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Think Over .... , Think-Tanks!
Think Over .... , Think-Tanks!

“The only thing harder than getting new things into the military mind is to get the old ones out”, – Liddel Hart Focus of Thinking The number of ‘think-tanks’ dedicated to the ‘thinking’ over ‘defence and strategy’ have risen in India. With nearly 2.5 lakh crores being spent on a defence establishment consisting of over 13 lakh...

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Pakistan should review security doctrines; shed failed policies
Col Jaibans Singh | 26 Aug , 2015 0 comments
Pakistan should review security doctrines; shed failed policies

The breakdown of the much anticipated National Security Advisor (NSA) level talks between India and Pakistan on terror and regional security has come across as a big disappointment. The strategic community of both countries that well understands the need for stability in the subcontinent to open doors of prosperity for its teeming millions,...

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Endless Enemies: The Grip of ISIL across the US and the Third World
Anant Mishra | 19 Aug , 2015 2 comments
Endless Enemies: The Grip of ISIL across the US and the Third World

Operating from Syria, Iraq, Libya and other areas of the Middle East, the Islamic State and ash-Sham, (ISIL in short), has been on everyone’s lips by now. Their objective is quite simple – caliphate: obtaining religious, political and military control over all Muslims worldwide. No matter how the means of achieving would be(brutal...

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Old Wine in New Bottle: Pakistan’s Dirty Game of the Ceasefire Violation
Jatin Kumar | 17 Aug , 2015 0 comments
Old Wine in New Bottle: Pakistan’s Dirty Game of the Ceasefire Violation

Pakistan’s continuous ceasefire violations and a spate of terror attacks in Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab recently is a wake-up call for India, which is apprehensive that its north-western neighbour is again scheming to bring life to a grind in the areas adjoining the Line of Control (LoC). According to inputs of security agencies along the...

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Hunted in Jungles like Animals
Dr Amarjit Singh | 16 Aug , 2015 4 comments
Hunted in Jungles like Animals

What shall people do when they can’t eat enough, sustain their families, or share in the wealth on their land?  The origin of the Naxal problem in India’s forest and mineral heartland goes back before partition.  The local tribal populace – 70 million strong, known as Adivasis – meaning “original inhabitants”[1] – were tillers...

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