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Northeast - Integrating the Seven Sisters
Brig Amrit Kapur | 20 Feb , 2016 15 comments
Northeast - Integrating the Seven Sisters

The ravishingly beautiful and picturesque landmass of our country, which adorns the mantle of the northeastern states, may distance wise be even less than Chennai or Trivandrum is from New Delhi, yet it remains emotionally detached from the rest of India. The reasons are more than intriguing. The perceived distance has more to do with the...

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Engage South Asian Nations
Engage South Asian Nations

South Asia continues to be in a state of flux. Maldives, which recently faced political turmoil, now appears to be stabilizing. Sri Lanka, post the last election, has seen a sea change in its internal situation. It is still early days and the tussle between the previous and present heads of state continues. Nepal has still to resolve the issue...

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International Solar Alliance: India’s Quest to Emerge as a Global Powerhouse of Solar Energy
Aniket Bhavthankar | 18 Feb , 2016 0 comments
International Solar Alliance: India’s Quest to Emerge as a Global Powerhouse of Solar Energy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande laid the foundation stone of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) headquartered in Gurgaon during the latter’s visit to India as a chief guest for 67th Republic Day. Modi and Hollande jointly announced formation of the ISA during Conference of Parties-21 in Paris...

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Does India lack Strategic Culture?
Col Anil Athale | 17 Feb , 2016 5 comments
Does India lack Strategic Culture?

Of late there has begun a lively debate on Indian strategic culture or lack of it. Some have referred to the “Panipat Syndrome’ while some others have harked back to Chanankya. Indian civilisation is peculiar in some ways. Its view on life as endless cycle has influenced it to neglect history. When one attempts to reconstruct Indian past,...

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ISI and the Islamic State smokescreen
Divya Kumar Soti | 16 Feb , 2016 0 comments

On September 12, 2014, the streets of Western Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor city were abuzz with political gossip as the constituency was slated to go for assembly by-polls the very next day. But near noon, the old city’s Jataan locality was rocked by a big explosion in a house. Neighbors saw few youngsters rushing out of a rented house with two of...

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