IDR Updates

What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based Air Defence Capability?

What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based Air Defence Capability?

By: Lt Gen VK Saxena | Issue: Vol. 31.1 Jan-Mar 2016 | Date: 03 Jul , 2020

Good strides of progress, cutting across Service boundaries have taken place in automating the erstwhile manual/semi-automatic Control and Reporting (C&R) Nodes that exercise tactical,...

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China has no claim on Tibet and East Turkestan, what to talk of Ladakh

China has no claim on Tibet and East Turkestan, what to talk of Ladakh

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jul , 2020

The history of South Asia and China was dominated by the British broadly from the 17th century to mid-20th century. Today, almost seven decades after the exit of the British, India and China...

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China’s INEW and the Sleepy Elephant

China’s INEW and the Sleepy Elephant

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jul , 2020

Following the news of some 40,000 cyber attacks in a week by China, an interesting discussion on TV had a former additional secretary R&AW say that China became serious with cyber warfare when it...

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Military Spending – Getting Bang for the Buck

Military Spending – Getting Bang for the Buck

By: Lt Gen NS Brar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jun , 2020

A nation maintains its military as an instrument of national power and means of safeguarding national interests. Military capabilities in turn mean expenditure. Universally countries spend in...

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Imran Khan’s ‘Reverse Swing’ on Osama bin Laden’s Death

Imran Khan’s ‘Reverse Swing’ on Osama bin Laden’s Death

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jun , 2020

Since an occasional slip of the tongue is unavoidable, such inadvertent mistakes don’t usually stir up a controversy as long the mistake is corrected immediately. But rather than clearing the...

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The Concept of Whole Situation and China’s Strategic Decision Making

The Concept of Whole Situation and China’s Strategic Decision Making

By: Dr Sundaram Rajasimman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jun , 2020

To be attacked by the Enemy is not a bad Thing but a good thing! — Mao Zedong 26 May, 1939 Introduction: Is it Land? Despite all the noise made over the Indian media, the fact that - India’s...

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Deescalating Eastern Ladakh – China may not abide

Deescalating Eastern Ladakh – China may not abide

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

It was heartening to know that after the marathon 12-hours India-China talks at Moldo on June 22, both sides have agreed to deescalate from the confrontation in Eastern Ladakh. The Indian...

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Duplicitous Dragon could be Dodgy Again

Duplicitous Dragon could be Dodgy Again

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

The events of fateful night of 15 June in the vicinity of Patrolling Point 14 (PP14) in Galwan Valley may well turn out to be a watershed in the Sino-Indian relations on the Line of Actual...

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Nepal inviting PLA on its Western Border

Nepal inviting PLA on its Western Border

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jun , 2020

The communist government of Nepal has gone ahead at effecting constitutional amendment in the map of Nepal with respect to Kalapani area on its western border. It has followed up its cartographic...

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Don’t Ever Trust China

Don’t Ever Trust China

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

The ‘Aman Ki Asha’ Brigade with their Pakistani counter parts are tad subdued in terms of cross-border visits and closeted guftgu (conversation) sessions due to COVID-19.  But chats on social...

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India’s DBO Advanced Landing Ground : A Military Initiative, Not Political!

India’s DBO Advanced Landing Ground : A Military Initiative, Not Political!

By: Dr Sundaram Rajasimman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jun , 2020

The recent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops along it’s yet to be demarcated land border in Ladakh was not a political outcome, but rooted in logic derived from military science. This...

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Spare no weapons when it comes to existential crisis

Spare no weapons when it comes to existential crisis

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jun , 2020

This article was written during the Doklam faceoff with China. At that time the stake for China was the Belt Road Initiative (BRI), this time to it is the same, i.e. CPEC. Geographically, it is...

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Is China preparing for a conflict with India?

Is China preparing for a conflict with India?

By: Gp Capt Ravinder Singh Chhatwal | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 20 Jun , 2020

The Indian armed forces need not match the numerical superiority of the PLA in terms of manpower and equipment. There is no need for India to get into an arms race with China and match its...

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Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years

Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jun , 2020

The article is presenting what the Chinese are writings in their Media On July 8, 2013, the pro-PRC Chinese-language newspaper, Wenweipo, published an article titled...

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Dragon Dares through Treachery

Dragon Dares through Treachery

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jun , 2020

The gory events that took place at icy heights at the Galwan standoff point (PP 14) on the evening of Monday, 15 June, 2020 and carried on late into the night has exposed the true colour of the...

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China: Threat or Challenge?

China: Threat or Challenge?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Book Excerpt: China: Threat or Challenge? | Date: 17 Jun , 2020

China’s sustained double digit economic growth over three decades transformed China. It has lifted 700 million Chinese people out poverty – an unparalleled feat in human history. Its economic...

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Hypersonic Weapons

Hypersonic Weapons

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

A headache for the US defence establishment is hypersonic weapons of Russia and China. Hypersonic missiles flying above Mach 5 can be cruise-type missiles, powered throughout flight or carried on...

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Kashmiriyat and secular philosophy of Indian Army are intrinsically linked

Kashmiriyat and secular philosophy of Indian Army are intrinsically linked

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jun , 2020

History provides innumerable examples of the most beautiful places, rich in natural resources, commerce, education and boasting of an enlightened civilisation becoming victim to barbaric attacks...

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Ladakh Standoff: ‘Generally’ Speaking

Ladakh Standoff: ‘Generally’ Speaking

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jun , 2020

With several retired defence officers commenting on the current standoff between the Indian Army and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China in Ladakh, there’s no dearth of views on how this...

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Winning without Fighting: China’s Video War Fails

Winning without Fighting: China’s Video War Fails

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

Amidst the continuing military standoff in Ladakh and a series of failed bilateral meetings at varying military-diplomatic level China embarked upon the all familiar video war releasing one video...

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