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India’s Membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: An Appraisal
Parth Sarthi Suhag | 09 Sep , 2017 1 comment

On June 9, 2017, India became a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation – a grouping one of whose primary objectives is to ensure stability on the borders of its members.1 This development came amidst India’s border standoff with China in the Sikkim sector and on-going ceasefire violations on the Line-of-Control with Pakistan,...

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Myanmar: Current Developments-The Army Holds the Key
CS Kuppuswamy | 08 Sep , 2017 0 comments

When Suu Kyi took over after a sweeping victory in the elections, she had three priorities in mind.  The first was ethnic reconciliation, the second was constitutional amendment and the third economic empowerment. Within the limited space available to her under the 2008 constitution, Suu Kyi has deftly managed to make some progress in ethnic...

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Fighting to the Muzzle: A Tradition of Valour and Professionalism

There can be no doubt that the lion’s share of the credit for the military victory during the Kargil conflict in the summer of 1999, goes to the infantry battalions of the army for their unparalleled grit and determination and indomitable courage under withering fire, while fighting to re-capture strong defensive positions from Pakistan’s...

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Forcible land grab in Gilgit-Baltistan despite stiff resistance of locals

The people of Gilgit-Baltistan are gearing up for a sustained resistance to the infamous China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that is to pass through their land. There are reports of massive demonstrations against forcible land grab being carried out in the tune of thousands of acres by the federal government agencies, especially so, the...

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The Middle Kingdom’s Strategic Miscalculation
Claude Arpi | 05 Sep , 2017 0 comments

Though one can only rejoice about the disengagement in Doklam, one should not forget issues that are extremely disturbing: It is China’s non-respect of agreements and international rules On August 28, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) issued a statement: The Doklam confrontation was over, both the Indian and Chinese troops had agreed to...

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