Geopolitics

Taliban’s Resurgence in Afghanistan: Pakistan’s Duplicity and Liberal...

Taliban’s Resurgence in Afghanistan: Pakistan’s Duplicity and Liberal...

By: Col Deepak Kumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Oct , 2021

General Zia ul Haq after taking over the reins of the government in Pakistan after a coup in 1977, vigorously embarked on a drive towards the Islamization of his country. He started this by...

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High Time India Jettisons Non-Alignment

High Time India Jettisons Non-Alignment

By: Lt Gen PG Kamath | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Oct , 2021

Though the Non-alignment Movement is languishing as a vestigial organisation in geo politics, Indian diplomats suffer from yesteryear hangovers and cling on to its decrepit concepts.  As I had...

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Yet another attempt to force an ethnic exodus from Kashmir?

Yet another attempt to force an ethnic exodus from Kashmir?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Oct , 2021

The recent killings in Kashmir have two dimensions, i.e. Territorial and Civilizational. Matters pertaining to the Line of Control (LoC), observance and violations of Cease Fire, Counter Terrorist...

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It is Pakistan State Versus Islam

It is Pakistan State Versus Islam

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Oct , 2021

The demand for Pakistan was to secure homeland for Muslims. This was logically tenuous, as a sizeable chunk of Muslim population despite their pro-Pakistan proclivities chose to stay in India. In...

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China and Taiwan Relations Act

China and Taiwan Relations Act

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2021

Much is being said about US President Joe Biden telling reporters at the White House on October 6 after returning from Michigan that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping have reaffirmed their...

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Proxy War: Should India Actively Enter into this Realm to Achieve its...

Proxy War: Should India Actively Enter into this Realm to Achieve its...

By: Col Mridul Kamal Gaind | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 06 Oct , 2021

Achieving objectives by fair means or foul, that is the most important spiritual legacy of the renaissance. In the middle ages, this represented a breakthrough against romantic chivalry and the...

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Geo Political Centrality of Pakistan Vis-a-Vis Strategic Interests of Big...

Geo Political Centrality of Pakistan Vis-a-Vis Strategic Interests of Big...

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Oct , 2021

‘The Afghanistan counter terrorism, oversight and accountability Act’ seeks a report from the Secretary of State about his assessment of Pakistan’s role in supporting the Taliban from...

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Constitutional changes in J&K stand validated by the international...

Constitutional changes in J&K stand validated by the international...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Sep , 2021

The 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) witnessed the usual fireworks between India and Pakistan. The ball was set rolling, as usual, by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan...

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First In-Person Quad Leaders Summit

First In-Person Quad Leaders Summit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Sep , 2021

The first in-person Quad Leaders Summit in the White House between US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Australian Prime...

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Punishing future Pakistani terror provocations

Punishing future Pakistani terror provocations

By: Ali Ahmed | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2021

A leading scholar-strategist, Professor Rajesh Rajagopalan, opined recently: “With the US (United States) no longer needing Pakistan in the critical manner it did before – and with...

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India’s Extended Neighbourhood in Turmoil: Afghanistan – A Vacuum or a...

India’s Extended Neighbourhood in Turmoil: Afghanistan – A Vacuum or a...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 26 Sep , 2021

“The Iraqi and Afghan wars have not ‘ended.’ Only America’s involvement has ‘ended.’ …When a country leaves a war before achieving victory it is not called leaving. It is called...

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China Afghan Taliban Awkward Embrace

China Afghan Taliban Awkward Embrace

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Sep , 2021

As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan and leaves a security vacuum there, is China moving in by cozying up to the Taliban? On July 28, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang...

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India’s Wait and Watch in Afghanistan: The Strategic Space

India’s Wait and Watch in Afghanistan: The Strategic Space

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 24 Sep , 2021

Under no circumstances Pakistan will ever allow the Quetta Shura led Taliban an upper hand in the affairs of Afghanistan. It comes as little surprise to witness the return of Taliban fighters...

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Pakistan’s Achilles Heel

Pakistan’s Achilles Heel

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Sep , 2021

Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, a hard-line radical who also served on Pervez Musharraf’s cabinet, recently offered conditional amnesty to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan...

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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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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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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 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...

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China’s Military Drill in Tibet a Warning to India: Experts

China’s Military Drill in Tibet a Warning to India: Experts

By: J. M. Phelps | Issue: Courtesy: The Epoch Times | Date: 15 Sep , 2021

The Chinese regime’s recent show of military strength in Tibet was an attempt to intimidate neighboring India amid heightened tensions, according to two former high-ranking military officers....

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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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