Interviews/Spotlights

Siachen: The Untold Story (A Personal Account)

Siachen: The Untold Story (A Personal Account)

By: Lt Gen ML Chibber, PVSM, AVSM (Retd) | Issue: Vol 5.1 Jan-Mar 1990 | Date: 28 Jul , 2017

I look back on the operations on the Siachen Glacier with a mixed feeling of pride, regret and hope. Pride in the Indian soldiery because only exceptional military men could have achieved what was...

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India should employ tough measures against Cross-Border Terrorism in Kashmir

India should employ tough measures against Cross-Border Terrorism in Kashmir

By: Anurag Tripathi | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 27 Jul , 2017

The trend towards declining violence has been reversed in Jammu and Kashmir over the past few years; the current situation in the State is alarming and 2017 could end up being the bloodiest year...

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Head hunters in Kargil – Naga Regiment

Head hunters in Kargil – Naga Regiment

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jul , 2017

Sahab, suna hai ye sar kaat ke le jaate hai aur insan bhi kha lete hai` (Sahab, we heard that they cut off the head of their enemies and are cannibals) – This was not a terrified Pakistani...

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China Going Strategically Berserk in 2017- A Global Concern

China Going Strategically Berserk in 2017- A Global Concern

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 26 Jul , 2017

Communist China in 2017 emerges as a strategically berserk ‘Revisionist Power’, militarily arrogant with the first flush of unprecedented military power and setting set China on clashing...

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The Kargil War: How courage prevailed upon cowardly duplicity

The Kargil War: How courage prevailed upon cowardly duplicity

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jul , 2017

Eighteen years have elapsed since the fateful day, 26 July 1999, when India emerged victorious in the Kargil war. The ignominious designs of a belligerent neighbour (Pakistan) to violate the...

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China: A Threat or A Challenge?

China: A Threat or A Challenge?

By: Maj Gen Sheru Thapliyal, PhD | Issue: Book Excerpt: China: Threat or Challenge? | Date: 24 Jul , 2017

Introduction China remains a complex and paradoxical country and people to understand; even in this age of globalization and information – communication revolution. Perhaps it had much to do with...

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Need for Nurturing the ‘Make’ Projects

Need for Nurturing the ‘Make’ Projects

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 23 Jul , 2017

The excitement accompanying notification of the strategic partnership scheme in May this year has somewhat diminished the focus on the ‘Make’ projects. Adopted by the Ministry of Defence...

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Doklam Standoff – Secure Peace But Prepare for War

Doklam Standoff – Secure Peace But Prepare for War

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 22 Jul , 2017

In the Chinese language, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters, one representing the danger and the other, opportunity. The Doklam standoff offers risk of escalation of local war and an...

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China-Pakistan Water Axis on the Indus

China-Pakistan Water Axis on the Indus

By: Dr Priyanka Singh | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 21 Jul , 2017

Before the Belt and Road summit held at Beijing in mid-May 2017, several memoranda of understanding (MoU) were finalised between China and Pakistan. Significant among these was an agreement to...

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Damp squib response to diktats indicate irrelevance of Syed Sallahuddin

Damp squib response to diktats indicate irrelevance of Syed Sallahuddin

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jul , 2017

What happened to the weeklong agitation that Syed Sallahuddin had ordered to be observed to mark the first death anniversary of the terrorist Burhan Wani? It may be recalled that Sallahuddin, in a...

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