IDR Updates

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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Corona Virus: The Internal Threat  

Corona Virus: The Internal Threat  

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Apr , 2020

COVID 19, also known as Corona Virus, is an infectious disease of recent origin that causes respiratory problems. There is no prescribed treatment of vaccine for the disease. While most infected...

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Brace Up for another Lockdown

Brace Up for another Lockdown

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Apr , 2020

Coronavirus couldn’t have hit the world at worse time than this. When there was a global economic slowdown and most major economies of the world including India were struggling, emerged the...

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Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems – A Challenge to Humanity

Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems – A Challenge to Humanity

By: Commander (Dr) Jayakrishnan N Nair | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Apr , 2020

Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) are highly sophisticated autonomous military weapon systems with an array of sensor suites and pre-programmed computer algorithms which can independently...

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Kabul Gurdwara Attack: Foreign powers resort to vile propaganda to create...

Kabul Gurdwara Attack: Foreign powers resort to vile propaganda to create...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Apr , 2020

There are a large number of Multi-media resources functioning across the world with the singular agenda of creating a rift between the Hindu and Sikh communities by resorting to despicable...

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There was No Need to Amend the Act

There was No Need to Amend the Act

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Apr , 2020

Ever since Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah assumed Prime Ministership of the erstwhile state of J&K, there was an apprehension among the people of Jammu & Ladakh about his intentions and secular...

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Confirmed – Pakistani behind Kabul Gurdwara Attack

Confirmed – Pakistani behind Kabul Gurdwara Attack

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Apr , 2020

The Pakistani hand in the Kabul Gurdwara terror attack has just been confirmed. The dastardly attack on March 25 by four-terrorists killed 27 Sikhs and a follow up bomb blast close to the...

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J&K: Indian Army’s civilian outreach to fight Corona Virus emulates national...

J&K: Indian Army’s civilian outreach to fight Corona Virus emulates national...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Apr , 2020

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are facing their own set of challenges while combating the COVID 19 (Corona/Chinese) Virus. While there was worry about Ladakh earlier, now Kashmir is emerging as a...

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China-Pakistan: Doggy Tail Syndrome

China-Pakistan: Doggy Tail Syndrome

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

There is an old adage that if a doggy’s tail is straight-jacketed in a bamboo pipe and taken out after 20 years, it will be as curved as before. This simile applies to both China and Pakistan....

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India is indeed their Motherland

India is indeed their Motherland

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Apr , 2020

This 25th March a Gurdwara in Kabul was bathed in blood. Twenty five devotees were felled by their burst of bullets or blown up with explosives by Jihadis. Their undoing was their faith. It is...

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Limping from a Failing BRI to Health Silk Route

Limping from a Failing BRI to Health Silk Route

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Apr , 2020

The beginning of 2020 brought a wild card entry into global strategic equations in the form of Novel Coronavirus (which causes the disease officially named by WHO as COVID-19), with Wuhan being...

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The Wuhan Pneumonia and Biological Warfare

The Wuhan Pneumonia and Biological Warfare

By: Lt Gen Kamal Davar (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Apr , 2020

An increasingly assertive China on the global stage has a more than adequate arsenal of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). In military parlance, WMDs are weapons employed to wage nuclear,...

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