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Growing Drug Addiction in Kashmir
Farooq Wani | 30 Jun , 2020 2 comments
Growing Drug Addiction in Kashmir

Prolonged nature of the Kashmir conflict and the resultant trauma caused especially to the youth has largely remained unaddressed. Lack of focused post conflict healthcare services and increased proliferation of drugs from across the Line of Control has exacerbated the problems multi-fold. The drug addiction has been on the rise for last few...

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India, Tibet, Xinjiang: Tales of China's Broken Promises
Claude Arpi | 25 Jun , 2020 0 comments
India, Tibet, Xinjiang: Tales of China's Broken Promises

The Ladakh situation, especially the brutal killing of the Commanding Officer (CO) of the 16 Bihar regiment and 19 of his men, has generated a lot of debate in the printed media as well the TV studios; some observers noticed that India has the largest number of experts not only in cricket, but also in the medical field (COVID-19) and even in...

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Treachery and Valour
Treachery and Valour

Barren, cold desert High, rocky mountains Icy freezing winds Desolate, uneasy loneliness Unexpected, barbaric treachery brutal, tragic consequences Loss of life and limb                 yes, most certainly                 but more significantly Loss of trust and faith                 in humanity                 in the given word Loss of total...

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Frontiers and Borders: Breaking the logjam on the Northern Border
Lt Gen NS Brar | 18 Jun , 2020 1 comment
Frontiers and Borders: Breaking the logjam on the Northern Border

Listen in the north, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind; Tramp o’ Cossack hooves in front, grey great coats behind. Trouble on the Frontier of a most amazin’ kind …. —Rudyard Kipling, Mutiny of the Mavericks Kipling’s words referred to the Russians at the frontier, it’s the Chinese today. The Treaty of Westphalia 24 October 1648,...

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Of Fratricide and Air Defence Command
Col Mandeep Singh | 11 Jun , 2020 1 comment
Of Fratricide and Air Defence Command

In 2003, during the invasion of Iraq by United States led forces, 62 firing units of Patriot missile system followed the advancing troops providing them a continuous air defence cover. As the allied air forces went into operations against the Iraqi regime, what was of greater concern was not the scores of Soviet era Surface to Air Missile (SAM)...

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