Homeland Security

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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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 Jan , 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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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 Dec , 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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Manufacturing ‘Abnormality’ in Kashmir

Manufacturing ‘Abnormality’ in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Dec , 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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India’s Mine Counter-Measure Vessels Gap: A Critical Maritime Security...

India’s Mine Counter-Measure Vessels Gap: A Critical Maritime Security...

By: Rahul B Wankhede | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Dec , 2023

Introduction Over the last few years India’s military naval fleet has seen a constant growth with the addition of new vessels like: frigates, destroyers, corvettes and even a full fledged...

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Counter-Terrorism Operationsin JKUT: Rajouri Presents a big Challenge

Counter-Terrorism Operationsin JKUT: Rajouri Presents a big Challenge

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Nov , 2023

On 22 November 2023, a gun fight ensued between the Jihadi terrorists and the Indian Army in the Bajimaal-Kalakote area of Rajouri district of JKUT. By the time the encounter ended two days...

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“Behind Closed Doors: Covert Machinations in the Khalistan Separatist...

“Behind Closed Doors: Covert Machinations in the Khalistan Separatist...

By: Dr. Aniruddha Babar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2023

“....This plan envisaged the encouragement of a separatist movement among the Sikhs for an independent state to be called Khalistan. ...In 1971, one saw the beginning of a joint covert...

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Homeland Economics & Challenges for Military Industry Capability

Homeland Economics & Challenges for Military Industry Capability

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Nov , 2023

‘The torment of precaution often exceeds the dangers to be avoided’, said Napoleon Bonaparte in 1823. He did not have the semi-conductor supply chains in mind. But his comments still ring...

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To Integrate Border Areas, Devise a New Philosophy

To Integrate Border Areas, Devise a New Philosophy

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2023

French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau had once said: "Nothing is so gentle as man in his primitive state, when placed by nature at an equal distance from the stupidity of brutes and the fatal...

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Will 2023 See a ‘Hot’ Winter in Kashmir?

Will 2023 See a ‘Hot’ Winter in Kashmir?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Nov , 2023

Every year, prior to onset of winters, Kashmir Valley witnesses a flurry of activities. While the civil administration works overtime to complete stocking of essential items ranging from...

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J&K and Secularism

J&K and Secularism

By: Hari Om Mahajan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Sep , 2023

On September 21, 2023, Kashmir-based pro-autonomy and pro-Article 370 National Conference’s vice-president and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, opined that “any attempt...

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Trudeau’s Gambit

Trudeau’s Gambit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Sep , 2023

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has claimed that the Indian government is behind the killing of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada. In a statement Trudeau...

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South Asia Terror – Western USP?

South Asia Terror – Western USP?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Aug , 2023

A recent UN report highlights the following: Afghanistan is becoming epicenter of terror with 20 terrorist groups operating from Afghan soil; Al Qaeda has infiltrated law enforcement agencies...

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Demographic invasion of India from the North East

Demographic invasion of India from the North East

By: Brig Amrit Kapur | Issue: Vol 22.2 Apr-Jun 2007 | Date: 23 Aug , 2023

First Published in print issue of Indian Defence Review (Vol 22.2) Apr-Jun, 2007 Six decades of ‘Indian effort’, still Seven Sisters have not been fully integrated with the main landmass....

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Manipur Revisited

Manipur Revisited

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Aug , 2023

In 1978, the Congress (I) found itself as the main opposition at both the Centre and in Punjab. At the same time J S Brar, a farmer from Moga, was appointed as the Head of the Damdami Taksal, a...

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Muharram Procession in Srinagar: a ‘Win-Win’ Situation for All

Muharram Procession in Srinagar: a ‘Win-Win’ Situation for All

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Jul , 2023

It’s after more than three decade hiatus that Srinagar once again witnessed the traditional Alam Sharief procession that marks the occasion of 8th Muharram and the fact that this major event in...

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Manipur: Into the Abyss

Manipur: Into the Abyss

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jul , 2023

Common sense tells us that all successful businesses are primarily driven by the profits they hope to earn. A possibility only in a peaceful and stable environment where law and order are not an...

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SOS from North East India

SOS from North East India

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jul , 2023

The violence that began in May 2023 and seems to continue to date, has the potential to unravel peace in the entire North Eastern region. Peace in the North East has been brought about after...

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Maritime Cyber Security Concerns

Maritime Cyber Security Concerns

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 38.2, Apr-Jun 2023 | Date: 21 Jul , 2023

The globalisation of trade and commerce as well as increasing liberalisation has resulted in interlinking of economies of nations towards the end of the last century. Development of newer...

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How did New Delhi Crush Militancy in Kashmir?

How did New Delhi Crush Militancy in Kashmir?

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Vol. 38.2, Apr-Jun 2023 | Date: 08 Jul , 2023

I was in Srinagar a few days before the third meeting of the G20 working group on tourism began in that city from May 22-24, 2023. On my return to Delhi, I realised the brief trip had yielded...

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