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Radicalisation of youth in Kashmir: Pakistan’s gift to India
Farooq Wani | 11 Feb , 2018 0 comments

Ever since it has come into existence, Pakistan has played out a diabolic and concerted plan to radicalise the Kashmiri society. A society that has existed for many millenniums as a secular entity based on an enlightened Sufi couture. The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been in the grip of a destructive and violent separatist movement sponsored...

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South Africa Boosts Naval Capabilities: But can it afford an expansion?

In February 2017, the Republic of South Africa RSA) announced the preferred bidders for two of the largest naval programmes in Africa. With Southern African Shipyards (SAS) being selected for the construction of a hydrographic survey vessel under Project Hotel and Damen Shipyards Cape Town chosen for the construction of three Offshore Patrol...

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Japan’s Naval Outreach to France and Britain
Dr Subhash Kapila | 09 Feb , 2018 0 comments

Japan’s increasing strategic profile in 2018 now transcends the rapid buildup of its military muscle to forging strategic relationships especially in the maritime domain with France and Britain to offset China’s worrisome military adventurism in the South China Sea and East China Sea which in both cases endangers Japanese security. Japan...

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The Maldivian Crisis: What Can India do?
Ashok Sajjanhar | 08 Feb , 2018 3 comments

The newest crisis in Maldives which erupted on 1 February 2018 took both the government and the people by surprise. In a unanimous judgment, the five member Supreme Court of Maldives directed that nine political prisoners including former President Mohamed Nasheed should be set free as cases against them were politically motivated. It ruled...

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Why Drones are the Future of Warfare
Claude Arpi | 07 Feb , 2018 1 comment

There is no doubt that drones could leave the infantry jobless in a few decades from now. Does India realise this? On January 5, something happened in Syria which will remain as a first in the history of warfare. Though it was not widely covered by the world media, it may prove to be a game changer. The website of Global Risk...

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