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Situation worsens for Tibetans as China dictates terms to Nepal and Myanmar
Claude Arpi | 29 Jan , 2020 0 comments

While addressing a Chinese Lunar New Year reception held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, President Xi Jinping remarked: “From now to the middle of this century, the Chinese people will strive to build China into a great modern socialist country.” “It will be a great era in which a new splendid chapter of the Chinese...

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Japan & India Convergent Strategic Perspectives on ‘China-Threat’ Analysed
Dr Subhash Kapila | 25 Jan , 2020 0 comments
Japan & India Convergent Strategic Perspectives on ‘China-Threat’ Analysed

Japan and India while adhering to diplomatic niceties may under-play or de-emphasise  the ‘China Threat’  as detrimental to Asian Security and to respective national security interests of Japan and India but undeniably the strategic reality is that it was their convergent strategic perspectives on ‘China Threat’ which strongly binds...

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Nuclear Energy: Is it in or out?
Manpreet Sethi | 21 Jan , 2020 0 comments

Two contrasting news on nuclear energy from two different parts of the world greeted the dawn of the new year. Germany announced the decommissioning of another of its nuclear power plants in keeping with its plan to phase out nuclear energy by 2020. India, on the other hand, announced that its decision to commission a nuclear reactor every year...

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Army Chief has assured that nation remains secure in strong hands of its Armed Forces
Col Jaibans Singh | 17 Jan , 2020 0 comments
Army Chief has assured that nation remains secure in strong hands of its Armed Forces

The Indian nation celebrates Army Day on January, 15 every year with great fervour. January, 15 has a historical significance; it was on this day, in 1949, that the Indian Army divested itself from British control with General (later Field Marshal) K. M. Cariappa taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from Sir Francis...

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Lessons for China
Claude Arpi | 16 Jan , 2020 0 comments

The just-concluded presidential and legislative elections in Taiwan might remain a turning point in the life of not only the island but  the entire region. President Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) defeated Han Kuo-yu from China-friendly Kuomintang by more than 2.5 million votes (57.1 per cent for Tsai and 38.6 per cent...

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