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Who’s to Blame for Restrictions in Kashmir?

Who’s to Blame for Restrictions in Kashmir?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Oct , 2021

Now that check posts have sprung up all over Kashmir Valley, voices which have all along been criticising routine checks have become more vocal once again. Certain so-called champions of human...

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Atmanirbhar Bharat in Defence Sector: A Dream Comes True

Atmanirbhar Bharat in Defence Sector: A Dream Comes True

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Oct , 2021

Its strong economy and strong army know a nation’s strength. As far as India is concerned, it has a strong economy but not a strong army so far. It is doubtful to withstand joint operations...

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Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems: Existential Threat to Humanity?

Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems: Existential Threat to Humanity?

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 20 Oct , 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the most important asset for autonomous systems. India needs to master AI technologies and applications; no one parts with them. India has to make a serious...

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Targeted Killings in Kashmir: Inexplicable Silence of Hurriyat and Civil...

Targeted Killings in Kashmir: Inexplicable Silence of Hurriyat and Civil...

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Oct , 2021

The continuing killing of minority community members and non-locals in Kashmir Valley has made it abundantly clear that this barbaric trend has approval of those from across the Line of Control...

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Yet another attempt to force an ethnic exodus from Kashmir?

Yet another attempt to force an ethnic exodus from Kashmir?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Oct , 2021

The recent killings in Kashmir have two dimensions, i.e. Territorial and Civilizational. Matters pertaining to the Line of Control (LoC), observance and violations of Cease Fire, Counter Terrorist...

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BSF gets extended powers to search in borderStates.  Why the fuss?

BSF gets extended powers to search in borderStates. Why the fuss?

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Oct , 2021

The Govt of India, in the exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 129 of the Border Security Force Act, 1948 (47 of 1968)", has extended BSF’s jurisdiction to 50 km in...

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Politico-Military Strategy for the 1971 Indo-Pak War: A Perspective

Politico-Military Strategy for the 1971 Indo-Pak War: A Perspective

By: Dr Nigel Raylyn D’Silva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Oct , 2021

Abstract National strategy during a war cannot be primarily confined to the military, but rather embody the wide gamut of national interests. Military strategy is derived from the political...

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Unstable Pakistan is attempting to increase Terrorist activity in Kashmir

Unstable Pakistan is attempting to increase Terrorist activity in Kashmir

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Oct , 2021

As General Qamar Bajwa, the all powerful chief of the Pakistan Army, prepares to drift into retirement and ignominy, he would be ruing the day he decided to place all his political eggs in the...

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Who were the Mysterious ‘Tibetan 419 Troops’ in 1962?

Who were the Mysterious ‘Tibetan 419 Troops’ in 1962?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 13 Oct , 2021

China always speaks of the 1962 War against India as a ‘Self-Defence Counter-Attack’. In this context, the setting up of the Z-419 Force was a turning point in the unfolding confrontation...

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India’s National Security Options in a Penta-Polar World – Scenario 2030

India’s National Security Options in a Penta-Polar World – Scenario 2030

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 12 Oct , 2021

We claim that a penta-polar world is emerging. We also claim that, “To be there in 2030-2035, India needs to play out the penta-polar world dynamics through a multi-alignment strategy backed up...

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Surge in Proxy War on India

Surge in Proxy War on India

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2021

A new phase of Pakistani proxy war on India, backed by China, has been set in motion. Concurrently, there is increased Chinese activity astride the LAC – first 100 Chinese barged into Barahoti...

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The Concept of Theatre Command in the Indian Context

The Concept of Theatre Command in the Indian Context

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 10 Oct , 2021

On July 02, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat stated, “Do not forget that Air Force continues to remain a supporting arm to the armed forces, just as artillery or the...

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It is Pakistan State Versus Islam

It is Pakistan State Versus Islam

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Oct , 2021

The demand for Pakistan was to secure homeland for Muslims. This was logically tenuous, as a sizeable chunk of Muslim population despite their pro-Pakistan proclivities chose to stay in India. In...

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3rd Annual Indian Defence Conclave 2021

3rd Annual Indian Defence Conclave 2021

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2021

After the tremendous success of 2nd Edition Indian Defence Conclave 2019, this year the Indian Defence Conclave is set to march forward to 3rd Annual taking place in Hotel Vivanta Dwarka,New Delhi...

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On Air Force Day Rolls-Royce reinforces its commitment to the Forces

On Air Force Day Rolls-Royce reinforces its commitment to the Forces

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2021

A proud partner of the Indian Air Force (IAF) since 1933 when the Rolls-Royce Bristol Jupiter Engine powered the first flight of the IAF, Rolls-Royce congratulates India’s brave air soldiers on...

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China and Taiwan Relations Act

China and Taiwan Relations Act

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2021

Much is being said about US President Joe Biden telling reporters at the White House on October 6 after returning from Michigan that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping have reaffirmed their...

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Corporatisation of OFB & Fault lines of India’s Military Industry...

Corporatisation of OFB & Fault lines of India’s Military Industry...

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Oct , 2021

Corporatisation was listed as one of the 167 transformational ideas to be implemented in the first 100 days of NDA manifesto (2019). The delay in corporatisation of 41 ordnance factories which...

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Proxy War: Should India Actively Enter into this Realm to Achieve its...

Proxy War: Should India Actively Enter into this Realm to Achieve its...

By: Col Mridul Kamal Gaind | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 06 Oct , 2021

Achieving objectives by fair means or foul, that is the most important spiritual legacy of the renaissance. In the middle ages, this represented a breakthrough against romantic chivalry and the...

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Forum Army 2021: Some Salient Points and Takeaways

Forum Army 2021: Some Salient Points and Takeaways

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 04 Oct , 2021

What is Forum 2021? International Military Technical Forum (called Forum in short) is an annual event organised and supported by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Russian Federation. The 7th...

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Preserving the Autonomy of Logic of Force

Preserving the Autonomy of Logic of Force

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Oct , 2021

Legislature, executive, judiciary and press are four pillars of a democracy but there is also a fifth one, the armed forces, without which the other four may not exist. Armed forces are the...

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