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India’s firmness, Xi Jinping’s political goals, explain China’s withdrawal in Ladakh
Claude Arpi | 27 Feb , 2021 0 comments

  A few months ago, most analysts were convinced that the Chinese would never vacate the occupied areas. But several reasons compelled Beijing to change its stance. A great deal has already been written by Indian experts on the decision by the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army to ‘disengage’ in Ladakh, starting from the...

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Leadership Challenges for the Armed Forces
Leadership Challenges for the Armed Forces

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent”. – Gen Douglas MacArthur Introduction Leadership in any organisation inspires people...

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Terror and Talks can’t go Together
Ashok Bhan | 21 Feb , 2021 0 comments
Terror and Talks can’t go Together

Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s statement of advocating peace with India has to be taken with a pinch of salt. Pakistan has not demonstrated a single confidence measure so far to evoke a positive response from India. In fact, Pakistan army is continuing as on date the cross-border firings, supporting terrorist activities in...

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Trusty old allies India, France can Bond over Big Research
Claude Arpi | 18 Feb , 2021 0 comments
Trusty old allies India, France can Bond over Big Research

What is required for France and India is to take their relations to the next level Concrete collaborations are, and will be, undoubtedly difficult, they will face obstacles, which in the end can only help deepen bilateral relations.  Concrete collaborations are, and will be, undoubtedly difficult, they will face obstacles, which in the end can...

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Global Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Ten Years of Rising Dangers
Dr Manpreet Sethi | 15 Feb , 2021 0 comments
Global Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Ten Years of Rising Dangers

Early 2010s: A Mood of Optimism The decade of the 2010s dawned with much nuclear hope and optimism, basking in the glow of President Obama’s Prague speech of April 2009. The NPT RevCon in May 2010 reflected and added to this sentiment as a final document was consensually achieved and an ambitious Action Plan identified 46 steps for the...

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