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New Infrastructure Developments in Tibet
Claude Arpi | 09 Apr , 2017 0 comments

Last week, Xinhua announced the construction of a new ‘scientific’ observation station in Metok, north of Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh: “The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will build a new observation station in Tibet, to assist research and monitoring of the ecological system in the southeast of the Autonomous Region,” said...

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CPEC: Quo Vadis?
George Chakko | 08 Apr , 2017 1 comment

Arguments have recently been raised on CPEC including my own.  At the end of the day, it seems commercial benefit only that overrides among few others. The bluff of CPEC is China’s dumb thinking that its cheap goods will always sell, be it in textiles or electronics. But where is the quality stamp vis-à-vis finished reliable European...

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Indigenisation in Defence : A Step In The Right Direction
Sushil Chander | 07 Apr , 2017 0 comments

Self reliance in defence technology and production is a pre-requisite for any nation that aspires to become a great power and have an enviable standing in the comity of nations. Critical deficiency of Artillery ammunition during the Kargil War was made up by import from South Africa, amongst others. There are, in fact, numerous examples, where...

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Potency of the JMB threat to India’s Security

A report sent by the Bangladesh Government to India’s Ministry of Home Affairs noted that approximately 2,010 operatives of the Harkat ul Jihad al Islami – Bangladesh (HUJI-B) and Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) had entered India through the porous India-Bangladesh border. While nearly 720 men made a safe passage through the Bengal...

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Russia’s Unprincipled Rebound to Afghanistan 2017
Dr Subhash Kapila | 05 Apr , 2017 0 comments

Russia’s unprincipled rebound to Afghanistan clearly visible in 2017 in the company of Pakistan and the Taliban who jointly spearheaded the Soviet exit from Afghanistan reflects the Russian depravity of political expediency. Russia would be sorely disappointed if it has concluded that its renewed rebound to Afghanistan by an unholy coalition...

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