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India-China: Can the humiliation of 1962 repeat itself?
B Raman | 17 Sep , 2012 3 comments
India-China: Can the humiliation of 1962 repeat itself?

Can the history of our humiliation at the hands of China in 1962 repeat itself? As we approach the 50th anniversary of the humiliation next month, we have to analyse this question in depth in our governmental national security community as well as outside. It is important for the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) to organise a...

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Is Ministry of Defence anti-Military?
Is Ministry of Defence anti-Military?

It has been the stance of the MoD to work against the interests of the military. This sustained attitude and practice of the MoD has created deep fissures in its relationship with the military. There is palpable mistrust of the Ministry amongst the armed forces. The adverse fall out of this relationship, besides on national security, has...

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Will Brutal repression by China in Tibet fail?
B Raman | 05 Sep , 2012 2 comments
Will Brutal repression by China in Tibet fail?

The rumblings from the Tibetan areas of China continue. The more the Chinese suppress, the more the Tibetans protest. The more the Chinese demonise His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the more the Tibetans respect him. The more the Chinese flaunt the economic progress made by the Tibetan areas under the leadership of the Communist Party of China...

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What is Chinese Military thinking?
B Raman | 01 Sep , 2012 0 comments
What is Chinese Military thinking?

Mr.LiangGuanglie, the Chinese Defence Minister, who is in Sri Lanka since August 29,2012, on an official visit at the head of a 23-member delegation, is reaching New Delhi on September 2,2012, for a three-day official visit before proceeding to Laos from where he will return home. In Mao Dze-dong and Deng Xiao-ping China had produced...

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Should the PM avoid cosying upto Iran?
B Raman | 29 Aug , 2012 6 comments
Should the PM avoid cosying upto Iran?

The Prime Minister, Dr.Manmohan Singh, has gone to Teheran to attend the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement. His participation in the summit will provide him with an opportunity to meet leaders from important countries of the NAM and to have another round of bilateral talks with President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan. Even if nothing...

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