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Countering Hypersonics

Countering Hypersonics

By: Col Mandeep Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 January 2024

In 2023, several reports appeared in the media after the supply of Patriot missiles to Ukraine claiming repeated shooting down of Russian Kinzhal hypersonic missiles by Ukraine using the...

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Red Sea Crisis

Red Sea Crisis

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 January 2024

On 07th October 2023 Hamas terrorists raided Israel and killed nearly 1200 Israelis including over 300 military personnels. In retaliation Israel launched a massive offensive on Gaza which now...

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The Republic @ 74: The Quest for Economic Democracy

The Republic @ 74: The Quest for Economic Democracy

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 January 2024

Granville Austin, the renowned constitutional expert in his seminal book ‘Working a Democratic Constitution’ considered the Indian Constitution as a seamless web, with three strands that are...

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Scindias’ connection with Subahs of Delhi and Lahore: A Saga of Valour and...

Scindias’ connection with Subahs of Delhi and Lahore: A Saga of Valour and...

By: Arunansh B. Goswami |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 January 2024

Most of what is now the state of Haryana was part of the Subah of Delhi during the Maratha Empire. Haryana the state itself was constituted on November 1, 1966, as a result of the partition of the...

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The Last Election in Taiwan and Cognitive Warfare

The Last Election in Taiwan and Cognitive Warfare

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 January 2024

Republic of China (Taiwan) held its general elections on 13 January – its 8thdirect election to elect its 16thPresident, Vice-President &113 Legislatures. This election is significant from a...

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Can the ‘Stateless Ambassadors’ be a Hope for Afghan People?

Can the ‘Stateless Ambassadors’ be a Hope for Afghan People?

By: Neelapu Shanti |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 January 2024

The world realises, that a terror free and a stable Afghanistan, due to its geo-strategic  importance, is a must to ensure peace and stability in the region and the world. In an effort to bring...

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Book Review: Pakistan Invasion on J&K (1947 – 48) Untold stories of victims

Book Review: Pakistan Invasion on J&K (1947 – 48) Untold stories of victims

By: KN Pandita |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 January 2024

This work falls in the category of oral history but with conspicuous differences. It is not a tell-tale story: it is a piece of classical research entailing a stupendous effort of collecting...

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FRCV: Avoiding the Technology Trap

FRCV: Avoiding the Technology Trap

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh |Issue: Vol 38.3, Jul-Sep & 38.4, Oct-Dec 2023 | Date: 12 January 2024

The war in Ukraine has shown how technology has changed the battlefield. The combined might of the reconnaissance-strike complex has paralyzed both sides by causing immense attrition of men and...

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Russian Decoy KH-55 Missile A Failure

Russian Decoy KH-55 Missile A Failure

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 January 2024

The Russian tactics of using “decoy” KH-55 missiles to bait Ukrainian air defence to know their location and force it to expand its stockpile proved to be a failure. Ukraine realised the...

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Bridging Realities: South Asia's Strategic Position Amidst the...

Bridging Realities: South Asia's Strategic Position Amidst the...

By: Nikhil Sahu |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 January 2024

Introduction  On October 7, 2023, an unforeseen event transpired as Hamas launched 5,000 rockets at Israel within a concise 20-minute timeframe, and simultanously launched a ground assault against...

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Air Power in Joint Operations

Air Power in Joint Operations

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev |Issue: Vol 38.3, Jul-Sep & 38.4, Oct-Dec 2023 | Date: 10 January 2024

The IAF’s squadron strength is less than three-fourths of its sanctioned strength and its stated doctrine mandates it to carry out its own strategic tasks, endeavour to gain air dominance in...

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Pakistan: Why Baloch Lives Don’t Matter

Pakistan: Why Baloch Lives Don’t Matter

By: Nilesh Kunwar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 January 2024

Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar obnoxious remark that “Advocates of terrorists in Balochistan should go and join them if they are convinced on the veracity of their...

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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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