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J&K: What Pakistan can do and how India should respond
Onkareshwar Pandey | 07 Sep , 2019 5 comments
J&K: What Pakistan can do and how India should respond

The change in status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir carried out in the most legitimate and constitutional manner is essentially an internal matter of the Indian nation. What is galling here is the undesirable and disgusting interference that is being attempted by neighbouring Pakistan. It was of course, expected, since the all-powerful...

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India must rethink its Balochistan Policy
India must rethink its Balochistan Policy

That Balochistan, the resource-rich southwestern province of Pakistan, has never been in the news nor captured global attention the way that Kashmir has is perhaps testimony to the PR capabilities of the Pakistani deep establishment. Or is it that since Balochistan was not an issue or a dispute between India and Pakistan, it was not so enticing...

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Appointment of Chief of Defence Staff: A Historic Decision
Amb Sujan R Chinoy | 05 Sep , 2019 0 comments
Appointment of Chief of Defence Staff: A Historic Decision

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rousing Independence Day address delivered from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort covered many issues relating to reforms and development in India. Among the several key announcements made by the Prime Minister was the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), which he described as “a very...

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Kashmir As "Disputed Territory" Bogey Fades into History- 2019
Dr Subhash Kapila | 03 Sep , 2019 2 comments
Kashmir As

Kashmir as ‘Disputed Territory’ bogey nauseatingly maintained by Pakistan ever since 1947 and permissively perpetuated by past Indian Governments due to  political timidity faded into history on August 05 2019 when PM Narendra Modi BJP Government steered through  Indian Parliament by overwhelming majority for abrogation of Article 370 and...

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Why China is eying Ladakh
Claude Arpi | 26 Aug , 2019 1 comment

A few years ago, a Ladakhi friend recounted a telling story; one evening he was invited at the Chinese embassy in Delhi. In the course of the party, he enquired with an official that he would like one day to visit Tibet. His interlocutor immediately answered that “there is no problem, everything can be arranged”. My friend was delighted; then...

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