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China-Tibet concord dream fading fast
Claude Arpi | 19 Jun , 2019 0 comments

One man has destabilized China. For the purpose, he has used something which hardly existed a decade ago, Twitter. Though his messages are sometimes eccentric, President Donald Trump has changed the course of the US-China relations. For the first time in recent years, the US has taken the ascendant on the Middle Kingdom in term of communication...

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Design and Development of Equipment by DRDO, DPSUs and Ordnance Factories
Amit Cowshish | 18 Jun , 2019 0 comments

Paragraph 72 in Chapter II of the Defence Procurement Procedure 2016 (DPP 2016) sets out the procedure for awarding design and development (D&D) projects to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Defence Publics Sector Undertakings (DPSUs). There are at least three issues concerning this...

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Pulwama, Balakot, and the Future: How the Chips Stack Up
Manpreet Sethi | 17 Jun , 2019 0 comments

For the time being, the India-Pakistan crisis triggered by the terrorist strike against the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in February in Pulwama appears to have stabilised. However, India must have no delusions that such acts of terrorism will not recur. Pakistan has long believed that terrorism is too low cost a tool to keep India...

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The Importance of Yatung and Chumbi Valley
Claude Arpi | 16 Jun , 2019 0 comments

Yatung (called Yadong by the Chinese) has been in the news recently. One of the reasons might be the annual opening of the Nathu-la pass for trade between India and China (Yatung is also one of the routes for the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra for Indian pilgrims). China Tibet Online noted: “The Natho [Nathu] La Pass Trade Channel in Yadong...

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A Kargil War Hero Nobody Ever Wrote About
IDR News Network | 15 Jun , 2019 64 comments
A Kargil War Hero Nobody Ever Wrote About

First Published on: http://akkarbakkar.com/ It was a tough decision to write this but I have nothing to hide. The more I stare at his name plate stuck neatly on to my notice board, the more angry I get for how easily you have forgotten him. The letters in white engraved onto the black plate say — C B DWIVEDI in capital letters — in...

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