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Tehrik e Pakistan Taliban Now Armed With Missile
Tehrik e Pakistan Taliban Now Armed With Missile

The elder brother Chinese President XI Jinping who came calling on Pakistan, his younger brother’s home as per his own words on 20 and 21 April, has departed from Pakistan leaving Pakistan euphoric with 46 billion dollars worth of goodies in infrastructure development and military hardware. …missile OMAR-1 which they say they will put in...

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An alternate view on the Rafale Deal
An alternate view on the Rafale Deal

On March 06, 2015, Mr. Bharat Karnad wrote in the New Indian Express (NIE) an article demanding the termination of Rafale Deal between India and France. It was shocking to note that in this article this columnist of stature and the said respected national daily descended to a level of launching a mean personal attack on an officer of the...

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Factor of legitimacy in use of force in countering insurgency
Factor of legitimacy in use of force in countering insurgency

Military men by training and instinct are suspicious of academic and philosophical speculation. But all over the world today, they are increasingly tasked to tackle insurgencies, a problem that is more politico-military. Here is an attempt to share some of the insights the author gained in over 25 years of study of this subject. The...

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Becoming a leading power isn't easy
Vikram Sood | 16 Apr , 2015 2 comments
Becoming a leading power isn't easy

Prime Minister Modi’s seven-day mission to France, Germany and Canada will have taken him to seven cities, covering several thousand kilometres and attending innumerable functions. By all accounts, a success, with twenty pacts signed in France and ten issues highlighted in Germany. In France, he concentrated on strategic issues, focused on...

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J&K: Security holds precedence over all else
Col Jaibans Singh | 24 Mar , 2015 4 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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