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Myanmar: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Charm Offensive

The Chinese Foreign Minister made an official visit to Myanmar, Indonesia, Brunei and Philippines in the second week of January.  Wang Yi’s first halt was in Myanmar.  This was the first visit of any Foreign official after the landslide victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD.    China was in a desperate hurry and made haste to visit the new...

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Producing a World-Class Helicopter: India needs to Develop a Strong Indigenous Industry
Producing a World-Class Helicopter: India needs to Develop a Strong Indigenous Industry

In a significant regional political initiative, Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will engage with a conclave of defence ministers from the IOR (Indian Ocean Region) nations on the sidelines of Aero India 2021 to be held in Bengaluru on February 3. According to a senior defence ministry official, this engagement will also seek to promote...

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Chinese Village in Arunachal: India Must Speak Up!
Claude Arpi | 22 Jan , 2021 0 comments

On August 28, 1959, the Indian Ambassador in Beijing sent a strong note to China’s Foreign Ministry, to protest the fact that Chinese troops had violated Indian territory; after mentioning other trespassing in the Tawang and Ladakh sectors, the note says: “Another serious instance of violation of the Indian border and unlawful trespass into...

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Farce Behind Pakistan’s FATF Actions
Farce Behind Pakistan’s FATF Actions

Pakistan goes into sleep mode on actions against global terrorism immediately after Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meetings. As the next review appears, its courts and security agencies move on an overdrive sentencing terrorists and locating those which it has declared as missing. All these actions, just prior to any FATF meetings are aimed...

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Book Excerpts - 1962 War: Reflections of the Past
Claude Arpi | 20 Jan , 2021 0 comments
Book Excerpts - 1962 War: Reflections of the Past

Introduction If one event has deeply marked the Indian psyche since Independence, it is certainly the short Sino-Indian conflict in October/November 1962. The publication of a new book (in this particular case, a compilation) on this subject is therefore always welcome, as it helps to understand what went wrong, as well as the positive...

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