IDR Updates

Kabul’s Influence: Strained by Deadly Assaults and Defectors

Kabul’s Influence: Strained by Deadly Assaults and Defectors

By: Terry Bishop | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jun , 2020

On February 29, 2020, in Doha, Qatar, U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban leader Mullah Baradar Akhund signed the “Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan.” Touted as a peace...

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Ladakh Standoff – Keep the Powder Dry

Ladakh Standoff – Keep the Powder Dry

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

China recently stated that situation at the border is overall stable and controllable.  China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said both China and India have proper mechanisms and communication...

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ToD – a proposal by Generals or General Managers?

ToD – a proposal by Generals or General Managers?

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 May , 2020

Late Gen Hamid Gul of the Pakistan Army was termed as the father of terror by few western journalists and even a documentary was made on him with this title. He was forced to retire from Pak Army...

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Fully Autonomous Military Systems – Challenges in Development

Fully Autonomous Military Systems – Challenges in Development

By: Commander (Dr) Jayakrishnan N Nair | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 May , 2020

After the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI), few advanced nations are busy in developing and deploying an array of autonomous weapon systems to attain better speed and accuracy. All fatal...

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Dragon Dares India: How to Face the Dragon

Dragon Dares India: How to Face the Dragon

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 May , 2020

In the ongoing battle of supremacy amidst the corona crisis between USA and China, the latter let loose its wolf warriors signifying China's new, more robust diplomatic riposte against those...

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India: Challenges & Opportunities – The War against Terror

India: Challenges & Opportunities – The War against Terror

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 May , 2020

India has faced insurgencies and terrorism since independence with the ingress of ‘Razakars’ from Pakistan with an intermix of regulars, reportedly even led by British Officers! The 80’s...

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Sino-Indian Stand Off: A Case of Russian Roulette

Sino-Indian Stand Off: A Case of Russian Roulette

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 May , 2020

While our complete attention has been taken up in tackling the COVID 19 pandemic, we find ourselves hit by another virus again involving China, in the form of deliberate attempts by the...

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Anatomy of Stone Pelting During Encounters in Kashmir

Anatomy of Stone Pelting During Encounters in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 May , 2020

It’s very easy for activists and the intelligentsia who sit safely in the confines of their homes to decry temporary suspension of mobile and internet services in an area where an is encounter...

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India-Nepal Tension Needs Attention

India-Nepal Tension Needs Attention

By: Maj Gen Ashwani Siwach | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 May , 2020

On 7th May 2020, India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the road from Tawaghat to Lipulekh in Pithoragarh Distt of Uttarakhand via a video conferencing. The road is passing through...

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Is China Testing India’s Resolve?

Is China Testing India’s Resolve?

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

China has gone overtly aggressive against India with PLA indulging in physical fights with Indian Army. One may say these are Border Divisions of China but these formations being directly under...

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JK Domicile Rules: Win-Win for All

JK Domicile Rules: Win-Win for All

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 May , 2020

The Government of India on 05 August 2019, by abrogating controversial Article 35A of the Constitution of India undid the injustice done to the citizens of India against the spirit of the same...

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That’s The Dragon in Nepal’s Shadow!!

That’s The Dragon in Nepal’s Shadow!!

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 May , 2020

On May 8, 2020 the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the road to Lipulekh Pass on the Himalayan Watershed (the ancient customary and traditional boundary between India and Tibet) to...

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The ‘Death Squads’ in Balochistan

The ‘Death Squads’ in Balochistan

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 May , 2020

The Director General (DG) of Pakistan Army’s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), informed about the improvised explosive device (IED) attack on a Frontier Corps vehicle on May 8...

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Far reaching reforms in Defense Production

Far reaching reforms in Defense Production

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 May , 2020

As a part of PM’s grand initiative to combat COVID and looming economic crisis, the FM has been unveiling a slew of major initiative to resuscitate MSMEs, Power sector, migrant workers, farmers...

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Hiking FDI in Defence Aimed At  Drawing in Active Foreign Participation

Hiking FDI in Defence Aimed At Drawing in Active Foreign Participation

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May , 2020

Announcing the fourth tranche of the economic package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman revealed three important government decisions related to defence. These include corporatization of the...

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India: Challenges & Opportunities

India: Challenges & Opportunities

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 May , 2020

The Cosmic Enigma: “Who can think of the sun costuming clouds? When all people are shaken or of night endazzled, proud, when people awaken and cry and cry for help? The craven antiquity of...

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Contact Tracing and the Data War

Contact Tracing and the Data War

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

The advent of COVID-19 has witnessed host of contact tracing apps worldwide. These are essential to monitor spread of COVID-19 but at the same time questions of privacy have arisen, more because...

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Hypersonic Weapons: A New Threat or Just Another Technology Demonstrator?

Hypersonic Weapons: A New Threat or Just Another Technology Demonstrator?

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May , 2020

One of the most keenly observed weapons system during China’s National Day military parade on 1 October 2019 was the hypersonic glide vehicle. 18 of the sleek, aerodynamically shaped glide...

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Zalmay Khalizad’s India Googly

Zalmay Khalizad’s India Googly

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

In a recent interview on May 7, Zalmay Khalizad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, told the local media that India should talk directly with the Taliban, adding that...

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Vedic Culture New Paradigm Post Covid-19

Vedic Culture New Paradigm Post Covid-19

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 May , 2020

The chanting of Vedic prayer ‘Shanti Paath’ (Prayer of Peace) from Yajurveda at White House to seek mental peace and solace during the horrifying period of lockdown forced due to Covid...

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