Homeland Security

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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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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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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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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Will Development and Embrace bring Peace to Kashmir? Is the Prescription...

Will Development and Embrace bring Peace to Kashmir? Is the Prescription...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 May , 2018

The developmental efforts initiated by Indian Government in the state of Jammu and Kashmir are a welcome measure for the state as well as for the country. These have been preceded by...

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The best Possible Ramzan Gift to Kashmir

The best Possible Ramzan Gift to Kashmir

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 May , 2018

It is only the Indian State that can  declare ‘ceasefire’, so the term ‘unilateral ceasefire’ is in-fructuous and insulting, because the question of ‘bilateral’ ceasefire does not...

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What Made the ‘Sword of Islam’ Conquer Large Parts of the Ancient World?

What Made the ‘Sword of Islam’ Conquer Large Parts of the Ancient World?

By: Col JK Achuthan | Issue: Vol. 33.1 Jan-Mar 2018 | Date: 14 May , 2018

The deep study of the characteristics of successful Muslim armies is very important for Indian military professionals, because we have Pakistan as our neighbour. Rulers there can unite the polity...

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Weaning away Kashmiri youth from terrorism requires integrated effort

Weaning away Kashmiri youth from terrorism requires integrated effort

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 May , 2018

The sustained and incisive counter-terrorist operations conducted by the security forces in 2017 have not lost momentum in this year. While more than 200 terrorists were eliminated last year, the...

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Kathua Rape: Beyond the Outrage

Kathua Rape: Beyond the Outrage

By: Sanjeev Nayyar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 May , 2018

  Kathua outrage is to demonise people of Jammu so that their protests against presence of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in Jammu lack credibility. The outrage is make people discuss the alleged...

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AFSPA enables security: Revocation needs right environment

AFSPA enables security: Revocation needs right environment

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2018

The decision of the Union Government to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPAS) totally from Meghalaya and from eight out of 16 police stations in Arunachal Pradesh is a welcome...

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De-Radicalisation: Need of the Hour

De-Radicalisation: Need of the Hour

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Apr , 2018

Certain occurrences in the recent past in Kashmir, do not augur well for the future of the youth. There are number of instances wherein highly educated youth, including technical graduates and a...

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Internal Peace: Understanding the Structural Issues

Internal Peace: Understanding the Structural Issues

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Apr , 2018

Increasingly, as the country becomes more powerful, external threats reduce in intensity, but the army finds itself engaged in restoring internal peace. This becomes of even greater importance...

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Did India ever formulate Kashmir Policy !!!

Did India ever formulate Kashmir Policy !!!

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Apr , 2018

Article 35A, which essentially determines as to who can be permanent citizen of Jammu and Kashmir is the lynchpin of Article 370. It was a Presidential Order in the year 1954 by way of which...

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Cyber Security: Civil and Military Implications

Cyber Security: Civil and Military Implications

By: Maj Gen S G Vombatkere | Issue: Vol. 33.1 Jan-Mar 2018 | Date: 06 Apr , 2018

The capability of India’s matchless troops in on-the-ground, blood-and-guts fighting is legendary. But if operational logistics is compromised in advance by a hostile military, wars may be lost...

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Global Jihadi Terror: Emerging Challenges

Global Jihadi Terror: Emerging Challenges

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Apr , 2018

With the collapse of Islamic State’s (ISIS) dream of a Caliphate and severe depletion of Al Qaeda Central (AQ), the two icons of global jihadi terror, the focus is now shifting on the emerging...

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Are we becoming a ‘Police State’

Are we becoming a ‘Police State’

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Mar , 2018

Cambridge Dictionary defines a Police state as “a country in which the government uses the police to severely limit people's freedom”. Merriam Webster defines a Police State “a political...

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Security of Camps – The Scourge Within

Security of Camps – The Scourge Within

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Mar , 2018

In July 2017, then Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had delegated substantial financial powers to the Armed Forces for undertaking works for perimeter security of sensitive military installations....

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The Game of Interlocution

The Game of Interlocution

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Mar , 2018

As per news reports of February 9, the National Human Rights Commission took cognizance of a complaint by three Army kids seeking appropriate enquiry in the recent incidence of stone pelting and...

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