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The China-Pakistan-Turkey Axis

The China-Pakistan-Turkey Axis

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jan , 2021

When Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited China in February 2019 he did not criticize China for human rights violations against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang where a million...

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Defence of Srinagar 1947

Defence of Srinagar 1947

By: Col Bhaskar Sarkar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Outstanding Victories of the Indian Army | Date: 02 Jan , 2021

Battle of Shalateng When the British left in 1947 after creating Pakistan and India, the Princely States were given the option of acceding to India or Pakistan or to remain independent. All the...

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Russia is No Longer a Strategic Asset for India’s Foreign...

Russia is No Longer a Strategic Asset for India’s Foreign...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 01 Jan , 2021

Perceptionaly, in 2020, analysing by contemporary trends of Russia positioned in a virtual military alliance with China, it loses its worth to Indian foreign policy as a ‘Strategic Asset’....

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Confronting an “Assertive” China: Nearly All Roads Lead to Taiwan

Confronting an “Assertive” China: Nearly All Roads Lead to Taiwan

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Date: 01 Jan , 2021

China’s disruptive behaviour through 2020 has increasingly led the international community to become more vocal about the difficulty of coexisting with a Beijing that is “assertive,”...

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Air Defence Artillery in India-Pakistan War of 1971

Air Defence Artillery in India-Pakistan War of 1971

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jan , 2021

On 3 December 1971, No 26 Squadron, PAF initiated the pre-emptive strikes against Indian air bases with strikes at Srinagar, with a Time Over Target (TOT) of 1739 hrs. Each strike package...

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Nepal: China on a Rescue Mission

Nepal: China on a Rescue Mission

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 31 Dec , 2020

It looks that China has been taken by surprise on the developments in Nepal which culminated in Prime Minister Oli  convincing the President to immediately dissolve the Parliament giving no chance...

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COVID-19 Mauled 2020—A Nuclear Disaster Would End Time

COVID-19 Mauled 2020—A Nuclear Disaster Would End Time

By: Dr Manpreet Sethi | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 31 Dec , 2020

2020 started on a grim note, with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists deciding in January to move the minute hand on its clock to 100 seconds to midnight. This was a reminder of the high level...

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Positive changes in Kashmir raise hopes for early statehood

Positive changes in Kashmir raise hopes for early statehood

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Dec , 2020

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a paradigm shift in its socio-political environment in recent times. Of great importance is the successful and incident free conduct of the...

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2021: Annus Horribilis for China?

2021: Annus Horribilis for China?

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 30 Dec , 2020

As the end of the year approaches, it is customary to look at the past twelve months and try to draw conclusions about the closing year’s happenings. 2020 will undoubtedly remain as an awful...

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UNSC Reforms: Are G4 Countries Chasing a Mirage!

UNSC Reforms: Are G4 Countries Chasing a Mirage!

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Dec , 2020

With India being part of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as non-permanent member from 01 January 2021, and UN 75 years of celebration (2020) hangover rolling over to next year, the debate...

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Ultracold Quantum Technology and Thief and Spy – China

Ultracold Quantum Technology and Thief and Spy – China

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Dec , 2020

Quantum communication is a field of applied quantum physics closely related to quantum information processing and quantum teleportation whose most interesting application is protecting information...

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DDC Elections in J&K – a Ray of Hope!

DDC Elections in J&K – a Ray of Hope!

By: Farooq Wani | Date: 29 Dec , 2020

J&K has been bearing the brunt of militancy since late eighties and having suffered a lot for more than three decades, most of people have resigned to the bleak situation and acquired an...

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Afghanistan Calling : A Geo -Political Conundrum

Afghanistan Calling : A Geo -Political Conundrum

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2020

Afghanistan has never been conquered fully and given way the political foothold on permanent basis, with few exceptions of annexation of some peripheral tracts for short durations. Afghanistan...

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1971-War:  Evolution of India’s Decision for the War

1971-War:  Evolution of India’s Decision for the War

By: Lt Gen JS Cheema | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2020

“The fool has done exactly what one had expected,” remarked Mr. DP Dhar, member of the Prime-Minister’s (PM) core group when Pakistani launched air-strikes on Indian airfields in the Western...

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The Killing of Karima Baloch

The Killing of Karima Baloch

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Dec , 2020

The recent killing of 37-year old Karima Baloch in Canada, whom BBC had named one of the world’s 100 most “inspirational and influential” women in 2016, was without doubt the handiwork of...

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Where is Lobsang Gyaltsen?

Where is Lobsang Gyaltsen?

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 28 Dec , 2020

The Ninth Plenary Session of the Ninth Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of the Communist Party of China and the Economic Work Conference of the District Party Committee were held in...

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Airspace Control: Challenges and Way Ahead

Airspace Control: Challenges and Way Ahead

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 28 Dec , 2020

In the framework of international law, ‘sovereignty’ signifies the full right and power of a State to govern itself and its territory without any external interference. This legal right to...

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Constitutional Crisis in Nepal

Constitutional Crisis in Nepal

By: VBN Ram | Date: 27 Dec , 2020

Whenever a nation is gripped in political turmoil primarily because of inter-party, or, intra-party feuds, the Constitution of that nation becomes the sole determinant of the legal validity of...

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Remembering Bangladesh’s Liberation War

Remembering Bangladesh’s Liberation War

By: Smruti S Pattanaik | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 27 Dec , 2020

December 16, 2020 marks the 50th Vijay Diwas or Victory Day, when the Pakistan Army surrendered to the India-Bangladesh Joint Command, known as Mitra Bahini (Allied Forces). More than 90,000...

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China as a ‘Rising Power’: Changing Rules to the Old Game of Power

China as a ‘Rising Power’: Changing Rules to the Old Game of Power

By: Dr Amrita Jash | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 26 Dec , 2020

While COVID-19 Pandemic takes precedence, but ‘Rise of China’ undeniably has been one of the important characteristic features that define the 21st Century. However, China’s economic rise...

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