IDR Updates

Rafale International to reaffirm its commitment to India by exhibiting at...

Rafale International to reaffirm its commitment to India by exhibiting at...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2021

Rafale International will once again exhibit at Asia’s premier air show, Aero India 2021, held at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Karnataka, from 03 to 05 February 2021. This participation is...

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MBDA shows Make in India Commitments and Rafale Weaponry at Aero India 2021

MBDA shows Make in India Commitments and Rafale Weaponry at Aero India 2021

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2021

MBDA, the maker of the Rafale’s game-changing weaponry, is showcasing its Make in India commitments during Aero India 2021. Notably MBDA’s stand in Hall B 3.4 features a display wall of...

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Thales: A Steadfast Partner to India’s Growth Story

Thales: A Steadfast Partner to India’s Growth Story

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2021

As India marches towards its goal of ‘Atmanirbharta’ or self-reliance, it opens up immense opportunities for local and global organisations across defence and aerospace sectors among others...

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BAE Systems to Showcase Air, Land and Sea Capabilities at Aero India 2021

BAE Systems to Showcase Air, Land and Sea Capabilities at Aero India 2021

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2021

The global defence, aerospace and security company, BAE Systems, will exhibit a number of its world-leading capabilities, alongside its commitment to Make in India, at next week’s Aero India,...

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Turnaround of the IAF Fighter Fleet

Turnaround of the IAF Fighter Fleet

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 03 Feb , 2021

The Galwan showdown of June 2020, and the continuing stand-off between the world’s two powerful nations India and China has once again initiated public debate in India and brought the focus...

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India’s Defence Budget of FY 21-22 falls short of Forces Expectation

India’s Defence Budget of FY 21-22 falls short of Forces Expectation

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 02 Feb , 2021

The Defence budget 2021 has fallen far below the expectations of many. Various defence experts and professionals were expecting a sizeable increase in the defence budget allocation for the...

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Hotspot Iran

Hotspot Iran

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Feb , 2021

In a joint press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on January 29, 2021, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif stated that Tehran will not end its nuclear program until...

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Lasting Peace a Distant Dream Unless We Change

Lasting Peace a Distant Dream Unless We Change

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Jan , 2021

Despite ongoing series of talks to resolve the contentious military standoff in Eastern Ladakh, the Chinese incursions and aggressiveness continues on the borders. Close at the heels of...

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India’s Challenges in Middle East

India’s Challenges in Middle East

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jan , 2021

Energy security has long been a concern for India, a global giant in oil consumption. The fuel demands are growing fast in proportion to its rapid economic development. Oil and natural gas are...

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Data dominates as logistics and support answers the digital wake-up call

Data dominates as logistics and support answers the digital wake-up call

By: Graham Grose | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jan , 2021

Events over the last 12 months have provided a catalyst for digital initiatives within military organisations and their in-service support partners. We can even see projected defence spending for...

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Five Fingers Dream of Mao Zedong

Five Fingers Dream of Mao Zedong

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jan , 2021

Chairman Mao Zedong, modern China’s most powerful ideologue, considered Tibet to be the right hand’s palm of China with Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and NEFA (Arunachal Pradesh) as its five...

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On Republic Day spare a thought for the Indian soldier

On Republic Day spare a thought for the Indian soldier

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jan , 2021

India gained independence from British rule on 15 August 1947. At that stage, the country was governed under the provisions of the Government of India Act, 1935. On 29 August 1947, a resolution...

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Joe Biden’s America and India

Joe Biden’s America and India

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2021

The inaugural speech of the POTUS Joe Biden was heard world over. He spoke of democracy prevailing despite being fragile, most difficult times with the pandemic affecting the economy, and the...

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On India’s ‘Agents’ and ‘Armed Proxies’ in Pakistan

On India’s ‘Agents’ and ‘Armed Proxies’ in Pakistan

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jan , 2021

During his visit to the Headquarters of Pakistan army’s spy agency Inter Services Intelligence in September 2018, Prime Minister Imran Khan had opined that “ISI is our first line...

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Challenges Before Theatre Commands

Challenges Before Theatre Commands

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 23 Jan , 2021

Will the year 2021 see the realisation of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat’s proposed road¬map for the restructuring of the Indian Armed Forces into five distinct...

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Fast-tracking of Indo-Pacific Partnership

Fast-tracking of Indo-Pacific Partnership

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2021

The Eurasian Times of 17 January reported de-classification of a US highly confidential ten-page report prepared by Assistant Secretary Robert C O’ Brian which, among other things, highlights...

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Miniaturization of Warfare

Miniaturization of Warfare

By: Mangesh Sawant | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jan , 2021

The last eight decades saw warfare being transformed from large battleships to small drones. The nineties decade and beyond saw the miniaturization of phones and computers. RMA is poised to take...

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Kashmir: New Pakistan Sponsored Terror “Kids on the Block”

Kashmir: New Pakistan Sponsored Terror “Kids on the Block”

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jan , 2021

Pakistan has excelled in “Keeping the pot boiling” so far as perpetration of terror, dissension and disruption in Kashmir is concerned. No amount of pressure, domestic or international, has...

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Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 19 Jan , 2021

On Jan, 04, 1990, a local Urdu newspaper, Aftab, published a press release issued by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, asking all Pandits to leave the Valley immediately. Al Safa, another local daily repeated...

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Equipment Capability Gaps: Its Impact on Mission Outcomes

Equipment Capability Gaps: Its Impact on Mission Outcomes

By: Lt Gen NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 18 Jan , 2021

“In the 21st century, leaders who lack sufficient technical know – how, function at a marked disadvantage. An officer or a soldier who feels insecure about even a small portion of his weapon,...

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