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Pragmatism is Watchword of India's Foreign Policy: Enemy’s Friend is My Enemy

There is a pragmatism bordering on the Machiavellian that permeates the ‘enlightened self-interest’ that is guiding Indian foreign policy, by which, if an enemy’s enemy is a friend, then an enemy’s friend is an enemy. On the margins of the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam...

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Pakistan’s targeting of Kashmiri youth needs to be challenged and negated
Jasbir Sarai | 30 Sep , 2019 0 comments

“When curfew is lifted there will be a blood bath,” said Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, in the course of his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He parroted this phrase and other hate filled rhetoric with monotonous regularity all though his stay in the United States. It is quite apparent that these phrases had...

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India and France 'Reliable Partners'
Claude Arpi | 28 Sep , 2019 0 comments

Remember the months before the legislative elections, L’Affaire Rafale was everyday in the news, thanks to the then leader of Opposition, who alleged hanky-panky in the intergovernmental deal signed between India and France for acquiring 36 off-the-shelf Rafale multi-role fighter planes.  The day the campaign was over, no line of negative...

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21 Centuary Warfare: Indian Army set to Incorporate AI to Augment Capability
Ashutosh Bhatia | 26 Sep , 2019 1 comment
21 Centuary Warfare: Indian Army set to Incorporate AI to Augment Capability

The Indian Army is set to incorporate artificial intelligence into its formations in constructive, protective and destructive purposes in the next three to four years, said commander of the Jaipur based South Western Command Lt Gen Alok Kler adding it would first be used in mechanised forces. Lt Gen Kler was addressing media persons on the...

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And if India had won 1962 War?
Claude Arpi | 19 Sep , 2019 1 comment

Wing Commander Jag Mohan (‘Jaggi’) Nath of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is the first of the six Indian officers to have twice been decorated with the Maha Vir Chakra (MVC), India’s second highest war-time military decoration.  A few months ago, I interviewed the 90-year old Wing Commander who had the privilege to fly 11 years on the famous...

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