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Has China hit the spending curb?
Claude Arpi | 20 Jan , 2020 0 comments

One question is highly relevant to predict China’s future: How deep are the pockets of Chairman Xi Jinping, recently promoted to People’s Leader of Communist China? Beijing’s status in the world may depend on the answer. Though today it looks as if Xi’s ‘pockets’ have no bottom, the question remains, can it last forever? Take the Shandong, the...

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Army Chief has assured that nation remains secure in strong hands of its Armed Forces
Col Jaibans Singh | 17 Jan , 2020 0 comments
Army Chief has assured that nation remains secure in strong hands of its Armed Forces

The Indian nation celebrates Army Day on January, 15 every year with great fervour. January, 15 has a historical significance; it was on this day, in 1949, that the Indian Army divested itself from British control with General (later Field Marshal) K. M. Cariappa taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from Sir Francis...

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Lessons for China
Claude Arpi | 16 Jan , 2020 0 comments

The just-concluded presidential and legislative elections in Taiwan might remain a turning point in the life of not only the island but  the entire region. President Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) defeated Han Kuo-yu from China-friendly Kuomintang by more than 2.5 million votes (57.1 per cent for Tsai and 38.6 per cent...

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Soleimani’s Killing Redefines US-Iran Rivalry
Soleimani’s Killing Redefines US-Iran Rivalry

Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the elite Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), was killed in an American drone strike at Baghdad Airport on January 03, 2020. General Soleimani was a senior and popular military figure in Iran. He was the architect of Iran’s military expansion in West Asia (or the Middle...

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2019: The Year that Was in Kashmir!  
Farooq Wani | 07 Jan , 2020 0 comments
2019: The Year that Was in Kashmir!  

Looking back, one can safely say that the year gone by was a mixed bag for Jammu and Kashmir in both the political and security domains, as well as that the going wasn’t totally smooth because of many momentous issues that came up during 2019. On February 14, more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in one of the...

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