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Kashmir a settled issue should be taken off the UN Agenda

Kashmir a settled issue should be taken off the UN Agenda

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

India has a made very strong appeal for permanently removing the Jammu & Kashmir issue under outdated agenda item of the India-Pakistan question from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)...

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Iran in New Regional Alignment

Iran in New Regional Alignment

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Sep , 2020

CIA overplayed capitalist hegemonic role in Iran during the Iranian oil nationalization movement under Dr Mussadegh in the 1950s. Thereafter Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, inexperienced in national...

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Indian Chess is Not the Chinese Game of Weiqi

Indian Chess is Not the Chinese Game of Weiqi

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Sep , 2020

Your deployment was as wild geese in flight - nobody understood it, until the cub was caught in the tiger's den, and all were shocked. [Pan Zhao]  Introduction: ​The situation along the...

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Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy will be the oxygen for the...

Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy will be the oxygen for the...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Sep , 2020

IBT: India has recently imposed an import embargo on 101 items in the defence sector. How well is the country positioned for indigenous manufacturing of these items? How can the government make...

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Standing Up to China

Standing Up to China

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Sep , 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on September 2, “We’re hoping for a peaceful resolution to the situation on the China-India border…. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is engaged in a...

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Indian Offensive to Retake Chinese Seized Territory: The Hidden Story

Indian Offensive to Retake Chinese Seized Territory: The Hidden Story

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Sep , 2020

On 3 July, the Prime Minister of India arrived at Leh on a surprise visit. Flanked by his Army Chief and the Chief of Defence Staff, he was received by the Army Commander of Northern Command, Lt...

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India also needs Anti Access Area Denial Capabilities

India also needs Anti Access Area Denial Capabilities

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

With the fire-spitting dragon becoming aggressive by the day and two-front threat becoming almost a certainty, India needs to shed its historic “continentalist” mind set and transform from a...

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Confronting the Dragon One Step at a Time

Confronting the Dragon One Step at a Time

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Sep , 2020

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat’s, unambiguous statement that military options were on the table if diplomatic efforts failed to resolve the ongoing imbroglio with China,...

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Gorkha Soldiers and India-Nepal relations: A Veteran’s View

Gorkha Soldiers and India-Nepal relations: A Veteran’s View

By: Brig SP Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Sep , 2020

​The recent slide in relations between India and Nepal triggered by the border stand-off has been unprecedented. Nepal’s claim on the Indian territory of Kalapani (around 400 sq km), which...

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PLA Killed in Galwan Clash

PLA Killed in Galwan Clash

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Sep , 2020

Post the Indian Army-PLA clash at Galwan on the night of June 15-16, India had acknowledged suffering 20 killed in action (KIA). China remained mum about casualties suffered by PLA. PLA killed...

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Capture of Hajipir Pass: A Saga of Guts and Glory

Capture of Hajipir Pass: A Saga of Guts and Glory

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Sep , 2020

Much has been spoken and written about the capture of Hajipir Pass in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) during the 1965 Indo-Pak conflict and rightly so, because this was indeed a stupendous...

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The Islamic State Footprints are all over India

The Islamic State Footprints are all over India

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Aug , 2020

There are some very significant indicators, which indicate the widespread footprints of the Islamic State in India. Recently in Bengaluru, a 28 year old ophthalmologist, Abdur Rehman, was...

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Pakistan’s FATF Test sans Godfather Chairman

Pakistan’s FATF Test sans Godfather Chairman

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Aug , 2020

At the third and final plenary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) held virtually on June 24, 2020, the decision was to keep Pakistan in the "Grey List" as it had failed to check flow of...

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Emerging Strategic Shifts in West Asia

Emerging Strategic Shifts in West Asia

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Aug , 2020

The ’Abraham Accord’ between Israel and UAE brokered by US is a path breaking pivotal political event impacting the strategic panorama of the troubled West Asia. On the face of it, the Accord...

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Gupkar Declaration 2.0

Gupkar Declaration 2.0

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Aug , 2020

Not content with anti-national, seditious, pro-separatist Gupkar Declaration signed on 04 August 2019, a day prior to the historical announcement of Modi Government, the six leaders of Kashmir...

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Erdogan: An Aspiring Caliph

Erdogan: An Aspiring Caliph

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Aug , 2020

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is working hard on both domestic and international fronts to advance his grand design of reviving an Islamic caliphate under his rule. It is now no secret...

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Handling Insurgencies

Handling Insurgencies

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

Insurgencies are generally believed to be having lives of about 50 years but somehow they have tended to linger on in India. There are many reasons for this, one being that the use of force is...

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Winds of Change in Kashmir but Pakistan refuses to Relent

Winds of Change in Kashmir but Pakistan refuses to Relent

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

Kashmir is fast returning to normalcy. The Central Government has decided to withdraw 100 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) which were inducted post 05 August 2019, to maintain law...

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Decoding Chinese Strategic Intent!

Decoding Chinese Strategic Intent!

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Aug , 2020

An old Bollywood song (from Dev Anand’s film ‘CID’) ‘Kahin pe nigahe, kahin pe nishana’ (while eyes are fixed on something, the target is somewhere else) best encapsulates the Chinese...

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Tibet’s future?

Tibet’s future?

By: Phintso Thonden (Phundhon) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Aug , 2020

Earlier this summer, following China and India’s deadly border skirmishes, there was a spike in public debate on Tibet’s legal status in the Indian news media. Many people claimed India did...

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