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Insurgency as a Spoiler: South Asian Context
Insurgency as a Spoiler: South Asian Context

Issues Meriting Importance At the outset it should be clear that there is no international definition for the insurgency. It is commonly agreed that it is an organised armed struggle by a section of the local population against the State, usually with foreign support. The possible causes of an insurgency could be as under:- Ideology Ethnic...

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Curtailed Army Day Celebration 2021
Col JP Singh, Retd | 15 Jan , 2021 0 comments
Curtailed Army Day Celebration 2021

Army Day is celebrated in India on 15th of January every year to commemorate a historic event post independence in January 1949 when Gen. KM Cariappa became the first Indian to assume the Command of the Indian Army. The celebration commemorates yet another turn of historic event when India got rid of British Generals. Gen, later Field Marshal...

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Pakistan: Fanatic Outrage and Shrine Demolition
KM Seethi | 14 Jan , 2021 0 comments
Pakistan: Fanatic Outrage and Shrine Demolition

In less than a week after the destruction of a Hindu holy shrine in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), the Supreme Court of Pakistan has come down heavily against the perpetrators of the act as well as against the public authorities for having failed to protect the rights and privileges of the biggest religious minority in the...

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William Burns: Who Guided India-US Nuclear Deal but is Critical of Modi, Named CIA Chief
Arul Louis | 13 Jan , 2021 1 comment

US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named William Burns, who guided the landmark nuclear deal between India and the United States but is a strong critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to be the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). A former Deputy Secretary of State and a senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs...

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Beware, India! China’s Most Strategic Road
Claude Arpi | 12 Jan , 2021 1 comment

Beijing starts construction of strategic Xinjiang-Tibet highway, which will bring the greatest strategic change for India since the 1950s, as it will be an alternate artery for the Dragon to fortify its presence along the LAC. On 27 May 1951, the Ashi Shan (mountain) volcano erupted in the Xinjiang province of China. It began with a loud...

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