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For Shah Faesal it is time to smell the coffee

For Shah Faesal it is time to smell the coffee

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2019

Shah Faesal is the new flavor in the political landscape of Kashmir! A top rated IAS officer who has suddenly had a twinge of conscience that has compelled him to find a new uncharted path. One...

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Decoding Pentagon Report on China January 2019

Decoding Pentagon Report on China January 2019

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jan , 2019

Amidst sequential escalation of US-China 'Heated cold war', Pentagon has released a new report on 16 January 2019, airing US concerns about China’s growing military capability highlighting a...

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Light Combat Helicopter Demonstrates Unique Capability; Completes Weapon Trials

Light Combat Helicopter Demonstrates Unique Capability; Completes Weapon Trials

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2019

The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) indigenously designed and developed by HAL achieved a unique milestone by successfully carrying out air to air missile firing on a moving aerial target. During...

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Dragon’s Flight: China’s Advances in Aerospace Technology

Dragon’s Flight: China’s Advances in Aerospace Technology

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha | Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 17 Jan , 2019

China’s leaders recognise that aerospace mastery is critical if it is to become a military superpower. The dragon is closing the technology gap with the US and Russia and it is likely to take a...

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Talking to Pakistan

Talking to Pakistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jan , 2019

Both Omar Abdullah heading the National Conference (NC) and Mehbooba Mufti heading Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in J&K have been batting for India to talk to Pakistan and initiate dialogue with...

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Trump’s enforced shutdown: No end in sight

Trump’s enforced shutdown: No end in sight

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jan , 2019

The US Government partial shutdown is continuing since December 22, 2018 as the US Congress did not agree to the funding of the Mexican border wall costing $5.7 billion. This has been the sole...

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6 predictions for the Surveillance industry 2019

6 predictions for the Surveillance industry 2019

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jan , 2019

Artificial Intelligence For all the attention and discussion, you could be forgiven for thinking that artificial intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing every industry and sector. Though for...

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Is Indian Defence Preparedness Adequate in 2019?

Is Indian Defence Preparedness Adequate in 2019?

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jan , 2019

India is the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and the third largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). Since 2014 India's economy has been the world's fastest growing, surpassing...

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Doctrines – plenty scripting effort

Doctrines – plenty scripting effort

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jan , 2019

Great effort is being put in by the Armed Forces in scripting various doctrines but given the current state of our higher defence organizations, particularly the Ministry of Defence (MoD), and...

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Why the US-Mexican Wall is Important

Why the US-Mexican Wall is Important

By: Dr Amarjit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jan , 2019

India built walls along the Bangladesh and Pakistan borders, a project that is still ongoing.  The aims of these walls (or fences) are to deter terrorists, smugglers, human traffickers, and...

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De-radicalisation in China: The communist way

De-radicalisation in China: The communist way

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jan , 2019

The Communist China does not have any religious faith patronised by the Government. It prefers handling the question of religious fundamentalism purely in the interest of national security. China...

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America’s ARIA – what has changed?

America’s ARIA – what has changed?

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

On the last day of 2018, US President Donald Trump signed the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) into law. ARIA was introduced in the US Senate in April this year and was passed by the US...

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How Secure will India be in 2019?

How Secure will India be in 2019?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2019

Although one year is too short a period for trending a serious subject like National Security, nevertheless speculating the immediate trends may be a useful exercise under the existing realities,...

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Andaman & Nicobar – India’s Natural Aircraft Carrier

Andaman & Nicobar – India’s Natural Aircraft Carrier

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

China makes no bones about her 'Malacca Dilemma' and ensures aggressive presence in Indian Ocean Region (IOR). She has listening posts in Coco Islands, has made strategic investments in Kyaukpu...

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J&K: A Counter Narrative

J&K: A Counter Narrative

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jan , 2019

In my previous article “Battle of Perceptions: difference correct wordings can make,” I had emphasised the need of winning the battle of perceptions in J&K. Building an appropriate...

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Resurgence of Taliban and Indian dilemma

Resurgence of Taliban and Indian dilemma

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2019

Taliban is expanding again. They got space and time to regroup themselves. This is happening when the world powers are competing to appropriate their maximum influence over Afghanistan. Russia...

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An Aggressive Irredentist: China Expanding Its Geography

An Aggressive Irredentist: China Expanding Its Geography

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2019

Two decades into the twenty first century, and  here we have the head of a huge state issuing threats to a tiny nation off its eastern coast that it would not hesitate to use armed force to...

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Maoists deadlier than before

Maoists deadlier than before

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jan , 2019

The Home Minister claims that Maoist terror is on decline. Statistically that may be the indication, but in reality Maoist terror, its reach and influence has hardly waned. The Maoist method of...

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Synergence of Electronic Warfare & Air Defence

Synergence of Electronic Warfare & Air Defence

By: Capt Rajat Mahajan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jan , 2019

Electronic Warfare (EW) covers the entire spectrum of war. In conventional war, the EW battle would have started long before the first exchange of bullets takes place between the belligerents. EW...

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America’s Afghanistan pullout – repercussions

America’s Afghanistan pullout – repercussions

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

The Christmas gift from US President Donald Trump in announcing US withdrawal from Syria and 50% troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has shocked half the world, though it would have called for...

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