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India’s Confidante in the Maldives is being ill treated, what should New Delhi do
V.B.N. Ram | 03 Mar , 2015 0 comments

There is barely any doubt that India, or for that matter any nation can successfully manoeuvre political intrigues within neighbouring countries (of the type, now occurring in the Maldives) to its advantage, but the US with its all powerful CIA- has on many occasions, been able to rock, as also dislodge many political dispensations it regards...

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Cultural incompatibility in US analysis of PLA
S Rajasimman | 24 Feb , 2015 0 comments
Cultural incompatibility in US analysis of PLA

While past does not determine the future, neither is it inconsequential. Acknowledgment of a mistake in the past does not mean it has been learned for non-repeatability. A whole lot adjustment in organisational culture, training and operational thinking is required over a period of time to absorb the lessons learned in the past. For example,...

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Text of address by Prime Minister at Aero India Show
IDR News Network | 18 Feb , 2015 1 comment
Text of address by Prime Minister at Aero India Show

My ministerial colleagues, Distinguished participants and guests I am delighted to participate in the 10th edition of Aero India. More than 250 Indian companies and more than 300 foreign firms are here. There are defence ministers, senior officials and hundreds of business leaders from around the world. Our security challenges are well known....

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Peacekeeping Operations: Evolving the mechanism in 21st Century
Anant Mishra | 09 Feb , 2015 0 comments
Peacekeeping Operations: Evolving the mechanism in 21st Century

Peacekeeping is a major tool in resolving conflicts and making the situation favourable for peace. Peacekeeping forces have been playing a very important role in a region and their role is constantly evolving and growing along with the needs and demands of current situations. It is a response mechanism of international communities to resolve a...

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Japan’s Defence Spending at a Crossroads
Prof K.V. Kesavan | 03 Feb , 2015 0 comments
Japan’s Defence Spending at a Crossroads

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has never made a secret of his views on the future security role of Japan in Asia. On many occasions he has articulated that Japan should take up greater responsibilities in its own defence sphere. The fact that he is now enjoying overwhelming political strength in the Japanese Diet as well as popular support as...

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