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Will Xi sign up on Modi's SAGAR vision?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined India’s maritime potential and current profile in a commendable manner at the commissioning ceremony of INS Kalvari, a Scorpene-class diesel submarine at Mumbai on Thursday (Dec 14). Modi’s fluency and grasp over the fine-print of the Indian Ocean is indicative of the maritime/naval empathy that...

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The Contours of a Negotiated Nuclear-Missile Deal with North Korea
Dr G Balachandran | 15 Dec , 2017 0 comments

North Korea’s Hwasong-15 missile test on November 28 has intensified international concerns about the developments in North East Asia. The missile, fired in an almost vertical trajectory, reached a height of nearly 4500 km before falling in the East China Sea, within Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), after travelling 860 km downrange....

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Military Leadership and Humanities

“The humanities and social sciences teach us to question, analyze, debate, evaluate, interpret, synthesize, compare evidence, and communicate—skills that are critically important in shaping adults who can become independent thinkers.”   “Undergraduates will tell you that they’re under pressure—from their parents, from the burden of...

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Why disclaiming Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is not prudent
Dr Priyanka Singh | 13 Dec , 2017 0 comments

Former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah recently raised a furore by stating: “I tell them in plain terms– not only the people of India, but also to the world – that the part (of Jammu and Kashmir) which is with Pakistan (PoK), belongs to Pakistan and this side to India. This won’t change.”1  This statement on Jammu and...

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The Quadrilateral and India
Gen Deepak Kapoor | 12 Dec , 2017 0 comments

With the anointment of Xi Jinping as the philosopher ideologue at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in October 18th, 2017 he has been formally recognized as a worthy successor to Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. While overwhelmingly voting for another five-year term for him, the party congress has unanimously accepted...

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