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Sardar Patel Narmada Trek 2018
IDR News Network | 10 Dec , 2018 0 comments
Sardar Patel Narmada Trek 2018

The recently inaugurated statue of Sardar Valabh Bhai Patel in November 2018 has inspired a many. As India’s iron man stand tall amongst the masses, he still rules the hearts and minds of young Indians. The National Cadet Corps being the largest youth organization in this country always draws inspiration from such leaders. Recently, a...

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India's Nuclear Triad: Meeting the Deterrence Challenge
India's Nuclear Triad: Meeting the Deterrence Challenge

INS Arihant, part of Indian Navy’s (IN) Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project at Visakhapatnam, and India’s first indigenous nuclear ballistic missile submarine recently became fully operational after completing its first deterrence patrol. This extended patrol capability adds to significant increase in deterrence and completes the nuclear...

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Archaeology and politics
Claude Arpi | 07 Dec , 2018 0 comments

China has lately become very fond of archaeology though it is mainly a ‘political’ archaeology. On December 1, Xinhua published an article titled: ‘Qinghai-Tibet Plateau first conquered by humans at least 30,000 years ago.’ Does this mean that China conquered Tibet much earlier than thought? History books tell us that the People’s...

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Intensifying India Vietnam Strategic Partnership
Intensifying India Vietnam Strategic Partnership

Introduction In a commentary published by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses Dr. Arvind Gupta and Dr. Sarita Azad, the term strategic partnership has been discussed. A strategic partnership is a long-term interaction between two countries based on political, economic, social, security and historical factors. These factors manifest...

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Is ‘Peace in the Middle East’ in Russia's Interest?
Pieter-jan Dockx | 05 Dec , 2018 0 comments
Is ‘Peace in the Middle East’ in Russia's Interest?

Since its resurgence in West Asia through its intervention in the Syrian civil war, Russia has attempted to position itself as a conflict mediator for the region. Having established cordial ties with most of the region’s actors, Russia is perfectly placed to mediate—or so the narrative goes. At the core of this narrative lies the notion...

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