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Will India Retaliate !!!
Dr Amarjit Singh | 20 Feb , 2019 8 comments
Will India Retaliate !!!

India is in deep trouble.  It has positioned itself as a country vulnerable to threats and blackmail of all sorts.  This disallows it to retaliate against its enemies in any meaningful way. The Pulwama attack has brought fore the need for India to retaliate against Pakistan and the terror outfits inside Pakistan.  Given the fact that India has...

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Nepal: Action Paralysis on Transitional Justice and Dahal’s Threats to Revive the Civil War
Nepal: Action Paralysis on Transitional Justice and Dahal’s Threats to Revive the Civil War

13 years have passed since the so-called People’s war ended and yet nothing has happened to the poor victims of conflict who are still looking for Justice. Over 16,000 lives were lost in the civil war and yet when cornered, Dahal the Co-Chairman of the Ruling Party, the Communist Party of Nepal and former Maoist, threatened that he would be...

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Hosannas to a Gadfly
S.N. Misra | 18 Feb , 2019 2 comments

George Mathew Fernandes was an ace trade unionist, free thinker and a minister, who held portfolios like communication, industry, railways and defence. He organized an All India Railway strike in 1974, went underground during the emergency and was tried in the infamous Baroda dynamite case. He won the Muzaffarpur Lok Sabha seat, while behind...

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Reaction to Pulwama attack and the Kashmiri sentiment
Farooq Wani | 17 Feb , 2019 1 comment

The Pulwama terrorist attack points to a dangerous new trend of militants jettisoning ambushes for tactics that aim to wreak maximum destruction on security forces while suffering minimum casualties themselves. The suicide bomber, Adil Ahmad Dar, a 20-year-old school dropout from Pulwama, who joined Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) last year...

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Pulwama : Hard Measures Except All Out War
Navtej Singh | 16 Feb , 2019 4 comments
Pulwama : Hard Measures Except All Out War

The death of over 40 CRPF personnel (estimates vary from 41 to 44 personnel) in one of the deadliest Fedayeen attacks in over two decades has sent the visual media into a tizzy.  All the TV channels are in competition with each other to increase their TRPs and have invited almost all the retired service as well as police officers and security...

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