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Knock-Knock on SC Door: Writ Petition by Army-men

Knock-Knock on SC Door: Writ Petition by Army-men

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Aug , 2018

Before becoming Chief Minister in the PDP-BJP government in J&K, Mehbooba Mufti sitting in opposition was actively demonstrating for removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). She...

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Bharat Ratna Vajpayee: An Assessment

Bharat Ratna Vajpayee: An Assessment

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Aug , 2018

On 25 December 2014, the govt. announced the award of nation’s highest civil honour of Bharat Ratna to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. It is an honour that should have come to him much earlier, the...

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the news again

His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the news again

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Aug , 2018

Surprisingly, exiled spiritual Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama said on 8 August at an event in management institute of Goa that Partition would have been averted had Quaid-e-Azam...

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Beyond Cyber Protection and TECHINT

Beyond Cyber Protection and TECHINT

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Aug , 2018

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman acknowledged that the defence sector is more prone to cyber threats and there is need to safeguard the country’s cyberspace from possible attacks, while...

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Imran Khan: A pawn in the hands of troika

Imran Khan: A pawn in the hands of troika

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Aug , 2018

After clearing all hiccups, it is now finally confirmed that Imran Khan alias ‘Taliban Khan’ will be sworn as Prime Minister of nuclear-armed Pakistan, a nation of 207 million, with an...

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STA-1 – What should India expect?

STA-1 – What should India expect?

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

There is jubilation in India over the US granting the Strategic Trade Authorisation-1  (STA-1) that will ease export controls for high technology product sales to the country. This comes two...

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The CAATSA Waiver: An Analysis

The CAATSA Waiver: An Analysis

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Aug , 2018

Russophobia in America has reached such levels that countries like India have become vulnerable to serious collateral damage as a consequence. US-Russia relations have got caught in vicious...

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Social Media: emerging threat to internal security

Social Media: emerging threat to internal security

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Aug , 2018

In the insurgency hit Kashmir valley, spread of social media and cell phones has created the phenomenon of ‘flash crowds’ at the site of encounters. In addition media like face book and you...

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US granted STA-1 status to India to strengthen defence partnership: India to...

US granted STA-1 status to India to strengthen defence partnership: India to...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Aug , 2018

India has become the 3rd Asian country after Japan and South Korea and 37th in the world to get the Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 (STA-1) status when the US issued a federal notification on 4th...

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NAMAS-II procurement for defending Delhi

NAMAS-II procurement for defending Delhi

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Aug , 2018

Media reports that Delhi is to get a missile shield “soon” that will be akin to that of Washington and Moscow. Going by past experience, the “soon” could be any number of months, even...

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Opinion – Can Trump’s Offer for Summit  lead to better Deal with Iran...

Opinion – Can Trump’s Offer for Summit  lead to better Deal with Iran...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Aug , 2018

The announcement of President Trump last week expressing his willingness to hold a summit with Iran with ‘no preconditions’, after a chain of threatening exchanges between him and President...

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Article 35A is injurious to entire India

Article 35A is injurious to entire India

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Aug , 2018

On 6th August, the Supreme Court would be hearing a petition against the sanctity of Article 35A in relation to Jammu and Kashmir. This article is not part of the Constitution. This article was...

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Modernisation of the IAF’s Helicopter Fleet

Modernisation of the IAF’s Helicopter Fleet

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 04 Aug , 2018

The IAF began with US helicopters in the fifties and expanded gradually to include license-built French and Soviet helicopters. The circle is coming round once again with planned induction of the...

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When Bureaucracy becomes Enemy of National Security

When Bureaucracy becomes Enemy of National Security

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Aug , 2018

A report by Arun Sharma in Indian Express dated 01-August-2018 "Administration turns down Army proposal for practice fire", says that the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Kathua in J&K has so far...

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Ballistic Missile Interceptor AAD Successfully Flight Tested

Ballistic Missile Interceptor AAD Successfully Flight Tested

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Aug , 2018

DRDO conducted the successful test of the Ballistic Missile Interceptor Advanced Area Defence (AAD) at 1130 hrs today from Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. The endo-atmospheric missile, capable of...

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India Joins Select Club of Deck Landing of Fighter Aircraft

India Joins Select Club of Deck Landing of Fighter Aircraft

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Aug , 2018

India has joined the select club of US, Europe, Russia and China having the capability of Deck Landing of fighter aircraft. The LCA Naval Prototype 2 (NP2), piloted by Capt Shivnath Dahiya safely...

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NRC of Assam relates to illegal immigrants, painting it ‘communal’ is wrong

NRC of Assam relates to illegal immigrants, painting it ‘communal’ is wrong

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Aug , 2018

Publication of final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam has aggravated the already turbulent political scene with approaching general elections. Over 40 lakh people who...

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Challenges before Imran Khan

Challenges before Imran Khan

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Aug , 2018

The results declared by Pakistan’s Election Commission –place Imran Khan’s PTI as having secured 116 seats-out of the needed 137. As is planned by his party, the deficit will be cobbled up...

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Pakistan: Is the leopard changing its spots?

Pakistan: Is the leopard changing its spots?

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jul , 2018

The July 25 elections in Pakistan has led to a change in the government with Mr. Imran Khan, a playboy cricketer, emerging victorious with more than little help from the ‘deep state’. Mr....

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Military Elevates Imran through Jihadi Route

Military Elevates Imran through Jihadi Route

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jul , 2018

Going by some Pakistani sources, the current hostility, rather enmity between Nawaz Sharif and the Military began after the surgical strikes. In the wake of these strikes, a high level meeting...

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