IDR Updates

Announcing the Penta-Polar World

Announcing the Penta-Polar World

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 01 Mar , 2021

India has been playing the power dynamics game without a long-term, consistent and constructed narrative or at least, there is not enough evidence of this being so. Secondly, India has perhaps...

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LOC Ceasefire: Need for a Formal Agreement

LOC Ceasefire: Need for a Formal Agreement

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2021

An unexpected and sudden announcement merely 24 hours prior to the eve of the second anniversary of the Balakot air strike that had brought two nuclear neighbours to the brink of war has brought...

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Major Structural Reform for Defence Modernization

Major Structural Reform for Defence Modernization

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Feb , 2021

Introduction The Union Budget 2021-22 has come in the backdrop of severe economic crisis, induced by a global Covid-19 pandemic. The Indian economy, whose growth was already decelerating in...

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Afghan Peace Deal: A Review

Afghan Peace Deal: A Review

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Feb , 2021

Review of Situation On 29 February 2020, USA and Taliban inked a landmark peace agreement. It essentially stated that Taliban will eschew violence, will not harbour foreign terrorist groups,and...

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Tenth round of Corps Commander level talks would ensure De-Escalation at the...

Tenth round of Corps Commander level talks would ensure De-Escalation at the...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Feb , 2021

  India and China have completed disengagement on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso (lake) in eastern Ladakh as decided at the 9th round of military level commanders talks. Subsequently,...

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On Pakistan’s Minority Persecution ‘Concerns’

On Pakistan’s Minority Persecution ‘Concerns’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Feb , 2021

Last Thursday, while speaking at a virtual meeting of United Nations Economic and Social Council on “Reimagining Equality: Eliminating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination for all,”...

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European Delegation Satisfied by Democracy & Security in J&K

European Delegation Satisfied by Democracy & Security in J&K

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Feb , 2021

A delegation of European Union envoys visited the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir on February, 17-18, 2021. Such visits have been organised regularly by the Indian Ministry of External...

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Quad in Focus

Quad in Focus

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2021

India, Australia, Japan, and the US held their third Quad ministerial meeting on February 18 to discuss ways to enhance cooperation for maintaining a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific in the...

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New wave of Terror in Jammu & Kashmir

New wave of Terror in Jammu & Kashmir

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Feb , 2021

Post 05 August 2019, Pakistan has tried different tricks to remain relevant in Kashmir. However, most of the Pakistani moves have either failed or backfired. But as far as Pak sponsored terror is...

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UAVs: A Great Operational Asset

UAVs: A Great Operational Asset

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 20 Feb , 2021

The precursor to modern day Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) flew more than a century ago as the Curtiss-Sperry Flying Bomb manufactured in 1917 – a 230kg empty weight aircraft capable of...

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National Character is Indispensable for National Security

National Character is Indispensable for National Security

By: Maj Gen Rambir Singh Mann, VSM | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Feb , 2021

If there is one battle that impacted the future of an entire continent, it would easily be the Battle of Plassey, where victory was enabled through deceit and betrayal.Siraj-ud-Daulah’s...

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China’s Underwater Threat

China’s Underwater Threat

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Feb , 2021

As part of its early revolution of military affairs, China gave preference to build its submarine fleets over aircraft carriers. China needed to first secure its interests at sea closer home and...

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Why did the Dragon Relent

Why did the Dragon Relent

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Feb , 2021

The agreement reached between the two Asian giants to ease tensions on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) took many by surprise. The implementation began on 10th February with phased withdrawal...

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Pakistan’s FATF Farce

Pakistan’s FATF Farce

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Feb , 2021

While Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan repeatedly talks about his firm resolve to “not allow any militant groups to operate inside Pakistan," but actions of his government to ensue this...

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Is ‘guht’ the anagram Biden must solve before calling up President Xi?

Is ‘guht’ the anagram Biden must solve before calling up President Xi?

By: Hemant Adlakha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Feb , 2021

Is China’s Xi Jinping shaping our world? Yes is the answer if you are in Beijing but a definite no if you are in Washington. Is the CPC strongman a ‘thug’? Yes if you are in Washington but...

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How Israeli diplomatic ties were reversed in Sri Lanka? An example on...

How Israeli diplomatic ties were reversed in Sri Lanka? An example on...

By: Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Feb , 2021

Since Indian premier Narendra Singh Modi’s historic visit to Israel in 2017, the bilateral relations between India and Israel have been elevated into a strategic partnership with a deep sense...

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Disengagement at LAC: Decoding China-India Moves Ahead

Disengagement at LAC: Decoding China-India Moves Ahead

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Feb , 2021

  China and India have announced the disengagement of troops along Line of Actual Control (LAC), at the southern and northern bank of the Pangong Tso Lake having commenced since February 10,...

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Unmanned Platforms and Artificial Intelligence – Where do we stand now

Unmanned Platforms and Artificial Intelligence – Where do we stand now

By: Maj Amit Bansal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2021

Drones are the future of warfare. These machines can go anywhere, anytime, almost undetected to the electronic surveillance equipment’s and can carry a lethal punch for the enemy without any...

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Joe Biden Must Recognize Genocide of Balochis

Joe Biden Must Recognize Genocide of Balochis

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

Delivering his first major foreign policy speech at the US State Department in Washington DC on February 2, 2021, Joe Biden, the POTUS signaled a major difference between his administration and...

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Internal Threat 1950 and now

Internal Threat 1950 and now

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Feb , 2021

  One of the biggest lessons that can be drawn from the collapse of Soviet Union is that a country may be extremely strong on the external front but will not sustain as a nation if its internal...

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