Homeland Security

Operation ‘Sunrise’

Operation ‘Sunrise’

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Mar , 2019

News of India conducting a ‘Third Surgical Strike’ in Myanmar has suddenly exploded in media on March 14-15. Over the last three years, all Indian military operations are prefixed with...

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Airstrikes wipe out decades of cowardice and humiliation

Airstrikes wipe out decades of cowardice and humiliation

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Mar , 2019

Fast paced events have overtaken the country, quite unprecedented in its post independence historical sweep, such as the devastating air strike on Balakot, the nerve-centre of...

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What Beyond Balakot?

What Beyond Balakot?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2019

The unprecedented use of image of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthman, a serving IAF officer, indicates the low to which the ruling political party is prepared to stoop. This too after the...

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Kunan-Pushpora Resurfaces with Crackdown on Separatists

Kunan-Pushpora Resurfaces with Crackdown on Separatists

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Mar , 2019

Concurrent to the crackdown on the separatists and Jamaat-e-Islami in the Kashmir Valley, the fictitious case of Kunan-Pushpora mass rape case has resurfaced. This could be due to instructions...

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Kashmir – Let Truth Be Told

Kashmir – Let Truth Be Told

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Feb , 2019

“Nero fiddled while Rome burnt.” In July of the year 64 CE (Common Era) a great fire ravaged Rome for six days destroying seventy percent of the City and leaving half its population homeless....

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Pulwama Car Bombing – another Surgical Strike or Chemotherapy?

Pulwama Car Bombing – another Surgical Strike or Chemotherapy?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Feb , 2019

The car bombing of a CRPF convoy on February 14, 2019, 30 km short of Srinagar in Pulwama has claimed the lives of 44 CRPF personnel with more than 30 others injured. J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik...

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Pulwama Terror Attack: Challenge by Jihadists

Pulwama Terror Attack: Challenge by Jihadists

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Feb , 2019

The deadly car bomb suicide attack on a convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) near Awantipora in Pulwama claiming the lives of more than 40 troopers and leaving a score of them injured is...

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Article 370: The untold story

Article 370: The untold story

By: Maj Gen Sheru Thapliyal, PhD | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 14 Feb , 2019

It is often not realized that among the causes of Kashmir problem – inclusion of plebiscite in the Instrument of Accession, reference of Kashmir to UN, halting Indian offensive when it was...

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Sabotage – The Silent Killer

Sabotage – The Silent Killer

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Feb , 2019

During the Regional Conference on Security held in Bangladesh in 2001, both Pakistani speakers Shirin Mazari, Director General, Institute of Strategic Studies and Lt Gen Javed Hassan, Commandant,...

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Terrorism as a Cancer: Does this Metaphor Work for India?

Terrorism as a Cancer: Does this Metaphor Work for India?

By: Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 09 Feb , 2019

Though primarily a medical term, the word ‘cancer’ is increasingly being applied to ideas associated with ‘terrorism’. It is generally understood that cancer is triggered by conditions...

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The Veil behind the Proxy War

The Veil behind the Proxy War

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Feb , 2019

  Recently, the Maharashtra ATS arrested nine suspects allegedly owing allegiance to Islamic State. They were planning to carry out chemical attacks in large public gatherings including the Kumbh....

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A Wake up Call: ‘Izzat’ at Stake

A Wake up Call: ‘Izzat’ at Stake

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2019

Jammu & Kashmir continues to hog media limelight for one reason or the other. A recent happening in Kashmir, though outrageous and barbaric has failed to sensitise the Lutyens media while the...

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Turbulent Times Ahead – Security Scenario in 2019

Turbulent Times Ahead – Security Scenario in 2019

By: Maj Gen Pushpendra Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jan , 2019

Prime Minister Modi commenced his innings in 2014 with characteristic flamboyance by inviting heads of all SAARC governments- including Pakistan – to his inauguration. This followed...

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Army Chief laid out an honest, transparent Kashmir Policy in annual media...

Army Chief laid out an honest, transparent Kashmir Policy in annual media...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2019

The annual press conference of Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Indian Army, on the occasion of Army Day, was held on 10, January this year. As was expected, more than 50 percent of the questions...

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Disclosing Operation Kabbadi (September, 2001): An Immature Idea

Disclosing Operation Kabbadi (September, 2001): An Immature Idea

By: S Rajasimman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jan , 2019

Disclosing Indian Army’s aborted plan to launch “Operation Kabaddi” in September 2001 with an objective to end cross border infiltration in India’s premier national daily (The Hindu, 22...

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A New Messiah in Kashmir!

A New Messiah in Kashmir!

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jan , 2019

Shah Faesal recently quit Indian Administrative Service (IAS). He has been since much in news, primarily because he is a Kashmiri Muslim and belonged to the J&K cadre wherein he served for 10...

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Neglecting Border Infrastructure is Dangerous

Neglecting Border Infrastructure is Dangerous

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jan , 2019

  With general elections approaching fast, there is news once again about plans for border infrastructure, albeit these are still on paper. This time the media on January 13, 2019 has quoted the...

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For Shah Faesal it is time to smell the coffee

For Shah Faesal it is time to smell the coffee

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2019

Shah Faesal is the new flavor in the political landscape of Kashmir! A top rated IAS officer who has suddenly had a twinge of conscience that has compelled him to find a new uncharted path. One...

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How Secure will India be in 2019?

How Secure will India be in 2019?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2019

Although one year is too short a period for trending a serious subject like National Security, nevertheless speculating the immediate trends may be a useful exercise under the existing realities,...

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Andaman & Nicobar – India’s Natural Aircraft Carrier

Andaman & Nicobar – India’s Natural Aircraft Carrier

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jan , 2019

China makes no bones about her 'Malacca Dilemma' and ensures aggressive presence in Indian Ocean Region (IOR). She has listening posts in Coco Islands, has made strategic investments in Kyaukpu...

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