IDR Updates

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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India’s DBO Advanced Landing Ground : A Military Initiative, Not Political!

India’s DBO Advanced Landing Ground : A Military Initiative, Not Political!

By: Dr Sundaram Rajasimman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jun , 2020

The recent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops along it’s yet to be demarcated land border in Ladakh was not a political outcome, but rooted in logic derived from military science. This...

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Spare no weapons when it comes to existential crisis

Spare no weapons when it comes to existential crisis

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jun , 2020

This article was written during the Doklam faceoff with China. At that time the stake for China was the Belt Road Initiative (BRI), this time to it is the same, i.e. CPEC. Geographically, it is...

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Is China preparing for a conflict with India?

Is China preparing for a conflict with India?

By: Gp Capt Ravinder Singh Chhatwal | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 20 Jun , 2020

The Indian armed forces need not match the numerical superiority of the PLA in terms of manpower and equipment. There is no need for India to get into an arms race with China and match its...

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Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years

Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jun , 2020

The article is presenting what the Chinese are writings in their Media On July 8, 2013, the pro-PRC Chinese-language newspaper, Wenweipo, published an article titled...

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Dragon Dares through Treachery

Dragon Dares through Treachery

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

The gory events that took place at icy heights at the Galwan standoff point (PP 14) on the evening of Monday, 15 June, 2020 and carried on late into the night has exposed the true colour of the...

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China: Threat or Challenge?

China: Threat or Challenge?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Book Excerpt: China: Threat or Challenge? | Date: 17 Jun , 2020

China’s sustained double digit economic growth over three decades transformed China. It has lifted 700 million Chinese people out poverty – an unparalleled feat in human history. Its economic...

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Hypersonic Weapons

Hypersonic Weapons

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jun , 2020

A headache for the US defence establishment is hypersonic weapons of Russia and China. Hypersonic missiles flying above Mach 5 can be cruise-type missiles, powered throughout flight or carried on...

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Kashmiriyat and secular philosophy of Indian Army are intrinsically linked

Kashmiriyat and secular philosophy of Indian Army are intrinsically linked

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jun , 2020

History provides innumerable examples of the most beautiful places, rich in natural resources, commerce, education and boasting of an enlightened civilisation becoming victim to barbaric attacks...

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Ladakh Standoff: ‘Generally’ Speaking

Ladakh Standoff: ‘Generally’ Speaking

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jun , 2020

With several retired defence officers commenting on the current standoff between the Indian Army and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China in Ladakh, there’s no dearth of views on how this...

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Winning without Fighting: China’s Video War Fails

Winning without Fighting: China’s Video War Fails

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jun , 2020

Amidst the continuing military standoff in Ladakh and a series of failed bilateral meetings at varying military-diplomatic level China embarked upon the all familiar video war releasing one video...

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Pakistan’s Nuclear Strategy: A Review

Pakistan’s Nuclear Strategy: A Review

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jun , 2020

Since the Partition of Indian sub-continent in 1947, India and Pakistan have witnessed deep animosity and hatred for each other. India, after overcoming the pangs of Partition, moved on to become...

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Corporatization versus Privatization

Corporatization versus Privatization

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jun , 2020

On May 16, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) would be corporatized. It was emphasized this did not mean privatization and the corporatized OFB...

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Uniting Taiwan by Force: Likely to be a Strategic Blunder

Uniting Taiwan by Force: Likely to be a Strategic Blunder

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jun , 2020

In a  survey carried out from April 21 to May 28 of this year in Taiwan, 75.3 percent people in Taiwan consider themselves "Taiwanese," 20 percent selected both, and only 4.7 percent think of...

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The Belligerence of Global Times

The Belligerence of Global Times

By: Ashutosh Bhatia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jun , 2020

Global Times issued a direct threat of a two front war to India way back in November 2019. A careful scrutiny of the newspaper reveals that it is not just the development of infrastructure and...

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Air Elements in Special Ops

Air Elements in Special Ops

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 06 Jun , 2020

Twelve multi-role all-weather Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) supported by SU-30MKI air-superiority fighters and combat enablers like the Airborne Warning and Control...

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The Space Frontier – Arena for Hybrid War

The Space Frontier – Arena for Hybrid War

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jun , 2020

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of Rs 20 lakh crore economic package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a press briefing on May 16 that future projects for...

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Shifting Claim Lines of Nepal: Kalapani to Lampiyadhura – A historical...

Shifting Claim Lines of Nepal: Kalapani to Lampiyadhura – A historical...

By: Brig BS Chauhan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jun , 2020

Kali River, name is given to the River that draws its water from various mountainous streams that originate in the neighbourhood of Village Kalapani that is located in NE of State of Uttrakhand....

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