IDR Updates

Pakistan boosts Telecommunication towers in POJK to aid terrorists

Pakistan boosts Telecommunication towers in POJK to aid terrorists

By: Aparna Rawal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2024

Recently, reports of an increase in telecom Towers along the Line of Control in Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir have been surfacing. It is believed the increment in the number of towers along...

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DEFSEC 2024: Securing Tomorrow: Innovations in Defence & Security

DEFSEC 2024: Securing Tomorrow: Innovations in Defence & Security

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2024

DEFSEC 2024, the premier conference dedicated to defense and security, is set to convene on 23rd February at Holiday Inn Aerocity, New Delhi. This highly anticipated event will bring together...

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Cloak and Dagger: China’s Intrigues in the South Asian Theater”

Cloak and Dagger: China’s Intrigues in the South Asian Theater”

By: Dr. Aniruddha Babar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Feb , 2024

Upon Coco's isle, shadows intertwine, A military veil in silence unfurls, Obscured, clandestine, a dark design, Where hangars whisper secrets to the swirls. In Sri Lanka's embrace, a ground...

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Trump’s Next Presidency Promises a Significant Shift From The Past

Trump’s Next Presidency Promises a Significant Shift From The Past

By: M A Hossain | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Feb , 2024

According to all recent polls, Donald Trump is projected to win by a landslide against Joe Biden or any of the Democratic Party candidates. Over the past four years, Biden has created a series of...

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Pakistan Elections: Rawalpindi Wins Yet Once Again

Pakistan Elections: Rawalpindi Wins Yet Once Again

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Feb , 2024

While Rawalpindi will outrightly reject the popular quip that while it has never won a war, the Pakistan army has never ever lost an election, but Pakistan’s recent election results has...

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Somalia piracy is extending to the East African coast

Somalia piracy is extending to the East African coast

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Feb , 2024

The concern For quite some time, Somali pirates have been on the prowl in the waters off the East African coast, harassing commercial vessels or looting them at gunpoint. This has caused concern...

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The (EU)-India Track 1.5 Dialogue on Countering Terrorism

The (EU)-India Track 1.5 Dialogue on Countering Terrorism

By: Dr Sudhir Hindwan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Feb , 2024

The (EU)-India Track 1.5 Dialogue on Countering Terrorism is a welcome step as it would strengthen cooperation and enhance mechanism dealing with myriad challenges posed by the ever increasing...

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Remembering Shivaji The Great

Remembering Shivaji The Great

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Feb , 2024

“A few distant centuries ago, on a nondescript day I can barely imagine Upon what craggy hilltop, within a dense sunless forest O sovereign Shivaji Lightning-like, across your forehead, there...

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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 Feb , 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 Feb , 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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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 Feb , 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...

From Borders to Boardrooms: India’s Military Diplomacy Reshaping Global...

By: Dr. Aniruddha Babar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 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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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 Feb , 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 Feb , 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 Feb , 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 Feb , 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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Defence Budget 2024-2025: Well Balanced

Defence Budget 2024-2025: Well Balanced

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 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 Feb , 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 Feb , 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 Feb , 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...

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