July 28, 2017
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Iran is likely to send military troops if Qatar makes a formal request    General Raheel Sharief advocated Russia and China entry into Muslim NATO         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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Penetrating into darkness

MAY-JUNE 2017: It is no more a secret that in any future conflict there will be no rest for the soldiers and they will have to keep the operations going even during the nights. An essential component of progressing operations in such a manner is the ability of troops to operate by night.

Today, due to evolution of technology in the form of Night Vision Devices (NVD’s) modern militaries are able to effectively carry the day operations into night. With possibility of having conventional wars as short and precise, the 24-hour battle will be a necessity, forcing systems to be all weather, day and night.

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MILITARY

Reframe rules

MAY-JUNE 2017: Startups in Defence are few in numbers and when the field is narrowed down to their specific participation in the aerospace industry, the

Directed beams

MAY-JUNE 2017: To score a kinetic point in the modern warfare, leading militaries around the world are going for laser technology driven weapons for hy

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

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ARMAMENT

Spy fish

MAY-JUNE 2017: Technology has been a major driver of evolution of the war tactics around the world. The Ocean remains a treacherous and vast area to mon

Fire punch

MAY JUNE 2017: India is in the process of redesigning its Artillery Corps requirements to meet a two-and-a-half front war scenario the fulcrum of which wil

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

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STRATEGY

Tapping nectar

MAY-JUNE 2017: Russia is fast tracking a Chinese proposal to pump water from Lake Baikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and carry it across two borders

Succumbing to wish

MAY-JUNE 2017: China is in full flow in Cambodia and every footprint of foreign looks what the Chinese government would like to see. China has pushed US, J

Combing down

MAY-JUNE 2017: After 2 August 1990, once Iraq had overrun its hapless former ally, Iraqi naval patrol boats were able to slip out of Umm Qasr and down the

Lingering shadows

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

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

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SPECIAL REPORT

Grand design

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2017: Indian engagement with Pakistan and China with the intention of giving the Parliament resolution reiterating that the whole of Jammu and Kashmir

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EXCLUSIVE

Opening a berth

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2017: China is looking for a permanent submarine and warship berthing facility in the newly created Gwadar Port of Pakistan and four submarines are likely

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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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