Interviews/Spotlights

The Khalistani Terrorism

The Khalistani Terrorism

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 17 Jun , 2018

In the first few years after India’s independence, the Sikh migrants from Punjab constituted the largest single group of Indian origin in the Indian diaspora in the UK, the US and Canada. Some...

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Employment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS) and Need for Unmanned Combat...

Employment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS) and Need for Unmanned Combat...

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 15 Jun , 2018

Indian Perspective India’s three services have been operating UAVs for over 18 years. Surprisingly the Indian Army were the pioneers followed by the Air Force and subsequently the Indian Navy....

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An Early Preview of Trump-Kim Summit

An Early Preview of Trump-Kim Summit

By: Dr Mohammed Badrul Alam | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 14 Jun , 2018

The much hyped June 12 Singapore Summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, is likely to herald a new epoch in the security architecture of Northeast Asia with...

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Afghan conflict not religious: Kabul fatwa challenges Taliban claims

Afghan conflict not religious: Kabul fatwa challenges Taliban claims

By: Dawood Mohammadi | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 13 Jun , 2018

On Monday June 4, 2018, Kabul saw a gathering of over 3,500 Afghan religious scholars. Such a large religious assembly (Loya jirga) to mull over national issues was unprecedented in the history of...

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Indo Pacific Security & US-India Strategic Partnership Reviewed 2018

Indo Pacific Security & US-India Strategic Partnership Reviewed 2018

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 12 Jun , 2018

Geopolitical developments of China’s exponential military rise in the last two decades endangering Indo Pacific Security can be attributed to the earlier evolution of the US-India Strategic...

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Will Talks with North Korea Work?

Will Talks with North Korea Work?

By: Debalina Ghoshal | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 11 Jun , 2018

Recently the US President Donald Trump decided to hold talks with North Korea to resolve the nuclear issue. This is the country the United States had termed as ‘axis of evil’ with whom no...

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Kargil Controversy: Mismanagement of Higher Defence

Kargil Controversy: Mismanagement of Higher Defence

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 10 Jun , 2018

During the Second World War the British Army’s operations in Greece ran into near disaster and to save the army, its immediate evacuation by sea became imperative. During this phase of the war,...

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Debates Surrounding German Defense Expenditure

Debates Surrounding German Defense Expenditure

By: Trivun Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jun , 2018

Much of Germany’s rise in Europe has to do with its economic growth rather than its military strength. The reunification process of 1990’s laid significant economic pressure on West Germany...

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Mothers Influence will Discourage Youth from Pursuing the Path of Terrorism

Mothers Influence will Discourage Youth from Pursuing the Path of Terrorism

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 08 Jun , 2018

The unilateral suspension of operations during the holy month of Ramadan in Jammu and Kashmir has entered its third week now. Reports suggest that stone pelting and recruitment of youth into the...

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Breaking the Silo Culture: Military Lessons for the Corporate World

Breaking the Silo Culture: Military Lessons for the Corporate World

By: Prof Pratip C Mazumdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jun , 2018

Many executives in the academia and the corporate world sadly perceive the Armed Forces, to be a strict hierarchy where rules are deeply entrenched and orders are embellished and given from the...

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Kargil: Turning the Tide

Kargil: Turning the Tide

By: Lt Gen Mohinder Puri | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kargil: Turning the Tide | Date: 06 Jun , 2018

Introduction It was indeed my professional privilege to command the ‘Forever in Operations’ 8 Mountain Division during Operation Vijay, our response to Pakistan’s Operation Badr. I had been...

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Faithful among the Faithful - Interview of George Fernandes in New Delhi

Faithful among the Faithful - Interview of George Fernandes in New Delhi

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 05 Jun , 2018

In March 2006, I had the privilege to interview him on his relation with Tibet and the Dalai Lama …and China. Soon after, he would not be well enough to answer questions. Most of the Tibetans I...

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Misconduct by UN Peacekeeping Forces: Addressing a Critical Challenge

Misconduct by UN Peacekeeping Forces: Addressing a Critical Challenge

By: Sreoshi Sinha | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 04 Jun , 2018

More than 50 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse involving the UN peacekeeping personnel and its partners serving in the field were received during the first three months of this year....

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Return of Pandits to Kashmir

Return of Pandits to Kashmir

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 03 Jun , 2018

Return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley is the biggest challenge to the very idea of India as a multi-ethnic, plural and secular democracy. Therefore, restoration of that position must remain...

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R&AW and Bofors

R&AW and Bofors

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 02 Jun , 2018

I was posted in Geneva as Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of India (PMI) to the UN organizations based in Geneva from April 1985 to May,1988. I handled work relating to the International...

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The Men Who Saved Ladakh

The Men Who Saved Ladakh

By: Lt Gen NS Brar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jun , 2018

The land is so barren and the passes so high that only the best of friends or fiercest enemies would want to visit us. – A Ladhaki saying Ladakh, the crown on India’s map, was the transit...

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Opening of Army Cantonments

Opening of Army Cantonments

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 31 May , 2018

The recent unilateral decision by the defence minister in opening army cantonments across the nation, without taking the views of the army hierarchy, solely based on inputs from the Defence...

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The Kargil Conflict does not qualify to be called a War

The Kargil Conflict does not qualify to be called a War

By: Air Marshal RK Nehra | Issue: Book Excerpt: Hinduism & its Military Ethos | Date: 30 May , 2018

It appears from newspaper reports that some Pakistani mujahideens (irregulars) occupied the Kargil heights sometime around April 1999. Later on, they were joined by regular Pakistan troops. Their...

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Politics of ceasefire: The nation cannot let down its security forces

Politics of ceasefire: The nation cannot let down its security forces

By: Vikas Khanna | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 29 May , 2018

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led central government’s decision to announce “suspension of operations” (ceasefire) in Jammu and Kashmir during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is a...

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India’s maritime and other challenges in the Indo-Pacific region

India’s maritime and other challenges in the Indo-Pacific region

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 May , 2018

Until very recently we would be talking only about India’s challenges, maritime and others, in the Indian Ocean region and not the Indo-Pacific region. The concept of the Indo-Pacific is a very...

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