March23rd,2019

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Vice Admiral Karambir Singh Appointed New Chief of Naval Staff

Government appoints Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next Chief of Naval Staff. Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba will vacate the office on 31 May 2019. Vice Admiral Karambir Singh is currently the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief (FOC-in-C) of Visakhapatnam-based Eastern Naval Command. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Singh was commissioned into the …
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Military Development: India must catch up in the fighter aircraft race

Source:-Military Development: India must catch up in the fighter aircraft race Following the Balakot surgical strike by the Indian Air Force on a Jaish-e-Muhammed terror training camp, there has been talk of a new proactive Indian defence doctrine. I have alluded to this in my previous articles as India possibly shifting from ‘defensive defence’ to ‘active defence’ as its fundamental …
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Video Program; Veterans Perspective - Balance Sheet Modi Govt

Fauji Reporter makes an attempt to start a video program 'Veterans Perspective'. Idea is to have an objective discussion on key issues concerning our nation and her people. Initially program will be recorded and published however later it may be live. Senior Citizens of any age of any background are requested to send their expression of interest to contact@faujireporter.com . …
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New Russian command system rapidly creates combined forces

Five years ago, the Russian armed forces held a unique military operation in Crimea. Foreign observers focused on the appearance of the engaged Russian military. They noted the discipline, uniform, and new hardware. But the main changes remained unnoticed at the time, the Izvestia daily writes.Read full news at this link...2S9 Nona-S self-propelled gun of the Russian airborne forces at …
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Delhi High Court Admits PIL Over Plea to Restore Status and Compensation of Armed Forces as Per Warrant of Precedence

A PIL filed by Major P K Dharmani, Col Iqbal Singh, Capt NK Mahajan; President Disabled War Veterans (India), Col Rajiv kakra; Secretory; Defense Officers Association, Col Paramjit Singh Randhawa (all Retd), in Delhi High Court through their counsels, Jaideep Singh, Aishwarya Bhati, Kartik Dabas & Eyesha Marsha, has been admitted on 19 Mar 2019. PIL makes a plea to …
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Russian fighter jet intercepts US B-52H bomber over Baltic

A pair of Russian fighter jets conducted an intercept of U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber over international waters of the Baltic Sea. On Wednesday, in Russian social media was released images showed ‘intercept’ of U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber (US Air Force number 61-0013, short side number “1013”, code “LA”, callsign AERO32) assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing. …
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India signals to boycott China’s Belt and Road Forum for 2nd time

Source:-India signals to boycott China’s Belt and Road Forum for 2nd time India on Wednesday signalled that it will boycott China’s second Belt and Road Forum for a second time, saying no country can participate in an initiative that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity. India boycotted the first Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in 2017 after …
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NFU : Do Faujis live in Palatial Houses? (Must Watch Vdo of Debate on Democracy Live)

Link to our discussion on NFU on 20 March 2019, on Tiranga TV ( Erstwhile HTN ), the other fauji participants are Lt Grn Syed Ata Hasnain and Ajai Shukla and the anchor is Barkha Dutt https://youtu.be/9dQ2W6kM5tE?fbclid=IwAR3wWin7fhky2Tl_0_8AqwTnamRSDqOUMa4tUT7CTcxKeOd7_n3Mu2eiPg0
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SURGICAL STRIKE 2 : LOSING THE PERCEPTION BATTLE

SURGICAL STRIKE 2 : LOSING THE PERCEPTION BATTLE Pulwama terror attack of 14 Feb 19 was followed by an Airstrike by IAF on the terrorist training camp at Balakot on 26 Feb, not very far from Islamabad. Not only it caused storm in a teacup but also indicated a strategic shift in the response to terror related incidents. The airstrike, …
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Italy’s plan to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative ruffles feathers

Source LinkChina’s president, Xi Jinping, was due to land in Rome on March 21st, as The Economist went to press. His itinerary will include a state dinner, accompanied by a performance by Andrea Bocelli, an Italian opera star. Even more enjoyable for Mr Xi will be welcoming Italy into his Belt and Road Initiative (bri), a programme of infrastructure projects …
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Inside China’s Plan for Global Supremacy

By David P. Goldman Source Link In 2013 my friend Eduardo Medina-Mora became Mexico’s ambassador to the United States. We had known each other since 1988, when I was preparing a study of Mexico’s tax and regulatory system for a U.S. consulting firm, and Eduardo was running a small Mexico City law firm after a stint as press officer for …
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CHINA’S ECONOMIC CABBAGE STRATEGY

BY RICHARD JAVAD HEYDARIAN Source LinkOver the past few years, China has dominated the South China Sea disputes and, subsequently, secured the acquiescence of most other claimant states. Now, it has fixed its gaze on gaining a foothold in strategic locations and sectors of those claimants, a strategy that—in a nod to its layered paramilitary strategy—could be called its “economic cabbage …
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A Forgotten Battle: Fifty Years Ago, Russia and China Slugged it Out on Damansky Island

by Lyle J. GoldsteinSource LinkFew skirmishes have had consequences on the scale of the violent clash on Damansky Island from early March 1969. Thankfully war was averted between the two Communist powers, but the reverberations had an enormous impact on geopolitics, and most likely also contributed in a partial way to both the demise of the USSR and the concomitant rise …
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Circumstances Have Changed Since 1991, but Russia’s Core Foreign Policy Goals Have Not

I have a new policy memo out with PONARS Eurasia. Here’s the first half. Since the Ukraine crisis, the dominant Western perspective on Russian foreign policy has come to emphasize its increasingly confrontational, even revanchist, nature. Experts have focused on discontinuities in Russian foreign policy either between the ostensibly more pro-Western Yeltsin presidency and the anti-Western Putin presidency or between …
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Russia’s Strategy in Southeast Asia

Paul Schwartz and I have published a new policy memo through PONARS Eurasia. Here’s a preview. Full memo may be found here, and the complete report that it summarizes was also published last week by IFRI. — To great fanfare, in May 2016, Russia hosted the third ASEAN-Russia Summit at the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Commemorating the 20th anniversary …
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Russian views on U.S. plans to withdraw from the INF Treaty

I have an explainer article about Russian perceptions of U.S. plans to withdraw from the INF Treaty on the Washington Post Monkey Cage blog today. Here’s a sampler… Despite Russian urgings, national security adviser John Bolton is insisting that the United States will withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The treaty prohibits all short-range and intermediate-range ground-launched missiles, both nuclear and conventional, …
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The Next Middle East Conflict Could Emerge Out of a Cyber Clash

The Next Middle East Conflict Could Emerge Out of a Cyber Clash was originally published on Global Security Review. Pandora’s Box of cyber warfare was opened when the United States and Israel initiated the Stuxnet attack on Iranian nuclear infrastructure in the summer of 2010. In response, Iran hit back by attacking the computer systems of Bank of America and …
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New Delhi’s Foreign Policy in the Indian Ocean

New Delhi’s Foreign Policy in the Indian Ocean was originally published on Global Security Review. Originally published on Foreign Brief by Nicholas Burkett What’s Happening? As part of a renewed pushback against Chinese influence, India announced in February that it would allocate $361 million for aid to the Maldives, a fourfold increase from 2018-19. Key Insights Beijing and New Delhi …
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The Price of Inequality: The Dangerous Rural-Urban Divide in Afghanistan

The Price of Inequality: The Dangerous Rural-Urban Divide in Afghanistan was originally published on Global Security Review. In Afghanistan, coups and regime changes are often initiated from the mountainous countryside by heavily-indoctrinated and disgruntled young men. These young men, who live in severe poverty and are without much in terms of economic prospects, are at the forefront of the fight …
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BrahMos in demand! Chile eyes Indo-Russian missile; big interest for ship and shore-based platforms

Source:-BrahMos in demand! Chile eyes Indo-Russian missile; big interest for ship and shore-based platforms India’s BrahMos missile for Chile! The armed forces of Chile have reached out to India and expressed their interest in buying the buying the BrahMos missile a joint venture of India-Russia. BrahMos Company is already registered with Chilean Armed Forces, which is mandatory requirement for any …
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Russian advanced flying tank hunter spotted in Syria

The latest version of Russian advanced attack helicopter, known as Mi-28NM was spotted in Syria for the first time. The improved Mi-28NM has been seen in a video attributed to the Syrian militants that are fighting in Northern Hama on March 21. The new Russiam attack helicopter has been deployed for a short time in the Syrian battlefield for combat …
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Indian Army To Induct Dhanush Howitzers Next Week In A Testament To Make In India Artillery Might

Source:-Indian Army To Induct Dhanush Howitzers Next Week In A Testament To Make In India Artillery Might The Indian Army would induct four made-in-India Dhanush howitzers on 26 March, ANI has reported. These artillery guns have been designed and manufactured in India. The guns would be inducted in the army following a ceremony at the ordinance factory in Jabalpur. The …
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Shanahan: Space Force needed to ensure 'margin of dominance'

U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the U.S. needs a Space Force to maintain the nation's "dominance" in space, and protect the systems the military and country depend on. The Space Force is needed to maintain the edge the United States has over its closest competitors in space technology and capability, Shanahan said.. The issue came about as Shanahan …
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US East Africa Response Force deployed to Gabon

A crisis on a continent as large, diverse and complex as Africa requires a robust whole of government approach where the Department of Defense and Department of State work together to quickly provide for the safety of American citizens and facilities. A key component of this response rests in the East Africa Response Force, located at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Patrick …
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Pakistan’s F-16 buildup opens India’s doors for advanced Russian missiles

Source:-Pakistan’s F-16 buildup opens India’s doors for advanced Russian missiles Amid reports of the Indian Air Force (IAF) seeking an immediate purchase of air-to-air missiles to counter Pakistan’s alleged build-up of F-16 fighters, analysts have started predicting bright chances for Vympel, a Russian missile maker, to bag a substantial contract with India. “The missile’s designer Vympel, part of Russia’s consolidated …
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Indian Navy to induct second Scorpene sub by early May

The Indian Navy is scheduled to induct its second Scorpene-class submarine, the INS Khanderi, by early May, according to a defense source. As for the third Scorpene-class submarine, the INS Karanj, it appears to be in advanced stage of trials and could also be ready this year. Read full news at this link... An Indian Scorpene-class submarine (Picture source : …
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Japanese fighters scrambled to intercept Chinese submarine hunter plane

On 20 March, the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) scrambled fighter jets to intercept Chinese anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) aircraft, commonly known as submarine hunter plane. Japanese fighters scrambled to intercept one People’s Liberation Army Air Force Y-8Q GX6 submarine hunter aircraft operating over the East China Sea. It should be noted that JASDF has …
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China's new defense attaché to India takes office

Major General Yu Haibo addresses the welcome reception on March 18.   By Yue Huairang BEIJING, Mar. 20 (ChinaMil) -- According to the official website of the Chinese Embassy in India, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui and his wife Dr. Jiang Yili held a welcome reception for Major General Yu Haibo, new defense attaché of the Chinese Embassy in …
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UK Government paves the way for the Tempest fighter jet programme

Over 300 industry and Government attendees from across the UK defense supply chain have met for the first opportunity for suppliers to engage with the Government and Team Tempest partners over the future of Combat Air System development in the UK.Read full news at this linkTheBAE Systems Tempest is being developed by a consortium known as "Team Tempest," consisting of …
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