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Brutal repression by Pakistani forces in PoK
Jai Kumar Verma | 21 Oct , 2015 0 comments
Brutal repression by Pakistani forces in PoK

Islamabad is treating areas of Kashmir illegally occupied by them as a colony. Pakistan has not developed infrastructure in the area with an ulterior motive and the residents continue to lead their lives without the basic privileges the modern world of today can afford. There are no highways, no good roads, less educational institutions and...

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Exercise Hand-in-Hand: Counter-terrorism Cooperation between India and China is Odd
Exercise Hand-in-Hand: Counter-terrorism Cooperation between India and China is Odd

The Indian army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China participated in a joint counter-terrorism exercise at Kunming in the Yunnan province of China in the second week of October 2015. It is a good indicator of the state of geopolitics in Asia that even as the Indian army and the PLA were engaged in a joint military exercise, a...

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Syria intervention: Putin’s gambit or Obama’s bait?
Monish Gulati | 19 Oct , 2015 0 comments
Syria intervention: Putin’s gambit or Obama’s bait?

Commenting on the recent military Russian intervention in Syria, Jeremy Shapiro, a senior fellow in the Brookings Institution, said “the Russian intervention is so incredibly stupid that it took the US by surprise that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin would actually do it.”  As to why the US would be happy to let Putin have his way in...

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Combating ISIS: World should push aside vested interests
Chayanika Saxena | 17 Oct , 2015 0 comments
Combating ISIS: World should push aside vested interests

A matter of international deliberation (or rather, contention), the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has managed to capture the imagination of the entire globe, with the many speeches at the United Nations’ General Assembly (UNGA) session and a dedicated sideline summit bearing testimony to it. From the corridors of Kremlin to the...

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India must speak up for oppressed people of Gilgit- Baltistan
Brig Anil Gupta | 14 Oct , 2015 0 comments
India must speak up for oppressed people of Gilgit- Baltistan

Recent video footage shown on televisions across the globe highlighted the atrocities being committed by the brutal armed forces on the natives of this erstwhile part of the Jammu & Kashmir state and now under Pakistan’s illegal occupation. It reminded of the gory tales of atrocities committed in the erstwhile East Pakistan now...

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