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Indo-Bangladesh Relations – handle with care

Indo-Bangladesh Relations – handle with care

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2019

On December 11, 2019, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen expressed concern over India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said in Dhaka that it could weaken India’s historic...

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No Relationship between CAA and NRC

No Relationship between CAA and NRC

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2019

Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) has nothing in common but yet the propagandists are spreading rumours and creating scare nationwide leading to...

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Pakistan is moving ahead to devour occupied territories of J&K

Pakistan is moving ahead to devour occupied territories of J&K

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2019

Raja Farooq Haider Khan, the puppet prime minister of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) recently said that, “he may be the last prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).” AJK is the...

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Why US-Taliban Talks Won’t Fructify

Why US-Taliban Talks Won’t Fructify

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Dec , 2019

With the Taliban ready to negotiate and Washington desperate to get out of Afghanistan, there shouldn’t have been any problems in working out a deal. But what’s surprising is that despite both...

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1971 War: Battle of Sylhet-The first Special Heli Borne Operation

1971 War: Battle of Sylhet-The first Special Heli Borne Operation

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Dec , 2019

The first Special Heli-Borne Operation of the Indian Army was not a pre-planned operation. It just popped up, out of nowhere and was executed exceptionally well by a small team of 10 Mi-4...

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Time for a Final Payback!

Time for a Final Payback!

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 17 Dec , 2019

Questions have also been raised by Baloch leaders over Pakistan’s championing the cause of liberty at the UN when it (Pakistan) itself remains the biggest violator of human rights. Prime...

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The Colombo-Beijing Connect

The Colombo-Beijing Connect

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Dec , 2019

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, along with Cheng Xueyuan, China’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, visited Colombo Port City on December 7 and officially declared the 269 hectares land...

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A World without Pakistan will be more peaceful

A World without Pakistan will be more peaceful

By: Dr Amarjit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Dec , 2019

Understanding the region from the Indus River to the Syrian-Turkish border is not always easy.  Convoluted by thousands of years of history, including boasting the world’s first great power –...

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A Paradgim Shift in India’s Security Strategy

A Paradgim Shift in India’s Security Strategy

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Dec , 2019

In the wee hours of the morning of February 26, 2019, India reacted to the Pulwama suicide attack on the Indian Security Forces with a “pre-emptive strike on terrorist targets” by the Indian...

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14-16th Dec 1971 - Inside Enemy Camp

14-16th Dec 1971 - Inside Enemy Camp

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Dec , 2019

Late night 14th December 1971, Peshawar, West Pakistan. General Yahya Khan, then President of Pakistan was giving a party in his newly constructed house. There were a few selected guests and a...

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First India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue

First India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Dec , 2019

India and Japan held the inaugural meeting of the India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi on November 30, 2019. During the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit held in Japan (October 2018), Prime Minister...

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Reflections on Kashmir Polity

Reflections on Kashmir Polity

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Dec , 2019

Late Sheikh Mohmmad Abdullah was the tallest and most towering personality in the political history of Jammu and Kashmir who during his long political career experienced many ups and downs. He was...

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Human Right Day: Pledge complete constitutional democracy and freedom for J&K

Human Right Day: Pledge complete constitutional democracy and freedom for J&K

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2019

On December, 10, the world will celebrate Human Rights Day. This date coincides with the adoption and proclamation of the universal declaration of human rights by the United Nations General...

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Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities: An Assessment

Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities: An Assessment

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 10 Dec , 2019

The attacks on Saudi Aramco are a reminder of India’s dependence on a very volatile and unstable region of the world. The attack appears to fit a pattern of Iran targeting Saudi Arabia’s oil...

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Recollections of the 1971 War

Recollections of the 1971 War

By: Air Marshal Narayan Menon | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 10 Dec , 2019

“Rockline Control from 202, request permission to start-up.” “202 from Rockline Control, standby for permission.” “202 from Rockline, permission denied, vacate cockpits and contact on...

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Beyond Trump’s Bagram Thanksgiving

Beyond Trump’s Bagram Thanksgiving

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2019

The surprise visit by President Donald Trump to Afghanistan on November 29 to be with US troops for Thanksgiving was a good gesture in line with the respect and support the US gives to its...

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Is the World Coming Apart at the Seams?

Is the World Coming Apart at the Seams?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 08 Dec , 2019

“The darker and bigger the cloud, the more brilliant is the silver lining.” — Hope is not lost. The recent proceedings at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) where the Pakistani Prime...

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70 Years of China’s Independence: Its Message to the World

70 Years of China’s Independence: Its Message to the World

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 07 Dec , 2019

Nearly 15,000 military personnel, more than 160 aircraft, 580 pieces of weaponry and equipment were paraded in the Tiananmen Square in Beijing to mark the celebrations on the 70th anniversary of...

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August-05: Pakistan’s Bangladesh Moment

August-05: Pakistan’s Bangladesh Moment

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Dec , 2019

A former Pakistani diplomat, Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, in his article ‘Whatever it takes’ in www.dawn.com on 02-December-2019, has poured his anguish, agony and anxiety about post-370 abrogation...

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Visit of President Gotabaya – new beginning

Visit of President Gotabaya – new beginning

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Dec , 2019

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s two-day state visit to India commencing November 29, his first foreign visit after assuming presidency, has signaled a new beginning, contours of which...

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