Homeland Security

Is India doomed to being a Soft State?

Is India doomed to being a Soft State?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Sep , 2021

Is India doomed to being a soft state, too disinclined to derive lessons from serial blunders committed during the more than 70 years of independence, with eyes wide open? The question keeps...

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India needs to become Drone-Conscious to Counter Aerial Cross-Border Threats

India needs to become Drone-Conscious to Counter Aerial Cross-Border Threats

By: Anil Bhat | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 07 Aug , 2021

Terrorism exported by Pakistan’s military to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) did not end with the abrogation of Article 370 - which had given limited autonomy to the then state - of the Indian...

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Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 29.3 Jul-Sep 2014 | Date: 24 Jul , 2021

Even as the nation readies itself to pay homage to the extraordinary bravery displayed by the young officers and the men of the Indian Army during the Kargil conflict, the lessons thrown up raise...

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Drone Attacks: Not Another Game Changer

Drone Attacks: Not Another Game Changer

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jul , 2021

As was to be expected the recent drone attack on Air Force Station at Jammu, has, as the British would jokingly put it, got our knickers in a twist, and it should. It is no laughing matter that...

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India needs to have Counter Drone Technology against future Drone Attacks

India needs to have Counter Drone Technology against future Drone Attacks

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jul , 2021

In the wee hours of June 27, 2021 morning two drones from across the border – allegedly – dropped IEDs on the Indian Air Force Station technical are a in Jammu. Fortunately there was minor...

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DRDO Covid-19 Hospitals

DRDO Covid-19 Hospitals

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2021

India is battling the second pandemic wave which is more intense than the first one especially since it has spread to the villages. India’s rural population is 65.53 percent of India’s total...

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The Takeaway from Sukma

The Takeaway from Sukma

By: Maj Gen Alok Deb | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2021

The ambush of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party by Maoists, also known as Naxals, on 03 April this year has put the spotlight back on the ongoing insurgency in India’s hinterland....

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Kashmir: Improved Security Situation has Paved the way for Progress &...

Kashmir: Improved Security Situation has Paved the way for Progress &...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Apr , 2021

In a very unfortunate incident in Kashmir on Friday, 9 April, terrorists shot dead a Territorial Army (TA) soldier, Havaldar Mohammad Saleem Akhoon, near his home in Goriwan, Bijbehara. The...

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Anti-Naxal Operations: How not to Fight a Guerilla War!

Anti-Naxal Operations: How not to Fight a Guerilla War!

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Apr , 2021

The April 4, 2021, attack by Naxalites in Sukma district of Chattisgad resulted in 22 Policemen being killed. As per early reports around 400 Naxalites executed an ambush on a section of divided...

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Strategy to Eliminate the Red Corridor

Strategy to Eliminate the Red Corridor

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Apr , 2021

The nation is shocked yet again with mass causalities of the policemen who were part of an anti-Maoist operation launched in the forests of Bastar in Bijapur district of Chattisgarh, a Maoists...

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Blueprint to tackle Maoists

Blueprint to tackle Maoists

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 05 Apr , 2021

First Published on print issue of IDR Jul-Sep 2010 (Vol 25.3) THE BIG PICTURE Confronted with the Maoist menace, Civil Administration’s incompetence is making mountain out of a molehill by...

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ISI Meddling Again?!

ISI Meddling Again?!

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2021

Two alleged contract killers from Faridkot in Punjab, Sukhvinder  Singh (25) and Lakhan (21), deployed through the aegis of Pak ISI Dubai network, were apprehended by the Special Branch of Delhi...

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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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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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Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 19 Jan , 2021

On Jan, 04, 1990, a local Urdu newspaper, Aftab, published a press release issued by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, asking all Pandits to leave the Valley immediately. Al Safa, another local daily repeated...

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Indo-Pacific: An Emerging Outlook for the 21st Century

Indo-Pacific: An Emerging Outlook for the 21st Century

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 16 Jan , 2021

Strategically located in the Indian Ocean, India was a flourishing economic and cultural centre from the dawn of civilisation. As historian KM Panikkar in his seminal work ‘India and the Indian...

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Harnessing Youth Power in Jammu & Kashmir

Harnessing Youth Power in Jammu & Kashmir

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jan , 2021

Jammu and Kashmir has suffered tremendously in the shadow of the gun for the last almost three decades. Violence hit the youth of the region most of all. Their education and development suffered...

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Positive changes in Kashmir raise hopes for early statehood

Positive changes in Kashmir raise hopes for early statehood

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Dec , 2020

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a paradigm shift in its socio-political environment in recent times. Of great importance is the successful and incident free conduct of the...

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Theological War that Tears India

Theological War that Tears India

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Dec , 2020

For India, the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands serve as an aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean. Strategically, India has been investing in the Islands in enhancing its defence potential and as...

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Rising Jihadist Recidivism in Tamil Nadu: A Red Flag

Rising Jihadist Recidivism in Tamil Nadu: A Red Flag

By: Dr V Balasubramaniyan | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 15 Dec , 2020

On 08 January 2020, two alleged terrorists inspired by the Islamic State1, Abdul Shameem and Y Thowfeek, shot and killed Wilson, a Special Sub Inspector of Tamil Nadu Police at Kaliyakavalai,...

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