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Understanding the Article 370
Prakash Nanda | 26 May , 2014 5 comments
Understanding the Article 370

The recent suggestion of the Gujarat chief minister and BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at a rally in Jammu that the nation should debate the usefulness of the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that grants special rights to the state of Jammu and Kashmir has caused a hue and cry in the political circles. It has...

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Siachen: An episode to Remember
Anand K Verma | 21 May , 2014 1 comment
Siachen: An episode to Remember

In the troubled relationship of India with Pakistan, there have been very few occasions when the latter desired a genuine end to some of the problems. Siachen belongs to this rarest of the rare category. The event belongs to the period of Gen Zia-ul-Haq, who had seized power in Pakistan in 1977 and made himself the President and the Chief of...

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I Feel Cheated...
Lt Col AK Rai | 17 May , 2014 3 comments

This is an extract of redressal of grievance by an Army officer regarding the degradation of status, submitted to the Central Government through proper channels vide Letter No. 533/ARK/ROG dated 29 October 1993. It is pertinent in view of the accumulated grievances over the years in the armed forces, which has now resulted in the rejection of...

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सेना और व्यवस्था में न पनपे आशंका
Bharat Verma | 15 May , 2014 0 comments
सेना और व्यवस्था में न पनपे आशंका

पाकिस्तान के एक जनरल ने कहा था- ‘अगर भारतीय सेना टूट जाए, तो भारत को तोड़ा जा सकता है।’ यह वह बिंदु है, जिस दिशा में पाकिस्तान लगातार...

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Is India Scared of China?
Prakash Nanda | 14 May , 2014 3 comments
Is India Scared of China?

Ms Annette Lu, the Vice President of the Republic of China, better known as Taiwan, is still finding it hard to believe that the Vajpayee government did not allow her to visit the earthquake victims in Gujarat with relief material worth more than one million US dollars because of the “Chinese fear”. Ms Lu, who had earned international...

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