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The Chinese Ultimatum

The Chinese Ultimatum

By: GS Bajpai | Issue: Book Excerpt: China's Shadow Over Sikkim | Date: 30 Nov , 2021

The Chinese occupation of Tibet and the flight of the Dalai Lama in 1959, posed a new threat to India. The Himalayas were no longer impregnable, and one could easily foresee the future aggressive...

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Did a CIA mole inside the Indian cabinet compromise India’s 1971 war plans?

Did a CIA mole inside the Indian cabinet compromise India’s 1971 war plans?

By: Anuj Dhar | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 29 Nov , 2021

Declassified US records show that India’s objectives during the 1971 Indo-Pak war were greatly curtailed following an instance of high treason committed by a member of Indira Gandhi’s...

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China Wages Total War: Can The World Afford To Play Dumb

China Wages Total War: Can The World Afford To Play Dumb

By: Lt Gen C Bansi Ponnappa, AVSM, VSM | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 28 Nov , 2021

“Total war is no longer waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total … because it may well involve the whole world” – Jean-Paul Sartre Beijing...

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Operation ‘Polo’ and Impact & Ramifications on India’s First Kashmir...

Operation ‘Polo’ and Impact & Ramifications on India’s First Kashmir...

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Nov , 2021

Objectively speaking, the 108 hours campaign undertaken to liberate the Princely State of Hyderabad, codenamed Operation (Op) Polo stands out as India’s ‘first’ military success. Having...

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Interesting Times Ahead in Af-Pak Region

Interesting Times Ahead in Af-Pak Region

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Nov , 2021

Developments in the terrorist-infested Af-Pak region are getting interesting by the day. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is thrilled because despite heading a namesake government...

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INS Vela: The fourth Kalvari-Class Submarine entirely made in India based on...

INS Vela: The fourth Kalvari-Class Submarine entirely made in India based on...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2021

On 25 November 2021, INS Vela, the fourth P75 Kalvari-class submarines, was commissioned within Indian Navy in presence of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Chairman & Managing Director,...

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Rosoboronexport to organize a large-scale demonstration of Russian defense...

Rosoboronexport to organize a large-scale demonstration of Russian defense...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2021

Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) will organize a large-scale demonstration of Russian defense products at the Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX) 2021, which will be held from...

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Multidimensional Concirclement of India by China: How is India Preparing?

Multidimensional Concirclement of India by China: How is India Preparing?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2021

Backdrop Unchallenged Xi Jinping with renewed mandate by CCP, during his conversation with President Joe Biden has tried to create an impression of bipolar world order in existence, although the...

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Time for a Women Empowerment Commission for the Armed Forces!

Time for a Women Empowerment Commission for the Armed Forces!

By: Lt Gen Ashok Joshi (Retd) and Col Anil Athale (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2021

Thomas Hobbes, a sixteenth century English Philosopher and one of the pioneers of the ‘Realist’ theory in his work ‘Leviathan’ has described ‘Man in state of nature’. He says that in...

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Strategic portfolio continues to grow Digitization strategy: Rheinmetall...

Strategic portfolio continues to grow Digitization strategy: Rheinmetall...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2021

Key facts Asset deal: Rheinmetall takes over the activities of EMT Ingenieur-gesellschaft Dipl.-Ing. Hartmut Euer mbH  Approval of competition authorities still pending EMT is the maker of the...

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“Russian Helicopters” supplied two Mi-171 with altitude engines to...

“Russian Helicopters” supplied two Mi-171 with altitude engines to...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2021

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the "Russian Helicopters" Holding Company (Rostec State Corporation) has delivered the first batch of two Mi-171 helicopters equipped with altitude engines...

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S-400 Triumf: Beyond Air Defence

S-400 Triumf: Beyond Air Defence

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2021

On 14 November 2021, Russian news agencies, citing Dmitry Shugayev, head of the Russian military cooperation agency, reported that Russia has started delivery of S-400 Triumf missile system to...

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INS Visakhapatnam Commissioned into Indian Navy

INS Visakhapatnam Commissioned into Indian Navy

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2021

Indigenously developed missile destroyer packed with state-of-the-art weapons & sensors with modern surveillance radars Raksha Mantri describes it as a symbol of india’s growing maritime...

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The ‘Spirit of Innovation’ Officially Breaks Speed Record and becomes...

The ‘Spirit of Innovation’ Officially Breaks Speed Record and becomes...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2021

We are pleased to announce that our all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft is officially the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft, having set three new world records. At 15.45 (GMT)...

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Advances made by China in the Field of ASW Sonar Systems

Advances made by China in the Field of ASW Sonar Systems

By: Col JK Achuthan (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2021

Chinese sonar systems were initially based on Soviet supplied system, and during the 1980s some western ‘sonars’ were imported, including Italian DE-1160, French DUBV23/43, SS-12, HS-312 etc....

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The Mountbatten Diaries

The Mountbatten Diaries

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Nov , 2021

The First-Tier Tribunal of the United Kingdom is to hear a petition by British author Andrew Lownie seeking full disclosure of the Mountbatten Diaries. He has alleged that Mountbatten met Cyril...

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Boost to Make-in-India, PM Hands Over HAL Made LCH to IAF

Boost to Make-in-India, PM Hands Over HAL Made LCH to IAF

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Nov , 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today handed over HAL produced indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to the Indian Air Force (IAF) during the ‘Rashtriya Raksha Samarpan Parv’ celebrations to...

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Rheinmetall takes over Zeppelin Mobile Systeme – Acquisition in the mobile...

Rheinmetall takes over Zeppelin Mobile Systeme – Acquisition in the mobile...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Nov , 2021

Key facts Rheinmetall takes over Germany's renowned Zeppelin Mobile Systeme GmbH ZMS's expertise in the field of mobile specialized containers perfectly complements Rheinmetall's portfolio It...

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Likely Russian Misadventure in Ukraine: Implications for India

Likely Russian Misadventure in Ukraine: Implications for India

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Nov , 2021

Russia-Ukraine relations have been on the boil for nearly a decade. In the ‘unlikely’ event of NATO permitting Ukraine to join the alliance, Russia will, almost certainly, retaliate...

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Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh dedicates to the Nation renovated Rezang La...

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh dedicates to the Nation renovated Rezang La...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Nov , 2021

Terms it as an epitome of passion, determination & fearless spirit of the country’s bravehearts Key Highlights of RM’s speech: Courage & sacrifice of troops who defended Rezang La &...

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