Geopolitics

26/11: Nawaz creates turmoil in Pakistan by accepting involvement of Pakistan

26/11: Nawaz creates turmoil in Pakistan by accepting involvement of Pakistan

By: Brig Arun Bajpai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 May , 2018

There is no doubt that three times Prime Minster of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif of Muslim League (Nawaz) Party, whose Government currently rules Pakistan, his recent statement given to their leading...

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Strategic Coherence in Russia-Germany Relations

Strategic Coherence in Russia-Germany Relations

By: Trivun Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 May , 2018

On May 18, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi to discuss the situation in Syria, the conflict in Ukraine, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and the Iran...

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US withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Agreement – An Analysis

US withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Agreement – An Analysis

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May , 2018

It was in June 2013 that the maverick President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, relinquished office after the present incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, was elected in a surprisingly low-key election...

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India’s North Korean Outreach

India’s North Korean Outreach

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 May , 2018

The surprise two-day visit by General VK Singh, MoS (EAM) to North Korea on May 15-16, 2018, has evoked much interest. India has diplomatic relations with North Korea since 1973, but this was the...

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Accepting Involvement of Pakistan in Mumbai Jehadi Attack Nawaz creats...

Accepting Involvement of Pakistan in Mumbai Jehadi Attack Nawaz creats...

By: Brig Arun Bajpai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 May , 2018

There is no doubt that three times Prime Minster of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif of Muslim League (Nawaz) Party, whose Government currently rules Pakistan, his recent statement given to their leading...

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‘Pak Army for better ties with India’ is Hogwash

‘Pak Army for better ties with India’ is Hogwash

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 May , 2018

Screaming headlines and newspaper waving gleeful ‘Track 2’ members are giving thumbs up on an ‘about to restart Indo-Pak peace process!!! In a recent briefing and interaction by the...

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Nawaz Sharif’s 26/11 Faux Pas – lands him in thick soup

Nawaz Sharif’s 26/11 Faux Pas – lands him in thick soup

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May , 2018

Nawaz Sharif’s statement to Dawn that those who attacked Mumbai in 2008 were from Pakistan created a stir in Indian media but more in political and military circles in Pakistan. In his...

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Indian Armed Forces in Social Media: Need of the hour

Indian Armed Forces in Social Media: Need of the hour

By: Dr. Uthamkumar Jamadhagni & Ramakrishnan Ramani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 May , 2018

Since the late 1990s, social media has become a ubiquitous phenomenon that seems to be increasingly adopted by Indians across all spectra – religion, age groups, genders, professions, and...

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North East: Asia’s Conundrum

North East: Asia’s Conundrum

By: Lt Gen PG Kamath | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 13 May , 2018

The question that arises is - can the countries of North East Asia cooperate and bring stability in the region? For any meaningful cooperation in North East Asia, two factors stand out that would...

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Neemrana Dialogue Resumed – what are the payoffs?

Neemrana Dialogue Resumed – what are the payoffs?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 May , 2018

Out of the blues came news reports that the government has agreed to revive the Track II diplomacy process with Pakistan despite its apparent aversion to ‘conventional’ talks with the...

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Rapid Fire Changes in Korea

Rapid Fire Changes in Korea

By: Dr Amarjit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 May , 2018

The US had launched 59 missiles at Syria in April 2017, and the USS Carl Vinson had headed off to the Korean peninsula.  Kim Jong-Un had replied with missile test after missile test and a...

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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Security Threat to India

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Security Threat to India

By: Parmeet Kajal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 May , 2018

  Pakistan is highly dependent on China for its economic as well as military terms. About half of the total Chinese foreign aid goes to Pakistan only. Now, China is investing 62 billion (initially...

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Pakistan’s Pashtun Moment trenchant

Pakistan’s Pashtun Moment trenchant

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 May , 2018

February 4, 2018 saw thousands of angry Pashtun youth gathered outside the press club in Islamabad chanting ‘Azadi’ (freedom) slogans and highlighting human rights violations against the...

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Wuhan Summit: An attempt to overcome the past

Wuhan Summit: An attempt to overcome the past

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 May , 2018

Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the...

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The New Han Empire, India and the Quashing of Tibet

The New Han Empire, India and the Quashing of Tibet

By: Bhaskar Dutta Baruah | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 May , 2018

In the 13th and early 14th centuries, a Chinese historian by the name of Ma-Twan-Lin wrote a grandiose history of China in multiple volumes filled with exaggerations on the so called glory of...

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Aftermath of US Missiles Attack on Syria: Is it really ‘Mission...

Aftermath of US Missiles Attack on Syria: Is it really ‘Mission...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Apr , 2018

The aftermath of US and its ally’s action of claiming to have targeted Syrian Chemical weapon related establishments, and taught a lesson to Syria is full of contradictions and conflicting news...

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Crisis in the Maldives: India’s Options

Crisis in the Maldives: India’s Options

By: Cmde Arun Kumar | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 22 Apr , 2018

“To be Secure on Land one must be Supreme at Sea” - Jawahar Lal Nehru In early February this year, the archipelago nation of Maldives found itself in a full-blown constitutional and...

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Pakistan – Terror tags don’t worry Beijing’s Darling

Pakistan – Terror tags don’t worry Beijing’s Darling

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2018

News about the recently released UNSC consolidated list of individual terrorist and terrorist entities naming 139 from Pakistan including prominent names like Dawood Ibrahim and LeT chief Hafiz...

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Backroom Snippets from Islamabad

Backroom Snippets from Islamabad

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Apr , 2018

  Indian High Commission Housing Residential Complex on about 15 acres plot is coming up in Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad. It is 98% complete and will be fully operational by Sep 18. On becoming...

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The Strategy of Moral High Ground in Jammu and Kashmir

The Strategy of Moral High Ground in Jammu and Kashmir

By: Lt Gen PG Kamath | Issue: Vol. 33.1 Jan-Mar 2018 | Date: 18 Apr , 2018

  The two epics of Indian Philosophy; Ramayana and Mahabharat portrayed wars fought for righteousness and justice. These wars depicted ‘Victory of Virtue over Vice’. Even Christianity...

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