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Helicopter Recovery from Siachen
Helicopter Recovery from Siachen

An Indian Army Dhruv helicopter was recently recovered from a post at 18,000 ft on Siachen Glacier. The report about the recovery of an Indian Army Dhruv helicopter from Khanda, a post at around 16,200 feet on the Siachen Glacier, is wonderful news. Besides the fact that a flying machine has been recovered, it also gives great credit to the...

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China: A Great Economic Game looms in 2019
Claude Arpi | 02 Jan , 2019 0 comments

Year 2019 will be a crucial year for China. Following the 1911 Revolution in China, the Manchu (Qing) dynasty disintegrated, triggering the fall of imperial rule. Eight years later, the May Fourth Movement took place in the Chinese capital; students started protesting against the nationalist government’s weak response to the Treaty of...

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Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina Wins a Third Term: BNP Routed
Dr Subhash Kapila | 01 Jan , 2019 0 comments
Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina Wins a Third Term: BNP Routed

In the elections held on December 30, the Awami League led Alliance won 288 seats with the BNP led Alliance winning only 7 sets.  Three seats went to others. It is a land slide victory for Hasina and her party- the Awami League. Though it was known that the Awami League had an edge in the elections, no one could have predicted or assessed such...

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The story of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh
Col Jaibans Singh | 31 Dec , 2018 0 comments
The story of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh

Some acts and deeds are so profound that they change the course of history! One such is the martyrdom of the two younger sons of the tenth master of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh Ji! The young and innocent boys, Sahibzada (Prince) Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh attained martyrdom on 26, December, 1705, when they were brutally murdered...

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Recent crisis gives Sri Lankan PM chance for a constitutional review
NS Venkatraman | 30 Dec , 2018 0 comments

With the reinstatement of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, political observers believe that democratic practices in Sri Lanka have emerged triumphant.  Earlier, after President Maithripala Srisena sacked Wickremesinghe from the post of Prime Minister on October 26, with little forethought and inadequate forward planning and...

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