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Origin of Cavalry in Indian Army and the Silladar System
Sumit Walia | 03 Jun , 2014 1 comment
Origin of Cavalry in Indian Army and the Silladar System

The story of modern cavalry of the Indian Army started in 1796 when the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) raised first of the three, European styled, native cavalry regiment in Bengal Army. At that time, there were three presidencies in India – Bombay, Bengal and Madras. Each presidency had its own army. By 1857 Company had 10 regular...

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India has to take a long hard look at its foreign policy
Kanwal Sibal | 02 Jun , 2014 1 comment
India has to take a long hard look at its foreign policy

Internally, much can improve with the spectacular electoral success of the Bharatiya Janata Party. India can now look forward to a strong and stable government at the Centre which the weak coalition governments of recent years failed to provide. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen as strong-minded, resolute and purposeful, raising fortified...

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Security in Jammu and Kashmir
Col Jaibans Singh | 29 May , 2014 0 comments
Security in Jammu and Kashmir

2013 offered a mixed bag for Jammu and Kashmir so far as security is concerned. This was the third consecutive year when the state witnessed a modicum of peace which translated into unhindered social/economic activity. The going was, however, not totally smooth; many issues came up, some due to circumstances and others most cleverly...

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Pakistan: The most dangerous country in the world
EN Rammohan | 27 May , 2014 10 comments
Pakistan: The most dangerous country in the world

The subcontinent of South Asia has inexorably been developing into a cauldron of violence ever since the origins of Islam in Arabia and its steady expansion to the east. Here it clashed with Hinduism a religion that was an antithesis of Islam and over the centuries this unhappy mix has been smoldering and has now reached a point where there is...

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Understanding the Article 370
Prakash Nanda | 26 May , 2014 5 comments
Understanding the Article 370

The recent suggestion of the Gujarat chief minister and BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at a rally in Jammu that the nation should debate the usefulness of the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that grants special rights to the state of Jammu and Kashmir has caused a hue and cry in the political circles. It has...

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