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Indian Brand of ‘Islam’ is the solution

Indian Brand of ‘Islam’ is the solution

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Mar , 2019

In 2018, 44 militants were killed in the Shopian district in Kashmir. BurhanWani, killed in 2016 also had Shopian connection. The district is prodigious in producing jihadis as well as apples....

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The F-16 vs Mig-21 Bison: More Questions than Answers

The F-16 vs Mig-21 Bison: More Questions than Answers

By: Air Marshal Harish Masand | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Mar , 2019

The analysis of the much-reported dogfight between the IAF and the PAF on 27th February as a fall-out of the Balakot strike the previous morning has thrown up a number of theories, conjectures...

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Operation ‘Sunrise’

Operation ‘Sunrise’

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Mar , 2019

News of India conducting a ‘Third Surgical Strike’ in Myanmar has suddenly exploded in media on March 14-15. Over the last three years, all Indian military operations are prefixed with...

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Is China preparing for a conflict with India?

Is China preparing for a conflict with India?

By: Gp Capt Ravinder Singh Chhatwal | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 19 Mar , 2019

The Indian armed forces need not match the numerical superiority of the PLA in terms of manpower and equipment. There is no need for India to get into an arms race with China and match its...

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Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

Jaw-Jawing Special Forces

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Mar , 2019

  Post the Pulwama car-bombing of February 14 and IAF airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Pakistan on February 27, the media exploded with...

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China does it Again

China does it Again

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Mar , 2019

The nation yet again is busy discussing China’s decision to block efforts at the United Nations to ban Jaish chief Masood Azhar for the fourth consecutive time. The discussion appears to be...

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The Joint Venture for AK-203: The Long Term Challenge of Indigenisation

The Joint Venture for AK-203: The Long Term Challenge of Indigenisation

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Mar , 2019

The Army has been looking for a modern assault rifle to replace the INSAS which was inducted in 1994. The army has been generally dissatisfied with the rifle design of INSAS because of its...

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A Paradgim Shift in India’s Security Strategy

A Paradgim Shift in India’s Security Strategy

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Mar , 2019

In the wee hours of the morning of February 26, 2019, India reacted to the Pulwama suicide attack on the Indian Security Forces with a “pre-emptive strike on terrorist targets” by the Indian...

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No More Unlikely Friends, Russia building bridges with Pakistan

No More Unlikely Friends, Russia building bridges with Pakistan

By: Neetu Arpan Grover | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Mar , 2019

Never say never in international politics because only national interest is paramount, friends and adversaries change accordingly. Russia is making a comeback to South Asia with a gradual...

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Airstrikes wipe out decades of cowardice and humiliation

Airstrikes wipe out decades of cowardice and humiliation

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Mar , 2019

Fast paced events have overtaken the country, quite unprecedented in its post independence historical sweep, such as the devastating air strike on Balakot, the nerve-centre of...

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Balakot: Why was the Air Strike Successful

Balakot: Why was the Air Strike Successful

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Mar , 2019

In the year 1989, we freed five jihadis in exchange for one Rubbaiya. Ten years later in 1999, we traded 160 Indian citizens for three jihadis. This reflects the trajectory of global jihad in...

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What Beyond Balakot?

What Beyond Balakot?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2019

The unprecedented use of image of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthman, a serving IAF officer, indicates the low to which the ruling political party is prepared to stoop. This too after the...

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‘Out of box options’ needed to deal with Pakistan’s Proxy War, post...

‘Out of box options’ needed to deal with Pakistan’s Proxy War, post...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Mar , 2019

Backdrop India has suffered enough of Proxy War since last 30 years, which continues in Imran’s ‘Naya Pakistan’ with same vigor as hitherto fore.  The surgical strikes launched in 2016 post...

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Kunan-Pushpora Resurfaces with Crackdown on Separatists

Kunan-Pushpora Resurfaces with Crackdown on Separatists

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Mar , 2019

Concurrent to the crackdown on the separatists and Jamaat-e-Islami in the Kashmir Valley, the fictitious case of Kunan-Pushpora mass rape case has resurfaced. This could be due to instructions...

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Air Power for Special Operations: The Need For ‘Jointness’?

Air Power for Special Operations: The Need For ‘Jointness’?

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 07 Mar , 2019

The Indian Army and the Indian Navy have elite forces for Special Operations while the Indian Air Force owns a majority of the platforms to deliver them. The lack of ‘jointness’ has meant...

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Fiasco of Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit

Fiasco of Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Mar , 2019

US President Donald Trump hoping North Korea would agree to denuclearize is akin to successive US Presidents asking Pakistan to quit exporting terrorism and shut down the terror sanctuaries in...

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Success Story: Surgical Strike-2 Retaliation of the Pulwama Attack

Success Story: Surgical Strike-2 Retaliation of the Pulwama Attack

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Mar , 2019

After the Pulwama massacre where more than 40 CRPF jawans were martyred in a convoy by Pakistani terrorists as claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Chief Masood Azhar, Modi government gave a...

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Creating An Indian Weapons Industry

Creating An Indian Weapons Industry

By: Prof Prodyut Das | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 04 Mar , 2019

The monopoly of the West over the production of all industrial goods a hundred years ago has been taken over by Far Eastern countries such as China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan who have offered...

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AK203 production kicks-off in India

AK203 production kicks-off in India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Mar , 2019

PM of India Narendra Modi opened a plant for production of 200-series Kalashnikov assault rifles, in Corva, Uttar Pradesh. The founders of the JV Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited for...

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Pak had No Alternative to Freeing Abhinandan

Pak had No Alternative to Freeing Abhinandan

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

Not only is India reverberating with the gallant action of Wing Commander Abhinanan Varthaman on February 27, it has also been duly covered in the Pakistani media. As per reports, Abhinandan...

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