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J&K: Security holds precedence over all else
Col Jaibans Singh | 24 Mar , 2015 2 comments
J&K: Security holds precedence over all else

The terrorist attack at Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir on March 19 has left in its wake four innocent dead, four destroyed families and lots of pain and suffering. The death of two terrorists was inevitable and is inconsequential. In view of the unholy path that they had chosen, they are better off dead than alive, human lives wasted in the pursuit...

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Will China Collapse?
Claude Arpi | 16 Mar , 2015 2 comments
Will China Collapse?

Being a China watcher is a difficult job. It can however make you rich or famous, provided you write something many in the West will enjoy: the announcement of the Middle Kingdom’s ‘coming collapse’. Unfortunately, wishful thinking is often (not to say never) followed by reality. …The endgame of communist rule in China has begun, and Xi...

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Pakistan is bound to energise its dirty tricks department in J&K
Col Jaibans Singh | 09 Mar , 2015 3 comments
Pakistan is bound to energise its dirty tricks department in J&K

Every year on February, 5, Pakistan plays out a charade of celebrating “Kashmir Day.” This year also the usual functions were held by militant organisations and the usual statements were made. “Pakistanis must not back an inch from their position on Kashmir.” “We should celebrate Kashmir Day in such a way that the dream of hundreds of...

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India’s Confidante in the Maldives is being ill treated, what should New Delhi do
V.B.N. Ram | 03 Mar , 2015 3 comments

There is barely any doubt that India, or for that matter any nation can successfully manoeuvre political intrigues within neighbouring countries (of the type, now occurring in the Maldives) to its advantage, but the US with its all powerful CIA- has on many occasions, been able to rock, as also dislodge many political dispensations it regards...

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Cultural incompatibility in US analysis of PLA
S Rajasimman | 24 Feb , 2015 0 comments
Cultural incompatibility in US analysis of PLA

While past does not determine the future, neither is it inconsequential. Acknowledgment of a mistake in the past does not mean it has been learned for non-repeatability. A whole lot adjustment in organisational culture, training and operational thinking is required over a period of time to absorb the lessons learned in the past. For example,...

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