IDR Updates

Loitering Munitions – advantage plus

Loitering Munitions – advantage plus

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2020

Loitering munitions can provide a breakthrough against enemies well protected by their surroundings, like built up areas, as also top attacking tanks and armoured vehicles. These munitions are...

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De-operationalising Article 370: A Strategic Paradigm Shift

De-operationalising Article 370: A Strategic Paradigm Shift

By: Lt Col Yoginder Kandhari | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 May , 2020

India crossed the Rubicon on 5th August 2019 when the President promulgated an order to de-operationalise Article 370 and its adjunct Article 35A of the Constitution of India. Contrary to common...

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India’s War against COVID-19: Impact on Defence and India’s Emergence as...

India’s War against COVID-19: Impact on Defence and India’s Emergence as...

By: Manvi Hindwan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 May , 2020

Ever since the outbreak of Coronavirus Pandemic, a plethora of literature has appeared on various  aspects  of  the problem . Adverse  impact on business and financial sectors has been  analyzed...

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The Lockdown Fatigue

The Lockdown Fatigue

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 May , 2020

As the end of 41-day nation-wide lockdown is nearing there are different voices and opinions emerging across the nation depending upon one’s means of livelihood, place of residence and...

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COVID-19: a new Dimension in an ‘Undeclared Third World War’!!

COVID-19: a new Dimension in an ‘Undeclared Third World War’!!

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Apr , 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has demonstrated the humongous damage potential of a virus (possibly synthesised in a laboratory!?) as a weapon of mass destruction. It has added a new dimension to alter...

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Kissinger and Nixon’s China Hug

Kissinger and Nixon’s China Hug

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Apr , 2020

As the world battles China-Virus, debate over Henry Kissinger’s credentials as statesman-strategist has emerged perhaps because of America’s predicament under China’s biological attack...

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Algorithmic Warfare – World is Waiting

Algorithmic Warfare – World is Waiting

By: Commander (Dr) Jayakrishnan N Nair | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2020

Algorithmic warfare is a warfare which is driven by autonomous systems powered with Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can control the weapon platforms, systems, operations and even tactics in a...

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Let the Dragon Remain Pushed to the Wall

Let the Dragon Remain Pushed to the Wall

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Apr , 2020

While the world struggles to combat the deadly pandemic spread by the Chinese Wuhan virus named as Covid 19 and popularly being referred to as coronavirus, the dragon nation believed to be the...

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Post Corona Pandemic World Order

Post Corona Pandemic World Order

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Apr , 2020

The emergence of a new world order has been under discussion for some time now.  The reasons are not difficult to discern. In the last few years, the USA appeared serious about its 'America...

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War against Covid-19: Role of Media

War against Covid-19: Role of Media

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2020

Late Army Chief BC Joshi often told me that media is a force multiplier, he was of course talking in context of the ongoing insurgency in Kashmir. I had a firsthand experience of the power of...

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Pakistan’s latest perfidy: fudging data on terrorists!

Pakistan’s latest perfidy: fudging data on terrorists!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Apr , 2020

You may have heard of how second hand car salesmen manipulate odometers of used cars so that prospective buyers can be beguiled by the ‘as good as new’ claim. You may have also heard of...

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ANSF – Taliban Swap Gets Going

ANSF – Taliban Swap Gets Going

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

According to news reports from Afghanistan, the Taliban released 20 Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) personnel on April 12 after the Afghan government freed hundreds of Taliban prisoners. ...

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The Day After: Thoughts on Future Air Defence

The Day After: Thoughts on Future Air Defence

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Apr , 2020

The ongoing covid-19 crisis will, like all things, come to pass and end one day. The time that it will take to ‘normalise’ after the pandemic is contained, cannot be said with certainty but...

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Army Aviation: A Future Perspective

Army Aviation: A Future Perspective

By: Lt Gen BS Pawar | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 21 Apr , 2020

Today’s Army Aviation forces the world over are a powerful force multiplier, which enable the land force commanders to exploit the vertical dimension, thereby contributing immensely to the...

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Terrorism and Pak Army – Two beneficiaries of Corona Pandemic

Terrorism and Pak Army – Two beneficiaries of Corona Pandemic

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Apr , 2020

While the entire world is struggling to fight the deadly corona pandemic which has almost crippled the world economy with experts fearing the downtrend in global economy to be worse than the...

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Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea

Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Apr , 2020

Origins of China’s so-called 'nine-dash line' was based on vague descriptions by the Kuomintang regime of Republic of China (ROC) in 1912-1947. China overthrew ROC in 1947 and does not...

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COVID-19: A New Approach To Societal Issues

COVID-19: A New Approach To Societal Issues

By: Arlene J. Schar and Dr. David Leffler | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Apr , 2020

As the COVID-19 virus pandemic impacts peoples' lives worldwide, society shuts down in an effort to contain it. People find themselves isolated at home, seemingly powerless. Unity is needed...

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On Islamic State Khorasan Chief’s Arrest: the Said and Unsaid!

On Islamic State Khorasan Chief’s Arrest: the Said and Unsaid!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2020

The arrest of Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K) chief Abdullah Orakzai alias Aslam Farooqi is no mean achievement. Au contraire, it’s an accomplishment par excellence because, to put it in...

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Tablighi Jamaat – Corona Carriers

Tablighi Jamaat – Corona Carriers

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Apr , 2020

Media has reported Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind moving the Supreme Court that the Tablighi Jamaat was being used to demonize the Muslim community. However, Tablighi Jamaat does not represent the Muslim...

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Inexpensive Sanitizer for India in Fight against Corona Virus

Inexpensive Sanitizer for India in Fight against Corona Virus

By: Prasad Gadgil and Kunal Basu | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Apr , 2020

Recent corona virus pandemic has significantly damaged worldwide economic activity and is on a killing spree. This is a “reality horror show” slowly unfolding in front of us with no end in...

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