krishna Rao | Issue: Book Excerpt: Prepare or Perish: A Study of National Security | Date: 19 Aug , 2021

Considering that the Indian Army, as it was inherited from the British period, was patterned generally on the system as evolved for India, and the fact that the present Indian Army has been built...

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Recalling Young India’s Kargil Triumph

Recalling Young India’s Kargil Triumph

By: Lt Gen Mohinder Puri | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Aug , 2021

It has been twenty two years since Pakistan’s perfidious intrusions in the Kargil sector which brought the country to the brink of war. This article is not about why and how Pakistan stabbed us...

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1962 War: Observations, Comments and Lessons

1962 War: Observations, Comments and Lessons

By: Gen KV Krishna Rao | Issue: Book Excerpt: Prepare or Perish: A Study of National Security | Date: 10 Aug , 2021

Political Appreciation India had been invaded several times, during its long history. Most of these invasions came from the North-West through Hindukush and Suleman mountains into the Indian...

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Post Independence Indian Wars: An Overview

Post Independence Indian Wars: An Overview

By: Lt Gen KK Khanna, PVSM, AVSM** (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Aug , 2021

Study of military history is never complete. New aspects come to light every time one reviews a campaign or war. Often, the tales of valour, camaraderie, and success draw attention away from the...

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1965 War: Observations, Comments and Lessons

1965 War: Observations, Comments and Lessons

By: Gen KV Krishna Rao | Issue: Book Excerpt: Prepare or Perish: A Study of National Security | Date: 06 Aug , 2021

Strategy A major national war aim of Pakistan was the annexation of Jammu and Kashmir by force. As has been brought out earlier the Kashmir Issue remained dormant for a considerable period after...

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Vikrant sets Sail: India Demonstrates Prowess to Design and Build Aircraft...

Vikrant sets Sail: India Demonstrates Prowess to Design and Build Aircraft...

By: Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 05 Aug , 2021

Wednesday, 4 August 2021 will be remembered as a momentous day in the annals of India’s chequered maritime history as the first indigenously designed and built aircraft carrier – the 37,500...

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Implications of Artificial Intelligence for Future Warfare

Implications of Artificial Intelligence for Future Warfare

By: Deepak Kumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Aug , 2021

Recent attack on Indian Air Force base in Jammu by Drone has unleashed the debate to address various issues. First, how to counter such attack technology-wise effectively? Second, this unmanned...

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Interview with General K. Sundarji, PVSM, ADC, Chief of the Army Staff

Interview with General K. Sundarji, PVSM, ADC, Chief of the Army Staff

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Vol.1-alpha, Jan 1988 | Date: 31 Jul , 2021

First published on IDR print issue Vol.1-alpha, Jan 1988. General Krishnaswami Sundarji, PVSM, ADC, was appointed the nation’s fourteenth Chief of Army Staff on 1 February 1986.In the truncated...

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1947-48 War with Pakistan: Observations, Comments and Lessons

1947-48 War with Pakistan: Observations, Comments and Lessons

By: Gen KV Krishna Rao | Issue: Book Excerpt: Prepare or Perish: A Study of National Security | Date: 30 Jul , 2021

Political Will As has been brought out, the 1947-48 Jammu and Kashmir War was really forced on the country in its infancy as an Independent Nation. There was not much time to react, nor were any...

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The Dhauladhar Saga – A Mercy Mission

The Dhauladhar Saga – A Mercy Mission

By: Wg Cdr R Raju Srinivasan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jul , 2021

Narrated by Wing Commander B D Singh, SC ‘Hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles’ – Christopher...

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