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Pakistan’s perfidy in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir must be exposed
Col Jaibans Singh | 12 Oct , 2015 0 comments
Pakistan’s perfidy in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir must be exposed

“If their (Pakistan’s) response is serious and credible, India is prepared to address all outstanding issues through dialogue.” This statement made by India’s Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has a historic connotation. It constitutes an apt and concise summary of what needs to...

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The National Security Dilemma
Brig Deepak Sinha | 09 Oct , 2015 0 comments
The National Security Dilemma

As a right wing conservative party the present ruling dispensation has always projected itself as pro-active nationalist party that wishes to be itself seen as the primary guardians of “national security” and aspires for India to be regarded as a respected and active member of the international community with the requisite influence that...

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Indo-US relationship: friends with benefits or all-weather allies?
Rupam Das | 06 Oct , 2015 0 comments
Indo-US relationship: friends with benefits or all-weather allies?

Former American diplomat and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger once famously said that America had no permanent friends or enemies, only permanent interests. Nothing reflects the authenticity of that brutally honest outlook of America’s foreign policy than Uncle Sam’s blossoming relationship with India. As American power seems to...

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If Pakistan splinters...
Bharat Verma | 01 Oct , 2015 38 comments
If Pakistan splinters...

If Pakistan splinters, it will hit the biggest stakeholder and benefactor China. In order to safeguard its strategic interests, Beijing therefore will make every endeavor to prevent the breakup of Pakistan, even to the extent of military intervention in support of the Pakistan Army. …the migrant Muslims in West Asia (Middle East) while...

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The new security legislation and the need for domestic consensus in Japan
Prof K.V. Kesavan | 29 Sep , 2015 0 comments
The new security legislation and the need for domestic consensus in Japan

The passing of the security legislation on 19 September following a great deal of commotion in the Japanese Upper House fulfilled at least partly PM Abe’s long-drawn quest towards making Japan a normal country. He has always believed that Article 9 of the US authored Japanese constitution which put severe restrictions on Japan’s right to...

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