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The Dragon in the Room

The Dragon in the Room

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 05 Dec , 2020

The recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by 15 nations, which India rejected, has brought China into focus again. While it is established that discussions and...

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Operations of 1971 War

Operations of 1971 War

By: Maj Gen (Retd) Jogindar Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: Behind The Scene | Date: 04 Dec , 2020

By January 1967, I had retired. I continued, however, to follow military events very closely and like every Indian. I was thrilled at the conclusion of the 1971 operations with the surrender of...

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Indo-Pak 1971 War: Remembering India's Great Victory

Indo-Pak 1971 War: Remembering India's Great Victory

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Dec , 2020

On the evening of 3 December, 1971, at about 5.40 PM, fighter aircraft of the Pakistan Air force (PAF) carried out a coordinated, pre-emptive air strike on Indian Air Force bases in Amritsar,...

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Will/Can Japan Go Nuclear?

Will/Can Japan Go Nuclear?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2020

With China set to match/overtake US economy by 2035 C.E. geo-strategic scenario, specifically the ‘world power centre’ is likely to change. Most ardent supporters of Karl Marx propagated...

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Islamic State in Afghanistan is a Major Threat

Islamic State in Afghanistan is a Major Threat

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Dec , 2020

Islamic State claimed responsibility for some major attacks in Afghanistan, carried out recently, including the one in the campus of Kabul University and rocket attacks in the capital Kabul. The...

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The Fake Pakistani Dossier

The Fake Pakistani Dossier

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 30 Nov , 2020

On 14 Nov, Pakistan Foreign Minister, SM Qureshi, accompanied by DG ISPR, Major General Babar Iftikhar, released a dossier, which they claimed had irrefutable proof of Indian involvement in...

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Colombian Navy captures fully submersible sub for drugs transport, possible...

Colombian Navy captures fully submersible sub for drugs transport, possible...

By: Cdr (Dr) Eyal Pinko | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Nov , 2020

At the beginning of this month, the Colombian Navy made its latest capture of a submarine from one of the drug barons. The sub was significantly different from the others captured. Unlike its...

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Ceasefire of Indo-China War 1962: Victory has many Fathers; Defeat is an Orphan

Ceasefire of Indo-China War 1962: Victory has many Fathers; Defeat is an Orphan

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 28 Nov , 2020

On 20 October, 1962, in NEFA, units of 7 Infantry Brigade were overrun, after giving stiff resistance to People’s Liberation Army (PLA).  Tactical headquarters of Red Eagle division, under Major...

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Indian Navy: Changes in Regulations Regarding Moustaches and Beards

Indian Navy: Changes in Regulations Regarding Moustaches and Beards

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Triumph | Date: 27 Nov , 2020

The Navy’s Regulations on the subject of moustaches and beards had adopted, verbatim, the regulations of the British Navy. These required that a naval officer or sailor:- had either to have...

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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 , 2020

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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An improbable India-China War

An improbable India-China War

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 25 Nov , 2020

Armed forces of India and China have been facing one another eyeball- to- eyeball in a standoff in Eastern Ladakh since May. Both are increasing their troops-strength with sophisticated weapons,...

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Decoding Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

Decoding Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 24 Nov , 2020

It is a challenge to encapsulate the Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 (DAP 2020), released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on September 30, 2020.1  It is spread over 12 chapters and runs into...

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Indian Army Ignores Chinese Propaganda

Indian Army Ignores Chinese Propaganda

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 23 Nov , 2020

“PLA unveils new smartwatch for combat rescue, it features IoT SIM card, health tracking, Beidou positioning, individual recognition, SOS voice calling, injury reporting, rescue sensing, one key...

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India-Nepal Relations: A View from New Delhi

India-Nepal Relations: A View from New Delhi

By: Prof Sangeeta Thapliyal | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 22 Nov , 2020

India-Nepal relations have been on a downward slope. Many have blamed the border blockade as the turning point; others have pointed to China’s increasing influence. Many more have highlighted...

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Can India be the Next Global Manufacturing Hub?

Can India be the Next Global Manufacturing Hub?

By: Dr Kogila Balakrishnan and Saurabh Kukreja | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 21 Nov , 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the vulnerability of existing global manufacturing supply chains. It is likely to lead to global suppliers rethinking the resilience of their supply chain...

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The Forgotten Fact of “China-Occupied Kashmir”

The Forgotten Fact of “China-Occupied Kashmir”

By: Amb Sujan R Chinoy | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 20 Nov , 2020

China’s role as an interested party and its status as a disputant in the territorial issue of Jammu & Kashmir has been obfuscated because the international narrative has been limited to the...

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Psychological Warfare on the Sikkim-Tibet Border

Psychological Warfare on the Sikkim-Tibet Border

By: GS Bajpai | Issue: Book Excerpt: China's Shadow Over Sikkim | Date: 19 Nov , 2020

The period of China’s ultimatum expired without any serious incident, but the Chinese troops who had moved in large numbers to the Chumbi Valley, and right upto the Sikkim-Tibet border, did not...

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Pakistan Army's self-destructive strategy of cease fire violations

Pakistan Army's self-destructive strategy of cease fire violations

By: Dr Simrit Kahlon | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Nov , 2020

Diwali celebrations in India and across the world entail bursting of crackers and associated festivities. The Pakistan Army, however, has devised its own celebration model that involves raining of...

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Zorawar Singh: A Military Appraisal and Millennium Tribute

Zorawar Singh: A Military Appraisal and Millennium Tribute

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Footprints in the Snow: On the trail of Zorawar Singh | Date: 17 Nov , 2020

Earlier Tributes In his book on Gulab Singh: The Founder of Kashmir, KM Pannikar, the eminent Indian historian had this to say of the generalship of Zorawar Singh:– “To have marched an army,...

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Maritime Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy

Maritime Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 16 Nov , 2020

Maritime security and linked issues are important elements of India’s foreign policy architecture. The Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard are closely associated with many of the initiatives...

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