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The Resistance Front in Kashmir: Old and weakened wine in a new bottle
Col Jaibans Singh | 11 Aug , 2020 0 comments
The Resistance Front in Kashmir: Old and weakened wine in a new bottle

The saying, “Give the devil its due” applies most aptly to Pakistan’s perseverance in pursuing its evil terrorist agenda. It keeps the pot boiling against India (particularly in Kashmir) and against beleaguered Afghanistan, despite all pressures by the international community. For warding off this pressure Pakistan has a well honed process in...

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Ladakh stand-off shows India sorely needs strategic and border studies
Claude Arpi | 08 Aug , 2020 0 comments
Ladakh stand-off shows India sorely needs strategic and border studies

One of the most shocking episodes of the 1962 conflict with China was the fact that Indian officers on the ground, particularly the commanders of the 7 Infantry Brigade and the 4 Division, had to beg Delhi for a map of the area they had to defend. It is said that a senior officer had to once draw a map on a piece of paper for his troops who had...

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Sri- Lanka’s Foreign Policy Outlook: Balancing the Act between India and China
Sri- Lanka’s Foreign Policy Outlook: Balancing the Act between India and China

Interdependence and bandwagoning has been central to the new foreign policy dynamics of smaller states in the recent years. In the 21st century, the power matrix between bigger and smaller nations will be determined by this paradigm. Sri Lanka’s foreign policy as an island nation should be to promote its national interest in synchrony with...

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Equality in Armed Forces Comes with All Its Dues: Revisiting the Judgement of Apex Court
Harshit Sharma | 04 Aug , 2020 0 comments
Equality in Armed Forces Comes with All Its Dues: Revisiting the Judgement of Apex Court

“Inferior inducements bring second rate men. Second rate men invite second best security. In war there is no prize for the runner up.” —General Omar N Bradley In what has been called significant judgment on gender equality, the Supreme Court on 16th February 2020 directed that Permanent Commission should be granted to women in army...

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Alexander The Great's India Campaign - Some Lore and Some Facts
Brig D S Sarao | 01 Aug , 2020 4 comments
Alexander The Great's India Campaign - Some Lore and Some Facts

The famous conversation between the defeated King Porus and the victorious King Alexander after the battle of Hydaspes (Jhelum) river is known to most school going children and history students. The conversation went something like this- Alexander — How would you like to be treated? Porus – Treat me as a King would treat another King! We are...

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