IDR Updates

Anatomy of Stone Pelting During Encounters in Kashmir

Anatomy of Stone Pelting During Encounters in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 May , 2020

It’s very easy for activists and the intelligentsia who sit safely in the confines of their homes to decry temporary suspension of mobile and internet services in an area where an is encounter...

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India-Nepal Tension Needs Attention

India-Nepal Tension Needs Attention

By: Maj Gen Ashwani Siwach | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 May , 2020

On 7th May 2020, India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the road from Tawaghat to Lipulekh in Pithoragarh Distt of Uttarakhand via a video conferencing. The road is passing through...

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Is China Testing India’s Resolve?

Is China Testing India’s Resolve?

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

China has gone overtly aggressive against India with PLA indulging in physical fights with Indian Army. One may say these are Border Divisions of China but these formations being directly under...

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JK Domicile Rules: Win-Win for All

JK Domicile Rules: Win-Win for All

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 May , 2020

The Government of India on 05 August 2019, by abrogating controversial Article 35A of the Constitution of India undid the injustice done to the citizens of India against the spirit of the same...

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That’s The Dragon in Nepal’s Shadow!!

That’s The Dragon in Nepal’s Shadow!!

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 May , 2020

On May 8, 2020 the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the road to Lipulekh Pass on the Himalayan Watershed (the ancient customary and traditional boundary between India and Tibet) to...

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The ‘Death Squads’ in Balochistan

The ‘Death Squads’ in Balochistan

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 May , 2020

The Director General (DG) of Pakistan Army’s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), informed about the improvised explosive device (IED) attack on a Frontier Corps vehicle on May 8...

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Far reaching reforms in Defense Production

Far reaching reforms in Defense Production

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 May , 2020

As a part of PM’s grand initiative to combat COVID and looming economic crisis, the FM has been unveiling a slew of major initiative to resuscitate MSMEs, Power sector, migrant workers, farmers...

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Hiking FDI in Defence Aimed At  Drawing in Active Foreign Participation

Hiking FDI in Defence Aimed At Drawing in Active Foreign Participation

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

Announcing the fourth tranche of the economic package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman revealed three important government decisions related to defence. These include corporatization of the...

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India: Challenges & Opportunities

India: Challenges & Opportunities

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 May , 2020

The Cosmic Enigma: “Who can think of the sun costuming clouds? When all people are shaken or of night endazzled, proud, when people awaken and cry and cry for help? The craven antiquity of...

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Contact Tracing and the Data War

Contact Tracing and the Data War

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

The advent of COVID-19 has witnessed host of contact tracing apps worldwide. These are essential to monitor spread of COVID-19 but at the same time questions of privacy have arisen, more because...

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Hypersonic Weapons: A New Threat or Just Another Technology Demonstrator?

Hypersonic Weapons: A New Threat or Just Another Technology Demonstrator?

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May , 2020

One of the most keenly observed weapons system during China’s National Day military parade on 1 October 2019 was the hypersonic glide vehicle. 18 of the sleek, aerodynamically shaped glide...

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Zalmay Khalizad’s India Googly

Zalmay Khalizad’s India Googly

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 May , 2020

In a recent interview on May 7, Zalmay Khalizad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, told the local media that India should talk directly with the Taliban, adding that...

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Vedic Culture New Paradigm Post Covid-19

Vedic Culture New Paradigm Post Covid-19

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 May , 2020

The chanting of Vedic prayer ‘Shanti Paath’ (Prayer of Peace) from Yajurveda at White House to seek mental peace and solace during the horrifying period of lockdown forced due to Covid...

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After Riyaz Naikoo, Who? But does it really matter?

After Riyaz Naikoo, Who? But does it really matter?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May , 2020

Now that the media has given slain Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) ‘operation commander’ Riaz Naikoo a larger-than-life image, the question presently doing rounds is, who will replace him? Even though...

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Pakistan’s Mystery Submarine

Pakistan’s Mystery Submarine

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 May , 2020

An article that appeared last month in foreign media talked of a new mystery submarine in Pakistan which presumably meant for marines of the Special Services Group – SSG (N). Spotted on the...

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GRADO Launches Anti-Viral Fabrics with Neo Tech Technology

GRADO Launches Anti-Viral Fabrics with Neo Tech Technology

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 May , 2020

With the intention of creating one mega-brand which caters to a wide range of consumer psychographics, we had invested in bringing together WORSTEDS from the house of OCM and TR/BI-STRETCH...

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Of ‘Missing’ Scribes and ‘Watery Graves’

Of ‘Missing’ Scribes and ‘Watery Graves’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 May , 2020

The news of Swedish police recovering the dead body of a 39 year old Pakistani journalist of Balochi stock named Sajid Hussain outside Uppsala, about 60 kilometres North of Stockholm on April 23,...

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Dealing with China

Dealing with China

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

China’s guilt in releasing COVID-19 (by design or default)  ravaging the world has made the CPC launch an all out offensive to avoid culpability. On April 22, Germany’s Interior Ministry...

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Let Pakistan Bleed Not India

Let Pakistan Bleed Not India

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 May , 2020

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, then a member of the Ayub Khan’s military regime, proudly announced a thousand-year war against India while addressing the United Nations Security Council in 1965....

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The Coming Geo-Political Earth Quake!

The Coming Geo-Political Earth Quake!

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 May , 2020

Some days back an ex-Pakistani diplomat had written a hilarious article in which this worthy predicted that in post Covid19 world, Chinese ‘soft power’ will help in gaining ascendance over...

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