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The truth about Ladakh’s Shaksgam: Correcting historical wrongs in J&K
Claude Arpi | 16 Nov , 2019 2 comments

Soon after India reorganized the former state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) into the new Union Territories (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, China went ballistic. Geng Shuang, a spokesman of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the media: “China deplores and firmly opposes this. This is unlawful and void and this is not effective in any way...

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Women empowerment in J&K: The course is set, momentum holds the key
Col Jaibans Singh | 12 Nov , 2019 0 comments

“Five women from Jammu and Kashmir pass out from OTS and become Officers of Indian Army.” It is this kind of news headings that one wishes to see emanating from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in times to come. Why only the Army, one would like to see women playing a dominant role in fields like medicine, law, corporate,...

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Why India's Northern Borders are Threatened
Claude Arpi | 07 Nov , 2019 0 comments

In the months to come, the 4056-kilometrre long India-China border will be in the news; probably for wrong reasons. Despite last month’s ‘Chennai Connect’ between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jinping at Mamallapuram, Beijing continues its aggressive stance on Ladakh; the formation of two separate Union Territories for J&K and...

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Baghdadi and his impact on India
Rakesh Kr Sinha | 01 Nov , 2019 0 comments
Baghdadi and his impact on India

Abu Bakar al – Baghdadi seems to have died finally if we trust the announcement made by the US President Donald Trump. Baghdadi, carrying a reward of $ 25 million on his head, had proclaimed the creation of an Islamic State, captured huge chunks of land in Iraq and Syria and was able to direct and execute terrorist attacks in over 30...

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How Xi Jinping crossed the Nepal hurdle
Claude Arpi | 28 Oct , 2019 0 comments

When Chinese President Xi Jinping boarded his Hongqi limousine in Mamallapuram, he was on his way to the airport and Nepal. Official Chinese media had announced that he would sign an extradition treaty à la Hong Kong with Nepal, partly to squeeze the Tibetan refugees living in the erstwhile Himalayan kingdom. Kathmandu warned It was presumed...

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