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India China Dispute:  Courage of conviction and righteousness will...

India China Dispute:  Courage of conviction and righteousness will...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jul , 2020

In the Mahabharata, the Kaurava Army had better warriors and Generals than the Pandavas; their forces were also much larger and better trained. It was on this strategic calculation that Prince...

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Boeing delivered 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook military...

Boeing delivered 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook military...

By: IDR News Network | Date: 11 Jul , 2020

Boeing has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters were handed...

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China’s Cyber Warfare Capabilities

China’s Cyber Warfare Capabilities

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jul , 2020

On 23 May 2017, an Indian Air Force Sukhoi 30 fighter aircraft was downed, purportedly by a cyber-attack from China. This was just one more incident in the series of cyber incidents against...

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China’s Expansionism – A Strategic Perspective

China’s Expansionism – A Strategic Perspective

By: Lt Col Yoginder Kandhari | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jul , 2020

China has been pursuing expansionist designs for a long time now. Being a communist country, analysts believe expansionism is crucial to its ideology. To support their view, they cite the...

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Will Galwan become nemesis of Xi Jinping

Will Galwan become nemesis of Xi Jinping

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jul , 2020

Xi Jinping’s ambition to make China an undisputed global superpower has changed the entire geo-political dynamics. The phenomenal rise to power of Xi Jinping has made China more belligerent and...

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North Korea could be responsible for the corona war

North Korea could be responsible for the corona war

By: Debojit Acharjee | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jul , 2020

COVID-19 – is it a natural pandemic or a biological war? Some people believe that corona virus of COVID-19 known as SARS-CoV-2 has caused the pandemic naturally like the SARS or MERS but some...

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Crimson Tide Sweeps Nepal

Crimson Tide Sweeps Nepal

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jul , 2020

The recent turn in India-China relations and events in Nepal surprised many but not those who know that China plans 50 years ahead and kept track of developments – joining the dots as they...

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Responding to the Chinese Game Plan

Responding to the Chinese Game Plan

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jul , 2020

News reports now suggest that Pakistan has reportedly moved two army divisions up into Gilgit-Baltistan region opposite Kargil. Clearly some elements within our security establishment must see...

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The Ball is in China’s Court

The Ball is in China’s Court

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jul , 2020

The third Corps Commander level talks held on the Indian side at Chuhsul to resolve border standoff have also ended without yielding any tangible result. Though nothing substantial was expected...

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The Dragon’s Design: Info War on Indo-China Clash

The Dragon’s Design: Info War on Indo-China Clash

By: Air Marshal Harish Masand | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jul , 2020

The tragic events at Galwan River Valley on the night of June 15th resulting in the loss of 20 Indian brave hearts, with perhaps an equal or number of casualties on the Chinese side, have once...

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What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based Air Defence Capability?

What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based Air Defence Capability?

By: Lt Gen VK Saxena | Issue: Vol. 31.1 Jan-Mar 2016 | Date: 03 Jul , 2020

Good strides of progress, cutting across Service boundaries have taken place in automating the erstwhile manual/semi-automatic Control and Reporting (C&R) Nodes that exercise tactical,...

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China has no claim on Tibet and East Turkestan, what to talk of Ladakh

China has no claim on Tibet and East Turkestan, what to talk of Ladakh

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jul , 2020

The history of South Asia and China was dominated by the British broadly from the 17th century to mid-20th century. Today, almost seven decades after the exit of the British, India and China...

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China’s INEW and the Sleepy Elephant

China’s INEW and the Sleepy Elephant

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jul , 2020

Following the news of some 40,000 cyber attacks in a week by China, an interesting discussion on TV had a former additional secretary R&AW say that China became serious with cyber warfare when it...

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Military Spending – Getting Bang for the Buck

Military Spending – Getting Bang for the Buck

By: Lt Gen NS Brar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jun , 2020

A nation maintains its military as an instrument of national power and means of safeguarding national interests. Military capabilities in turn mean expenditure. Universally countries spend in...

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Imran Khan’s ‘Reverse Swing’ on Osama bin Laden’s Death

Imran Khan’s ‘Reverse Swing’ on Osama bin Laden’s Death

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jun , 2020

Since an occasional slip of the tongue is unavoidable, such inadvertent mistakes don’t usually stir up a controversy as long the mistake is corrected immediately. But rather than clearing the...

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The Concept of Whole Situation and China’s Strategic Decision Making

The Concept of Whole Situation and China’s Strategic Decision Making

By: Dr Sundaram Rajasimman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jun , 2020

To be attacked by the Enemy is not a bad Thing but a good thing! — Mao Zedong 26 May, 1939 Introduction: Is it Land? Despite all the noise made over the Indian media, the fact that - India’s...

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Deescalating Eastern Ladakh – China may not abide

Deescalating Eastern Ladakh – China may not abide

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jun , 2020

It was heartening to know that after the marathon 12-hours India-China talks at Moldo on June 22, both sides have agreed to deescalate from the confrontation in Eastern Ladakh. The Indian...

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Duplicitous Dragon could be Dodgy Again

Duplicitous Dragon could be Dodgy Again

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jun , 2020

The events of fateful night of 15 June in the vicinity of Patrolling Point 14 (PP14) in Galwan Valley may well turn out to be a watershed in the Sino-Indian relations on the Line of Actual...

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Nepal inviting PLA on its Western Border

Nepal inviting PLA on its Western Border

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

The communist government of Nepal has gone ahead at effecting constitutional amendment in the map of Nepal with respect to Kalapani area on its western border. It has followed up its cartographic...

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Don’t Ever Trust China

Don’t Ever Trust China

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jun , 2020

The ‘Aman Ki Asha’ Brigade with their Pakistani counter parts are tad subdued in terms of cross-border visits and closeted guftgu (conversation) sessions due to COVID-19.  But chats on social...

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