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Is India wasting its energies in totally unproductive and self-destructive pursuits?

At the cusp of becoming a reckonable global player, India, relatively a young nation but importantly, the inheritor of an ancient and a great civilization, displays an uncanny propensity for repeatedly axing its own feet, and often for reasons which belie any logic. The events in the past month engulfing and inflaming some of our youth at a...

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Chinese muscle-flexing in South China Sea: India must operate closely with Vietnam

The South China Sea has become an important concern for China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines and Brunei. China claims the entire South China Sea and unilaterally occupied the Paracel islands from the erstwhile South Vietnamese regime in 1974. Ever since, China has been claiming the entire group of Spratly islands which are in the...

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India’s Military Vulnerabilities against China-Pakistan Axis
Dr Subhash Kapila | 17 Mar , 2016 1 comment

India stands militarily vulnerable today against any China-Pakistan Axis military adventurism targeting India as a result of the virtually criminal neglect of India’s war-preparedness during the ten years of the previous Government in a repeat of the pre-1962 Nehruvian syndrome. The China-Pakistan Axis is a strategic and military reality in...

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India Set to Boost the Lift-Off Power
Radhakrishna Rao | 16 Mar , 2016 0 comments

In a major breakthrough in the quest of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to build a heavy lift capability, the cryogenic engine, forming a part of the upper stage of the next generation, high performance Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk-III successfully passed its qualification test on 19th Feb 2016. The three...

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Myanmar in China’s Push into the Indian Ocean
Joshy M. Paul | 15 Mar , 2016 0 comments
Myanmar in China’s Push into the Indian Ocean

China, of late, has been pitching to increase its influence in the Indian Ocean through Myanmar by building a deep-water port, which includes a special economic zone (SEZ) at the cost of US$280 million. The project is coming up at Kyaukphyu in the troubled southwestern Rakhine Province of Myanmar. The Kyaukphyu SEZ project was awarded to a...

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