Homeland Security

Targeted Killings in Kashmir: Inexplicable Silence of Hurriyat and Civil...

Targeted Killings in Kashmir: Inexplicable Silence of Hurriyat and Civil...

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Oct , 2021

The continuing killing of minority community members and non-locals in Kashmir Valley has made it abundantly clear that this barbaric trend has approval of those from across the Line of Control...

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BSF gets extended powers to search in borderStates.  Why the fuss?

BSF gets extended powers to search in borderStates. Why the fuss?

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Oct , 2021

The Govt of India, in the exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 129 of the Border Security Force Act, 1948 (47 of 1968)", has extended BSF’s jurisdiction to 50 km in...

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Unstable Pakistan is attempting to increase Terrorist activity in Kashmir

Unstable Pakistan is attempting to increase Terrorist activity in Kashmir

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Oct , 2021

As General Qamar Bajwa, the all powerful chief of the Pakistan Army, prepares to drift into retirement and ignominy, he would be ruing the day he decided to place all his political eggs in the...

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India’s National Security Options in a Penta-Polar World – Scenario 2030

India’s National Security Options in a Penta-Polar World – Scenario 2030

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 12 Oct , 2021

We claim that a penta-polar world is emerging. We also claim that, “To be there in 2030-2035, India needs to play out the penta-polar world dynamics through a multi-alignment strategy backed up...

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Surge in Proxy War on India

Surge in Proxy War on India

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2021

A new phase of Pakistani proxy war on India, backed by China, has been set in motion. Concurrently, there is increased Chinese activity astride the LAC – first 100 Chinese barged into Barahoti...

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Is India doomed to being a Soft State?

Is India doomed to being a Soft State?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Sep , 2021

Is India doomed to being a soft state, too disinclined to derive lessons from serial blunders committed during the more than 70 years of independence, with eyes wide open? The question keeps...

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India needs to become Drone-Conscious to Counter Aerial Cross-Border Threats

India needs to become Drone-Conscious to Counter Aerial Cross-Border Threats

By: Anil Bhat | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 07 Aug , 2021

Terrorism exported by Pakistan’s military to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) did not end with the abrogation of Article 370 - which had given limited autonomy to the then state - of the Indian...

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Drone Attacks: Not Another Game Changer

Drone Attacks: Not Another Game Changer

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jul , 2021

As was to be expected the recent drone attack on Air Force Station at Jammu, has, as the British would jokingly put it, got our knickers in a twist, and it should. It is no laughing matter that...

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India needs to have Counter Drone Technology against future Drone Attacks

India needs to have Counter Drone Technology against future Drone Attacks

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jul , 2021

In the wee hours of June 27, 2021 morning two drones from across the border – allegedly – dropped IEDs on the Indian Air Force Station technical are a in Jammu. Fortunately there was minor...

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DRDO Covid-19 Hospitals

DRDO Covid-19 Hospitals

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2021

India is battling the second pandemic wave which is more intense than the first one especially since it has spread to the villages. India’s rural population is 65.53 percent of India’s total...

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The Takeaway from Sukma

The Takeaway from Sukma

By: Maj Gen Alok Deb | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2021

The ambush of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party by Maoists, also known as Naxals, on 03 April this year has put the spotlight back on the ongoing insurgency in India’s hinterland....

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Kashmir: Improved Security Situation has Paved the way for Progress &...

Kashmir: Improved Security Situation has Paved the way for Progress &...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Apr , 2021

In a very unfortunate incident in Kashmir on Friday, 9 April, terrorists shot dead a Territorial Army (TA) soldier, Havaldar Mohammad Saleem Akhoon, near his home in Goriwan, Bijbehara. The...

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Anti-Naxal Operations: How not to Fight a Guerilla War!

Anti-Naxal Operations: How not to Fight a Guerilla War!

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Apr , 2021

The April 4, 2021, attack by Naxalites in Sukma district of Chattisgad resulted in 22 Policemen being killed. As per early reports around 400 Naxalites executed an ambush on a section of divided...

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Strategy to Eliminate the Red Corridor

Strategy to Eliminate the Red Corridor

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Apr , 2021

The nation is shocked yet again with mass causalities of the policemen who were part of an anti-Maoist operation launched in the forests of Bastar in Bijapur district of Chattisgarh, a Maoists...

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Blueprint to tackle Maoists

Blueprint to tackle Maoists

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 05 Apr , 2021

First Published on print issue of IDR Jul-Sep 2010 (Vol 25.3) THE BIG PICTURE Confronted with the Maoist menace, Civil Administration’s incompetence is making mountain out of a molehill by...

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ISI Meddling Again?!

ISI Meddling Again?!

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2021

Two alleged contract killers from Faridkot in Punjab, Sukhvinder  Singh (25) and Lakhan (21), deployed through the aegis of Pak ISI Dubai network, were apprehended by the Special Branch of Delhi...

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Announcing the Penta-Polar World

Announcing the Penta-Polar World

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 01 Mar , 2021

India has been playing the power dynamics game without a long-term, consistent and constructed narrative or at least, there is not enough evidence of this being so. Secondly, India has perhaps...

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Internal Threat 1950 and now

Internal Threat 1950 and now

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Feb , 2021

  One of the biggest lessons that can be drawn from the collapse of Soviet Union is that a country may be extremely strong on the external front but will not sustain as a nation if its internal...

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Indo-Pacific: An Emerging Outlook for the 21st Century

Indo-Pacific: An Emerging Outlook for the 21st Century

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 16 Jan , 2021

Strategically located in the Indian Ocean, India was a flourishing economic and cultural centre from the dawn of civilisation. As historian KM Panikkar in his seminal work ‘India and the Indian...

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Harnessing Youth Power in Jammu & Kashmir

Harnessing Youth Power in Jammu & Kashmir

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jan , 2021

Jammu and Kashmir has suffered tremendously in the shadow of the gun for the last almost three decades. Violence hit the youth of the region most of all. Their education and development suffered...

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