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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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Huawei’s 5G Networks – Good Deal or Unacceptable Risk

Huawei’s 5G Networks – Good Deal or Unacceptable Risk

By: Ivaylo Valchev | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Aug , 2020

Huawei has been in the international diplomatic crosshairs for the last few years because  it has been considered dangerous for national security with its products. Huawei’s problems with the...

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Kashmir: A timely lid has been put upon the fallacy of Azaadi

Kashmir: A timely lid has been put upon the fallacy of Azaadi

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Aug , 2020

As the situation turns for the better in Jammu and Kashmir with reorganisation of the state into two Union Territories and abrogation of Article 370, there arises a need to look at the, by now,...

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1965 Indo-Pak War: Victory or Stalemate?

1965 Indo-Pak War: Victory or Stalemate?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 30.3 Jul-Sep 2015 | Date: 20 Aug , 2020

“We live in a wondrous time, in which the strong is weak because of his scruples and the weak grows strong because of his audacity.” —German Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck. Fifty years ago,...

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India-Turkey Joint Naval Project Needs Review

India-Turkey Joint Naval Project Needs Review

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Aug , 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has more than demonstrated he wants to re-establish the erstwhile Ottoman Caliphate and install himself as the Caliph. Erdogan’s anti-India stance and...

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Huawei: China’s Long Reach Strategy

Huawei: China’s Long Reach Strategy

By: Ivaylo Valchev | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Aug , 2020

Almost everybody in the modern world has heard about the Huawei scandal and the ban of their products first in the US an then in other countries belonging or linked to the western civilization....

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Chinese Strategy of No First Shot

Chinese Strategy of No First Shot

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Aug , 2020

Recent news reports indicate that China has instructed its military personnel in the South China Sea (SCS) not to fire the first shot against US forces. Talks between the US and China had been...

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NAVAL GROUP: A partner for all naval needs

NAVAL GROUP: A partner for all naval needs

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Aug , 2020

NAVAL GROUP as shipbuilder and integrator The NAVAL GROUP of today can trace its roots back to 1631, when France’s Louis XIII ordered the construction of new naval shipyards. More than just an...

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India can make major defence equipment

India can make major defence equipment

By: Col JK Achuthan | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 16 Aug , 2020

The Central Govt in India accords very high priority and funds allotment to cater for the equipment requirements of the Armed Forces. Yet the bulk of the major equipment requirements are neither...

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Jammu & Kashmir: Challenges before the New LG

Jammu & Kashmir: Challenges before the New LG

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Aug , 2020

The union territory (UT) of Jammu & Kashmir (JK) is undergoing a metamorphosis. Once famous world-wide as “Heaven on Earth”, it has been turned into a hell because of three decades of...

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The Indigenous Airborne Locust Control System (ALCS): Another First for IAF...

The Indigenous Airborne Locust Control System (ALCS): Another First for IAF...

By: Wg Cdr Bhupinder S Nijjar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Aug , 2020

The Food &Agricultural Organisation (FAO) as early as August 2019[1] had indicated the presence of isolated locust menace in India. By October 28,2019 the “Desert Locust” in form of Swarms...

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Countering the Pakistan Air Force in 1965: Role of AD Artillery

Countering the Pakistan Air Force in 1965: Role of AD Artillery

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Aug , 2020

A recent article published in the Indian Defence Review (read here), while comparing the performance of Indian and Pakistan Air Force highlights the better performance of Indian Air Force (IAF)...

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HAL’s Indigenous LCH Deployed for Operations at Leh

HAL’s Indigenous LCH Deployed for Operations at Leh

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Aug , 2020

In light of the prevailing situation on the border, HAL produced two Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) have been deployed for operations at high altitude (Leh sector) at short notice to support IAF...

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Pakistan Must End Kashmir Obsession

Pakistan Must End Kashmir Obsession

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Aug , 2020

Pakistan’s obsession with Kashmir is the main cause of its economic collapse and international labelling as fountainhead of terror. Pakistani political and military leadership continues to...

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China on Abrogation of Article 370: Look who’s Talking!

China on Abrogation of Article 370: Look who’s Talking!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Aug , 2020

  Now that China’s Foreign Ministry has crossed the red line by brazenly interfering in India’s internal affairs by terming abrogation of Article 370 “illegal and invalid,” it’s high...

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Remembering the Forgotten Army of World War-II

Remembering the Forgotten Army of World War-II

By: Lt Gen NS Brar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Aug , 2020

“The British couldn't have come through both world wars if they hadn't had the British Indian Army." — Field Marshal Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief of British Indian Army 1942...

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Run Up to Intra-Afghan Dialogue

Run Up to Intra-Afghan Dialogue

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Aug , 2020

As part of the US-Taliban agreement of February 29, the Afghan Government has released 4917 Taliban prisoners while the Taliban has released about 700 prisoners of Afghan security forces. Under...

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Dealing with the Dragon – Harsh Reality, Hard Options

Dealing with the Dragon – Harsh Reality, Hard Options

By: Lt Gen NS Brar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Aug , 2020

Nations on attaining independence and sovereignty will, like any family inheritance, also inherit disputes and legacies needing resolution.   In any family, the options are to settle the disputes...

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Challenging the New Kashmiri Narrative

Challenging the New Kashmiri Narrative

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

Ever since the historical day of 05 August 2019 when two J&K specific articles of the Constitution of India were abrogated/made dysfunctional, the hardliner lobby in Kashmir led by the Gupkar...

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