Homeland Security

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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Weaponizing Refugees

Weaponizing Refugees

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jul , 2023

France has been on fire since 17year old Nahel M was shot at point-blank range by the police in Paris. Clashes between civilians and police erupted soon after the video of the incident went...

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Manipur Crisis: A Complex Threat – II

Manipur Crisis: A Complex Threat – II

By: Maj Gen Nitin P Gadkari | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jun , 2023

Home Minister’s Visit & Beyond The Indian Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah, visited Manipur’s troubled state from 29 May till 01 June 23. The long-awaited visit by a central minister was late in...

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The ‘Snow Leopards’ of Ladakh

The ‘Snow Leopards’ of Ladakh

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2023

Though simple and peace loving, the people of Ladakh are extremely patriotic and fiercely committed when it comes to defending their homeland and this was evident in 1948, when a formidable...

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Poonch Terror Attack Exposes Pakistan’s Duplicity

Poonch Terror Attack Exposes Pakistan’s Duplicity

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 May , 2023

The recent attack on an Indian army vehicle by Pakistan backed terrorists in the Poonch area of J&K that claimed five lives is an extremely tragic incident that serves as a grim reminder of the...

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Kerala-Kashmir-Kabul and the Islamic State

Kerala-Kashmir-Kabul and the Islamic State

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 May , 2023

  Reports regarding emergence of a new terror group ‘Base Movement’ has been making rounds for some time. The ramifications, reach and consequences of this terror group, however has not been...

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Kashmir on a Roll

Kashmir on a Roll

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

Investment entails acquisition of assets or items with the primary objective of generating income or for the purposes of wealth appreciation. However, since successful investment is dependent on...

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Indian Vision-2047 for Cyber Defence Security: Needs and Importance

Indian Vision-2047 for Cyber Defence Security: Needs and Importance

By: Col (Dr) AK Singh and Dr Rajeev Kumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Mar , 2023

  In order to make the military into the "Aatmanirbhar" force that Prime Minister  Narendra Modi had envisioned, the Ministry of Defence undertook ground-breaking reforms in 2022, led by Raksha...

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Decoding Targeted Killings in Kashmir

Decoding Targeted Killings in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Mar , 2023

The cold-blooded murder of 45-year-old Sanjay Sharma in Achan village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday serves as a grim warning that there’s no let-up in the despicable trend of...

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The Kashmir ‘Solidarity Day’ Charade

The Kashmir ‘Solidarity Day’ Charade

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Feb , 2023

While flaunting it as a solemn occasion called ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’, Islamabad organises a comical extravaganza of sorts with emotional [as well as menacing] speeches and contrived...

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