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IAF Exercise Gagan Shakti 2018 –Simple Attrition Estimates

IAF Exercise Gagan Shakti 2018 –Simple Attrition Estimates

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jun , 2018

The Indian Air Force Conducted its recent Exercise Gagan Shakti 2018 in April 2018. It was an exercise to learn meaningful lessons in a short and intense battle scenario. According to the press...

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UN Human Rights Commission discredits itself

UN Human Rights Commission discredits itself

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jun , 2018

For the first time in the history of Kashmir question at the UN, the Chairman of Human Rights Commission Mr. Zeid Ra’d Al Hussein of Jordan has issued a 49-page tutored report spread over 20...

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Has the US conceded more than gained from North Korea at historic summit

Has the US conceded more than gained from North Korea at historic summit

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jun , 2018

If there is one event in recent times that has taken the world by storm is the summit between North Korean President Kim Jong Un and his US counterpart Donald Trump at Singapore. The successful...

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Search for a lasting peace in Kashmir

Search for a lasting peace in Kashmir

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jun , 2018

The Home Minister of India Shri Rajnath Singh has repeatedly stated that the present Modi-led government is committed to look for a solution that will usher a permanent era of peace in the...

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Indigenous ‘Dhanush’ Clears Trials

Indigenous ‘Dhanush’ Clears Trials

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jun , 2018

The indigenous ‘Dhanush’ 155mm howitzer has cleared successful trials which is excellent news. The bad part is the headlines “It took 4,000 rounds and 5 Years for Dhanush to get Yes from...

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Trump–Kim Summit: A Gamble beyond Optics

Trump–Kim Summit: A Gamble beyond Optics

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2018

The world is talking of this Summit as a historic moment with hopes that it will bring peace to Korean Peninsula. Reading between the lines, beyond the niceties and magnificent optics displayed,...

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Samparking Armed Forces – for Samarthan?

Samparking Armed Forces – for Samarthan?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jun , 2018

The word ‘samparking’ – is unprecedented, but so was BJP President Amit Shah’s visit to General DS Suhag, former Army Chief in latter’s government bungalow in Delhi Cantonment. The visit...

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Who is after Modi’s Life?

Who is after Modi’s Life?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jun , 2018

The unearthing of document, from over-ground Maoists, which exposed their plans to eliminate the Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has more importantly, bared the sophisticated anti-India...

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Policy of appeasement can backfire: Government needs to remain vigilant

Policy of appeasement can backfire: Government needs to remain vigilant

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jun , 2018

Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Kashmir on June, 7, with the stated objective of reviewing the situation in the wake of the unilateral suspension of operations implemented by the government...

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Cantonments sans security

Cantonments sans security

By: Lt Gen HPS Klair | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jun , 2018

The recent Raksha Mantri’s 'farman' to open all cantonment roads drew its due share of reactions that any surprise and surreptitious order would. While the RM has to be responsible for her...

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Rohingya Settlers in J&K: A Threat to National Security

Rohingya Settlers in J&K: A Threat to National Security

By: Lt Col Yoginder Kandhari | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jun , 2018

Rohingya Muslim refugees have invited worldwide attention for quite some time now. They are widely perceived as world’s most ‘persecuted minority’. Who are Rohingya? In a way it depends on...

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The Mess in the Valley – playing into enemy hands

The Mess in the Valley – playing into enemy hands

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2018

If Pakistan broke the ceasefire within 48 hours of their DGMO proposing it, this should have been more than expected. Two BSF jawans were killed and 12 civilians and a cop killed, while thousands...

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J&K: Will Peace through dialogue see the light of day?

J&K: Will Peace through dialogue see the light of day?

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jun , 2018

The Union Government has taken a major step to re-energise a dialogue process in Jammu and Kashmir by making an attempt to reach out to the separatists. "I have already said that we are ready for...

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10 Para (SF) – Mustaffa of Desert Warfare

10 Para (SF) – Mustaffa of Desert Warfare

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jun , 2018

‘Mussoorie main honeymoon manane walon ko pata chale ki IMA mein loha ban raha hai’ — This is one of the many punch lines that Drill Instructors of Indian Military Academy (IMA) frequently...

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Jammu and Kashmir: The New Reality

Jammu and Kashmir: The New Reality

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jun , 2018

Pakistan has recently unleashed two major territorial reconfigurations: one, the process to merge Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa(KP), earlier known as NWFP;...

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Tata Boeing Aerospace delivers first AH-64 Apache combat helicopter fuselage

Tata Boeing Aerospace delivers first AH-64 Apache combat helicopter fuselage

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jun , 2018

Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited announced the delivery of the first AH-64 Apache combat helicopter fuselage ahead of schedule from its state-of-the-art facility in Hyderabad. The fuselage will now...

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The Korean-US Muddle

The Korean-US Muddle

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jun , 2018

In an announcement that was somewhat on expected lines, President Donald Trump cancelled the planned summit with the North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, scheduled for June 12. In a letter...

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Pakistan Seeking Ceasefire with India: Ploy to Release International Pressure

Pakistan Seeking Ceasefire with India: Ploy to Release International Pressure

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 May , 2018

The news break of Indian and Pakistani Director General Military Operations (DGMOs) agreeing to “fully implement the 2003 ceasefire understanding in letter and spirit”, through a special...

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Army to Get Its Own Apaches Attack Helicopters

Army to Get Its Own Apaches Attack Helicopters

By: Lt Gen BS Pawar | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 30 May , 2018

The article first published in Indian Defence Review (Vol 32.4 - Oct-Dec 2017) The Army’s long pending demand for requirement of state-of-art American Apache Attack Helicopters for its Strike...

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Opening Cantonments with Multiple Aims?

Opening Cantonments with Multiple Aims?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 May , 2018

Kudos are due to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the finesse and alacrity with which opening of closed roads in all 62 military cantonments across the country was announced, overnight...

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