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Why Pak politicians need to study Kashmir history

Why Pak politicians need to study Kashmir history

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 January 2024

On December 11, 2023, India’s Supreme Court upheld the August 2019 abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, which revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated the state into...

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Emerging Focus on Islands in Pacific

Emerging Focus on Islands in Pacific

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan |Issue: Vol 38.3, Jul-Sep & 38.4, Oct-Dec 2023 | Date: 08 January 2024

The 21st century is spoken of as the century of the seas. Globalization of trade and commerce and the increasing liberalisation and interlinking of economies towards the end of the last century...

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China’s Grey Zone Operations and Effective Counters

China’s Grey Zone Operations and Effective Counters

By: Brig Arvind Dhananjayan |Issue: Vol 38.3, Jul-Sep & 38.4, Oct-Dec 2023 | Date: 06 January 2024

The Grey-Zone is predominantly a non-military arena wherein a Nation’s resources are employed to coerce a Target State (TS) into abiding by or not interfering with the aggressor’s core...

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Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s Unhappy New Year

Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s Unhappy New Year

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 January 2024

The contrast on both sides of the Line of Control [LoC] that delineates Jammu and Kashmir [J&K] and Pakistan occupied J&K [PoJK] couldn’t have been more pronounced. In J&K, a slew of...

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Reminiscences of a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) during the India-China...

Reminiscences of a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) during the India-China...

By: Dr. Anmol Mukhia |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 January 2024

Shri Narayan Rai, a resident of 7th Mile Kalimpong, was born in Tukvar Tea Estate, Darjeeling, on July 31, 1933, was recruited in the 11 Gorkha Regiment in 1948. After India’s independence in...

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Deeper than diplomacy: There is a reason why New Delhi and Moscow rely on...

Deeper than diplomacy: There is a reason why New Delhi and Moscow rely on...

By: Kanwal Sibal |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 January 2024

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s five-day official visit to Russia was timely and significant for more than one reason.  India and Russia had held annual summits at the...

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China–Pakistan Aerospace Nexus: Implications for India

China–Pakistan Aerospace Nexus: Implications for India

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra |Issue: Vol 38.3, Jul-Sep & 38.4, Oct-Dec 2023 | Date: 01 January 2024

Despite the current economic and political turmoil in Pakistan, the Sino-Pakistani strategic nexus remains stable. The two nations are coordinating well in all regional forums, something that was...

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The Indian Way of War!

The Indian Way of War!

By: Gp Capt PK Mulay |Issue: Vol 38.3, Jul-Sep & 38.4, Oct-Dec 2023 | Date: 31 December 2023

‘With whom will we fight? Where will we fight? What is the character of the war that we will fight? How will we fight?’— Jiang Zemin1 The phrase ‘way of war’ was popularized by the 1973...

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C-295 Deal for the Indian Aerospace Industry

C-295 Deal for the Indian Aerospace Industry

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev |Issue: Vol 38.3, Jul-Sep & 38.4, Oct-Dec 2023 | Date: 30 December 2023

The Indian Air Force (IAF) inducted the HS 748 Avro in the 1960s. This twin-engine turboprop aircraft was initially designed by British aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Avro which...

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The rogues establishing sway over the Red Sea

The rogues establishing sway over the Red Sea

By: KN Pandita |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 December 2023

The Houthi misadventure The Bab el Mandeb Strait of the Red Sea off Yemen is just between 26-29 km in width. Houthis, Iran’s armed proxy, have used drones and rockets to attack cargo ships in the...

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China’s Expansionists Footprints: Is it Lebresraum, Irredintism or Revanchism?

China’s Expansionists Footprints: Is it Lebresraum, Irredintism or Revanchism?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa |Issue: Vol 38.3, Jul-Sep & 38.4, Oct-Dec 2023 | Date: 29 December 2023

China’s history has been continuously tailored and retrofitted to its seemingly insatiable greed for territory. The ‘Great Wall of China’ is an indicator of how the country has gone beyond...

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Interview of Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC

Interview of Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 December 2023

Lt Gen JS Bajwa – Editor Indian Defence Review (IDR) had the unique privilege to interview the Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC. Details of the candid response of the...

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Rewind 2023: A Year of Summits and Diplomatic Successes

Rewind 2023: A Year of Summits and Diplomatic Successes

By: Kanwal Sibal |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 December 2023

India as a bridge between the North and the South, and between democracies and so-called autocracies is seen as a valued partner, even when there is disagreement over some aspects of its foreign...

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Manufacturing ‘Abnormality’ in Kashmir

Manufacturing ‘Abnormality’ in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 December 2023

That normalcy returning to Kashmir Valley irks those who stand to gain from unrest in this region is a well known fact. This lot comprises the pro-Pakistan lobby who thrive on lavish financial...

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Economic Theory and the Indian Economy

Economic Theory and the Indian Economy

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 December 2023

When the US embassy officials, for a party, wanted to know about his rank for protocol purposes, Solow told his secretary: Tell them I am a full Professor of Economics at MIT. They do not have...

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Maldives’s Passing Fling with China

Maldives’s Passing Fling with China

By: Ravi Srivastava |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 December 2023

Maldives had a bitter and deeply divisive Presidential election in September 2023. Mohamed Muizzu of the People’s National Congress and sitting Male mayor finally won the election and became the...

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End of Soviet Union and Legacy of Mikhail Gorbachev

End of Soviet Union and Legacy of Mikhail Gorbachev

By: Kazi Anwarul Masud |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 December 2023

These days the world is rightly involved with the genocidal activities of the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu even though the Jews had suffered unspeakable atrocities by Hitler’s Nazi...

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Is Netanyahu’s Frustration in Gaza becoming too Costly for all Stakeholders?

Is Netanyahu’s Frustration in Gaza becoming too Costly for all Stakeholders?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 December 2023

The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is expanding beyond proportions with death toll crossing 20,000 and counting, over 50,000 injured to include unprecedented numbers of women and children in eleven...

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Israel – Palestine Conflict: A Three-State Solution

Israel – Palestine Conflict: A Three-State Solution

By: Lt Gen PG Kamath |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 December 2023

On 7 Oct 2023, Israel was woken up to one of the biggest shocks in their history. Before we go through the course of recent events it is essential to go into the origins of the Holy Land: All the...

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Muizzu Turns Maldives Red

Muizzu Turns Maldives Red

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 December 2023

Exercise ‘Ekatha 2023′ between the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Coast Guard and the Indian Navy Marine Commandos (MARCOS) was held in Maldives in June 2023 in Maldives; to enhance...

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