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India faces a threat of destabilization

India faces a threat of destabilization

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Dec , 2021

Stating the issue India faces the threat of destabilization by external aggression and internal subversion. External aggression can be from China and/or Pakistan, her two contiguous hostile...

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India-China LAC Face-Off: The Battlespace

India-China LAC Face-Off: The Battlespace

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 11 Dec , 2021

Better roads, large troop presence, modern tank shelters, vast logistic dump, mobile tower at LAC is how the region has changed since May 2020. Modern tank shelters, vast logistics dump and troop...

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Indian Raid on Terror Launch Pads in POK (September 2016)

Indian Raid on Terror Launch Pads in POK (September 2016)

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Book Excerpt: Special Operations Case Studies: Lessons for India | Date: 10 Dec , 2021

The whole world is aware that the Pakistan Army has not won a single war, has lost half its country (East Pakistan) during the birth of Bangladesh in 1971, and surrendered 93,000 prisoners of war...

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Nagaland Killings Exposes Lack of Responsible Reporting

Nagaland Killings Exposes Lack of Responsible Reporting

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2021

Disclaimer: This piece is neither meant to justify the recent killing of civilians by security forces in Nagaland, nor find fault in a particular news portal. Au contraire, the sole objective is...

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Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles completes handover of HX 8×8 Heavy...

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles completes handover of HX 8×8 Heavy...

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

Key facts Delivery complements already delivered Medium-heavy Operational Vehicles fleet. HX 8x8 Heavy Recovery Vehicles have enhanced recovery and mobility capabilities. 8x8 Heavy Recovery...

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US Abandonment of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan Could Be Boon for China

US Abandonment of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan Could Be Boon for China

By: J. M. Phelps | Issue: Courtesy: The Epoch Times | Date: 08 Dec , 2021

Former President Donald Trump recently expressed concern that the Chinese regime could gain control of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, adding that his administration would have maintained control...

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Lockheed Martin announces indigenous production capability of fighter wing...

Lockheed Martin announces indigenous production capability of fighter wing...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2021

The partnership with TLMAL echoes Lockheed Martin’s commitment to supporting India’s defence manufacturing capabilities  Lockheed Martin today formally recognized Tata-Lockheed Martin...

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1971 War: Operations in Sind-Rajasthan

1971 War: Operations in Sind-Rajasthan

By: Gen KV Krishna Rao | Issue: Book Excerpt: Prepare or Perish: A Study of National Security | Date: 07 Dec , 2021

The border area of Rajasthan-Sind is generally desert terrain with very limited road and rail communications. The border area of Gujarat and Sind is mainly covered by the Rann of Kutch. The...

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The Question of Bosnia

The Question of Bosnia

By: Slavisha Batko Milacic | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Dec , 2021

Tensions in Bosnia and Herzegovina are not calming down. And if tensions in that state are a frequent occurrence, they have never been at the level as they are now. The reason for this is the...

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Decision Making in War: Recalling India’s Military History

Decision Making in War: Recalling India’s Military History

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Vol. 31.3 Jul-Sep 2016 | Date: 05 Dec , 2021

War is a costly proposition and the currency of war is life and limb. Leaders at all levels are required to attain the results with minimum effort and risk to own forces. Unfortunately, Indian...

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On Navy Day 2021, Rolls-Royce salutes the Indian Navy and reiterates its...

On Navy Day 2021, Rolls-Royce salutes the Indian Navy and reiterates its...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Dec , 2021

New Delhi: As India celebrates Navy Day, Rolls-Royce salutes the valour and spirit of the brave officers of the Indian Navy for their selfless service in securing the marine borders of the...

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The Upcoming Modi-Putin Bilateral Summit

The Upcoming Modi-Putin Bilateral Summit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Dec , 2021

The bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin on December 6, 2021, will be watched with interest world over, particularly by the US and China. The summit...

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Bundeswehr orders new AGDUS passive systems from Rheinmetall for Combat...

Bundeswehr orders new AGDUS passive systems from Rheinmetall for Combat...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Dec , 2021

Key facts Rheinmetall supplying German Bundeswehr with advanced combat simulation technology  Wireless laser-supported “Training Device, Duel Simulator (AGDUS)”  Order worth a figure in the...

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March 1971 – Political Chess Played by Army Generals

March 1971 – Political Chess Played by Army Generals

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Dec , 2021

  Gen Yahya Khan President of Pakistan and Chief Martial Law Administrator (CMLA) Lt. Gen. Yakub                                   Martial law Administrator, Zone B (East Pakistan) Vice...

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All-new Ka-62 Civil Helicopter Certified in Russia

All-new Ka-62 Civil Helicopter Certified in Russia

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2021

November 30, 2021, Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) issued a type certificate for an all-new Ka-62 civil helicopter to Russian Helicopters holding company of Rostec State Corporation....

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High Performance, Reliable LWIR Thermal Imaging with Teledyne FLIR Tau 2 Series

High Performance, Reliable LWIR Thermal Imaging with Teledyne FLIR Tau 2 Series

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2021

The Tau 2 series offers 40+ variants of the most reliable and rugged longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal camera module. Equipped with a simple optical interface and common commercial interfaces,...

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Lessons from the 1962 Sino-Indian War in Ladakh

Lessons from the 1962 Sino-Indian War in Ladakh

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Book Excerpts: The Crimson Chinar | Date: 02 Dec , 2021

This is the third and concluding part of the Sino-Indian war, and although, it covers the wider canvas of the war, it focuses on Ladakh. The previous parts of the extracts from the book: The...

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Impact of 1971 War on Pakistan

Impact of 1971 War on Pakistan

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Military Factor in Pakistan | Date: 01 Dec , 2021

Yahya Khan was commissioned into the 4/10 Baluch Regiment in British Indian Army on 15th July 1939 from the Indian Military Academy. During World War II, he was taken prisoner in North Africa and...

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The Chinese Ultimatum

The Chinese Ultimatum

By: GS Bajpai | Issue: Book Excerpt: China's Shadow Over Sikkim | Date: 30 Nov , 2021

The Chinese occupation of Tibet and the flight of the Dalai Lama in 1959, posed a new threat to India. The Himalayas were no longer impregnable, and one could easily foresee the future aggressive...

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Did a CIA mole inside the Indian cabinet compromise India’s 1971 war plans?

Did a CIA mole inside the Indian cabinet compromise India’s 1971 war plans?

By: Anuj Dhar | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 29 Nov , 2021

Declassified US records show that India’s objectives during the 1971 Indo-Pak war were greatly curtailed following an instance of high treason committed by a member of Indira Gandhi’s...

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