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If ever the twain should meet...
Vikram Sood | 31 Aug , 2013 0 comments

The attack across the LoC by the Pakistan Army on August 6 was soon after Pakistan Prime Minister called for better relations with India. This act and the continuing provocation is meant to convey to peace seekers in Pakistan that peace was possible only under certain conditions beyond the reach of a civilian Prime Minister. This heightened...

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Will Iran face Biological mess?

In the Times of India of today, Chidanand Rajghatta writes that ihe US has fought some 70 wars since it birth 234 years ago, at least 10 of them major conflicts and that till 1947 the US Department of Defense (DoD) was called Department of War. He quotes George Carlin who said, “We like war … we are good at it. We are not good at anything...

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Time for a hard look at the aviation industry
Time for a hard look at the aviation industry

India has steadfastly refused to review the organisational model of the MoD, which remains frozen in time. Therefore, the inter-service rivalry results in wasteful duplications and a military-industrial complex that is only accountable to its bureaucratic masters and not to the ultimate users OVER the past few months, a raging controversy has...

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Nepal: Namaste China
Claude Arpi | 19 Aug , 2013 0 comments
Nepal: Namaste China

Nepal has become a full-fledged colony of China, with the Nepali leaders repeating blindly what Beijing tell them to say, using even the Chinese Communist jargon. According to China Tibet Online, Mahesh Kumar Maskey, the former kingdom’s Ambassador to China asserted “Nepal firmly suppresses Dalai Clique’s separatist activities.” …the...

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No lunch in Lahore yet
Vikram Sood | 12 Aug , 2013 4 comments
No lunch in Lahore yet

Peace with Pakistan is desirable. But it’s also a grievous error of judgement to misread smiles when behind them lie murderous intentions. Peace between nations is a laudable objective and countries have fought wars in the name of peace. Pakistan started four wars against India, not counting the skirmish in the Rann of Kutch and the endless...

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