IDR Updates

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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Why China is so sensitive about Taiwan

Why China is so sensitive about Taiwan

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

In an unprecedented move Chinese embassy in New Delhi has issued a series of directives to Indian media and media houses regarding coverage of impending National Day of Taiwan on 10th October....

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Joining the Dots: Deciphering Chinese Aims and Objectives in Ladakh

Joining the Dots: Deciphering Chinese Aims and Objectives in Ladakh

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2020

China clearly violated the sanctity of agreements on peace and tranquility when they attempted to encroach upon tracks in Ladakh on the quiet by diverting their formations conducting routine...

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After the 2020 Indo-China Silent War

After the 2020 Indo-China Silent War

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Oct , 2020

The definition was never so emphatic before, as it was when the four met on Oct 06, 2020 in Tokyo. They sounded more like an alliance than any informal grouping. This time pledging to make the...

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Contemplating the Amended Paradigm

Contemplating the Amended Paradigm

By: Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma, PVSM,UYSM,AVSM,VSM (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Oct , 2020

Six months, and the external security environment of India has turned on its head!  With burgeoning trade at the threshold of $100 billion and general bonhomie, China was spoken in India with...

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“…there is no doubt that the Rafale is a more potent platform…” –...

“…there is no doubt that the Rafale is a more potent platform…” –...

By: IDR INTERVIEW | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2020

  Lt Gen JS Bajwa – Editor Indian Defence Review (IDR) had the unique privilege to interview the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria, prior to the Air Force Day on 8th October...

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Thales Partnering with the Indian Air Force for a better tomorrow, today

Thales Partnering with the Indian Air Force for a better tomorrow, today

By: Emmanuel de Roquefeuil | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2020

With initiatives and policy decisions on several fronts, India is marching steadfastly towards an era of Atmanirbharta. The country has shown will and muscle to become a global manufacturing...

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Indian Defence Private Sector: Some Initial Successes Yet Miles To Go

Indian Defence Private Sector: Some Initial Successes Yet Miles To Go

By: Lt Gen VK Saxena | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 07 Oct , 2020

The much publicised Strategic Partnership Model (SPM) launched with a laudable aim to allow the growth of the private sector through the route of Joint Ventures with foreign OEMs failed to...

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China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): A Review

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): A Review

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Oct , 2020

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a collection of infrastructure projects, is the flagship project of China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI), inked in 2013 with an original outlay of $ 46...

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Caucasus on the Boil Again – Battle of Nagorno-Karabakh

Caucasus on the Boil Again – Battle of Nagorno-Karabakh

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

While the global community was glued to Eastern Ladakh and South China Sea as flash points that may endanger the global peace due to growing Chinese belligerence because of the dissension at home...

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Trans-Himalaya: An Odyssey along the India-Tibet Border

Trans-Himalaya: An Odyssey along the India-Tibet Border

By: Lt Col Harish Kohli, VSM | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Oct , 2020

Four men and one Tibetan Mastiff, make an incredible 8,000-km journey across the wonderful but perilous Himalayan frontier. Editor’s Comments: In 1981, the then Captain Harish Kohli (an...

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Oil – The Black Gold: Is it Losing its Sheen?

Oil – The Black Gold: Is it Losing its Sheen?

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Oct , 2020

Introduction ​Oil was the ‘Black Gold’ of the 20th century, fuelling vehicles, wars, the world economy and, hence, its geopolitics. Today, the world is in the midst of an energy shock that...

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Maldives provides a lucky break for India

Maldives provides a lucky break for India

By: Maj Gen Nitin P Gadkari | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Oct , 2020

When an Indian Air Force IL 76 bringing a Para Battalion and supporting artillery from the Para Brigade landed on Male airport in November of 1988, little, did they realise that the opposition to...

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Is COVID-19 Bio Warfare? Is there an Information Warfare Going On?

Is COVID-19 Bio Warfare? Is there an Information Warfare Going On?

By: Lt Gen Dushyant Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Oct , 2020

China witnessed the first case possibly in early Dec 19, by the time it realized that it was facing a crisis of an unknown and unparalleled nature it was middle of Dec 19. WHO declared it as...

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Indian Navy conducts Naval Exercise JIMEX 20 with Japan

Indian Navy conducts Naval Exercise JIMEX 20 with Japan

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Sep , 2020

The 4th edition of India - Japan Maritime bilateral exercise JIMEX, which is conducted biennially between the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) will be held in North...

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China’s belligerence betrays its desire to dominate the Indo-Pacific Region

China’s belligerence betrays its desire to dominate the Indo-Pacific Region

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Sep , 2020

Ever since the Communists came to power in China in 1949, their leaders gave enough hints to convey that the success of communist revolution was only a beginning of ushering in tectonic shift in...

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Chimera of Atmanirbhar Defence

Chimera of Atmanirbhar Defence

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Sep , 2020

In this year full of pessimism, one is loath to add on to the pile of misery, but reality of last 70 years and our Ostrich like attitude makes it likely that the dream of defence self-reliance is...

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Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian...

Beijing is an no mood to Stick to the Decision taken during Sino-Indian...

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Sep , 2020

The way the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed its troops and the armament in Ladakh and Arunachal and so has India matched its forces in equal numbers, it does not indicate that India...

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Winter only Affects Scale of Operations

Winter only Affects Scale of Operations

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech via video link to the  United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 22 was on expected lines – rambling on issues that China (read he and...

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Did a Global Pandemic Generate a Global Pandemonium?

Did a Global Pandemic Generate a Global Pandemonium?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 26 Sep , 2020

“The state... always feels itself weak if there is another that is stronger. Its security and preservation demand that it make itself more powerful than its neighbours. It can increase, nourish...

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