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Why are Parties to Russia-Ukraine War Prolonging it?

Why are Parties to Russia-Ukraine War Prolonging it?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Sep , 2022

Backdrop Russia-Ukraine War seems to be entering a deadly phase after seven months, witnessing significant twist in the form of Kremlin’s declaring victory in hasty referendum in four regions...

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Crossing the Nuclear Rubicon in Ukraine: Long Term Implications

Crossing the Nuclear Rubicon in Ukraine: Long Term Implications

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Sep , 2022

As a longtime student of nuclear warfare, (I began to study it in 1965 as an NDA Cadet, my Staff College dissertation on this subject in 1979 to my book in 1997) one has seen the evolution of...

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Rebuilding the Combat Fleet of the IAF to 42 Squadrons

Rebuilding the Combat Fleet of the IAF to 42 Squadrons

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 28 Sep , 2022

In his first major media interaction in October 2021, just after taking over as the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari said, “The Indian Air Force (IAF) is focused on...

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Ladakh Standoff: Beijing’s Muscle-Flexing Backfires

Ladakh Standoff: Beijing’s Muscle-Flexing Backfires

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2022

  Many views are being expressed regarding the disengagement of Indian army and Peoples Liberation Army [PLA] from Gogra Heights-Hot Springs area near Patrolling Point-15 [PP 15] in Eastern...

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Putin’s Folly: The Long Road to Self-Destruction

Putin’s Folly: The Long Road to Self-Destruction

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Sep , 2022

Ever since President Putin ordered the occupation of Ukraine in a ‘Special Military Operation’ this February, he has been at the receiving end of a stream of bad news. Neither were the...

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Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano waiting to Erupt

Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano waiting to Erupt

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Sep , 2022

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June this year declared an indefinite ceasefire to facilitate peace talks being brokered by the Afghan Taliban. But there have been regular clashes between TTP...

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Thales Alenia Space to lead EROSS IOD, On-Orbit Servicing project

Thales Alenia Space to lead EROSS IOD, On-Orbit Servicing project

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Sep , 2022

European Horizon programme will deploy advanced space robotics to support sustainability in space by enabling satellites’ life extension and life enhancement to reduce space debris Thales...

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Ladakh Stand-Off and Indian Army’s Commendable Response

Ladakh Stand-Off and Indian Army’s Commendable Response

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2022

Though reassuring, New Delhi’s recent statement that both India and China have “agreed on disengagement in the area of Gogra-Hot Springs [PP-15]” doesn’t mean that existing perceptional...

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The Great Churning: Reset of Global Geopolitical Order

The Great Churning: Reset of Global Geopolitical Order

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Sep , 2022

“A new world order can only be created if we establish an order where the powerful wolf cannot eat the weak lamb!”— Mehmet Murat ildan The geopolitical order of the world was radically...

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Understanding the Strategic Shift in South Asia

Understanding the Strategic Shift in South Asia

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Sep , 2022

Conditioned by decades of ‘passive’ defence policies, most Indians, including military analysts, tend to see the happenings in South Asia in terms of narrow Indo-centric focus. The two major...

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South Korea is important in India’s Look East policy

South Korea is important in India’s Look East policy

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Sep , 2022

On May 10, 2022 the Republic of Korea elected Mr Yoon Suk-yeol as its 20thPresident. In his inaugural address President Yoon spoke of the relevance of liberal democratic values of society. He...

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Indian & the Chkraview is there a need for Samudra Manthan for National...

Indian & the Chkraview is there a need for Samudra Manthan for National...

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Sep , 2022

Introduction With the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, the alignment between Russia-China-Pakistan-Turkey and Iran, tensions and competition in the South Pacific, South China Sea and...

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A Great Success of Russian Engineers

A Great Success of Russian Engineers

By: Slavisha Batko Milacic | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Sep , 2022

From August 26 to 30, a group of international journalists had the opportunity to visit Crimea and see how the European Union sanctions affect Crimea. The author of this article was among that...

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Two Cheers To INS Vikrant

Two Cheers To INS Vikrant

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Sep , 2022

India has the dubious reputation of being the largest importer of conventional arms (SIPRI Yearbook). Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, heading a committee to suggest improving India’s self-reliance...

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Islamabad’s Embargo on Indo-Pak Trade- Who Loses?

Islamabad’s Embargo on Indo-Pak Trade- Who Loses?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Sep , 2022

The massive floods that have hit Pakistan couldn’t have come at a more inopportune time. Struggling to keep its economy afloat by relying on the lifebuoy of international loans, the widespread...

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INS Vikrant: The First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

INS Vikrant: The First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Sep , 2022

INS Vikrant is designed by Indian Navy's in-house Warship Design Bureau (WDB) and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, a Public Sector Shipyard under the Ministry of Ports, Shipping &...

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New Delhi looks upbeat on the Iran factor but must not forget Afghanistan

New Delhi looks upbeat on the Iran factor but must not forget Afghanistan

By: Harsh Behere | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Aug , 2022

Following two weeks of Chinese huffing and puffing in the Taiwan straits, this week has brought optimism around Tehran, with prospects of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) revival...

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Biden signs CHIPS Act, Leaves No Bargaining Chip for China

Biden signs CHIPS Act, Leaves No Bargaining Chip for China

By: Hemant Adlakha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Aug , 2022

The new USCHIPS and Science Act of 2022 is the beginning of Washington’s“technology arms race” against China, analysts are telling us. As was expected, Beijing has reacted strongly by...

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Russian plan to exit World Trade Organisation and other Global Bodies

Russian plan to exit World Trade Organisation and other Global Bodies

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Aug , 2022

In view of the economic sanctions imposed by NATO countries and other European Union (EU)countries on Russia for its invasion on Ukraine, Russia plans to quit the World Trade Organisation (WTO...

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USA, China, Russia and the Ongoing Churn in International Affairs

USA, China, Russia and the Ongoing Churn in International Affairs

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Aug , 2022

The Ukraine-Russia war gets curiouser and curiouser as it enters the seventh month. The happenings could well qualify as a comedy, were it not for the tragic consequences: death and destruction...

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