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Responding to American Criticism of India’s Stance on Russia-Ukraine Conflict
Kanwal Sibal | 07 Jun , 2022 2 comments

If western governments are ready to accommodate India by balancing their longer term interest in keeping it within their “democratic” fold with their shorter term interest in drawing India into the circle of “democratic” states condemning Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, America’s “India experts” are being encouraged...

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The Taliban and New Delhi; Why is India Returning to Afghanistan?

The Indian Diplomatic Delegation Arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan Almost nine months after the Taliban invaded Afghanistan, the first New Delhi diplomatic delegation arrived in Kabul on June 2, 2022. Observers and experts were surprised by the Indian delegation’s unexpected visit to Kabul, given the history of Delhi-Taliban relations. India...

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India’s CDS 2.0 & the Integrated Theatre Commands: Challenges and Prospects
India’s CDS 2.0 & the Integrated Theatre Commands: Challenges and Prospects

General The tragic and untimely demise of Gen Bipin Rawat, India’s first CDS and the delay by the government in announcing his successor has led to many speculations in the media about not only the appointment of the CDS but also the furthering of integration between the three services via the Integrated Theatre and Functional Commands that...

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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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