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Wen to combine visit to Pakistan with visit to India?

Wen to combine visit to Pakistan with visit to India?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Nov , 2010

Pakistani agency journalists accompanying President Asif Ali Zardari on his present visit to Guangzhou in China to attend the inaugural function of the 16th Asian Games, have reported that...

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Radical Islam : Terror is the tool

Radical Islam : Terror is the tool

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 13 Nov , 2010

Time has arrived for the unspoken to be spoken i.e. Radical Islam is at war with India. The objectives of the war are to destroy India as a nation, with a composite culture and multi-ethnic...

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Obama's visit : US, India & China

Obama's visit : US, India & China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2010

On his way to China in November,2009, President Barack Obama had made his first halt in Japan to underline the importance attached by him to the USA’s relations with Japan, with which it has a...

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Pakistan: dialogue process will end only in frustration

Pakistan: dialogue process will end only in frustration

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 11 Nov , 2010

A continuous pressure emanates from a segment of the Indian elite for maintaining a dialogue process with Pakistan, directly or indirectly, for a solution to Indo–Pak problems. No doubt...

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Obama's Visit : Focus on Pakistan

Obama's Visit : Focus on Pakistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

During the entire three-day visit of President Barack Obama to India from November 6 to 8, 2010, the Indian public focus remained disproportionately on what he had to say on Pakistan’s continued...

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Obama's visit: India-US Roadmap for Strategic Partnership

Obama's visit: India-US Roadmap for Strategic Partnership

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2010

A comprehensive roadmap for giving shape to the Indo-US strategic partnership has been the most important outcome of the very successful visit of President Barack Obama to India from November 6...

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India's soft response to Chinese assertiveness

India's soft response to Chinese assertiveness

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2010

The Government of India has sought to play down the worrisome implications of China’s new policy on Kashmir favouring Pakistan, its growing strategic presence in the Gilgit-Baltistan area of...

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Diagnosing the Pakistani Overreach

Diagnosing the Pakistani Overreach

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2010

Our Foreign Secretary in a recent talk has stated that “India’s efforts to bridge the trust deficit and pave the way for a serious and comprehensive dialogue were thwarted by a level of...

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Media: the Force-Multiplier

Media: the Force-Multiplier

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 16.1 Jan-Mar 2001 | Date: 03 Nov , 2010

Media can mar or make the war efforts. Enhance or rubbish the image within minutes if the communication skills remain poor. There was a time when whatever little the military public relations...

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Tawang: Locals boycott Chinese goods

Tawang: Locals boycott Chinese goods

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Oct , 2010

A youth camp of 645 young college students of some 28 colleges and technical institutions of Arunachal Pradesh was held at Itanagar. The Camp was conducted from 11-16th October 2010. It was...

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Reevaluating our Pakistan Policy

Reevaluating our Pakistan Policy

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Oct , 2010

The recent round of talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan has failed. Indian home secretary G K Pillai has been made the villain for the failure by both the foreign ministers....

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Euphoria in Indo-Pak Relations

Euphoria in Indo-Pak Relations

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Oct , 2010

Current mass euphoria in Indo-Pak sentiments, brought by the current cricket series and some recent political developments, is destined to dissipate as certain abiding realities of the Pakistani...

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China gets tough with protesting Tibetan students

China gets tough with protesting Tibetan students

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Oct , 2010

After having failed thus far to pacify protesting Tibetan students in the Qinghai province who are angry over the introduction of Mandarin as the medium of instruction in the Tibetan schools,...

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Al Qaeda - Taliban in Europe

Al Qaeda - Taliban in Europe

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Oct , 2010

On August 15, 2007, the Pakistani authorities handed over to Germany Tolga Durbin, a German citizen of Turkish origin, who belonged to the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), an Uzbek terrorist...

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Trajectory to regional and global power

Trajectory to regional and global power

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 26 Oct , 2010

Many observers have commented that the 21st century belongs to India (and China). Since economics is increasingly becoming the currency of power, this statement acknowledges the changing balance...

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Why Pak Army reacted strongly to copter strike in Kurram?

Why Pak Army reacted strongly to copter strike in Kurram?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Oct , 2010

“The US, while targeting the Haqqanis, is pursuing the ‘hammer and anvil approach’. Alongside the spike in the drone attacks, US Special Forces have launched an intense operation against the...

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Dangerous Islamisation of Kashmir

Dangerous Islamisation of Kashmir

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Oct , 2010

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has just returned from Kashmir. He appealed for peace and requested the “separatists” to return to the negotiating table. He held a series of conferences with...

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Will Pakistan's queer diplomacy work?

Will Pakistan's queer diplomacy work?

By: Dr Uddipan Mukherjee, PhD | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Oct , 2010

It shall not be an overstatement that India is at the focal point of Pakistan’s foreign policy. And it shall remain so unless the chassis of theocratic-jihadi complex which propels the...

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Myanmar going Nuclear

Myanmar going Nuclear

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 20 Oct , 2010

There has been an unmistakable spurt in the development and acquisition of nuclear weapon capabilities by the Military Junta regime in Myanmar. Given the level of progress in this regard, it is...

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The African Talibans

The African Talibans

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Oct , 2010

The visit to India of Mr. Jean-David Levitte, the ‘sherpa’ of President Sarkozy, during the second week of October was hardly noticed. Monsieur Levitte is a very powerful man. In France, each...

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