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Did the PMs of India and Pakistan need to meet just yet?
Kanwal Sibal | 11 Oct , 2013 0 comments
Did the PMs of India and Pakistan need to meet just yet?

Manmohan Singh’s meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, in New York on September 29 produced limited results. After Singh himself mentioned toned down expectations from the encounter, it became clear that little would emerge from it. …opportunity to retrieve the political mistake of delinking dialogue from terrorism was,...

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Is Army entering politics?
Col R Hariharan | 10 Oct , 2013 3 comments
Is Army entering politics?

[This article includes comments made by the author in a panel discussion titled “Is the army entering politics?” in a TV news channel on September 24, 2013. Other two panelists belonged to the Congress and BJP parties.] The sensational title of the discussion “Is Army entering politics?” is an insinuation on army – a national...

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The avoidable political storm
Prakash Nanda | 26 Sep , 2013 3 comments
The avoidable political storm

Former Army Chief V K Singh is again in news. Of course, one may ask when he was not in news.  He had  a stormy innings as the Army Chief( March  2010 – May 2012), during which  not only he led a crusade against some major incidents of corruption within the 13 lakh-strong Army, which is the world’s second largest, but also fought an...

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US ties pegged on Indian appetite for technology
Kanwal Sibal | 23 Sep , 2013 3 comments
US ties pegged on Indian appetite for technology

The aim of India-US dialogue is that as India rises and seeks an adaptation of existing rules, it does so in a concerted manner with the US. Our ties with the US have improved remarkably. The number of dialogues that the two countries are holding — on energy, education, agriculture, health, development, science and technology, environment,...

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From military coup to toppling J&K government
From military coup to toppling J&K government

Not long ago a national newspaper, of considerable standing, ‘in headlines’ on its front page had created a stir amongst the public by raising the specter of a military coup, engineered by the then army chief. The provocation was the move of two minor units (in all 1000 soldiers ) towards Delhi, at a time when army chief’s case...

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