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Cool Down LoC
D K Kotwal | 23 Feb , 2018 6 comments
Cool Down LoC

There came into force ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan in 2003. It was a remarkable and an outstanding achievement of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s premiership and his successor Manmohan Singh heeded the legacy. Atal Ji had affable faith and belief in Jamhuriyat, Insaniyat and Kashmiryat. It is important to note the 2003 Agreement in...

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Myanmar - the State of the Peace Process - Not Very Encouraging

Renewed and intensive fighting between the Armed Forces and the KIA, Marginalisation of the UNFC, rigid and inflexible stand of both Tatmadaw and China supported FPNCC and increasingly open intervention by China in the cease fire process- these sum up the state of the peace process in Myanmar. First, the Fighting in the North: Fighting between...

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Is India opening up? Some good signs
Claude Arpi | 20 Feb , 2018 1 comment

The media has often mentioned the report prepared by Lt. Gen. Henderson-Brooks on the October-November 1962 debacle. Is India changing? Political pundits will probably have diametrically opposite views on the subject. It is a fact that India is rapidly emerging as an important economic pole; the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to...

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Rise of China and its Implication on East Asian Security Matrix
Debasis Dash | 19 Feb , 2018 0 comments

Introduction Geographically, the East Asian region is composed of China, Japan, Mongolia, Taiwan (Republic of China), South Korea (Republic of Korea) and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). The region has two economic powers i.e. China and Japan- the former qualifies as a true power, both economically and militarily.  The...

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Resituating Menser and Darchen-Labrang in the Boundary Negotiations with China

The recent launch of the China-Pakistan-Economic Corridor (CPEC) by China and Pakistan has provided India with a fresh impetus to assert its sovereign claim over Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), including Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) region, which had hitherto remained in diplomatic abeyance. The Instrument of Accession signed by Maharaja Hari Singh...

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