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Hafiz-Vaidik meet could be calamitous
Col Jaibans Singh | 23 Jul , 2014 0 comments
Hafiz-Vaidik meet could be calamitous

Indian news has been abuzz with the meeting of Ved Pratap Vaidik with in an internationally wanted Pakistani terrorist, Hafiz Saeed, while on a private trip to Pakistan. Much has been spoken on the rather unsavoury subject over the past few days, especially on the news channels. The Government of India, under fire of the opposition, has...

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US has to see its role in MH17
Kanwal Sibal | 22 Jul , 2014 0 comments
US has to see its role in MH17

In India, we need to separate our reactions to the human dimension of the tragic downing of the Malaysian passenger plane over Ukrainian airspace by a missile and its political dimension. On the humanitarian side, this incident deserves unalloyed condemnation, no matter who is responsible, as apart from the individual tragedies of those who...

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Did the British Really Divide India to Rule?
Did the British Really Divide India to Rule?

While studying Indian history in school days, one was repeatedly told that the British resorted to ‘divide and rule’ policy to gain control over India. The tone and tenor of such a description painted the British as unscrupulous schemers who exploited the simple, trusting and gullible Indians. As a young student one accepted the above...

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Yellow Boys - Skinner's Horse
Sumit Walia | 19 Jul , 2014 2 comments
Yellow Boys - Skinner's Horse

Skinner’s Horse: – One of the most distinguished cavalry regiments of the Indian Army was raised by legendary Lt. Col. James Skinner in 1803 at Hansi. Regiment was raised as Local Horse, became an irregular unit in 1840 but due to its outstanding performance and defection of the entire Bengal regular cavalry during the Great Mutiny of...

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The Embedded Chinese Threat
The Embedded Chinese Threat

As the world gets more and more inter-connected in the cyber space, the Indian armed forces are no laggards. Today our Army, Navy and Air force are getting networked by more and more sophisticated networks. This has lead to an increase in irreversible dependence on Computer systems to take critical and faster decisions. Today the armed forces...

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