Interviews/Spotlights

Grievance Redressal Systems In Defence Forces Need Fixing, And Urgently

Grievance Redressal Systems In Defence Forces Need Fixing, And Urgently

By: Major Navdeep Singh | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 20 Jan , 2017

In my opinion, no organisation, the uniformed services included, is beyond scrutiny. And with that disclaimer, I would like to emphasise, that the recent events in public gaze concerning our...

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2017...A Year of the Media

2017...A Year of the Media

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2017

The first fortnight of the new year has been rather sedate; what with the northern hemisphere experiencing a severe cold wave and Barrack Obama bidding tearful farewell to the White House, making...

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Post Sanctions Iran - Deal or a Deal Breaker for India?

Post Sanctions Iran - Deal or a Deal Breaker for India?

By: Neha Surwade | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 18 Jan , 2017

China’s ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, of building rail, road and pipelines across the ancient Silk Route is seen as a game changer in the geopolitics of 21st Century.  Pumping of...

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Why India–Vietnam Military Relation Disturbs China

Why India–Vietnam Military Relation Disturbs China

By: Bhaskar Roy | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 17 Jan , 2017

The Chinese official newspaper, the Global Times (January 11) in an article entitled “Indian arms same to Hanoi disturbing if aimed at China”, warned New Delhi that India must desist from...

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Russia's Cyber War: Options before the US

Russia's Cyber War: Options before the US

By: Sarosh Bana | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 16 Jan , 2017

US intelligence’s findings holding Russian President Vladimir Putin directly responsible for a cyber campaign that ensured Republican Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election...

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Repatriation of Pak POWs 1973

Repatriation of Pak POWs 1973

By: Doe Nair | Issue: Book Excerpt: I Married the Army | Date: 15 Jan , 2017

It was by some strange coincidence that I met her, the lady in the green silk saree. I recognised her immediately. In fact we both recognised each other simultaneously. She waved to me from the...

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Pakistan revives Controversial Military Courts: A Substitute for Judicial...

Pakistan revives Controversial Military Courts: A Substitute for Judicial...

By: Mahendra Ved | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 14 Jan , 2017

In a U-turn that is as remarkably swift as it is inexplicable, Pakistan’s civil and military leadership on January 9, 2017 decided to “hold consultations” on continuing with the military...

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India's foreign policy last year and the challenges of 2017

India's foreign policy last year and the challenges of 2017

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Courtesy: The Telegraph | Date: 13 Jan , 2017

The vigour of the Indian prime minister’s diplomacy did not abate in 2016. Ties with the United States of America received particular attention, with five meetings with Barack Obama during the...

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India should not be Sucked into an Arms Race

India should not be Sucked into an Arms Race

By: Manpreet Sethi | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 12 Jan , 2017

India closed 2016 with the successful test of its long-range ballistic missile, the 5,000-km-range Agni V. The country heralded the New Year with the test of Agni IV, a ballistic missile with a...

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The IAF Fleet Needs Rejuvenating, And Needs It Now

The IAF Fleet Needs Rejuvenating, And Needs It Now

By: Dr. Sanjay Badri-Maharaj | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 11 Jan , 2017

On 3 January 2017, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar made a series of pronouncements on the country’s intended “Make in India” fighter project. Among the pieces of information revealed was...

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