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Autonomous Aerial Weapons & Platforms

Autonomous Aerial Weapons & Platforms

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 14 Sep , 2019

The modern military drone was the brainchild of John Stuart Foster Jr., a nuclear physicist and aero modeling hobbyist, who in 1971, had the idea that these models could be applied to building...

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370 and Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir

370 and Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Sep , 2019

Top ten Sri Lankan cricketers have refused to play T20 series in Pakistan owing to security reasons, yet Pakistan was unabashed in going to the UNHRC complaining about India’s human rights...

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Integrating Madrassa Education

Integrating Madrassa Education

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Sep , 2019

It is no secret that the deep state of Middle East and the West were behind the installation of Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt following the Egyptian Revolution in 2011. Morsi led the...

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Government is determined to strengthen democracy and usher development in...

Government is determined to strengthen democracy and usher development in...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Sep , 2019

“We as a nation, as a family, have taken a historic decision. A system due to which brothers and sisters of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh were deprived of many rights and which was a big obstacle...

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US-Taliban Deal will not reduce Af-Pak flux

US-Taliban Deal will not reduce Af-Pak flux

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Sep , 2019

Media reports of mid-August 2019, quoting Taliban sources, had stated that US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will be over in 14 months, which possibly was keeping in mind that President Donald...

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Should India exercise the Baloch card?

Should India exercise the Baloch card?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Sep , 2019

Rattled by the abrogation of Article 370, Pakistan is brazenly threatening the nation with nuclear damnation and blackmailing the entire world into undoing the decision, as if the Islamic...

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Imran Khan – from PM to Ambassador

Imran Khan – from PM to Ambassador

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Sep , 2019

A recent report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepared for the US Congress confirms that during Imran Khan’s tenure as prime minister, the Pakistani army has retained dominant...

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Depoliticizing Kashmir is the way out

Depoliticizing Kashmir is the way out

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Sep , 2019

Upturning of a plethora of Kashmir political rubble accumulated over seventy years is the sum and substance of Governor’s recent interview to some pressmen. It is for the first time that the...

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Russian Helicopters presents Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T intended for India at EEF

Russian Helicopters presents Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T intended for India at EEF

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Sep , 2019

As part of its joint exposition with the Buryat Republic, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation)  will present  its latest civilian helicopter Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T...

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Creating the CDS – Not the What but the How

Creating the CDS – Not the What but the How

By: Lt Gen NS Brar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Sep , 2019

Two recent announcements by the government – creation of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) for the armed forces and merger of public sector banks – though diametrically opposite in context, have...

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Modi-Putin Bilateral Summit 2019

Modi-Putin Bilateral Summit 2019

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Sep , 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok and hold the annual bilateral summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 4-5.  Modi...

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Indian Air Force inducts eight Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters

Indian Air Force inducts eight Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Sep , 2019

Boeing formally handed over eight of 22 AH-64E Apache helicopters to the Indian Air Force at the Air Force Station, Pathankhot. Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Chief of Air Staff, officers from...

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As India Consolidates its Comprehensive Power

As India Consolidates its Comprehensive Power

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 02 Sep , 2019

  “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there”, said the Cheshire Cat to Alice. — Alice in Wonderland, By Lewis Carrol August 5th 2019, fortunately Indian...

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Drone Swarms: The Emerging Air Threat

Drone Swarms: The Emerging Air Threat

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 01 Sep , 2019

The threat posed by drones has been acknowledged from the time the first drone took to the air. Efforts have been made ever since to counter the slow, low flying objects, if not to shoot them...

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Uniformity in Uniform

Uniformity in Uniform

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Aug , 2019

Recent media reports indicate that the Army has decided to do away with differences in the attires of officers above the rank of Colonel. The move is being hailed to usher in uniformity in...

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Combating Information Warfare of Adversaries Post Abrogation of Article 370

Combating Information Warfare of Adversaries Post Abrogation of Article 370

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Aug , 2019

•  Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir revoked on August 06, 2019, making J&K and Ladakh two separate Union Territories, is history. •  Pakistan politically rattled, and in reckless irrational...

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Rafael expands operations in India and announces New Facility with Astra

Rafael expands operations in India and announces New Facility with Astra

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Aug , 2019

Astra Rafael Communication System (ARC), a Joint Venture between Astra Microwave Pvt Ltd. and RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel, inaugurated their state-of-the-art facility at...

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Is there no way to checkmate vicious proxy war against India?

Is there no way to checkmate vicious proxy war against India?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Aug , 2019

A vicious full blown proxy war has already broken out against India following the abrogation of articles 370 and 35A, on a scale and intensity seldom experienced by the nation in more than 70...

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Ka-62 to debut in the flight program of the MAKS-2019 air show

Ka-62 to debut in the flight program of the MAKS-2019 air show

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Aug , 2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) presented a prototype of its latest Ka-62 multi-purpose helicopter for the first time at the international aerospace show...

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Mediation hopes dashed, Pakistan goes Erratic

Mediation hopes dashed, Pakistan goes Erratic

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Aug , 2019

India has consistently informed all nations, including the US, that Jammu and Kashmir is an internal issue of India, the state having formally acceded to India on October 26, 1947. The Maharaja...

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