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Pakistan Army Pushes Pakistan to Existential Cross Roads
Dr Subhash Kapila | 24 Aug , 2019 3 comments
Pakistan Army Pushes Pakistan to Existential Cross Roads

Pakistan Army which tightly controls Pakistan’s foreign policy and security formulations has endangered Pakistan’s survival as an independent Nation-State with a looming critical existential crisis that emerges from what I would term as “Pakistan Army’s mythical obsession of geopolitical and strategic equivalence with India”. Pakistan...

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Pakistan’s Operation Order - OO No 216/ K/ GHQ / MO Dte -1/ East dt 17 Aug 2019 

Having spoken about the psyche of Pakistani power brokers, namely the military, radical Islamist parties, Army-appointed PM, leading a voiceless Senate and powerless ruling Party, let me now analyze the events that took place at Rawalpindi and at Islamabad, lately.  Two important meetings were held by the Pakistan Army Chief on the current...

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Singapore’s Grand Procurement Plan for Greater Naval Power
Bahauddin Foizee | 22 Aug , 2019 0 comments

A tiny yet wealthy city-state, Singapore is a major financial hub of Asia. While this moneyed image has become the mainstream depiction of Singapore, many are unaware of the fact that Singaporean armed forces are active contributors to the security of the region, and in particular its navy has been actively patrolling the regional waters...

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Ship attacks in Persian Gulf and the need for Unmanned Surface Vehicles for mine counter-measure
IDR News Network | 21 Aug , 2019 0 comments
Ship attacks in Persian Gulf and the need for Unmanned Surface Vehicles for mine counter-measure

During May 2019 the US has warned shipping companies and ship’s owners that “Iran or its proxies” could be targeting maritime traffic in the region[1]. Those warnings came after few incidents during May 2019, at the Gulf of Oman, in which three ships attacked by mines, were implemented according to the US officials by Iranian revolution...

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The Chinese Panchen Lama on the Indian Border
Claude Arpi | 19 Aug , 2019 0 comments

Interesting developments have recently taken place in Western Tibet (Ngari Prefecture). The Chinese Panchen Lama, Gyaltsen Norbu is said (by the Chinese media) to have conducted an ‘inspection tour’ of the region, including a village bordering Ladakh. Extensive Media Coveage Hundreds pictures were published showing the Chinese-selected 11th...

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