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Disorientations of National Defence – I

Disorientations of National Defence – I

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 28 Jan , 2020

 “Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” — Norman Cousins Key Neighbours: Innately Animus Inter-state and regional level political, economic and hegemonic rivalries have ever...

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Is Pakistan Mainstreaming Lashkar-e-Toiba Again?

Is Pakistan Mainstreaming Lashkar-e-Toiba Again?

By: Dr V Balasubramaniyan and Dr SV Raghavan | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 27 Jan , 2020

In October 2019, the Asia Pacific Group (APG) published the Mutual Evaluation Report (MER) of Pakistan which is an assessment of Pakistan’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing...

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Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft for the IAF

Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft for the IAF

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 26 Jan , 2020

The Indian Air Force (IAF) air strike across the international border to target a Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) camp 60 kilometres deep in Balakot, well beyond Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and the...

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Republic Day 2020 – A Parade of Many Firsts

Republic Day 2020 – A Parade of Many Firsts

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2020

January 26 invokes a patriotic fervour in all of us. It is quite a show when the uniformed soldiers march in unison, freshly painted military equipment trundle down the Rajpath and the aircrafts...

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Are We Missing Woods for Trees?

Are We Missing Woods for Trees?

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2020

A recent statement of newly appointed Chief of Defence Statement Gen Bipin Rawat is being blown out of proportion. Like any concerned Indian, Gen Rawat had expressed his disquiet against growing...

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Middle-East Conundrum and Indian National Security

Middle-East Conundrum and Indian National Security

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jan , 2020

The second decade of the 21st century has had an inauspicious start in the Middle East. The killing of an Iranian General in American drone strike has raised the temperatures in the Middle East...

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Dragon inveigles Naypyitaw

Dragon inveigles Naypyitaw

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jan , 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar on January 17, 2019 carried the hallmarks of China’s strategy of planning and preparations decades in advance. Economic and military aid to...

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Reforms in Defence Acquisition

Reforms in Defence Acquisition

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2020

Defence is a strategic component of Sovereign India and the Services have the onerous responsibility to discharge this ‘integrity’ mandate. The expenditure, that the country commits, though...

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Is China-Myanmar Economic Corridor turning out to be another CPEC for India?

Is China-Myanmar Economic Corridor turning out to be another CPEC for India?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jan , 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Myanmar on January 18, 2020 at a time when it was struggling global criticism over its treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority. It is learnt that the two...

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De-radicalization: Chief of Defence Staff Hit the Bull’s Eye

De-radicalization: Chief of Defence Staff Hit the Bull’s Eye

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jan , 2020

Gen Bipin Rawat, first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of India, in a function ‘Raisina Dialogue’, expressed his anguish over the radicalization in the country, which has not spared even 10 to...

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India must help defuse Iran-US tension

India must help defuse Iran-US tension

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2020

After some select Asian countries, China, India, and Pakistan achieved nuclear capability, its impact on regional strategy was obvious. Even repercussions of the neo-proliferation possibility had...

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Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 19 Jan , 2020

On Jan, 04, 1990, a local Urdu newspaper, Aftab, published a press release issued by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, asking all Pandits to leave the Valley immediately. Al Safa, another local daily repeated...

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Kashmir: Lessons from the Rise and Fall of a Decorated Cop

Kashmir: Lessons from the Rise and Fall of a Decorated Cop

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jan , 2020

For the J&K Police, which till now was being lauded for its resolute anti-militancy operations despite being targeted by terrorists, Dy SP Davinder Singh being caught red-handed while...

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Air-Sea Doctrine

Air-Sea Doctrine

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2020

Marshal Lin Piao, a probable successor to Mao, had said prophetic words in the context of Indian Ocean in early 60s. He said, I quote “INDIAN OCEAN IS NOT INDIA’s OCEAN” unquote. We as a...

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Defence Minister flags-off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T’s Armoured...

Defence Minister flags-off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T’s Armoured...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jan , 2020

Armoured Systems Complex is currently producing 100 ‘K9 Vajra-T’ 155 mm 52 Cal Self-propelled Tracked Howitzers under first major Make in India Program of the Indian Army All the 51 Guns...

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The Indian Republic under Siege – Termites Crawling out of the Woodwork

The Indian Republic under Siege – Termites Crawling out of the Woodwork

By: Jay Bhattacharjee | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jan , 2020

  The last few weeks have been incendiary (both literally and figuratively) for our country. For almost every day during this period, our country which is young in the narrow political...

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Elevating India-Brazil Relations will benefit both

Elevating India-Brazil Relations will benefit both

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jan , 2020

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro will be the Chief Guest at Republic Day celebrations in January 2020. He had accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation for the occasion when they...

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Japan’s take on the escalating US-Iran tensions

Japan’s take on the escalating US-Iran tensions

By: Simran Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jan , 2020

Japan, the world’s third largest economy is yet again in a great dilemma to balance its relations with the US and Iran, owing to the assassination of the Iranian leader Qassem Suleimani on...

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To challenge status quo J&K needs new age, dynamic, baggage-free...

To challenge status quo J&K needs new age, dynamic, baggage-free...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jan , 2020

The need for a dynamic leadership to chart out the course of new Jammu and Kashmir that is emerging post reorganisation has been spoken of by many academicians and intelligentsia. In fact, one of...

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America’s Subcontinental Priority

America’s Subcontinental Priority

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jan , 2020

Citing a leaked letter of Pakistan’s foreign ministry, Asian Lite has reported that some 14 members of Pakistani military were killed recently by Baloch militants based in Iran and that this...

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