Interviews/Spotlights

Kashmir: Separatist & Inimical Forces Plan to Derail Democratic Process

Kashmir: Separatist & Inimical Forces Plan to Derail Democratic Process

By: Onkareshwar Pandey | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 10 Jan , 2021

Three terrorists have been killed in an overnight encounter in Lawaypora area of central Kashmir, in the outskirts of Srinagar, in a joint operation of Police, Army and CRPF. The gunfight broke...

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India should take lead in Shaping Global Maritime Conventions to Protect...

India should take lead in Shaping Global Maritime Conventions to Protect...

By: Cmde Anil Jai Singh (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 09 Jan , 2021

The presence of 23 Indian sailors on board MV Jag Anand at anchorage off the Chinese port of Jingtang since June 13, 2020, and the 16 sailors on board MV Anastasia at anchorage off the port of...

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Valour Sagas of Bangladesh Liberation War

Valour Sagas of Bangladesh Liberation War

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 08 Jan , 2021

Pakistan can never forget the humiliation of 16 December 1971, when Indian forces entered Dhaka, the capital of East Pakistan and accepted the unconditional surrender of  almost four division...

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China’s Six Decades of Unremitting Offensive Military Adventurism Calls...

China’s Six Decades of Unremitting Offensive Military Adventurism Calls...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 07 Jan , 2021

China defying global geopolitical dynamics heavily weighted against China and in favour of India has been engaged since May 2020 in unprovoked military escalation and armed clashes in Eastern...

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Yemen Government has Tough Road Ahead

Yemen Government has Tough Road Ahead

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2021

Multiple explosions rocked the Aden International airport shortly after an aircraft landed carrying the newly formed cabinet of the country’s Saudi-backed government. Dozens of casualties were...

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India must Prepare to Counter Chinese Malevolence with Strength

India must Prepare to Counter Chinese Malevolence with Strength

By: Jasbir Sarai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jan , 2021

As the eventful year -2020 comes to an end, one is reminded about a huge public outcry that was triggered by the so-called Chinese intrusions in Eastern Ladakh mid-year.  Suddenly a bevy of self...

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Indo-Pak War of 1965

Indo-Pak War of 1965

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Armed Forces | Date: 04 Jan , 2021

Nehru’s death in 1964 had created political uncertainty in the country and an impression in Pakistan that India was no longer politically or militarily strong. In Pakistan, Field Marshal Ayub...

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Myanmar: How to deal with a Bully like China?

Myanmar: How to deal with a Bully like China?

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 03 Jan , 2021

Not so long ago, Irrawady in its editorial of 11th August, expressed its fears about China as follows.  It said that at that time, that the Chinese weapons and economic influence are both...

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Defence of Srinagar 1947

Defence of Srinagar 1947

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 02 Jan , 2021

Battle of Shalateng When the British left in 1947 after creating Pakistan and India, the Princely States were given the option of acceding to India or Pakistan or to remain independent. All the...

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Russia is No Longer a Strategic Asset for India’s Foreign...

Russia is No Longer a Strategic Asset for India’s Foreign...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 01 Jan , 2021

Perceptionaly, in 2020, analysing by contemporary trends of Russia positioned in a virtual military alliance with China, it loses its worth to Indian foreign policy as a ‘Strategic Asset’....

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COVID-19 Mauled 2020—A Nuclear Disaster Would End Time

COVID-19 Mauled 2020—A Nuclear Disaster Would End Time

By: Dr Manpreet Sethi | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 31 Dec , 2020

2020 started on a grim note, with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists deciding in January to move the minute hand on its clock to 100 seconds to midnight. This was a reminder of the high level...

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UNSC Reforms: Are G4 Countries Chasing a Mirage!

UNSC Reforms: Are G4 Countries Chasing a Mirage!

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Dec , 2020

With India being part of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as non-permanent member from 01 January 2021, and UN 75 years of celebration (2020) hangover rolling over to next year, the debate...

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Afghanistan Calling : A Geo -Political Conundrum

Afghanistan Calling : A Geo -Political Conundrum

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2020

Afghanistan has never been conquered fully and given way the political foothold on permanent basis, with few exceptions of annexation of some peripheral tracts for short durations. Afghanistan...

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The Killing of Karima Baloch

The Killing of Karima Baloch

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Dec , 2020

The recent killing of 37-year old Karima Baloch in Canada, whom BBC had named one of the world’s 100 most “inspirational and influential” women in 2016, was without doubt the handiwork of...

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Remembering Bangladesh’s Liberation War

Remembering Bangladesh’s Liberation War

By: Smruti S Pattanaik | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 27 Dec , 2020

December 16, 2020 marks the 50th Vijay Diwas or Victory Day, when the Pakistan Army surrendered to the India-Bangladesh Joint Command, known as Mitra Bahini (Allied Forces). More than 90,000...

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China as a ‘Rising Power’: Changing Rules to the Old Game of Power

China as a ‘Rising Power’: Changing Rules to the Old Game of Power

By: Dr Amrita Jash | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 26 Dec , 2020

While COVID-19 Pandemic takes precedence, but ‘Rise of China’ undeniably has been one of the important characteristic features that define the 21st Century. However, China’s economic rise...

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Terrorists may not Seize Power in Pakistan, but enabling Environment for...

Terrorists may not Seize Power in Pakistan, but enabling Environment for...

By: Michael Kugelman | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 25 Dec , 2020

John Bolton, a prominent US foreign policy hawk, has taken some controversial positions over the years. So it’s unsurprising that he made some eyebrow-raising comments about Pakistan in a recent...

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India as Natural Ally of the West- Reflected in Indian Foreign Policy...

India as Natural Ally of the West- Reflected in Indian Foreign Policy...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 24 Dec , 2020

India stood firmly embedded as ‘Natural Ally of the West” in 2020 as future historians of India’s foreign policy would record in the years to come assessing from the pattern, trend and...

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My Wellington Days

My Wellington Days

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Dec , 2020

Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd) was the course senior of the 34th Defence Services Staff College Course (DSSC) of 1979 that I also attended. Arun Prakash has written a very thoughtful column (Indian...

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Myanmar: Post Election Developments

Myanmar: Post Election Developments

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 22 Dec , 2020

In the post election scenario two distinct strands are seen but surprisingly both appear to be mutually exclusive. A third development that is noticed is that the Army’s relationship with the...

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