IDR Updates

Securing the Indian Skies

Securing the Indian Skies

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 31 Oct , 2020

The face-saving reprisal by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in response to the Indian Air Force (IAF) aerial strike on February 26, 2019, against a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) training camp near Balakot in...

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India and US – Rising Bonhomie

India and US – Rising Bonhomie

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

The just concluded Indo-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue was held in backdrop of an increasingly aggressive China who also caused a global pandemic by triggering the Wuhan virus that has claimed over...

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The Myths and Lies being spread by Gupkaris

The Myths and Lies being spread by Gupkaris

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

Dr Farooq Abdullah and his other colleagues are busy spreading certain myths and lies in order to regain the lost sympathies of the people who have displayed open hatred for them for the miseries...

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New “START” Renewal Hits an Impasse

New “START” Renewal Hits an Impasse

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Oct , 2020

Post-World War I, Germany was forced to disarm. But during 1930s, Germany again became belligerent and the world suffered in World War 2. Post-World War 1, Germany’s weapons were destroyed but...

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Beijing’s Humla in Nepal

Beijing’s Humla in Nepal

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Oct , 2020

China has done a silent territorial ‘humla’ (attack in Hindi) on Nepal by usurping the land of Humla, a part of Karnali Pradesh - one of the 77 districts of Nepal. The boundary pillars went...

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Accession Day with a Difference

Accession Day with a Difference

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Oct , 2020

26th October is a red letter day in Indian history. On this day in 1947 the then ruler of the princely state of Jammu & Kashmir finally signed the Instrument of Accession (IOA) paving way for...

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The Coronavirus Pandemic and the New Global World

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the New Global World

By: Lt Gen Jasbir Lidder | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 25 Oct , 2020

We still do not know the future trajectory of Coronavirus or its mid or long-term impact. Nevertheless, governments have been under pressure to reopen their economies, albeit in a calibrated...

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India-Taiwan Relations

India-Taiwan Relations

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Oct , 2020

Taiwan is in the news not because China is Taiwan’s topmost trading partner which imported 27.9 percent of Taiwanese exports worth US$91.9 billion during 2019 while India was at rank 12 from...

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Air Defence of India: Evolving Options

Air Defence of India: Evolving Options

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 23 Oct , 2020

Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) attempted a large force ‘reposte’ on February 27, 2019, in response to Indian Air Force’s (IAF) deep air strikes on targets in Balakot. The PAF launched a...

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INS Kavaratti: A Versatile Anti-Submarine Warfare Platform

INS Kavaratti: A Versatile Anti-Submarine Warfare Platform

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Oct , 2020

“Indian Naval Ship Kavaratti”, the last in the series of four Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes’ (ASWC) built for the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE),...

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Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament...

Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament...

By: Jai Patel | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Oct , 2020

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, restructuring has pervaded the land forces defense industry. Without the needs demanded by such a threat, a transformation precipitated in the Western...

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Fighting a Two Front Collusive War

Fighting a Two Front Collusive War

By: Lt Gen KK Khanna, PVSM, AVSM** (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Oct , 2020

‘Si vis pacem, para bellum’ in Latin means ‘If you want peace, prepare for war’. India learned this the hard way in 1962, but learnt it well, as demonstrated by its resounding victory in...

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Implications of China’s Dark Shadow in Myanmar

Implications of China’s Dark Shadow in Myanmar

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Oct , 2020

China’s intention to make inroads into the Bay of Bengal has become clearer with President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar from January 17 to January 18, 2020. It will not only boost...

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Advances in Military Helicopters

Advances in Military Helicopters

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 19 Oct , 2020

While lagging behind fixed-wing combat aircraft that are stretching out to their sixth generation, military helicopters have yet cornered substantial attention and funding to have made notable...

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The Rodents of Gupkar

The Rodents of Gupkar

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

Farooq Abdullah, National Conference (NC) chief held a meeting of representatives of six J&K political parties at his residence on Gupkar Road on October 15. He announced formation the...

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Is the QUAD Winding back the Clock of History?

Is the QUAD Winding back the Clock of History?

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Oct , 2020

While the stated strategic objective of the Quadrilateral Strategic Dialogue [QUAD – Japan, the US, Australia and India] is to safeguard a free, open, rule based order in the Indo-Pacific...

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DAP 2020: Solid Provisions Demand Solid Implementation

DAP 2020: Solid Provisions Demand Solid Implementation

By: Lt Gen VK Saxena | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Oct , 2020

https://currenthunt.com/2020/10/defence-acquisition-procedure-dap-2020/ In a span of just two months, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken out two important documents that will have a...

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Militarisation of Space: Imperatives for India

Militarisation of Space: Imperatives for India

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 15 Oct , 2020

In the last week of July 2019, India concluded the first table-top joint war game called ‘IndSpaceEx’. Run by the military and the space scientists, it was the next logical step after India...

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Touted as a peace deal, the Taliban celebrates U.S. withdrawal as a victory

Touted as a peace deal, the Taliban celebrates U.S. withdrawal as a victory

By: Terry Bishop | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 14 Oct , 2020

The Taliban have said that their attacks on Afghan forces do not violate the withdrawal agreement. In addition, the Taliban’s online platform, Nawai Afghan Jihad (the Voice of Afghan Jihad),...

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Quad’s Tokyo Meet – more rhetoric

Quad’s Tokyo Meet – more rhetoric

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2020

The second quadrilateral meeting of US, India, Japan and Australia was held at Tokyo on October 6, 2020, first such meet having been held in New York in September 2019. The second meeting was in...

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