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Historical Roots of India-China Border Conflict Lie in Mao Zedong’s Conquest Designs in Xinjiang and Tibet: Historian
Venus Upadhayaya | 26 Apr , 2022 2 comments

Since the bloody clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the remote Galwan region of the Himalayas in 2020, border tensions between the two neighbors have shown little sign of easing. The decades-long border dispute finds its roots in the Chinese regime’s first leader Mao Zedong’s conquest designs in western regions of Xinjiang and...

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Pakistan: Perils of Keeping Snakes in the Backyard
Nilesh Kunwar | 25 Apr , 2022 0 comments
Pakistan: Perils of Keeping Snakes in the Backyard

A decade ago, while addressing at a joint press conference during her Pakistan visit, the then US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton cautioned Islamabad about the perils of nurturing terrorist groups by saying, “You can’t keep snakes in your backyard and expect them only to bite your neighbours. You know, eventually those snakes are...

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Donbas: Its Importance for Russia
Donbas: Its Importance for Russia

Angela Carter famously remarked “Language is power, life and instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation”. On December 26, 1991 USSR broke up into 15 nations as a fallout of the Perestroika (Russian word meaning reconstruction) which was a political movement associated with its President Mikhail Gorbachev in pursuance...

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India-US 2+2 Dialogue takes differences over Ukraine in its stride
Kanwal Sibal | 22 Apr , 2022 0 comments

The India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue on April 11, 2022 no doubt carried the momentum of bilateral ties forward. But the timing was not the most opportune. The US is treating the Ukraine crisis as an international conflict, not essentially a European one, which it is. It is having international repercussions because of the exceptionally...

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Evaluating Strategies in the Russia-Ukraine War
Maj Gen SB Asthana | 19 Apr , 2022 8 comments
Evaluating Strategies in the Russia-Ukraine War

Amidst the fog of information campaign, after Russia Ukraine War nears two months, a realistic assessment of strategies adopted by the parties to the conflict and operational art displayed by opposing militaries in a complex, deadly hybrid war of modern times brings out many lessons for strategists and military professionals globally. Parties...

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