Interviews/Spotlights

On Kabul Gurudwara Carnage and Media Insensitivity

On Kabul Gurudwara Carnage and Media Insensitivity

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Mar , 2020

Wednesday’s carnage at Gurudwara Har Rai Sahib in Kabul that left 25 Sikh worshippers dead was a despicable act that has been widely condemned across the globe in the severest of terms. Yet,...

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Beijing’s Bio Bomb

Beijing’s Bio Bomb

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Mar , 2020

If China’s conscience was clear, it would not have blocked discussion on COVID-19 in the United Nations. Even its objection to the name China Virus at a time of such global crisis with the virus...

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Indian Army's quiet, efficient, disciplined response to Corona Virus sets an...

Indian Army's quiet, efficient, disciplined response to Corona Virus sets an...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Mar , 2020

COVID-19, more popularly known as Corona Virus has posed the biggest challenge in centuries upon the human population of the earth. Its rapid spread from China to the rest of the world is leading...

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21-day Lockdown is the Last Hope

21-day Lockdown is the Last Hope

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Mar , 2020

At the risk of being labelled an alarmist, I would like to standby each and every word spoken by the Prime Minister during his nationwide 8pm address on Tuesday, March 24. It is very unusual for...

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J&K Budget: Laudable development thrust needs support of fool proof security

J&K Budget: Laudable development thrust needs support of fool proof security

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Mar , 2020

The Budget for the newly created Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir for the financial year 2020-21 was presented to the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 17 March, 2020. The Government had deliberately...

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Red Flag over Kabul

Red Flag over Kabul

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Mar , 2020

As has been the practice over the years, attention of the entire Indian strategic community is focussed on the effect of US Taliban deal in terms of the threat the emboldened Taliban will pose to...

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Aircraft Carriers and the Indian Maritime Calculas – Relevant and Essential

Aircraft Carriers and the Indian Maritime Calculas – Relevant and Essential

By: Cmde CP Srivastava | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 04 Mar , 2020

The debate over the centrality of the aircraft carrier in fleet structure continues unabated over 70 years. The discourse has now picked up steam; the catalyst being the postulate that...

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Chief of Defence Staff and Military Integration

Chief of Defence Staff and Military Integration

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2020

On New Year’s Day 2020, the Government appointment Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as announced by the Prime Minister on the Independence Day of 2019 from the ramparts of Red Fort. As India’s...

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How the US and Germany Fooled the World for Decades

How the US and Germany Fooled the World for Decades

By: Cdr Eyal Pinko | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2020

The American and German intelligence communities used Crypto AG, a Swiss company that made encryption tools, to spy on more than 100 countries. Intelligence gathered through this joint operation...

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India must counter Pakistani roadmap to neutralise FATF

India must counter Pakistani roadmap to neutralise FATF

By: Mehtab Karan Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Feb , 2020

It is business as usual so far as Pakistan and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is concerned. In the periodic ritual of reassessing Pakistan’s position the organisation has, once again,...

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London Bridge to Kashmir and Beyond: What makes Jammu & Kashmir so Important?

London Bridge to Kashmir and Beyond: What makes Jammu & Kashmir so Important?

By: Philip B. Haney & J. M. Phelps | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 20 Feb , 2020

One of the best sources for background information on the complicated subject of Jammu and Kashmir is a book by Alastair Lamb entitled Kashmir: A Disputed Legacy 1846–1990 (available online in...

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Turks and Syrians Heading Towards a Major Conflict

Turks and Syrians Heading Towards a Major Conflict

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Feb , 2020

Turkey and Syria are now directly involved in the military confrontation and this time not through proxies but through their regular troops since the start of this month. This all started when on...

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Turbulent times for Beijing

Turbulent times for Beijing

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 15 Feb , 2020

The world is going through tumultuous times. China, too, has not been spared. A dreaded virus has struck the Middle Kingdom and there’s no end in sight for the epidemic though it seems to be...

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Myanmar: Current Developments and President Xi’s Visit: China Gains

Myanmar: Current Developments and President Xi’s Visit: China Gains

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 12 Feb , 2020

President Xi Jinping made a two-day visit to Myanmar on 17th and 18th of January.  Though the visit was declared as one to mark the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the two...

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Wrong person at wrong time

Wrong person at wrong time

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 31 Jan , 2020

India’s controversial Defence Minister VK Krishna Menon was recently in the news, courtesy a well-researched book, which did not elaborate enough on the implications for the country on account...

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Launch of an Orbit Surveillance Satellite by Indian Space Research...

Launch of an Orbit Surveillance Satellite by Indian Space Research...

By: Aman Singh Gandhi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jan , 2020

Main Body The small satellite report performs a SWOT analysis and PESTEL study to uncover the stability, limitations, openings, and risks in the small satellite industry. Combining the small...

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Orientations of National Defence - II

Orientations of National Defence - II

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 29 Jan , 2020

 “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars” — Latin Proverb Hard Realities of Military Orientation India’s strategically envisioned community is conscious of the fact that the...

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India and Israel Partnership is Comprehensive and Strategic in Nature:...

India and Israel Partnership is Comprehensive and Strategic in Nature:...

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jan , 2020

Dr Ron Malka is the Ambassador of Israel to India. In an exclusive interview to Manish Rai, Editor of Viewsaround and a geo-political analyst he spoke about various dynamics related to Indo-Israel...

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26-January-2001: Lest We Forget

26-January-2001: Lest We Forget

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2020

As we go into celebrating our 73 Republic Day, putting on display for the world to see, our culture alongside our military might we must not forget the date. The figure 26 has an indelible mark in...

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Hans lead in China’s poverty alleviation projects

Hans lead in China’s poverty alleviation projects

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 22 Jan , 2020

In the recent months, China has started in a massive relocation scheme in Tibet, redrawing the demography of India’s borders. Beijing admits that though the rural poverty rate was more than 97.5...

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