Interviews/Spotlights

Why India must keep an eye on China's 'Silk Road' project

Why India must keep an eye on China's 'Silk Road' project

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2017

China is planning to hold an international conference on President Xi Jinping’s ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) project (aimed at rebuilding the ancient Silk Road) in May where the presence of world...

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Rising Islamist Suicide Attacks in Bangladesh and their Implications

Rising Islamist Suicide Attacks in Bangladesh and their Implications

By: Dr Rupak Bhattacharjee | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 23 Apr , 2017

For the last few months, Bangladesh has been witnessing a sudden spurt in Islamic State (IS)-inspired suicide attacks, which are rare in the country. A series of suicide attacks mostly targeting...

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Pakistan 2017 comprehensively colonised by China

Pakistan 2017 comprehensively colonised by China

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 22 Apr , 2017

Reminiscent of British colonisation of India two centuries ago facilitated by some Indian princes connivance two centuries ago, China in 2017 has comprehensively colonised Pakistan with the...

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Severing Gilgit-Baltistan’s Kashmir link

Severing Gilgit-Baltistan’s Kashmir link

By: Dr. Priyanka Singh | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 21 Apr , 2017

In late March 2017, a motion tabled in the British Parliament titled “Annexation of Gilgit-Baltistan by Pakistan as its fifth frontier” stridently condemned Pakistan for attempting to...

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Modernisation of Artillery Guns and Missiles – A Great Leap Forward

Modernisation of Artillery Guns and Missiles – A Great Leap Forward

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 20 Apr , 2017

The Indian Artillery is currently in a Network Centric Warfare (NCW) Environment that has to provide Surveillance and Reconnaissance resulting in Target Acquisition which would lead to engagement...

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Adept at Chinese Checkers, Pakistan may find itself handicapped in Russian...

Adept at Chinese Checkers, Pakistan may find itself handicapped in Russian...

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 19 Apr , 2017

Is the world headed for more turmoil? The indications are very much there.  The speculation of a US-Russia rapprochement at the time of election of President Donald Trump has all but evaporated....

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Mother of All Bombs: A New Age Weapon of Mass Destruction?

Mother of All Bombs: A New Age Weapon of Mass Destruction?

By: Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 18 Apr , 2017

The term Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) was probably used in the print media for the first time following the uproar over Germany’s aerial bombardment of the Basque city of Guernica in April...

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Iran-Pakistan Relations- Yet Another False Start?

Iran-Pakistan Relations- Yet Another False Start?

By: Meenakshi Sood | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 17 Apr , 2017

The neighbour on Pakistan’s western border that takes up much of its time and energy is Afghanistan, never Iran. Iran and Pakistan share a 900-kilometre border that causes occasional...

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Afghanistan: US Drops “Mother of All Bombs” Potentially Changing...

Afghanistan: US Drops “Mother of All Bombs” Potentially Changing...

By: Alexander Murray | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 16 Apr , 2017

Having almost never mentioned Afghanistan during his United States presidential campaign as well as over the first three months of his presidency, on 13 April US President Trump shocked the world...

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CPEC and the Future of Gilgit Baltistan

CPEC and the Future of Gilgit Baltistan

By: Zainab Akhter | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 15 Apr , 2017

Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), formerly known as the Northern Areas, which is an integral part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir but currently under Pakistani occupation, has come into prominence...

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