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Xi gets PLA war-ready, India must wake up
Claude Arpi | 27 Feb , 2019 0 comments

In May 2015, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced a strategic plan for China, known as ‘Made in China 2025’; the Middle Kingdom wants to move away from being the World’s factory and shift to higher value products and services; the idea is to upgrade the manufacturing capabilities of Chinese industries. The China Briefing of Dezan Shira &...

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Pakistan and India Visits by Saudi Arabia Crown Prince- Analysed
Dr Subhash Kapila | 26 Feb , 2019 0 comments

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia visited Pakistan and India – February 2019 with a further follow-up visit to China. Saudi Arabia’s underlying strategic objectives in clubbing these visits make an interesting analysis as the India visit stands out apart strategically in relation to Pakistan and...

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India's emerging power play in the Indo-Pacific
India's emerging power play in the Indo-Pacific

Is the Indo-Pacific a new strategic imperative for India? It is marked by a precarious geometry of faultlines and strategic mistrust and could be the centre of the next ‘Great Game.’  Indian policy makers are redefining India’s strategic autonomy as an objective that is attainable through strengthened partnerships. After Independence,...

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Indo-Pak Economic Relations with Reference to MFN Withdrawal and Its Implications
Indo-Pak Economic Relations with Reference to MFN Withdrawal and Its Implications

In the globalised world, economy and security are two sides of the same coin. Economies are driving the nations today. When we talk about the economies; we inadvertently refer to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) status. The GDP determines how powerful a nation is. National power in the world today is defined by the strength of the economy....

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In an environment of insurgency/terrorism complacency attracts death
In an environment of insurgency/terrorism complacency attracts death

Counter insurgency implies countering the insurgents – who are always proactive and keep seeking soft targets. On the contrary the security forces keep looking for the needle (terrorists / insurgents) in the haystack (innumerable public). The search tends to lose impetus due to poor results over extended periods. Complacency thus sets in...

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