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FATF can maintain its Credibility only by Blacklisting Pakistan
Col Jaibans Singh | 20 Oct , 2020 0 comments
FATF can maintain its Credibility only by Blacklisting Pakistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has, in the last few days, become quite vocal in airing his deep concerns about the possible blacklisting of the country by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in its plenary meeting scheduled for 21-23 October, 2020. “If Pakistan is put on FATF’s blacklist, then like Iran, deals will end. No...

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Himalayan Border Dispute
Himalayan Border Dispute

Our northern frontiers remain undemarcated from Ladakh to Burma. Though the boundary between Bhutan and Burma was delineated by the McMahon Line, the 1320 km long McMahon Line was determined and drawn on map by Sir Henry McMahon in conjunction with the Chinese and Tibetan officials. However, nothing was done to demarcate it on the ground....

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India’s Future-Oriented Strategy for a Post-Poll Myanmar
India’s Future-Oriented Strategy for a Post-Poll Myanmar

Weeks before Myanmar elects its new parliament and provincial assemblies on 8 November, India’s Army Chief, Gen MM Naravane, and Foreign Secretary, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, paid a two-day visit to the country (4-5 October). This was one of the rare instances of the Indian military and diplomatic establishments jointly advancing the country’s...

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Russia and China’s Contradictory Preferences in US Presidential Elections 2020
Dr Subhash Kapila | 17 Oct , 2020 0 comments

Russia and China otherwise knit together into a compulsive ‘Strategic Nexus’ due reasons of geopolitical expediencies are intriguingly positioned in contradictory preferences of their respective ‘Preferred Choice’ of next US President in 2020. Russia’s preferred choice both in 2016 US Presidential Elections and continuing in...

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Why Russia Opposes an Indo-Pacific Order
Why Russia Opposes an Indo-Pacific Order

In early August 2020, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla proposed a trilateral mechanism between India, Russia, and Japan on a telephone call with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov. The proposal was tied to PM Modi and former PM Abe’s 2019 visit to the Russian Far East, where they discussed Moscow’s involvement in...

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