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Baghdadi’s Elimination: ISIS Down but Not Out
Maj Gen GG Dwivedi | 25 Nov , 2019 0 comments
Baghdadi’s Elimination: ISIS Down but Not Out

The elimination of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the brutal founder of ‘Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’ (ISIS), on October 27 is a significant achievement for the American counter-terrorism campaign. President Donald Trump while announcing Baghdadi’s death in a raid by the US Special Forces in northwest Syria said, “America and the world are...

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How Rafale verdict proved to be a win for India
Claude Arpi | 22 Nov , 2019 0 comments
How Rafale verdict proved to be a win for India

The second week of November 2019 will be a marquee event in the annals of the Indian judiciary. Several important, long-pending issues were decided by the Supreme Court of India led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi (retd). On November 9, the Supreme Court (SC) delivered a final settlement on the 70-year-old Ayodhya dispute in an important turning point for...

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Can BRICS lead the world?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 11th BRICS summit on November 13-14 in Brasilia, Brazil. After 10 years of success, the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) are looking to expand their role in the world. BRICS is spread over four continents and its market size makes it an important group in world affairs. Member...

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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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