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Terrorism in J&K: Mindless and futile violence
Col Jaibans Singh | 06 Dec , 2014 2 comments
Terrorism in J&K: Mindless and futile violence

The euphoria caused by a large voter turnout for the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir has been responded to by the terrorists with a spate of attacks across the state in the last week or so.  The suicide attack in Arnia , district Jammu on November, 27, followed by the second suicide attack at Uri  in  Kashmir  on December, 05; the...

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Assessing the PLA’s Mindset!
Rajinder Puri | 25 Nov , 2014 0 comments
Assessing the PLA’s Mindset!

Three editors, Mr Andrew Scobell, Mr David Lai and Mr Roy Kamphausen, have collaborated to produce a book,Chinese Lessons from Other Peoples’ Wars. To decode the thinking of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China the book has adopted a novel approach. A group of experts after studying the PLA’s reactions to other wars have...

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The saga of India-Israel intelligence co-operation
Jatin Kumar | 13 Nov , 2014 2 comments

In the present global world, intelligence co-operation has become a major pillar in bilateral relations of the states. History of intelligence sharing can be traced from the Second World War, when an intelligence alliance was established between Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and USA, known as ‘Five Eyes’, all these countries were...

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Humanitarian crisis in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir
Col Jaibans Singh | 03 Nov , 2014 1 comment
Humanitarian crisis in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

Substantial areas of the state of Jammu and Kashmir including Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) were afflicted by floods of mammoth proportions in beginning September this year. On September, 07, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the flood affected areas of POK. He was greeted with slogans of “Go Nawaz Go” which reflected the...

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When Modi made his moves in the US
Vikram Sood | 17 Oct , 2014 2 comments
When Modi made his moves in the US

There was more to Narendra Modi’s visit to the US than the razzmatazz of Madison Square Garden and Central Park. He had gone to the US after three basic foreign policy initiatives, and was making a statement on the world stage beyond the confines of the UNGA. The visit to the US was a kind of a high point in his drive to shake off the old...

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