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Latest Chinese Incursion into Ladakh: The perspective that is missing
Latest Chinese Incursion into Ladakh: The perspective that is missing

It is amazing that while a potentially strategic vulnerability is being created with each passing day on the DBO front in Ladakh and possibly elsewhere as well the Foreign Minister of India in his wisdom chooses to call it a minor blip, an acne that will soon disappear. Disappear it will not and by the time the Foreign Minister returns from...

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India-China Military Standoff – A Question of Sovereignty and Peace
Karan Kharb | 26 Apr , 2013 8 comments
India-China Military Standoff – A Question of Sovereignty and Peace

Being at war with itself, India has neither the intent nor the courage to deter her enemies from nibbling at the ‘disputed’ borders and regurgitate at the negotiating table. Pakistan and China are taking full advantage of a weak Government which is virtually held at ransom by its coalition partners. Also, as a tradition the Indian...

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Pakistan’s Elections : Internal Dynamics
Danvir Singh | 24 Apr , 2013 7 comments

As Pakistan goes to elections in May 2013, the world is likely to witness an unprecedented transition of power between the successive democratically elected civilian governments. To extrapolate for a country, that has a political history marred by cycle of military coups, this transition may be seen by many as Pakistan’s political...

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Courage in Question
Courage in Question

Retrospective downgrading of military awards taints service ideals – Air Marshal Brijesh D Jayal The highlight of an annual Republic Day parade is the opening, with the nation honouring yet more of its brave sons or daughters who have displayed courage in the highest traditions of the military. They are conferred the Param Vir Chakra or the...

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Can 1996 repeat itself in Afghanistan?
B Raman | 14 Apr , 2013 0 comments

As the US troops prepare to thin themselves out of Afghanistan starting from next year, India has to worry whether 1996 can repeat itself in Afghanistan, when the Taliban, with the help of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), captured power from the Afghan Mujahideen in Kabul and enforced its rule. In searching for an answer to this...

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