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Sikkim from Batang La to Chorten La: A Narrative of the Himalayan Paradise

Sikkim from Batang La to Chorten La: A Narrative of the Himalayan Paradise

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 15 Nov , 2020

Sikkim, the beautiful 22nd State of Indian Union in the lap of mighty Himalayas, garnered headlines of World media on 9, May, 2020, when Indian Army troops clashed with a Patrol of the Chinese...

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Guns of Atari: The 1965 Indo–Pak War

Guns of Atari: The 1965 Indo–Pak War

By: Lt Col Rajinder Singh Modgil (Retd) | Issue: Book Excerpt: A Journey Spanning Two Wars | Date: 14 Nov , 2020

“India is facing aggression, we are at war. All defence personnel on leave report to their units forthwith.’’ The announcement was coming repeatedly on the radio. I was on my two months,...

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ASEAN Geopolitical Centrality in South East Asia 2020 Hinges on Dispensing...

ASEAN Geopolitical Centrality in South East Asia 2020 Hinges on Dispensing...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 13 Nov , 2020

 “Perceptions” generated by visible foreign policy attitudinal inclinations count more than “Intentions” in foreign policy dynamics of Nations or Regional Organisations, ASEAN representing...

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New Internet Protocol: Redesigning the Internet with Chinese Characteristics?

New Internet Protocol: Redesigning the Internet with Chinese Characteristics?

By: Munish Sharma | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 12 Nov , 2020

The radical idea of a New Internet Protocol (IP), replacing the prevalent TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol), was put forward together by Huawei, the Chinese Ministry of...

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Attempting to change the status of Gilgit-Baltistan is Imran Khan's latest...

Attempting to change the status of Gilgit-Baltistan is Imran Khan's latest...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2020

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has, on November, 01, announced that his government would give “provisional provincial status” to its illegally occupied territory of Gilgit-Baltistan....

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The Himalayas: Mystique of our Northern Frontiers

The Himalayas: Mystique of our Northern Frontiers

By: Col Satish Singh Lalotra | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 10 Nov , 2020

“The land North of Gangadwar is known to the wise as Paradise ground. Apart from this land, the rest is called earth elsewhere – Kedar Khand Skanda Puran” Nothing sums up more than the quote...

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Afghanistan: An Arena of Indo-Pak Conflict

Afghanistan: An Arena of Indo-Pak Conflict

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 09 Nov , 2020

US talks with Taliban with only Pakistan as the third participant have heightened tensions between India and Pakistan. An all-inclusive peace process as encompassed by the Moscow Peace talks may...

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Approaches to Carrier Warfare: A Comparative Perspective [Part-I]

Approaches to Carrier Warfare: A Comparative Perspective [Part-I]

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 08 Nov , 2020

Approaches to carrier warfare and the associated operational art vary from navy to navy. A handful of nations employ aircraft carrier in their naval fleet, the latest being the People’s...

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China Factor will continue to Impact India-US Relations

China Factor will continue to Impact India-US Relations

By: Aneek Chatterjee | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 07 Nov , 2020

October 2020 will be cherished as a remarkable month for India-US relations. US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark T. Esper visited India on October 26-27 for the...

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Indian Space Research Organisation: From Aryabhata to Gaganyaan

Indian Space Research Organisation: From Aryabhata to Gaganyaan

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 06 Nov , 2020

The year 2017 was a watershed in the long march of space research in India when Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved twin landmarks. Firstly, on 15 February 2017, it, created a world...

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Erdogan’s Proxy Army a Ticking Time Bomb

Erdogan’s Proxy Army a Ticking Time Bomb

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2020

The recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has clearly illustrated that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not hesitating at all in deploying his Jihadist brigade anywhere to promote his...

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Pakistan Army in Growing Political Storm: Risks of Umpire Becoming a Player...

Pakistan Army in Growing Political Storm: Risks of Umpire Becoming a Player...

By: Mahendra Ved | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 04 Nov , 2020

A from-the-field media report on the Pakistan opposition parties’ first protest rally at Gujranwala states that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, now in London, wanted the social media...

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Smoke! Smoke on the Horizon: CNS Shandong (山东)

Smoke! Smoke on the Horizon: CNS Shandong (山东)

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 03 Nov , 2020

On December 17, 2019, China became the first country in Asia to have commissioned the CNS Shandong (山东) – an independently designed and built aircraft carrier since World War II. After India,...

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US-India Strategic Partnership Touches Himalayan Heights in 2020

US-India Strategic Partnership Touches Himalayan Heights in 2020

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 02 Nov , 2020

United States-India Strategic Partnership has touched ‘Himalayan Heights’ , both literally and figuratively in 2020 commencing with its upgradation to a “Comprehensive Global Strategic...

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Make in India 5G Ecosystem

Make in India 5G Ecosystem

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Nov , 2020

According to the US Department of State, 40 countries and 50 telcos have already signed to America’s ‘5G Clean Network’ program, which embodies the highest standards of security against...

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India at 73 Engaging the World: India’s Relations with South Asian Nations

India at 73 Engaging the World: India’s Relations with South Asian Nations

By: Dr Veena Ravi Kumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Oct , 2020

At 73, one is thought to be old and wise in one’s ways, have difficulty in changing, but a nation like India at 73 can be thought of as a young enough, vibrant nation, historically still in a...

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US Arms Sales to Taiwan and China’s International Isolation

US Arms Sales to Taiwan and China’s International Isolation

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Oct , 2020

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is lamenting that post Covid 19, it has become the world’s punching bag. The recent denouncement of China’s Communist Party in a media interview on the...

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Women in Combat Role: Proving their Mettle in J&K

Women in Combat Role: Proving their Mettle in J&K

By: Dr Simrit Kahlon | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 29 Oct , 2020

Winds of change are taking place in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in more ways than one. A welcome development in recent times is enhancement in induction of women in security forces...

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Tejas: The Radiance towards Self Reliance

Tejas: The Radiance towards Self Reliance

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

On 04 February, 2001,  the first prototype of the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) took off from Yalahanka Airbase for its maiden flight and returned safely in the presence of then Prime...

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Turkey’s power play in Nagorno Karabah

Turkey’s power play in Nagorno Karabah

By: Ivaylo Valchev | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Oct , 2020

The small regional conflict in Nagorno Karabah in Caucasus erupted again on September 27th. The conflict has over 100 year history and has varied between skirmishes and full blown wars. This time...

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