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Pakistan: Where ‘Larger’ Interests Render Humans Disposable!
Nilesh Kunwar | 07 Feb , 2020 0 comments
Pakistan: Where ‘Larger’ Interests Render Humans Disposable!

If Islamabad’s decision not to evacuate its students studying in Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the Coronavirus epidemic reflects sheer irresponsibility, then the reasons that it has given for doing so are even more appalling. How can a democratically government that’s supposed to be “Of, by and for the people,” abdicate its...

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The Army needs breathing space
Col Jaibans Singh | 05 Feb , 2020 0 comments
The Army needs breathing space

“Pakistan is not an enemy country, our armies are alike too, their army kills their people and our army kills our people, there is no difference between them.” These words were spoken by Tapan Bose, an activist and film maker from West Bengal.  For good measure he added that “the ruling class of India and Pakistan is alike.”   The statement...

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We have got it all wrong-India’s Chief of Defence Staff is a self-deceiving exercise
Brig V Mahalingam | 04 Feb , 2020 9 comments
We have got it all wrong-India’s Chief of Defence Staff is a self-deceiving exercise

The Government release on the appointment of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) issued on 24 Dec 2019[1] says the CDS will be in the rank of a four-star General with salary and perquisites equivalent to a Service Chief. He will also head the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), to be created within the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and function as its...

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Situation worsens for Tibetans as China dictates terms to Nepal and Myanmar
Claude Arpi | 29 Jan , 2020 0 comments

While addressing a Chinese Lunar New Year reception held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, President Xi Jinping remarked: “From now to the middle of this century, the Chinese people will strive to build China into a great modern socialist country.” “It will be a great era in which a new splendid chapter of the Chinese...

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Japan & India Convergent Strategic Perspectives on ‘China-Threat’ Analysed
Dr Subhash Kapila | 25 Jan , 2020 2 comments
Japan & India Convergent Strategic Perspectives on ‘China-Threat’ Analysed

Japan and India while adhering to diplomatic niceties may under-play or de-emphasise  the ‘China Threat’  as detrimental to Asian Security and to respective national security interests of Japan and India but undeniably the strategic reality is that it was their convergent strategic perspectives on ‘China Threat’ which strongly binds...

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