IDR Updates

India waits for the US-Russia rapprochement

India waits for the US-Russia rapprochement

By: Dr Raj Kumar Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 May , 2019

Ever since India became independent in 1947, the structure of international relations has had a profound impact on India’s security and foreign policy. The relations between three big powers,...

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India must support Iran not clerics regime

India must support Iran not clerics regime

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May , 2019

The Iranian nuclear deal painstakingly scripted by Obama for all practices is, off. The deal came into effect on 18 October 2015 and was implemented on 16 January 2016. The deal as part of Joint...

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Re-emergence of ISIS: Threat to India

Re-emergence of ISIS: Threat to India

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 May , 2019

Ever since the rout of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also referred to as Islamic State (IS), a debate has raged in the strategic circles regarding its future. IS not very long ago was...

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INS ‘Vishal’ – next aircraft carrier

INS ‘Vishal’ – next aircraft carrier

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 May , 2019

Reports in media indicate UK is in talks with the Indian government on building a new state-of-the-art aircraft carrier on the lines of Britain’s HMS ‘Queen Elizabeth’ as part of ongoing...

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Eric Beranger appointed as CEO of MBDA

Eric Beranger appointed as CEO of MBDA

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 May , 2019

Eric Beranger is to be MBDA’s new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1 June 2019, replacing Antoine Bouvier. Over the past 20 years Eric has worked in a number of senior positions in...

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IS Strikes South Asia: Are India and China Next?

IS Strikes South Asia: Are India and China Next?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Courtesy: www.col.hariharan.info/ | Date: 21 May , 2019

After the IS caliphate was decimated, USA and multinational forces including some groups like Kurds supporting them announced victory over Daesh. It was however well anticipated that despite the...

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US sanctions on Iran can hamper World Peace

US sanctions on Iran can hamper World Peace

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 May , 2019

The reasons offered by President Donald Trump for his abrupt withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) i.e. the Iran nuclear deal on May 8, 2018- were many, such as, •  Its...

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North Korea and the musings in Capitol Hill

North Korea and the musings in Capitol Hill

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 May , 2019

Soon after Kim Jong-un, DPRK’s Supreme Leader returned from his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, DPRK fired two short-range ballistic missiles within the space of a week....

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In Search of a Trigger this Summer

In Search of a Trigger this Summer

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May , 2019

Come summer and coinciding with the “Durbar” move, it has almost become a routine that the Valley is set on fire by the elements inimical to the return of normalcy and peace in Kashmir....

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Firepower needs willpower: “GOCO” – free gifts for private sector

Firepower needs willpower: “GOCO” – free gifts for private sector

By: Neeraj Mahajan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 May , 2019

•  The Indian Army is facing an acute deficiency of ammunition and spares. Almost 60-70 % of the army’s inventory is out-of-date and unserviceable due to lack of spares for repair,...

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Japan-Russia dilemma over the territorial dispute

Japan-Russia dilemma over the territorial dispute

By: Simran Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 May , 2019

Relations between Russia and Japan have strained mainly due to the issue of obstinate territorial dispute between the two nations over the Southern Kuril Islands. Peace talks between Japan and...

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Sixth US-Taliban Talks – little gain?

Sixth US-Taliban Talks – little gain?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May , 2019

The sixth round of US-Taliban talks at Doha, Qatar concluded on May 9 with spokesman for Taliban stating, “The sixth round of talks … ended, with some progress made on the draft agreement...

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ISIS is a Big Hurdle for Afghan Peace

ISIS is a Big Hurdle for Afghan Peace

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 May , 2019

Islamic State Afghanistan claimed responsibility for an attack on the communication ministry building centrally located in capital Kabul last month. The Islamic State’s local arm has repeatedly...

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IAF receives its first Apache AH-64E helicopter

IAF receives its first Apache AH-64E helicopter

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 May , 2019

First AH-64E (I) - Apache Guardian helicopter was formally handed over to the Indian Air Force at Boeing production facility in Mesa, Arizona, USA on  10 May 19. Air Marshal AS Butola,...

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Beyond Defence Deals: The Alchemy of Elections

Beyond Defence Deals: The Alchemy of Elections

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 May , 2019

There is a consensus that the NDA government (2014-2019) has followed broadly the same path of economic liberalisation as the UPA government during (2004-2014). To be fair to the NDA, they have...

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India’s Iran Predicament: Striking the Right Balance

India’s Iran Predicament: Striking the Right Balance

By: Nasima Khatoon | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May , 2019

The six month period of waiver granted by United States to India, China, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Italy, Taiwan and Greece to reduce their Iranian crude  import to zero, expired on May 2. The...

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Significance of the New Baghdadi Video

Significance of the New Baghdadi Video

By: Nikita Kohli | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 May , 2019

Five years after he stood at the pulpit of the al-Nuri Mosque and declared a new Caliphate, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reappeared in a rare video uploaded and dissemated by the group’s...

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Surgical Strikes-Avoidable Debate

Surgical Strikes-Avoidable Debate

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 May , 2019

In the ongoing elections for the Indian Parliament, “Surgical Strikes” have become a bone of contention. Modi government used the surgical strikes carried out by Indian Army in September 2016...

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Specter of ISIS over South Asia

Specter of ISIS over South Asia

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 May , 2019

A news report titled “Intelligence officials fear more Sri Lanka-style ‘terrorist spectaculars’ as Isil look to tourist destinations’ in ‘The Telegraph’ dated April 27, 2019, has...

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UN can only address terror, not proxy war

UN can only address terror, not proxy war

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 May , 2019

The journey towards getting Masood Azhar declared a ‘Global Terrorist’ has taken ten years. These intervening years saw no respite in attacks by the jihadis of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). It...

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