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From the History of Western War Crimes: The Dresden Massacre (February 1945)

From the History of Western War Crimes: The Dresden Massacre (February 1945)

By: Dr. Vladislav B. Sotirovic |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 February 2024

The Three Men of Slashing It was in May/September 1945 when WWII ended – the bloodiest and most horrible war ever fought in human history. The war that caused the creation of the UNO in 1945 to...

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Bangladesh PM's meeting with Zelensky would be Wastage of Energy

Bangladesh PM's meeting with Zelensky would be Wastage of Energy

By: Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 February 2024

Before January 7, 2024, general elections in Bangladesh, key figures in Biden administration were making frantic bids in destabilizing the country by foiling the election with...

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China’s refusal to control Houthis Dangerous for the US

China’s refusal to control Houthis Dangerous for the US

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 February 2024

US National Security Advisor (NSA) Jake Sullivan met Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Thailand on January 27 and 28, 2024, to use its good offices with Tehran to reign in...

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Surgical Strikes for National Security; Not Politics/Optics

Surgical Strikes for National Security; Not Politics/Optics

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 February 2024

On 29 September 2016, when Indian DGMO informed the country about Indian Army having launched a surgical strike against terrorist bases inside Pakistan, it exhibited Indian resolve to cross a...

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Strategic Importance of Lakshadweep

Strategic Importance of Lakshadweep

By: Maj Gen CP Singh (Retd.) |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 February 2024

Introduction Lakshadweep is a picturesque group of 36 islands, famous for its rich biodiversity, blessed with the hue of natural opulence and    surrounded by turquoise water bodies. The word...

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Pakistan under the Grab of Pseudo Military Rule

Pakistan under the Grab of Pseudo Military Rule

By: M A Hossain |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 February 2024

Following the ousting of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government, a discernible anticipation prevailed among the politically astute regarding the conduct of elections in Pakistan. Even though, the...

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From Borders to Boardrooms: India's Military Diplomacy Reshaping Global Dynamics

From Borders to Boardrooms: India's Military Diplomacy Reshaping Global Dynamics

By: Dr. Aniruddha Babar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 February 2024

From borders to boardrooms, India’s might, In military diplomacy, takes flight. Reshaping global dynamics, bold and grand, With strategic prowess, across the land.   On fields of battle and in...

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Just Honor to Rao, a Rare Reformer

Just Honor to Rao, a Rare Reformer

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 February 2024

By honoring P V Narasimha Rao with the most coveted civilian award Bharat Ratna, PM Modi has struck a rare combination; of recognizing his economic paradigm shift of Nehruvian socialism andhis...

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Pakistan Finally ends the Ordeal of a Sham Election

Pakistan Finally ends the Ordeal of a Sham Election

By: Ravi Srivastava |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 February 2024

The culmination of Pakistan’s national election marks the beginning of immense volatility. Competing claims of election win has led to Pakistan paying even higher cost in loss of international...

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Two State Solution

Two State Solution

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 February 2024

As the war in Gaza enters 125th day claiming over 1400 Israelis and 27,500 Palestinians (unconfirmed), 22nd January 2024 was the deadliest with 24 Israeli soldiers being killed in action. In the...

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DRDO carries out successful flight trials of High-speed Expendable Aerial...

DRDO carries out successful flight trials of High-speed Expendable Aerial...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 February 2024

Four flight trials of High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) – ABHYAS were successfully carried out by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Integrated Test Range,...

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Growth, Human Development & Defence: Budget 2024-25

Growth, Human Development & Defence: Budget 2024-25

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 February 2024

Introduction While the interim budget of Nirmala has to be complimented for its continued focus on infrastructure investment and the will to contain fiscal deficit, its surprising lack of mention...

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Iran cannot hold Asian countries hostage to its anti-Israel obsession

Iran cannot hold Asian countries hostage to its anti-Israel obsession

By: KN Pandita |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 February 2024

Commentators wonder why President Biden has not reacted to the killing of three American soldiers as a result of a Houthi missile attack in Jordan. (He has done so since). Is it because he says...

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China and the Question of Tibet

China and the Question of Tibet

By: Aparna Rawal |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 February 2024

Since China’s invasion of Tibet in 1951, Beijing’s propaganda machinery has been striving to maintain its precipitancy inproving the legitimacy of its claims on Tibet. In the process, China...

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Defence Budget 2024-2025: Well Balanced

Defence Budget 2024-2025: Well Balanced

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 February 2024

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1 allocated ₹6,21,540.85 crore for Defence in the FY 2024-25 which comes out to be 13.04 per cent of total budget. The defence budget is...

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Rethinking Deterrence in an age of International Anarchy

Rethinking Deterrence in an age of International Anarchy

By: Col Anil Athale |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 February 2024

Nothing signified the current international anarchy more than the exchange of missiles and air attacks between Iran and Pakistan on 16th and 18 January 2024. Even a rag tag bunch like Houthi...

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The Concept of Just War and Outlines of the Just War Theory in IR

The Concept of Just War and Outlines of the Just War Theory in IR

By: Dr. Vladislav B. Sotirovic |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 February 2024

As a matter of historical fact, since human beings have been living in settled communities (villages, towns, cities), they have sought to protect themselves against different types of military...

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Will the historically shattered “holyland” ever have peace?

Will the historically shattered “holyland” ever have peace?

By: Prashant Sharma |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 February 2024

Israelis and Palestinians share a history marked by expulsions, killings, and divisions. Now, more than ever, it is crucial for both sides to actively seek ways to foster peace and create a sphere...

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Indian Ocean Rim Association Gaining Deeper Significance

Indian Ocean Rim Association Gaining Deeper Significance

By: Ravi Srivastava |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 February 2024

The Indian Ocean is gaining greater importance due to multiple geopolitical developments and competing interests of regional and global powers. With the spike in unsettling actions like piracy...

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The Iran-Pakistan Spat

The Iran-Pakistan Spat

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 February 2024

On January 27, 2024, unidentified gunmen killed nine and wounded three Pakistanis in the Sirkan neighbourhood of Saravan city, Sistan-Baluchistan Province of Iran. These Pakistanis were said to be...

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