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Wrong person at wrong time

Wrong person at wrong time

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 31 Jan , 2020

India’s controversial Defence Minister VK Krishna Menon was recently in the news, courtesy a well-researched book, which did not elaborate enough on the implications for the country on account...

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Launch of an Orbit Surveillance Satellite by Indian Space Research...

Launch of an Orbit Surveillance Satellite by Indian Space Research...

By: Aman Singh Gandhi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jan , 2020

Main Body The small satellite report performs a SWOT analysis and PESTEL study to uncover the stability, limitations, openings, and risks in the small satellite industry. Combining the small...

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Orientations of National Defence - II

Orientations of National Defence - II

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 29 Jan , 2020

 “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars” — Latin Proverb Hard Realities of Military Orientation India’s strategically envisioned community is conscious of the fact that the...

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26-January-2001: Lest We Forget

26-January-2001: Lest We Forget

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Date: 25 Jan , 2020

As we go into celebrating our 73 Republic Day, putting on display for the world to see, our culture alongside our military might we must not forget the date. The figure 26 has an indelible mark in...

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Hans lead in China’s poverty alleviation projects

Hans lead in China’s poverty alleviation projects

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 22 Jan , 2020

In the recent months, China has started in a massive relocation scheme in Tibet, redrawing the demography of India’s borders. Beijing admits that though the rural poverty rate was more than 97.5...

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Emerging Technologies in Contemporary Ocean Warfare

Emerging Technologies in Contemporary Ocean Warfare

By: Abhinav Dutta | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 18 Jan , 2020

It is being widely debated that the revolution in science and technology and its role in military strategy would prove to be game changers in international politics and in the dynamics of...

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Relevance of Arthashastra in the 21st Century

Relevance of Arthashastra in the 21st Century

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 17 Jan , 2020

There is possibly a misconception in the Western world that ancient India was ignorant of aspects such as strategy, statecraft or administration even though the Indian epics spoke of vast kingdoms...

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Relocations on India’s Borders

Relocations on India’s Borders

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 11 Jan , 2020

In the recent months, China has started in a massive relocation scheme in Tibet, redrawing the demography of India’s borders. Beijing admits that though the rural poverty rate was more than 97.5...

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Nankana Sahib Incident: Mob violence highlights minority suppression in Pakistan

Nankana Sahib Incident: Mob violence highlights minority suppression in Pakistan

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2020

The incident of mob violence at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan on Friday, 03, January has raised deep concern worldwide and especially amidst the Sikh community. Reports suggest that, post the...

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Beijing’s ‘Early Harvest’ Googly

Beijing’s ‘Early Harvest’ Googly

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2020

The 22nd round of talks between Special Representatives of India and China, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Wang Yi, China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi were held at...

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India’s China agenda

India’s China agenda

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 05 Jan , 2020

There is no doubt that 2019 has been a special year for China: Lavish events were organised to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In 1949,...

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The challenges before Chief of Defence Staff

The challenges before Chief of Defence Staff

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jan , 2020

General Bipin Rawat has taken over as the first CDS of India, he will function as a Secretary in a newly created Department of Military Affairs within the Ministry of Defence. He will be the...

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DG ISPR’s Christmas Goof Up!

DG ISPR’s Christmas Goof Up!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Dec , 2019

Though mandated to deal with military matters, Pakistan army’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) is notorious for its proclivity to transgress into the realm of politics and...

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Revising India- Afghanistan Strategic Partnership

Revising India- Afghanistan Strategic Partnership

By: Shashwat Sarin | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Dec , 2019

The interplay of political developments, economic changes and social transformations of Afghanistan remains to be most crucial to India’s national security.[1] Yet its foreign policy towards...

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Why it is the right time to reclaim Gilgit-Baltistan

Why it is the right time to reclaim Gilgit-Baltistan

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 17 Dec , 2019

Recently, I came across an interesting announcement published in the 1948 London Gazette which mentioned that the King “has been graciously pleased… to give orders for… appointments to the...

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Recollections of the 1971 War

Recollections of the 1971 War

By: Air Marshal Narayan Menon | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 10 Dec , 2019

“Rockline Control from 202, request permission to start-up.” “202 from Rockline Control, standby for permission.” “202 from Rockline, permission denied, vacate cockpits and contact on...

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Desperate for Internet in Kashmir    

Desperate for Internet in Kashmir    

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Dec , 2019

On August 5, the central took the major decision of bifurcating the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories and abrogated Article 370. Restrictions on communications and...

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Xi Jinping's many problems: Hong Kong to Xinjiang

Xi Jinping's many problems: Hong Kong to Xinjiang

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 03 Dec , 2019

Since his visit to Mamallapuram, Chinese President Xi Jinping has been facing a rough sea at home. The 4th plenary session of the 19th Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee was held in...

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1971 War: Battle of Bogra

1971 War: Battle of Bogra

By: Lt Gen JBS Yadava | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 01 Dec , 2019

The capture of Bogra was a landmark victory in which every soldier of 5/11 GR played a vital role against the enemy, which was entrenched in fortified positions. It was a classic battle in a built...

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Mumbai 26/11: Islamabad's brazen attack

Mumbai 26/11: Islamabad's brazen attack

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 26 Nov , 2019

The war of civilization between the Muslims and the infidels has begun in Indian territory. So said the first statement issued in the name of the so-called Indian Mujahideen (IM) in November,...

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