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Invasion of J&K State in 1947: Does the Date Matter?
Ajay K Raina | 22 Oct , 2020 0 comments
Invasion of J&K State in 1947: Does the Date Matter?

Come 22 October and we gear up to observe it as the Black Day. It would, in no uncertain terms, an apposite way of revisiting that day in 1947 when invaders who were being led, armed and supported by the Pakistan army, strolled into the territory of the princely State of Jammu & Kashmir. I say ‘strolled’ into our space because they had been...

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Gilgit-Baltistan, a Bit of History
Claude Arpi | 21 Oct , 2020 0 comments
Gilgit-Baltistan, a Bit of History

Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) was recently in the news; according to Pakistani media, it will soon become the fifth province of the country. The announcement was made by Ali Amin Gandapur, the federal minister for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs: “After consultation with all stakeholders, the federal government has decided in principle to give...

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FATF can maintain its Credibility only by Blacklisting Pakistan
Col Jaibans Singh | 20 Oct , 2020 0 comments
FATF can maintain its Credibility only by Blacklisting Pakistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has, in the last few days, become quite vocal in airing his deep concerns about the possible blacklisting of the country by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in its plenary meeting scheduled for 21-23 October, 2020. “If Pakistan is put on FATF’s blacklist, then like Iran, deals will end. No...

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Himalayan Border Dispute
Himalayan Border Dispute

Our northern frontiers remain undemarcated from Ladakh to Burma. Though the boundary between Bhutan and Burma was delineated by the McMahon Line, the 1320 km long McMahon Line was determined and drawn on map by Sir Henry McMahon in conjunction with the Chinese and Tibetan officials. However, nothing was done to demarcate it on the ground....

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India’s Future-Oriented Strategy for a Post-Poll Myanmar
India’s Future-Oriented Strategy for a Post-Poll Myanmar

Weeks before Myanmar elects its new parliament and provincial assemblies on 8 November, India’s Army Chief, Gen MM Naravane, and Foreign Secretary, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, paid a two-day visit to the country (4-5 October). This was one of the rare instances of the Indian military and diplomatic establishments jointly advancing the country’s...

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