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China’s Military White Paper 2019 - Perceptionally Analysed
Dr Subhash Kapila | 29 Jul , 2019 0 comments
China’s Military White Paper 2019 - Perceptionally Analysed

Perceptionally, the Chinese Military White Paper 2019 publicly released on July 24 needs to be viewed as a direct response to the United States generated geopolitical churning on China’s peripheries and putting United States on notice primarily, that China’s military capabilities are fast reaching the point where China can seriously engage...

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Chinese Trains are India's Bane
Claude Arpi | 24 Jul , 2019 1 comment
Chinese Trains are India's Bane

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) walked into Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, in September 1951. Immediately, the generals leading the ‘Liberation of Tibet’ put their troops to work; they had to build motorable roads on two main axes, Lhasa-Sichuan and Lhasa-Qinghai, as well as on feeder roads towards India’s border, particularly the...

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Why the India-China Border Issue Remains Intractable
Anand Benegal | 23 Jul , 2019 0 comments
Why the India-China Border Issue Remains Intractable

Why is the Sino-Indian border dispute considered intractable in nature? Will it become more/less resoluble in the near future? This commentary examines the conditions for its resolution, derived from past research on border disputes, bargaining, and negotiations in international relations. It considers three conditions for resolution: 1) If...

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Justice for the Forces
Prakash Nanda | 20 Jul , 2019 0 comments
Justice for the Forces

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman does not seem to have done justice to the country’s defence forces and their preparedness, which, ironically, she was looking after as the Defence Minister during Narendra Modi’s first term as the Prime Minister. In her maiden budget that she presented to the Parliament on Friday, she has allocated Rs...

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Pakistan and the ICJ Verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav
Rana Banerji | 19 Jul , 2019 1 comment

In a major legal, diplomatic, and moral victory for India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague upheld Pakistan’s obligation to provide India consular access to detained Indian national, Kulbhushan Jadhav, extending the stay on his death sentence by a Pakistani military court, and asking for “an effective review and...

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