Interviews/Spotlights

New Strategic Alignments Presuppose New Trade Routes

New Strategic Alignments Presuppose New Trade Routes

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jun , 2022

Partition of India in 1947 and the emergence of an endemic hostile state to our west have impeded the full growth of our strategic, commercial and cultural relations with the West Asian...

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Open Heart & Doors for Afghan People

Open Heart & Doors for Afghan People

By: Neelapu Shanti | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jun , 2022

“India stands by the people of Afghanistan in their difficult times and is ready to provide all possible disaster relief material at the earliest”, tweeted, Prime Minister of India, Narendra...

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Pakistan: Why Enforced Disappearances go Unpunished!

Pakistan: Why Enforced Disappearances go Unpunished!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jun , 2022

Islamabad High Court [IHC] Chief Justice Athar Minallah’s directions that the Federal Government should serve notices on General Pervez Musharraf and all other “successor Chief...

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"Tour of Duty"/ "Agnipath" - Another Thought

By: Maj Gen AK Siwach, YSM, VSM**( Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jun , 2022

There has been no recruitment in Indian Army for over two years. The basic reason cited for not holding Recruitment Rallies during this period was ongoing Pandemic- COVID 19. Now it has been...

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Ukraine: Any Reason why India should abandon Russia and Join the US bandwagon?

Ukraine: Any Reason why India should abandon Russia and Join the US bandwagon?

By: Brig V Mahalingam | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jun , 2022

A rejoinder to an article titled “India’s Last Best Chance’ by Lisa Curtis I am not too sure if Lisa Curtis, a very respected author, was taken in by the US Information campaign launched to...

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Indo-Israel Vision on Defence Production

Indo-Israel Vision on Defence Production

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jun , 2022

Defence Minister of Israel Benny Gants along with Chief of Staff Maayan Israeli, Head of the Directorate for International Defense Cooperation Brig. Gen. (Res.) Yair Kulas, Director of the Policy...

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Ukraine–Crimea: The Old Historic Quagmire

Ukraine–Crimea: The Old Historic Quagmire

By: Brig CB Khanduri | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jun , 2022

The Perpetual Battlefield Some of the places like certain individuals are in one way or another, linked with war and war like situations. India’s Panipat for one. The Mahabharata War. It saw...

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Religious Radicalisation in Kashmir: ‘Death’ of a Society

Religious Radicalisation in Kashmir: ‘Death’ of a Society

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2022

On broaching the issue of religious radicalisation in Kashmir, the stock reply is that this is sheer propaganda as there’s no such thing here. This reply is invariably followed by a lengthy...

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Resistance Have Presence in Most Parts of Afghanistan- NRF

Resistance Have Presence in Most Parts of Afghanistan- NRF

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jun , 2022

Recently there has been intense fighting between the Taliban forces and NRF guerillas in and around Panjshir and Andarab valley in North Afghanistan. NRF claimed to have inflicted heavy...

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India: Arms Importer to Arms Exporter

India: Arms Importer to Arms Exporter

By: Lt Col JS Sodhi (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jun , 2022

“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in...

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Growing relations between two Asian democracies: India and Japan

Growing relations between two Asian democracies: India and Japan

By: Simran Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 May , 2022

The two largest Asian democracies- India and Japan who share common values of democracy, freedom and rules-based order, have been deepening their ties in all the spheres dynamically. The...

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How to prevent assets from going AWOL in the military environment

How to prevent assets from going AWOL in the military environment

By: Matthew Margetts | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 May , 2022

Armies and military bases have to keep track of a considerable amount of assets, from big-ticket items such as planes, missiles and firearms, to smaller supplies such as parts, tools, and IT...

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Xi Jinping’s Global Security Initiative

Xi Jinping’s Global Security Initiative

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 May , 2022

Amid the ongoing Ukraine conflict, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered the keynote speech at the annual Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) conference on April 21, 2022. Initiated by 25 Asian countries...

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Is the Presence of ISIS in Afghanistan an Objective Fact or a Western...

Is the Presence of ISIS in Afghanistan an Objective Fact or a Western...

By: Asadullah Jafari “Pezhman” | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 May , 2022

People’s Hatred of ISIS in Afghanistan Today’s analysis, forecasts, and surveys in Afghanistan also confirm that the emergence of the phenomenon of ISIL in this country is a program of foreign...

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1971 War: Memories of the Chamb Battle

1971 War: Memories of the Chamb Battle

By: Lt Gen Baljit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2022

We were sixteen and all of us had gathered at the Regimental Gun position (12 Field Regiment), at 1230 hrs sharp, on 03 December, 1971. The occasion was the farewell lunch for one of our Battery...

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The Khalistani Terrorism

The Khalistani Terrorism

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 30 Apr , 2022

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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Western Oomph over Ukraine is Leaking

Western Oomph over Ukraine is Leaking

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2022

The cautious admission by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his visit to India that Russia might win the war in Ukraine is beginning of the western understanding of what was logical from...

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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: 24 Apr , 2022

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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The Pakistan Army Missile Attacks in the Absence of a Shaky Afghan Army!

The Pakistan Army Missile Attacks in the Absence of a Shaky Afghan Army!

By: Asadullah Jafari “Pezhman” | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Apr , 2022

Pakistani-Style Attacks that Kill Civilians Rather Than the Military Local sources and people in southeastern Afghanistan reported on Saturday, April 16, 2022, that the Pakistani army carried out...

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India in the Centre Stage of Russia-Ukraine Crisis

India in the Centre Stage of Russia-Ukraine Crisis

By: Lt Gen Abhay Krishna | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2022

Connect the Dots Post collapse of Soviet Union in 1991, the US emerged as the sole superpower. Even though Warsaw Pact ceased to exist, but NATO was sought as a security guarantee in the future...

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