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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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2019: A turbulent and eventful year for Indo-China relations
Claude Arpi | 31 Dec , 2019 0 comments

This has been a turbulent and eventful year for Sino-Indian relations. The informal summits between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, helped maintain a ‘sound momentum’ in 2019, reported PTI sounding an optimistic note. Doval-Wang Yi meet However, while preparing the balance sheet of 2019, it is not easy to...

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Enduring Mysteries of 1971 War
Enduring Mysteries of 1971 War

The lightning campaign launched by the Indian Army in Dec 1971 which resulted in the birth of a new nation — Bangladesh, is surely the greatest feat of arms in our history. As happens in any war, many issue become controversial with differing perceptions and opinions. 1971 war was no exception. It has its fairs share of issues which have...

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How China released Indian troops after the 1962 War
Claude Arpi | 09 Dec , 2019 0 comments

While the media speaks of the ‘Wuhan Consensus’ or ‘Chennai Connect’, it is necessary not to forget that several aspects of the 1962 Sino-Indian War have never been properly clarified, mainly due to the lack of official records on the Indian side and the fact that successive governments have preferred to ‘hide’ what happened in...

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Imran-Bajwa power play: The web of deceit will have serious consequences
Col Jaibans Singh | 01 Dec , 2019 0 comments

The perfidious power play in Pakistan has attained a notorious, dishonourable status. Gen. Qamar Bajwa continues as chief while the Imran Khan government is left to grapple with the directions given by the Supreme Court of the country. This web of deceit smelled rotten right from the word go and has, not surprisingly, left the main protagonists...

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