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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 4 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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Immediate East
Immediate East

The over 56 million population of Myanmar (68 percent Burman, 9 percent Shan, 7percent Karen, 4 percent Rakhine, 3 percent Chinese, 2 percent each Indian and Mon, and 5 percent others) has never really seen sustainable peace despite over 53.42 million people following Buddhism (2011 official figures), a religion that preaches non-violence....

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