Interviews/Spotlights

China Chooses to Stand with Terrorists for the Fourth Time

China Chooses to Stand with Terrorists for the Fourth Time

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Mar , 2019

It’s not a big surprise for any strategist that China has blocked the bid to have Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar designated a global terrorist for the fourth time. China has repeated the...

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Anti India sentiments serve Pakistan’s interests

Anti India sentiments serve Pakistan’s interests

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Mar , 2019

Politics makes strange bedfellows while destiny imposes difficult neighborhoods. The two nation theory being followed by Pakistan survives on spewing venom at its secular, democratic and...

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Pulwama-Balakot can be defining moment for India in a long drawn out war

Pulwama-Balakot can be defining moment for India in a long drawn out war

By: Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 11 Mar , 2019

The grenade attack in Jammu city on Thursday (March 7) that killed two people and injured more than 40 has been attributed to the Hizbul Mujahedin and comes a few weeks after the Pulwama attack....

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Pakistan: Reeling under the impact of self created fault lines

Pakistan: Reeling under the impact of self created fault lines

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2019

The high tension created by the face-off between India and Pakistan post the barbaric terrorist attack on the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy at Pulwama, Kashmir, in...

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The long shadow of Taliban hangs over Afghanistan

The long shadow of Taliban hangs over Afghanistan

By: Sarbhanu Nath | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 09 Mar , 2019

One fact stands out in a glaring manner in the peace talks being conducted between the Taliban and Afghan and United States envoys – the Afghan government is conspicuously absent from the...

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Afghanistan: Thinking in Terms of Hindu Kush

Afghanistan: Thinking in Terms of Hindu Kush

By: S Rajasimman | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 08 Mar , 2019

It would be in strategic error if India considers the myriad of political events occurring within Afghanistan as subject matter of its foreign policy. The security situation in Afghanistan has...

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National Security cannot be ignored

National Security cannot be ignored

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 07 Mar , 2019

Post the Pulwama incident the Government went on an overdrive seeking to act against Pak. The nation cried for revenge, implying launching some form of retribution against Pak. An air force strike...

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Perfidy and Valour

Perfidy and Valour

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir's Death Trap | Date: 06 Mar , 2019

The Special Situational Report (SITREP) on the October 29, 1994 giving out the operational details of the events that unfolded the previous day was received by the Col GS of 28 Infantry Division...

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1965 War: Ceasefire and Tashkent Agreement

1965 War: Ceasefire and Tashkent Agreement

By: Gen KV Krishna Rao | Issue: Book Excerpt: Prepare or Perish: A Study of National Security | Date: 05 Mar , 2019

The Secretary General of the United Nations, U. Thant, had been endeavouring ever since the Pakistani infiltration started into Jammu and ‘Kashmir on August 5, to bring the fighting to an end and...

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Surrender as Prisoners of War & Birth of INA

Surrender as Prisoners of War & Birth of INA

By: Maj Gen Gurbakhsh Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: Indelible Reminiscences: Memoirs of Maj Gen Gurbakhsh Singh | Date: 04 Mar , 2019

All the Indian troops were to assemble in Ferrer Park, the Polo-ground of Singapore, to surrender as Prisoners of War. The white forces had to gather at the Changi Camp. Early on February 18,...

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The challenges in Kashmir have increased manifold for the Indian Army

The challenges in Kashmir have increased manifold for the Indian Army

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2019

Wing Commander Abhinandan has been returned by Pakistan to India! There are divergent reasons being given for this decision by Pakistan but courtesy demands that we ignore the supposed ulterior...

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A Post - INF Nuclear World

A Post - INF Nuclear World

By: Summaiya Khan | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 02 Mar , 2019

President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty raising complex security concerns with ramifications that could upset an already fractious...

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National security imperative: India's political leadership must act now to...

National security imperative: India's political leadership must act now to...

By: Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 01 Mar , 2019

The saga of appointing a CDS (Chief of Defence Staff) has endured for so long that it is on the verge of becoming a myth. India needs to sweep aside all ifs and buts that have bedeviled the...

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Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 28 Feb , 2019

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was very perceptive in stating that “By and large it can be said that even in the past and remote ages, it was the seafaring nations that prospered, prospered both from...

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Mohammed bin Salman walks the India-Pakistan tightrope

Mohammed bin Salman walks the India-Pakistan tightrope

By: Prasanta Kumar Pradhan | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 27 Feb , 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Pakistan on February 17-18 and India on February 19-20, 2019. His visit, coming barely days after the terrorist attack on security forces in Pulwama...

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Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi: Optimism Despite Impediments

Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi: Optimism Despite Impediments

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 26 Feb , 2019

The second US-North Korea summit meet, eight months after the Singapore Summit, is scheduled to take place in Hanoi on 27-28 February 2019. There is skepticism regarding the potential outcomes of...

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Making of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

Making of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Guardianship: The Indian Navy 1991-2000 | Date: 25 Feb , 2019

The project for an Indigenous Aircraft Carrier took shape in 1979. Under the terms of the Indo–French MOU of 1988, an agreement was signed with DCN of France for assistance by its design group,...

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Pulwama: Pakistan’s reaction and India’s options

Pulwama: Pakistan’s reaction and India’s options

By: Dr. Simrit Kahlon | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 24 Feb , 2019

While coming to terms with the horrific terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy at Pulwama, Kashmir, it becomes important to see Pakistan’s reaction to the carnage that it has sponsored. Pakistan has...

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Pulwama Attack: Time to Get the Messaging Right

Pulwama Attack: Time to Get the Messaging Right

By: Col Vivek Chadha (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 23 Feb , 2019

Suicide attacks are one of the most potent and effective options available to terrorists.1 They have been used with telling effect in conflict torn areas like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The...

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Kashmir: De-radicalization is the only solution

Kashmir: De-radicalization is the only solution

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2019

There is again grief in the nation. The nation is again angry. This is the phenomenon since at least three decades. Yet after every attack we look for reasons, as though it is the first one. Like...

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