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Army’s Deployment in Internal Security Needs Reconsideration

The Supreme Court verdict of 08 July 2016 on prolonged deployment of Army and Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Manipur has come at an appropriate time to reconsider the need for continued engagement of the Army in internal security duties.  Some of the observations and comments of the court are quite sharp and have invited comments...

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Kargil War: Victory by Valour
Kargil War: Victory by Valour

26 July 1999 will go down in the History of India as a day when the Indian Army achieved yet another glorious victory over the Pakistan army. On this day nation remembers 527 brave soldiers and 7 civilian porters who laid down their lives for the success of ‘Op Vijay’. This day also commemorates the sufferings, fortitude and compassion of...

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A Security Council for the 21st Century: Challenges & Prospects

Brazil has a long history of involvement in UN Security Council reform and has strongly advocated its own inclusion as a Permanent Member. In fact, June 2016 marks the 90th anniversary of Brazil’s formal notification of withdrawal from the League of Nations, which action it took in response to the denial of a permanent seat for itself on the...

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Havaldar Kirpa Ram, the Hero of the Battle of Walong

This article was first published on Newslaundry: http://www.newslaundry.com/2016/06/21/havaldar-kripa-ram-the-hero-of-the-battle-of-walong/ He was a goalkeeper, the man who tamed a panther, and an all-round hero while fighting the Chinese in 1962. On the face of it, Kirpa Ram would have seemed like an ordinary man. In actuality, he was...

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The Attempted Coup in Turkey: What Next?
KP Fabian | 24 Jul , 2016 0 comments

To the relief of most Turks and of most of the global community, the military coup attempt in Turkey failed miserably. But the coup attempt itself and subsequent events in Turkey raise a number of questions that are of concern to Turks and the well-wishers of that geopolitically important country. While the elected government of President...

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