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To Tame the Dragon Is Status Quo the Answer
Brig Anil Gupta | 03 Jun , 2020 6 comments
To Tame the Dragon Is Status Quo the Answer

The standoff at Doklam in 2017 is followed by another and bigger standoff in Eastern Ladakh in 2020 with defence analysts, diplomats and strategic experts predicting the frequency to be almost annual due to the ostensible Chinese annoyance at the rapid rate of development of infrastructure along the LAC by India which neutralises the asymmetry...

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Bangladesh – A New South Asian Tiger or an Authoritarian state?
Rehan Rajput | 23 May , 2020 1 comment
Bangladesh – A New South Asian Tiger or an Authoritarian state?

PM Sheikh Hasina enjoys the heroic image for her achievements. On the other side looks surrounded by the difficult questions over attacks on minorities and seculars in the Country. Bangladesh is called a new “South Asian Tiger” under the Sheikh Hasina regime, but many people see Bangladesh as an Authoritarian state. Bangladesh emerged as a...

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Fifty years-on, Chetwode!!...Really?.... Remisensing My Days at IMA
Rajiv Rastogi | 22 May , 2020 1 comment
Fifty years-on, Chetwode!!...Really?.... Remisensing My Days at IMA

Dear Course-Mates,                                             Not unlike many of you, passing through portals of the Chetwode Hall nearly half a century back was a life-changing event for me. It set our lives on a new trajectory.  Aside from a strong foundation in a military career, it installed strong values and resilience that served us well...

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Xi calls-up Trump amid rising ‘Anti-Americanism’ at home, Experts warn not to rescue the ‘Wolf’
Hemant Adlakha | 05 May , 2020 2 comments
Xi calls-up Trump amid rising ‘Anti-Americanism’ at home, Experts warn not to rescue the ‘Wolf’

Timing is everything in politics. For President Xi Jinping, timing is everything in diplomacy too. It is not known if Xi is familiar with the famous Pierre Trudeau axiom, which is ‘the essential ingredient of politics is timing’. Given with how much esteem every top Chinese Communist Party leader in the post-Mao Reform era had embraced...

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Yemen Torn Apart from Another Strife
Manish Rai | 02 May , 2020 0 comments
Yemen Torn Apart from Another Strife

Yemen’s leading Southern separatist group Southern Transition Council (STC) has declared self-rule and state of emergency in the areas under their control, including the port city of Aden. This bold move of the STC has been strongly condemned by Saudi Arabia led military coalition and United Nation recognized government of President Abd...

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