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Gun-Fire at Nittikai-Kulam, Srilanka (1989)
Gun-Fire at Nittikai-Kulam, Srilanka (1989)

In the late 1980s, the internal situation in Srilanka had deteriorated considerably and a large military force was dispatched from India to assist the beleaguered island nation. Named the Indian Peace-keeping Force (IPKF), it comprised of four infantry divisions, three battalions of Special Forces Commandos and various administrative and...

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Quo Vadis Xi?
Quo Vadis Xi?

Never have the nations felt the tremors of change like it does today due to the impact of the Rise of China. Post WW-II, USA replaced UK as the leading power of the World, but there were no major convulsions felt around the globe. It appeared more as a like-for-like replacement, and the US and the West set about establishing the International...

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Ukraine Conflict and the US-Russia-China Triangle
Ukraine Conflict and the US-Russia-China Triangle

The West was expecting Russian President Vladimir Putin to declare all out war on Ukraine in his speech presiding over the annual parade commemorating the triumph over Nazi Germany in World War II on May 9. But Putin described the Russian special operations in Ukraine as “forced, timely, and only correct decision,” as was in the past. Putin...

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CPEC: a Tale of ‘Iron-Clad’ Friendship and Weak Bridges
Nilesh Kunwar | 10 May , 2022 0 comments
CPEC: a Tale of ‘Iron-Clad’ Friendship and Weak Bridges

Frightening videos of the Hassanabad concrete bridge on Karakoram Highway being washed away in a matter of seconds is a grim reminder of how human apathy towards climate and environment has invited nature’s fury. This incident also reveals the heavy penalty that one has to pay for undertaking infrastructural development with reckless speed...

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18 Punjab Operations in High Altitude Terrain of Kargil
18 Punjab Operations in High Altitude Terrain of Kargil

Like most other days at Drass, 03 December 1971, was again a chilly day. The bone-chilling afternoon deterred all activity, but we had found out a method to beat back the freezing cold. Our prolonged deployment at Drass and the large open area adjoining our field fortifications had turned us into accomplished baseball players. Baseball had...

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