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Indo-Nepal Thaw: Does Compellence Work?
Jayanna Krupakar | 09 Mar , 2016 0 comments
Indo-Nepal Thaw: Does Compellence Work?

In his maiden state visit to India, Nepal Prime Minister K.P Sharma Oli emphasised that his visit was “to clear the cloud of misunderstanding” between the two neighbours. The misunderstanding emerged in the backdrop of Nepal’s adoption of new constitution with which India expressed strong reservations. Back in September 2015, Nepal...

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Gilgit Baltistan as Fifth Province: Reconciling with the Status Quo?
Dr Priyanka Singh | 08 Mar , 2016 0 comments
Gilgit Baltistan as Fifth Province: Reconciling with the Status Quo?

A high level committee in Islamabad is cogitating over a proposal to amalgamate Gilgit Baltistan as Pakistan’s fifth province. Previously referred to as Northern Areas, Gilgit Baltistan constitutes a major geographical chunk of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Located in a strategically pivotal positon, it serves as the only land link...

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Military Ethical Leadership Deteriorating
Col RC Patiyal | 07 Mar , 2016 0 comments
Military Ethical Leadership Deteriorating

The safety, honour and welfare of the country come first, always and every time. The honour, welfare and comfort of the men you command came next. Your own ease, comfort and safety come last always and every time.  Indian military leadership over the period has matured into a real time ethical leadership. Credit goes to exemplary qualities...

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2016 for Afghanistan: Ominous spell will continue
2016 for Afghanistan: Ominous spell will continue

The recent suicide bombing killing 12 and injuring over 40 in Kunar region of Afghanistan is yet another indication of growing instability in the country. But that is not all. Presenting the ‘Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Committee’ to the US Senate Armed Services Committee on 09 February, James Clapper, Director of...

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The Escalating South China Sea Dispute - Lessons for India
Cdr Abhijit Singh | 05 Mar , 2016 2 comments
The Escalating South China Sea Dispute - Lessons for India

In recent days, the fight for dominance in the South China Sea has escalated. A few days after a Washington-based think-tank released a report which featured satellite imagery showing further development of several of the Spratly Islands, China landed fighter aircrafts on the Woody Island, a subset of the Paracel group of islands. More...

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