May 30, 2017
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Pakistan to get Naval Access in Hainan Islands in South China Sea for 50 years   China may intervene in the war against North Korea only in a limited way          Maldives wants to lease five more islands to foreign countries for military purposes          India to announce soon about special privileges for Male in India in defence segment          Russia may open dialogue with Taliban soon          China forms a new directorate for underwater naval surveillance          India-Pakistan secret talks may take place next month          China is ready to send more defence personnel to PoK for CPEC          Saudi Arabia planning to change US Dollar as solo currency basket          China to hurt economies of smaller ASEAN countries which are claimants in SCS          Indo-US cooperation may take a fresh into naval operations in Indian Ocean          China may impose ban on flying of foreign military aircraft in South China Sea          IS is keen to lure jobless youth from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan for recruitment into terrorism          The US to monitor Chinese submarine movement in Malacca Strait and Indian Ocean          Two Chinese state owned companies are suspected to have paid USD 5 million to Rajapaksa during election campaign          Iran warns Pakistan not to intervene in Yemen          Taliban to send 5000 recruits to Afghanistan this summer          Telangana wants to be India's next defence and aerospace hub          Sri Lanka may deny China further submarine access          The US may offer USD 4.5 billion arms package to India during Obama visit           ISIS is recruiting cadres from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, mainly students from universities and software professionals          China may send 3 more submarines to Sri Lanka and Pakistan in near future          China may follow Russian model to annex Hong Kong as fully integrated with mainland          China warns India on South China Sea investment and offers partnership for energy exploration, India shuns its Asia Pacific policy          Pakistan may dump Taliban soon over a new outfit that is more loyal to Pakistani military          Nepal will go for a new treaty with India by end of November          India may reorient its foreign and strategic policy towards Central Asia soon          Manohar Parrikar may be next Defence Minister          Iraqi government asks India to deal with Sunni insurgents directly to free hostages          Western intelligence agencies could be behind attack on Indian mission and kidnapping of Indian aid worker in Herat, Afghanistan          Malaysian flight MH370 could be victim of high level intelligence operations          UPA Government is trying to appoint Vice Admiral Dhowan before May 15 as next Navy Chief to clear last moment small deals          Corruption in sub-standard wiring led to Sindhuratna mishap, Indian MoD officials could be involved          Sri Lanka to expand naval presence in Indian Ocean in near future          Nepal to give access to Chinese military for bilateral cooperation          CIA may have tried to trap Indian diplomat         Russia is closely monitoring Chinese ADIZ in East China Sea          Japan may deploy missile defence to counter China in East Sea          China may set up air defence identification zone in South China Sea by April 2014          US and EU may impose sanctions on Bangladesh if violence is not contained          India puts pressure on Sri Lanka to implement devolution of power and protect Tamil minorities interests           India's Mars mission gives Indo-US hi-tech ties a fresh momentum           India warns international community that Maldives will plunge into a civil war if it fails to handle the present crisis          To outsmart Chinese vision, India and Russia will implement a project to connect Asia-Europe strategic, energy and trade corridor in future          The US ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio, which is now seized by Indian authorities for carrying illegal weapons, is suspected to be supplying weapons to Somali pirates          US will thin down troops from Middle East and look for a more proactive role in Africa to fight terrorism           If US continues to maintain military offensive posture towards Syria, Russia may deploy anti-missile system in the Mediterranean Sea to send a strong message of its role          China to integrate ASEAN region by road, rail and sea to enhance sphere of influence by 2020                    Iran will enhance presence along Iran-Afghan border to keep close watch on Taliban activities            The US asks India, Pakistan and Afghanistan to form a joint regional mechanism to deal with Taliban in post-troop withdrawal period starting next year
   
COVER STORY
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Holding foot

MARCH-APRIL 2017: Going by published material it appears that the future infantry soldier of the Indian Army has already received all that his heart desired by way of the most modern weapons and equipment required to fight a ‘hybrid’ war of combined conventional and sub-conventional features.

From ten different sources around the world all that is needed for use on the battlefield from handguns to heavy machine guns have been bought and inducted except the central raison d’etre for the massive change- the multi-calibre individual weapon (5.56mm, 7.62mm and 6.8mm) – is still undergoing user trials.

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MILITARY

Undersea scanning

MARCH-APRIL 2017: Anti submarine warfare is slowly taking the center stage of naval warfare as the world is getting dependent on sea for trade and comm

Flying eagles

MARCH-APRIL 2017: Helicopters are seen as a vehicle of choice where infrastructure is poor. The vertical takeoff and landing capability overcomes the abse

Still in dilemma

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2017: The Indian Air Force has projected a requirement of an additional 200 aircraft to be able to put up a credible defence of Indian air

Clear vision

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2016: The one instrument that revolutionized warfare is the night vision device. Offensive and defensive operations no longer depended

Tough soldiers

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2016: Whatever else that is happening to the elite Special Forces of India one hears a lot about restructuring and reorganisation even

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ARMAMENT

Striking bees

MARCH-APRIL 2017: Choppers may be slightly outdated in modern warfare due to their sluggish speed and reliability but these machines are being used for

Hunting in depth

MARCH-APRIL 2017: The Indian Navys anti-submarine warfare department began operations with fixed wing aircraft operating from on board India’s first

Robotic vigilance

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2017: There are drones in the sky, in R(D centers and more varieties are making their debut as the advantages of pilotless aircraft are b

Keeping a tab

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2017: The easy manner in which Indian land frontiers have been breached in recent times by terrorists bent on inflicting damage on mil

Integrated approach

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) are central to the conduct of warfare both in attack and defence. India has ov

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STRATEGY

Lingering shadows

MARCH-APRIL 2017: Lenin’s theory that imperialism is driven by capitalist surpluses seems to hold true for China’s adventure into the Weste

Growing threat

MARCH-APRIL 2017: The rise of ISIS and Al Qaeda in the whole of MENA region and other parts of Africa will witness a grappling surge in their activities

Alternate option

MARCH-APRIL 2017: The world is in search of a real global currency which should be acceptable to all parties and run global economic prospects smoothly

Dealing by proxy

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2017: Missiles and nuclear war fighting were the flavors of January of the new year. China has launched a nuclear blitzkrieg against I

No identity

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2017: The issue of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is making headlines for quite some time but it is dangerously brewing a deadly cocktail

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SPECIAL REPORT

Terror instrument

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2016: Ever since Pakistan facilitated the secret visit of US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to Beijing in July 1971, China has played a major role in forging the

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EXCLUSIVE

Invisible pangs

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2016: China is pursuing a different state policy under the visionary leadership of Xi Jinping which is not very much known till date to contain some of its

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EDITORIAL

US-China relations facing new flashpoint

While United States, under the presidency of Donald Trump, is looking for revitalizing its prowess and attempting to regain lost glory, China is in a hurry to attain the new global

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