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Will the AUKUS alliance eclipse the Quad?

Will the AUKUS alliance eclipse the Quad?

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Sep , 2021

The trilateral alliance among Australia, UK and the US (AUKUS), recently announced by President Biden from the White House, has given rise to two controversies. One is whether it undervalues and...

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Tough Road Ahead for Taliban

Tough Road Ahead for Taliban

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Sep , 2021

The Taliban after much wait has announced its 33-member interim cabinet. This new government is exclusively Taliban, and almost all the ministers are of Pashtun ethnicity. Women have no positions...

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US Boots-on-the-Ground in India?: Focus on Afghanistan

US Boots-on-the-Ground in India?: Focus on Afghanistan

By: Maj Gen S G Vombatkere | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Sep , 2021

The US Administration is embarrassed by its capitulation to Taliban (signing a peace treaty with Taliban at Doha, February 2020, to allow withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan), the sudden...

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Was the Prospect of Nobel Peace Prize behind sell-out of 93,000 Pak...

Was the Prospect of Nobel Peace Prize behind sell-out of 93,000 Pak...

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2021

The left liberals and the anti-nationals greeted the attack on Balakot with howls of disbelief and their usual rants about ‘proof,’ questioning the veracity of the forthright Indian...

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China’s Rising Shenanigans Sprouts AUKUS

China’s Rising Shenanigans Sprouts AUKUS

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Sep , 2021

With signs of Beijing seemingly escaping from releasing the Wuhan Virus, China’s aggressive moves are on the rise, buoyed by the America’s humiliation in Afghanistan. Beijing has brushed...

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Durand Line not Recognised by Taliban Causing Clash with Pakistan

Durand Line not Recognised by Taliban Causing Clash with Pakistan

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Sep , 2021

The taking over of Afghanistan by the deadly terrorist organisation Taliban on 15 August 2021, reverabrated with celebration in Pakistan. However, Pakistani officials fear that once again the...

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The Re-Incarnation of INS Vikrant

The Re-Incarnation of INS Vikrant

By: Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Sep , 2021

Often, a newborn is given the name of a parent, or a grandparent or a great-grandparent, and so on. In India, a number of kings have been named Vikramaditya. In the western cultures similar...

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The world must realise that Pakistan is a rogue state

The world must realise that Pakistan is a rogue state

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Sep , 2021

The 9/11 anniversary this year has brought in its wake old memories and new horrors. After two decades and Trillions of Dollars down the drain the world is back to square one, the difference being...

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The Quandary in Counterterrorism

The Quandary in Counterterrorism

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Sep , 2021

Calls for the world to unite against terrorism in all forms in bilateral and multilateral forums are not new. India has been suffering cross border terrorism past three decades plus.  Forbes had...

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A Costly Afghan Mistake

A Costly Afghan Mistake

By: Slavisha Batko Milacic | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Sep , 2021

The Taliban’s quick seizure of Afghanistan is an exact replay of what happened there 25 years ago. The, radical Islamists have managed to gain control over the entire territory of the country,...

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Beyond ‘Wait and Watch’ in Afghanistan: Global Implications

Beyond ‘Wait and Watch’ in Afghanistan: Global Implications

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Sep , 2021

Backdrop Taliban supported by Pakistan took over Afghanistan by force, amidst  an embarrassing, botched withdrawal of US and allies, posing a façade of negotiated takeover. With announcement of a...

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It’s Time Pakistan Either ‘Reforms’ or Finds Another ‘Whipping Boy’

It’s Time Pakistan Either ‘Reforms’ or Finds Another ‘Whipping Boy’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Sep , 2021

Ever since its creation, Pakistan has found a convenient ‘whipping boy’ in India for two reasons. One, by portraying its Eastern neighbour as a ‘Hindu nation’,it becomes very easy to...

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India as Humanitarian Partner of Afghanistan Must Reach out to Afghan People...

India as Humanitarian Partner of Afghanistan Must Reach out to Afghan People...

By: Neelapu Shanti | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Sep , 2021

Sadly, Afghan people once again facing undue hardships with the unceasing political tension attributed by conflict and a constant fierce challenge is characterized by the recent change of the new...

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Battle for Panjshir

Battle for Panjshir

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Sep , 2021

The Taliban claimed on September 6 that they have captured Panjshir Valley and overcome the anti-Taliban forces of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRFA) led by Ahmad Massoud.  The...

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With the Taliban on Its Side, Beijing Mulls Making India...

With the Taliban on Its Side, Beijing Mulls Making India...

By: Hemant Adlakha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Sep , 2021

Pitch As China gears up for “seizing the golden opportunity” in Afghanistan under the Taliban, a key component of Beijing’s Afghan strategy is to render the Indian role there...

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Is India doomed to being a Soft State?

Is India doomed to being a Soft State?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Sep , 2021

Is India doomed to being a soft state, too disinclined to derive lessons from serial blunders committed during the more than 70 years of independence, with eyes wide open? The question keeps...

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What Should India do to Protect its Interest in Afghanistan

What Should India do to Protect its Interest in Afghanistan

By: Deepak Kumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Sep , 2021

Afghanistan geo-strategically is extremely important country for India. To reach Central Asian Republics and counterbalancing the influence of China and Pakistan in North-West Frontier region,...

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Syed Geelani: Architect of a dark, turbulent period in the history of Kashmir

Syed Geelani: Architect of a dark, turbulent period in the history of Kashmir

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Sep , 2021

“It is a real tragedy that Geelani was buried in India and not in Pakistan.” This statement posted on Facebook by Indu Jalali, a Kashmiri Pandit lady living in Europe, aptly summarises the...

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Taliban Recognition: To do or Not to do?

Taliban Recognition: To do or Not to do?

By: Lt Gen PG Kamath | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Sep , 2021

This is one question that is tormenting our government; should we or should we not recognise the Taliban?  If we have to recognise it then when should we do it? The present thought process is that...

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Havana Syndrome Directed Energy Weapons and Contactless Warfare of Future

Havana Syndrome Directed Energy Weapons and Contactless Warfare of Future

By: Dr Sharad S Chauhan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Sep , 2021

The Havana Syndrome and Moscow Signal US Vice-President Kamala Harris’s flight to Vietnam was delayed by several hours in August as per the statement of the US State Department due to an...

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