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Good Governance and Foreign Policy
Prakash Nanda | 30 Jan , 2014 2 comments
Good Governance and Foreign Policy

As had been the practice with his predecessors, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has started the exercise of rewarding or taking interests of his close civilian officers before demitting office. That it is a distinct sign of his realisation that the Congress stands no chance of retaining power in the coming general elections is a different...

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China’s Uighur War
China’s Uighur War

If China considers Uighurs in Xinjiang as her Achilles heel, she created it herself with CCP’s lust for territory – greed that is on the rise and will in the long run lead China to self destruct if unchecked. Uighurs, predominant group of some 20 million populations of 13 ethnic groups of Xinjiang consider Chinese presence imperialist and...

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Defence Forces of the nation persistently wronged
Defence Forces of the nation persistently wronged

Defence forces have been disadvantaged in a wide range of areas. Firstly they has been persistently wronged by successive Central Pay Commissions, (CPCs)  While defence forces are the largest single group of government employees, there has never been a member from it on any of the CPCs: not even amongst150 odd staff assembled to work out the...

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The message stands delivered
Vikram Sood | 13 Dec , 2013 0 comments
The message stands delivered

Quite often it is a thoughtless or tactless statement but it also serves the desired purpose of saying something and then denying or giving it a spin. The message stands delivered. Maybe that was what Nawaz Sharif intended when he spoke about flashpoints in the India-Pakistan relationship during his visit to Muzzafarabad. It is to be expected...

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Nepal's democratic hopes, Indian and Chinese interests
Vikram Sood | 21 Nov , 2013 2 comments
Nepal's democratic hopes, Indian and Chinese interests

Nepal’s efforts to establish a parliamentary democracy have had their difficult and almost hopeless phases for the last decade where political fault lines accentuated since the assassination of King Birendra. The country will hold elections on November 19 if all goes well. China may be unable to match India’s economic and political...

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