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Emirati Withdrawal is a Well Calculated Move

Emirati Withdrawal is a Well Calculated Move

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Aug , 2019

Just last month, the United Arab Emirates announced that it will reduce its forces significantly in Yemen. After this announcement Emiratis started pulling out its military hardware and thousands...

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J&K: The challenge has just begun; communication and sobriety hold the key

J&K: The challenge has just begun; communication and sobriety hold the key

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Aug , 2019

The Indian nation has remained engrossed in the all pervasive “K” issue since the beginning of this month when indications of some major change started coming in. In view of the volumes...

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C2D2: An Agile Defence Acquisition Model

C2D2: An Agile Defence Acquisition Model

By: Gp Capt Atul Pant | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 08 Aug , 2019

In the fall of 2017, Vice Admiral Mathias Winter, the Programme Executive Officer for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Programme, had proposed a new futuristic acquisition strategy for the United...

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After constitutional integration, integrate the population of Kashmir with India

After constitutional integration, integrate the population of Kashmir with India

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 08 Aug , 2019

Home Minister Amit Shah announced in Parliament on Monday August 5 that the major part of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution had been revoked and Article 35A, relating to Kashmir, scrapped. He...

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First Param Vir Chakra

First Param Vir Chakra

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Aug , 2019

The Independence of India came with the pain of partition and the 1947-48 Indo-Pak war. Soon after independence, Pakistan attacked Kashmir with tribals from the North West Frontier Province (NWFP)...

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Kashmir: The tendency to be swayed by rumours needs to be curbed

Kashmir: The tendency to be swayed by rumours needs to be curbed

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Aug , 2019

Rumours have a tendency to spread like wildfire in Kashmir, most of these have a negative connotation and are designed to create insecurity among the people. The insecurity soon converts into a...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Firm and righteous policy leading to sustainable...

Jammu and Kashmir: Firm and righteous policy leading to sustainable...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jul , 2019

It is heartening to see the government at the centre exhibit a rare confidence in dealing with the situation in trouble torn Kashmir. Undoubtedly, there is political and social pressure...

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India: Need for Strategic Culture and Policy Options

India: Need for Strategic Culture and Policy Options

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 24 Jul , 2019

Towards the end of the 20th century, analysts all over the world forecast about the nations that would emerge as power centres on the world scene in the 21st century. India figured on every list...

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Al Qaeda video a desperate attempt to revive dying Kashmir Militancy

Al Qaeda video a desperate attempt to revive dying Kashmir Militancy

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 23 Jul , 2019

Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, commenting on the latest video issued by al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, rightly stated on July 11 that Indian security...

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Head hunters in Kargil – Naga Regiment

Head hunters in Kargil – Naga Regiment

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jul , 2019

Sahab, suna hai ye sar kaat ke le jaate hai aur insan bhi kha lete hai` (Sahab, we heard that they cut off the head of their enemies and are cannibals) – This was not a terrified Pakistani...

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Restructuring and Rightsizing of the Army

Restructuring and Rightsizing of the Army

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 20 Jul , 2019

Reports stated that the Government has begun approving the army’s restructuring plans proposed by the present army chief. General Bipin Rawat, had on commencement of his tenure, ordered four...

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Deconstructing the Psycho-Political Profile of a Terrorist

Deconstructing the Psycho-Political Profile of a Terrorist

By: Dr Veena Ravi Kumar | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 19 Jul , 2019

The term terrorism can be traced to the Latin word ‘terrere’, which means ‘to frighten’ and the French suffix, ‘isme’ – ‘to practice’. The term was used in ancient Rome and is...

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Liberation of Bangladesh: War in Northwestern Sector

Liberation of Bangladesh: War in Northwestern Sector

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 18 Jul , 2019

Lt Gen Thapan, General Officer Commanding XXXIII Corps, was operationally responsible for the sector in addition to his commitments against the Chinese in Sikkim and Bhutan. His headquarters were...

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20 year after Kargil: India's Military Modernisation remains unaddressed

20 year after Kargil: India's Military Modernisation remains unaddressed

By: Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 16 Jul , 2019

July 2019 marks the 20th anniversary  of the Kargil war that caught India by surprise in the summer of 1999.  Pakistani troops under the guise of being ‘irregulars’  violated Indian...

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No Further Increase in Defence Outlay: Need to Move On

No Further Increase in Defence Outlay: Need to Move On

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 12 Jul , 2019

It is pointless bemoaning that there was no reference to defence in the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s speech and that she did not further enhance the allocation in the union budget...

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OHCHR has no understanding of dynamics of Kashmir issue

OHCHR has no understanding of dynamics of Kashmir issue

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jul , 2019

The fatuous approach of the United Nation towards understanding the dynamics of the Kashmir issue came to the fore once more in the second report presented by the UN High Commissioner for Human...

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General Qamar Bajwa: De-facto dictator of Pakistan

General Qamar Bajwa: De-facto dictator of Pakistan

By: Onkareshwar Pandey | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 06 Jul , 2019

A change in command of the Pakistan Army normally gives way to a degree of romanticism that the new Chief will be different from his predecessors, will remain within the ambit of his military...

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Pompeo’s India Visit – America’s ‘Mutt & Jeff’ Persists

Pompeo’s India Visit – America’s ‘Mutt & Jeff’ Persists

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jul , 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s June 26-27 visit to India was the first high-level visit by a US official after Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government came to power a second time....

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Lessons from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meet  

Lessons from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meet  

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jun , 2019

Relations between New Delhi and Islamabad have been quite tense for the last five years. The 14 February, 2019, suicide attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama region that was claimed by JeM resulted in IAF...

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Northern Command, Indian Army: Committed in service of the Nation

Northern Command, Indian Army: Committed in service of the Nation

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jun , 2019

The Indian Army has a rich legacy of valour and chivalry. The qualities that make the Indian soldier stand apart in the soldiering fraternity of the world are best epitomised by the Northern...

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