Interviews

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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HFCL is Presently Executing Pan-India Backbone Networks Based on Cutting...

HFCL is Presently Executing Pan-India Backbone Networks Based on Cutting...

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 29 Mar , 2022

HFCL success story has been in media limelight recently. What has inspired the achievement? The singular feature that has inspired the growth of HFCL in past few years is our commitment to emerge...

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China Should Know That it’s Investment is not Safe in Balochistan: BNA

China Should Know That it’s Investment is not Safe in Balochistan: BNA

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2022

Two important Baloch armed groups Baloch Republican Army (BRA) and the United Baloch Army (UBA) recently announced their merger and formation of a new “resistance organization,” the Baloch...

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Ending Pakistan’s Forcible Occupation is the Ultimate Goal- Balochistan...

Ending Pakistan’s Forcible Occupation is the Ultimate Goal- Balochistan...

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2022

Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) is one of the oldest and sizeable Baloch armed separatist groups frequently carrying out armed attacks against Pakistani forces and government installations in...

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Book Review - Irrawaddy Imperatives: Reviewing India’s Myanmar Strategy

Book Review - Irrawaddy Imperatives: Reviewing India’s Myanmar Strategy

By: Lt Gen K Surendra Nath (Retd) | Issue: Book Review | Date: 27 Dec , 2021

India-Myanmar (Burma) relations are rooted in shared history of cultural, religious and trade ties. The Burmese script is based on the Granthi script. Both countries are former British Colonies...

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Indianness of Arunachal is not to be proven to anyone: Pema Khandu

Indianness of Arunachal is not to be proven to anyone: Pema Khandu

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 18 Dec , 2021

This is the second part of my interview with Pema Khandu, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Indianness of Arunachal is not to be proven to anyone. ‘Our love for our great nation — Bharat is...

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Interview with Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Chief...

Interview with Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Chief...

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 15 Dec , 2021

Lt Gen JS Bajwa – Editor Indian Defence Review (IDR) had the unique privilege to interview the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, PVSM, AVSM, VSM on the occasion of 89th...

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'We are well prepared for any eventualities'

'We are well prepared for any eventualities'

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 18 Nov , 2021

The first part of my interview with Pema Khandu, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh ‘We are well prepared for any eventualities’. In April 2011, Dorjee Khandu, the chief minister of Arunachal...

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Interview with Air Chief Marshal SK Mehra, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC, Chief of the...

Interview with Air Chief Marshal SK Mehra, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC, Chief of the...

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Jan-Jun 1990 | Date: 02 Nov , 2021

In a wide-ranging and candid interview with the Editor of Indian Defence Review on 01 December 1989, the CAS spoke about the role of the IAF in the context of emerging South Asian scenarios...

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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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