Interviews

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 Jan , 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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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 Dec , 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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Turkey Backed Rebel Groups Pose a Significant Threat in Syria

Turkey Backed Rebel Groups Pose a Significant Threat in Syria

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2023

The Syrian Democratic Council is the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria. SDF controls roughly 25% of Syrian territory and...

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ISIS is Still the Most Imminent Threat in the Region: Peshmerga

ISIS is Still the Most Imminent Threat in the Region: Peshmerga

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jul , 2023

Major General Usman Mohammad Mustafa is the Director General of Media and Awareness in the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs effectively serving as the official spokesperson of Peshmerga forces. The...

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India-Egyptian relations are now Strategic: Indian Envoy

India-Egyptian relations are now Strategic: Indian Envoy

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Mar , 2023

Ambassador Ajit Gupte a senior diplomat from Indian Foreign Service (IFS) is currently serving as the Indian Ambassador to Egypt. We are presently witnessing a deepening of Indo-Egyptian ties as...

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China’s Interest in Arunachal Pradesh

China’s Interest in Arunachal Pradesh

By: Sudha Ramachandran | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 17 Dec , 2022

“For Beijing, it is a bargaining chip for an eventual ‘swap’ and the recognition by India of the occupation by China of Aksai Chin.” Sixty years ago, on November 21, China declared a...

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Indianness of Arunachal is not to be proven to anyone: Pema Khandu

Indianness of Arunachal is not to be proven to anyone: Pema Khandu

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 15 Dec , 2022

This is the second part of my interview with Pema Khandu, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Indianness of Arunachal is not to be proven to anyone. ‘Our love for our great nation — Bharat is...

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MRO Capabilities and Opportunities in Defence Sector 

MRO Capabilities and Opportunities in Defence Sector 

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2022

“It’s man behind the machine that matters”  Interview/Q&A with Vice Adm Paras Nath (Retd) AVSM, VSM, Group President, Crown Group Defence  Government of India’s thrust on ‘Make in India’...

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Resistance Have Presence in Most Parts of Afghanistan- NRF

Resistance Have Presence in Most Parts of Afghanistan- NRF

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jun , 2022

Recently there has been intense fighting between the Taliban forces and NRF guerillas in and around Panjshir and Andarab valley in North Afghanistan. NRF claimed to have inflicted heavy...

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HFCL is Presently Executing Pan-India Backbone Networks Based on Cutting...

HFCL is Presently Executing Pan-India Backbone Networks Based on Cutting...

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 29 Mar , 2022

HFCL success story has been in media limelight recently. What has inspired the achievement? The singular feature that has inspired the growth of HFCL in past few years is our commitment to emerge...

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China Should Know That it’s Investment is not Safe in Balochistan: BNA

China Should Know That it’s Investment is not Safe in Balochistan: BNA

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2022

Two important Baloch armed groups Baloch Republican Army (BRA) and the United Baloch Army (UBA) recently announced their merger and formation of a new “resistance organization,” the Baloch...

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Ending Pakistan’s Forcible Occupation is the Ultimate Goal- Balochistan...

Ending Pakistan’s Forcible Occupation is the Ultimate Goal- Balochistan...

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2022

Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) is one of the oldest and sizeable Baloch armed separatist groups frequently carrying out armed attacks against Pakistani forces and government installations in...

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Book Review - Irrawaddy Imperatives: Reviewing India’s Myanmar Strategy

Book Review - Irrawaddy Imperatives: Reviewing India’s Myanmar Strategy

By: Lt Gen K Surendra Nath (Retd) | Issue: Book Review | Date: 27 Dec , 2021

India-Myanmar (Burma) relations are rooted in shared history of cultural, religious and trade ties. The Burmese script is based on the Granthi script. Both countries are former British Colonies...

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Interview with Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Chief...

Interview with Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Chief...

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 15 Dec , 2021

Lt Gen JS Bajwa – Editor Indian Defence Review (IDR) had the unique privilege to interview the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, PVSM, AVSM, VSM on the occasion of 89th...

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'We are well prepared for any eventualities'

'We are well prepared for any eventualities'

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 18 Nov , 2021

The first part of my interview with Pema Khandu, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh ‘We are well prepared for any eventualities’. In April 2011, Dorjee Khandu, the chief minister of Arunachal...

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Interview with Air Chief Marshal SK Mehra, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC, Chief of the...

Interview with Air Chief Marshal SK Mehra, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC, Chief of the...

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Jan-Jun 1990 | Date: 02 Nov , 2021

In a wide-ranging and candid interview with the Editor of Indian Defence Review on 01 December 1989, the CAS spoke about the role of the IAF in the context of emerging South Asian scenarios...

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Interview with General K. Sundarji, PVSM, ADC, Chief of the Army Staff

Interview with General K. Sundarji, PVSM, ADC, Chief of the Army Staff

By: IDR Interview | Issue: Vol.1-alpha, Jan 1988 | Date: 31 Jul , 2021

First published on IDR print issue Vol.1-alpha, Jan 1988. General Krishnaswami Sundarji, PVSM, ADC, was appointed the nation’s fourteenth Chief of Army Staff on 1 February 1986.In the truncated...

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National Mobilizations Will Push Back Taliban: General Ata Mohammad Noor

National Mobilizations Will Push Back Taliban: General Ata Mohammad Noor

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jul , 2021

General Ata Mohammad Noor, Leader of Jamiat-e Islami Afghanistan and the Former Governor of Balkh Province have been the most important strongman and commander in North Afghanistan. Currently,...

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1971 War: Airborne Operations

1971 War: Airborne Operations

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 19 Apr , 2021

Between the two world wars there was a significant development of aircraft, both transport and combat, in Germany and elsewhere. Military planners of all erstwhile warring nations were seeking a...

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East Pakistan: The Mukti Bahini takes shape

East Pakistan: The Mukti Bahini takes shape

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 26 Mar , 2021

A bout the end of the first week of April 1971, most of the revolting Bengali troops had been flushed out into India by the sheer brute force of the Pakistani Army. Some of them were badly mauled,...

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