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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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Geo-Politics trump over Geo-Economics

Geo-Politics trump over Geo-Economics

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Apr , 2021

The ‘thawing process’ in Indo-Pak relations which appeared to have begun with the sudden announcement in end February when the DGMOs of both nations announced ceasefire on the LoC and...

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Artificial Intelligence in Avionics

Artificial Intelligence in Avionics

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 16 Apr , 2021

The term avionics was first used in late 1940s as a portmanteau conjoining ‘aviation’ and ‘electronics’ but since then, both aviation and electronics have undergone tremendous...

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China’s Specter on Bhutan

China’s Specter on Bhutan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2021

China and Bhutan held their 10th round of expert group meeting (EGM) on boundary issues in Kunming (China) between April 6 and 9. This was reportedly the 25th round of boundary talks between the...

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11th Round Also Ends in a Stalemate

11th Round Also Ends in a Stalemate

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Apr , 2021

The 11th round of India-China military talks to diffuse tension in Eastern Ladakh held after a gap of nearly two months has ended without any major breakthrough. The marathon talks lasted 13...

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Understanding the Chinese Leadership’s Decision-Making Process in a...

Understanding the Chinese Leadership’s Decision-Making Process in a...

By: Col JK Achuthan (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Apr , 2021

If you know the Enemy as well as well as you know Yourself, then you can win a Hundred Battles! – Sun Tzu Introduction The top hierarchy in the Indian military are not very familiar with the...

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China India Disengagement at Ladakh: An Unfinished Agenda

China India Disengagement at Ladakh: An Unfinished Agenda

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Apr , 2021

Existing Status of Standoff  The 11th round of India China Corps Commander’s meeting has ended with good optics and pleasantly worded PIB release, with no concrete agreement (if any)...

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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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Ashraf Ghani’s Peace Plan

Ashraf Ghani’s Peace Plan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Apr , 2021

A senior-level meeting between the Taliban and the Afghan government is scheduled to be hosted by Turkey later this month. Turkey is to appoint a special envoy for these peace talks. This was...

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India’s Response to Chinese Aggression against Taiwan

India’s Response to Chinese Aggression against Taiwan

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

The whole world is appalled by the recent Chinese aggression against Taiwan, a small island that believes in democracy and self governance and one on which China has cast an evil eye since...

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Dassault Aviation’s Official Statement

Dassault Aviation’s Official Statement

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Apr , 2021

Faced with certain allegations reported in the press about the contract signed in 2016 with India for the supply of 36 Rafale combat aircraft, a Dassault Aviation spokesperson points out the...

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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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Myanmar Cauldron – Different Shades

Myanmar Cauldron – Different Shades

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Apr , 2021

Myanmar is in the news practically every day but for wrong reasons. The UN Special Envoy on Myanmar has warned that the ground situation will only worsen and has called upon the UNSC to consider...

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Is India Heading into a ‘Chabahar Dilemma’?

Is India Heading into a ‘Chabahar Dilemma’?

By: Capt Edwin Jothirajan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Apr , 2021

Energy security and security of energy conjoined with international trade have become the cornerstone of trade pacts, alliances and military coalitions in the present era. Bilateral agreements,...

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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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Pakistan Seeking Peace with India: Is it for Real?

Pakistan Seeking Peace with India: Is it for Real?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Apr , 2021

Backdrop  Barely two months back India was facing a two front threat from both neighbours. An unexpected sequence of events followed,much to the surprise of many people both sides of Line of...

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India’s Significant Role in Peace Building and Democratic Support in...

India’s Significant Role in Peace Building and Democratic Support in...

By: Neelapu Shanti | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Apr , 2021

India-Afghanistan relations are in existence for decades. Witnessing comprehensive and profound ties between the two nations, India continues to support Afghanistan and remain at its best at a...

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No Place for Minorities in ‘Naya’ Pakistan!

No Place for Minorities in ‘Naya’ Pakistan!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Apr , 2021

Two years ago, while speaking on the occasion to mark 100 days of his government being in office, Prime Minister Imran Khan made many a boast and promises. Besides waxing eloquent on turning...

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Can Pakistan be Trusted

Can Pakistan be Trusted

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Apr , 2021

The leaders of the Kashmir-centric political parties have gone overboard with the prospect of peace with our immediate neighbour and the global hub of jihadi terror Pakistan. Backing Pakistan...

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UAVs: A Potent Operational Asset

UAVs: A Potent Operational Asset

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 31 Mar , 2021

Despite tacit understanding between China and India, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) continue to play a significant role in the face-off between them in Ladakh. Meanwhile, Pakistan continues to...

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