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China and Lakhvi Gauntlet Wake Up India
China and Lakhvi Gauntlet Wake Up India

What a paradox, the very day China was vetoing Indian proposal in UN Sanctions committee composed of five permanent members and ten temporary members for sanction against Pakistan for the release of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakir-ur-Rehman Lakhvi the operational head of Pakistan based jihadi organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba (L-e-T), the...

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Time to Award Bharat Ratna to Sam Manekshaw
Time to Award Bharat Ratna to Sam Manekshaw

16 December is celebrated as ‘Vijay Divas’ to mark India’s greatest military victory in modern times. This article is a tribute to the architect of that great victory, India’s greatest soldier of modern times, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. What better tribute can be given than conferring the Bharat Ratna on his 100th Birth...

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Leading From The Rear, or Leaderless?
Brig Deepak Sinha | 18 Jun , 2015 2 comments

It is a commonly held perception that China deals pretty drastically with political leaders found guilty of corruption. They normally end up facing a firing squad or look at long years behind bars. I guess, if we followed in their footsteps, we would certainly run out of ammunition before we ran out of leaders to shoot, clearly adding to the...

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‘Defending Turkey’: The Key to Prevent ISIS Expansion
Anant Mishra | 12 Jun , 2015 0 comments
‘Defending Turkey’: The Key to Prevent ISIS Expansion

In June 2012, Assad forces shot down a Turkish reconnaissance jet. Agitated by this act, Turkey invoked Article 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty, inviting NATO’s consultation on this “threat” against the territorial digression along with the discussion on safety and  security of NATO members. The situation escalated October 3rd, 2012,...

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Operation Bluestar: The British connection
Prakash Nanda | 06 Jun , 2015 0 comments
Operation Bluestar: The British connection

There seems to be an avoidable controversy over the British connection in the unfortunate Operation Bluestar in June 1984 that saw the Indian Army entering the sacred Golden Temple to flush out the Sikh militants. Some declassified British documents revealed on January 13 by Britain’s National Archives suggested that the then government led...

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