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Skilling Gaps in Defence Production
Prakash Nanda | 28 Sep , 2020 0 comments
Skilling Gaps in Defence Production

In accordance with its “Atmanirbhar Bharat” policy,the Government on August 10 announced a ban on import of 101 weapons, platforms and equipment. Later, none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprised the participants at a Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry-event by his “unscheduled address”, in which he...

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India has Changed Since 1962: China’s Adventure may end Xi’s Dream
Claude Arpi | 27 Sep , 2020 1 comment
India has Changed Since 1962: China’s Adventure may end Xi’s Dream

The situation is fast deteriorating in Ladakh. For China, it took a turn for the worst when India captured a ridge on the southern bank of the Pangong tso (lake). The fact that the Tibetan Special Frontier Force (SFF) was involved brought the Tibetan factor into the conflict; this was clear when BJP general secretary Ram Madhav attended the...

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LOC-isation of LAC: Pragmatic Appreciation
LOC-isation of LAC: Pragmatic Appreciation

In a candid statement on the floor of the Indian Parliament on 15 and 17 Sep 2020, the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated that there is no common delineation or perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between China and India. China was also unwilling to pursue LAC clarification exercise over many decades.  A Five-Point Consensus...

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India and its Saga of 'Reneged' International Promises
Claude Arpi | 25 Sep , 2020 1 comment
India and its Saga of 'Reneged' International Promises

Global Times is famous (or infamous) for saying that black is white and vice-versa; and at the end, arguing that everybody should admire Red China. For the past five months, the tabloid has described the situation in Ladakh as of India’s own making; it continues the Communist Party long tradition of telling lies (remember the Great Leap...

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Fighting Radicalisation to Counter Terrorism in India
Mohak Gambhir | 24 Sep , 2020 0 comments
Fighting Radicalisation to Counter Terrorism in India

Increasing radicalisation across the globe has been a major source of concern for security agencies world over. While the most common thread that the term radicalisation is linked to today is a theological one, there are other kinds too like sociological and political which focus on caste and class respectively in the Indian context....

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