Interviews/Spotlights

Army Chief’s call to challenge radicalisation in J&K merits immediate...

Army Chief’s call to challenge radicalisation in J&K merits immediate...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2018

“Foot in mouth” is accepted as a common affliction for politicians universally and more so in India. Of late, this affliction seems to be attaining unprecedented heights with the Indian Armed...

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Netanyahu's India visit: Promoting mutual strategic interests

Netanyahu's India visit: Promoting mutual strategic interests

By: Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 16 Jan , 2018

The visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India (January 14-19)  commemorates  the 25th anniversary of the opening of an Indian embassy in Tel Aviv in 1992 and will further...

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Ushering Normalcy in Kashmir

Ushering Normalcy in Kashmir

By: Ayan Tewari | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 13 Jan , 2018

In 2017, Indian security forces (SFs) initiated a more focused approach to dealing with militants in Kashmir, resulting in the killing of 218 terrorists so far. Although these operations were...

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Can India lead Commonwealth 2.0?

Can India lead Commonwealth 2.0?

By: Dr P K Ghosh, PhD | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jan , 2018

Regarded as a hangover of the British colonial legacy, the Commonwealth of Nations (CW) organization has rarely managed, in recent times, to be strategically influential or economically vibrant...

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Spore IED Blast: Terrorists Exposed as Inhumane Killers Gasping for Breath

Spore IED Blast: Terrorists Exposed as Inhumane Killers Gasping for Breath

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jan , 2018

The recent IED blast in Sopore that has left four police officers martyred and two injured has heralded a new phase in the ongoing foreign sponsored terrorism prevalent in the Kashmir valley. The...

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Pakistan Warned by United States that it can no Longer Bear Weight of...

Pakistan Warned by United States that it can no Longer Bear Weight of...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 10 Jan , 2018

For far too long the United States has borne the strategic weight of Pakistan’s strategic contradictions of pretensions to be a staunch US ally and simultaneously resorting to destabilisation US...

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A British Private Company, raised a Private Army to conquer India!

A British Private Company, raised a Private Army to conquer India!

By: Air Marshal RK Nehra | Issue: Book Excerpt: Hinduism & its Military Ethos | Date: 09 Jan , 2018

It is a law of nature that all civilizations must finally decay and be replaced; Muslims were no exception. By the early 1700s, Muslims were bored and fatigued with their 500 years of continuous rule....

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Warship Production: Life Cycle Management

Warship Production: Life Cycle Management

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 08 Jan , 2018

In recent years, two developments have overlapped. India has become a cost-effective manufacturing location at a time when India’s Army, Navy and Air Force are poised to commence their...

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The India-ASEAN Partnership at 25

The India-ASEAN Partnership at 25

By: Ashok Sajjanhar | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 07 Jan , 2018

India and the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are currently celebrating 25 years of their rapidly expanding partnership. They are also marking 15 years of their Summit...

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Pakistan Mainstreams Terrorists & Radicals: Hafiz Saeed becomes the X-Factor

Pakistan Mainstreams Terrorists & Radicals: Hafiz Saeed becomes the X-Factor

By: Harsh Upadhayay | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 06 Jan , 2018

It was a historic moment for Pakistan when Nawaz Sharif became Pakistan’s Prime Minister for a record third term after staging a triumphant comeback in parliamentary elections in 2013 as it was...

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The Jerusalem Vote

The Jerusalem Vote

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 05 Jan , 2018

President Trump, on 6th Dec, unilaterally accepted Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv there. It was not a decision in haste, nor did it stem...

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Post Doklam, India needs to watch China’s bullish economics led cultural...

Post Doklam, India needs to watch China’s bullish economics led cultural...

By: Shruti Pandalai | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 04 Jan , 2018

The India China relationship in 2017 became defined by Doklam, now synonymous with the 73 day military standoff (between June and August 2017) in the tri-junction with Bhutan and defused through...

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Pakistan: Test of US influence and power

Pakistan: Test of US influence and power

By: Arul Louis | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 03 Jan , 2018

Angered by the killing of an American soldier by terrorists in Afghanistan, United States President Donald Trump let off the first Twitter salvo of 2018, bringing into sharp focus Washington’s...

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Two standoffs and some nuclear lessons

Two standoffs and some nuclear lessons

By: A Vinod Kumar | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 02 Jan , 2018

The politics of nuclear weapons have always been complex and enigmatic. A testament to this reality came during the course of the current year, which not only saw a little over a quarter of UN...

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Myanmar: Peace Process Going Nowhere

Myanmar: Peace Process Going Nowhere

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 01 Jan , 2018

With the escalation of the offensive on the Kachins by the Myanmar Army from November onwards and the standoff between the Government and the China backed Federal Political Negotiation and...

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China's Foreign Policy Shift: Concerns for India

China's Foreign Policy Shift: Concerns for India

By: Praggya Surana | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 31 Dec , 2017

Keeping a Low Profile to Striving for Achievement Since the 1990s, China’s overarching foreign policy principle was taoguang yanghui, yousuo zuowei - ‘keeping a low profile and achieving...

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Pakistan must close terror infrastructure

Pakistan must close terror infrastructure

By: Ashok Bhan | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 30 Dec , 2017

India was partitioned in the midst of bitter riots in which thousands of innocent people lost their lives, millions lost homes and their roots. Pakistan gained independence on 14 August, 1947 and...

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China’s One Child Policy: Military Implications

China’s One Child Policy: Military Implications

By: Praggya Surana | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 29 Dec , 2017

As part of the sweeping military reforms that were initiated in 2015, China is considerably reducing the number of personnel in the PLA to become a leaner, more efficient force. The total PLA...

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North Korea Conundrum - Unsustainable Logjam

North Korea Conundrum - Unsustainable Logjam

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 28 Dec , 2017

North Korea has put its allies and adversaries on the edge by irrational and unpredictable behaviour. It has created a strategic predicament for China because the longer Kim Jong Un stays greater...

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Shahbaz Sharif as PML-N’s PM candidate to pay dividends

Shahbaz Sharif as PML-N’s PM candidate to pay dividends

By: Tridivesh Singh Maini | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 27 Dec , 2017

Nawaz Sharif, former Pakistani prime minister and president of the Pakistani Muslim League (PML-N), has chosen his brother and Chief Minister of Punjab province, Shahbaz Sharif, as the (PML)-N’s...

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