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NATO Military Alliance Europe Highlights Strategic Concerns on Emerging China Threat
Dr Subhash Kapila | 18 Jan , 2021 0 comments
NATO Military Alliance Europe Highlights Strategic Concerns on Emerging China Threat

The “China Threat” is no longer a security challenge confined to India, Japan and Indo Pacific nations but now palpably perceived as a global threat- in –the- making impacting the NATO Military Alliance as reflected in the NATO Document released in November 2020. NATO Alliance (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) basically shoulders an...

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Let the Staff go along with the Flag; the Typewriters can Follow Later
Claude Arpi | 17 Jan , 2021 0 comments

This morning, one of the pioneers of the Indian Frontier Administrative Service (IFAS) passed away. It perhaps marks the end of an era. KC Johorey, who later joined the IAS and became Chief Secretary in Goa, was one of the first to join the IFAS in 1954. He started his career in the Indian Army (Corps of Engineers), but one day, he decided to...

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Insurgency as a Spoiler: South Asian Context
Insurgency as a Spoiler: South Asian Context

Issues Meriting Importance At the outset it should be clear that there is no international definition for the insurgency. It is commonly agreed that it is an organised armed struggle by a section of the local population against the State, usually with foreign support. The possible causes of an insurgency could be as under:- Ideology Ethnic...

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Curtailed Army Day Celebration 2021
Col JP Singh, Retd | 15 Jan , 2021 0 comments
Curtailed Army Day Celebration 2021

Army Day is celebrated in India on 15th of January every year to commemorate a historic event post independence in January 1949 when Gen. KM Cariappa became the first Indian to assume the Command of the Indian Army. The celebration commemorates yet another turn of historic event when India got rid of British Generals. Gen, later Field Marshal...

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Pakistan: Fanatic Outrage and Shrine Demolition
KM Seethi | 14 Jan , 2021 0 comments
Pakistan: Fanatic Outrage and Shrine Demolition

In less than a week after the destruction of a Hindu holy shrine in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), the Supreme Court of Pakistan has come down heavily against the perpetrators of the act as well as against the public authorities for having failed to protect the rights and privileges of the biggest religious minority in the...

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