Interviews

Interview with General K. Sundarji, PVSM, ADC, Chief of the Army Staff

Interview with General K. Sundarji, PVSM, ADC, Chief of the Army Staff

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Vol.1-alpha, Jan 1988 | Date: 31 Jul , 2021

First published on IDR print issue Vol.1-alpha, Jan 1988. General Krishnaswami Sundarji, PVSM, ADC, was appointed the nation’s fourteenth Chief of Army Staff on 1 February 1986.In the truncated...

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National Mobilizations Will Push Back Taliban: General Ata Mohammad Noor

National Mobilizations Will Push Back Taliban: General Ata Mohammad Noor

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jul , 2021

General Ata Mohammad Noor, Leader of Jamiat-e Islami Afghanistan and the Former Governor of Balkh Province have been the most important strongman and commander in North Afghanistan. Currently,...

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1971 War: Airborne Operations

1971 War: Airborne Operations

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 19 Apr , 2021

Between the two world wars there was a significant development of aircraft, both transport and combat, in Germany and elsewhere. Military planners of all erstwhile warring nations were seeking a...

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East Pakistan: The Mukti Bahini takes shape

East Pakistan: The Mukti Bahini takes shape

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 26 Mar , 2021

A bout the end of the first week of April 1971, most of the revolting Bengali troops had been flushed out into India by the sheer brute force of the Pakistani Army. Some of them were badly mauled,...

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1971 War: Sinking of the KHUKRI

1971 War: Sinking of the KHUKRI

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Triumph | Date: 21 Mar , 2021

“The Story of the Pakistan Navy” has recounted the events as seen from the submarine HANGAR which sank the KHUKRI. HANGAR had sailed from Karachi on 22 November for a patrol off the Saurashtra...

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1962 War: The Role of the IAF

1962 War: The Role of the IAF

By: Air Chief Marshal P C Lal | Issue: Book Excerpt: My Years with the I.A.F. | Date: 17 Feb , 2021

What part did the lAF play in this sad event? A non­combatant role but an important one nonetheless. It was a logistical role—transportation of men and material and supply­-dropping with large...

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Soldiers: The Rajput and Brahman

Soldiers: The Rajput and Brahman

By: Edmund Candler | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Sepoy | Date: 26 Jan , 2021

In the early days, before the British Raj had spread North and West, there was a period when the Bengal Army was enlisted almost exclusively from the high-caste Hindu. In the campaigns against the...

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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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1971: Finest Hour for the Indian Intelligence Agencies

1971: Finest Hour for the Indian Intelligence Agencies

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol. 27.1 -Mar 2012 | Date: 11 Dec , 2020

Many are of the opinion that the year 1971 was the most glorious year of the Republic with a focused government in operation, well-thought out plan, adjusting admirably to the unfolding of events...

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Won’t Allow Any Foreign Group to Interfere in Afghanistan: Taliban

Won’t Allow Any Foreign Group to Interfere in Afghanistan: Taliban

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Oct , 2020

Dr Muhammad Naeem Wardak is the Spokesperson for Taliban political office in Doha. Political talks are undergoing between Afghan government and Taliban at Doha but on the other hand, intense...

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Chinese View: India thinks it has got the better of China, so it can dare China

Chinese View: India thinks it has got the better of China, so it can dare China

By: Hemant Adlakha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Sep , 2020

 The article is presenting what the Chinese are writings in their Media Original article title in Chinese: 刘宗义: 印度自以为把准了中国的脉,所以敢于咄咄逼人 Professor Liu...

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Leadership in the 21st Century: Sam Manekshaw, MC

Leadership in the 21st Century: Sam Manekshaw, MC

By: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw MC | Issue: Book Excerpt: Field Marshal KM Cariappa: | Date: 17 Sep , 2020

Vice President, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am fully conscious of the honour and privilege which is mine to be invited here to address you this evening. The honour is even greater that you should have...

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1971 War: The First Missile Attack on Karachi

1971 War: The First Missile Attack on Karachi

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Triumph | Date: 09 Sep , 2020

 Events before the Attack Vice Admiral (later Admiral) Kohli, was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command (FOCINCWEST). In his book “We Dared”, he states: “After...

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Making of an Indian Army Soldier

Making of an Indian Army Soldier

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Book Excerpt: Third and Ninth Gorkhas | Date: 06 Sep , 2020

The Kanchas (young men) recruited by the Recruiting Depots and BRO are raw village boys.  Rustic in the extreme, often semi-literate, with no concept of discipline, training, esprit de corps, or...

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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: 03 Sep , 2020

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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Making of a General

Making of a General

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 22 Aug , 2020

“The personality of the general is indispensable. He is the head, he is the all of an army. The Gaul’s were not conquered by the Roman Legions but by Caesar. It was not before the...

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MBDA Arms the Rafale: Interaction with the Editor

MBDA Arms the Rafale: Interaction with the Editor

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jul , 2020

The METEOR is a very long-range air-to-air ram-jet powered EM missile. How will its combination with the Rafale weapon system contribute to a real paradigm change in air- to-air affairs? India’s...

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India and Israel Partnership is Comprehensive and Strategic in Nature:...

India and Israel Partnership is Comprehensive and Strategic in Nature:...

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jan , 2020

Dr Ron Malka is the Ambassador of Israel to India. In an exclusive interview to Manish Rai, Editor of Viewsaround and a geo-political analyst he spoke about various dynamics related to Indo-Israel...

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Afghanistan has changed but Taliban hasn’t: Afghan Envoy

Afghanistan has changed but Taliban hasn’t: Afghan Envoy

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jan , 2020

Mr Tahir Qadiry is Afghanistan’s envoy to India (Charge d’Affaires). In an exclusive interview to Manish Rai, Editor of Viewsaround and a geo-political analyst spoke about various issues...

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'Article 370 is a very misconceived Article'

'Article 370 is a very misconceived Article'

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Aug , 2019

Claude Arpi’s interview with Jagmohan, Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Minister. It was recorded in 2007. Claude: Sir, there are rumors that India and Pakistan will soon have a...

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