Geopolitics

US withdrawal from Afghanistan: Taliban, Pakistan and India

US withdrawal from Afghanistan: Taliban, Pakistan and India

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 19 Jun , 2021

India has been a victim of self-inflicted wounds caused by ignoring lessons from the history right from 1947 onwards. With no share in the emerging power matrix, Indians have no choice but to see...

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China’s 2-Star Talk Offer

China’s 2-Star Talk Offer

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

One year after the clash at Galwan between the Indian Army and the PLA, news has emerged that China has proposed Divisional Commander-level talks between teams from both sides headed by officers...

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New Weapons in Pak’s Jihad Arsenal

New Weapons in Pak’s Jihad Arsenal

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jun , 2021

The Hindustan Times of 1 Dec 2020 published alarming news. It said: "Pakistan’s ISI, inspired by the success of using cheap drones to carry out small bomb attacks, has been exploring this...

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COVID-19 and the Chinese Checkers

COVID-19 and the Chinese Checkers

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jun , 2021

The COVID 19 Pandemic that has destroyed lives, ruined economies, disrupted social order and created mind boggling misery to the whole world has been with us for the better part of the past two...

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Recalling Galwan Clash and One Year Since Then

Recalling Galwan Clash and One Year Since Then

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jun , 2021

The People’s Liberation Army - Army (PLAA) clashed with the Indian Army on the night of 15/16 June 2020 on the rugged heights of Eastern Ladakh at Galwan, where the icy cold Galwan river cuts...

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Nuclear Fusion Energy

Nuclear Fusion Energy

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jun , 2021

Chinese state media had reported on December 4, 2020, that China had successfully powered up its largest and most advanced nuclear fusion reactor for the first time, hailing it as a great advance...

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Indian Army Chief’s significant visit to Kashmir

Indian Army Chief’s significant visit to Kashmir

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jun , 2021

The Indian Army Chief, General MM Naravane, visited Kashmir over two days on June, 2 and June, 3. The visit coincided with the 100 days of ceasefire between India and Pakistan. The significance...

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The US’ pull out in Afghanistan: What are the implications?

The US’ pull out in Afghanistan: What are the implications?

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jun , 2021

In the later phase of his administration, former President Trump had expressed his desire of sending the American troops "back home for Christmas". The Doha conference of 2020, arranged after...

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Myanmar’s Civil War

Myanmar’s Civil War

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jun , 2021

Speaking at an event hosted by the Foreign Press Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo on May 28, 2021, Christine Schraner Burgener, UN special envoy for Myanmar has warned of possible civil war...

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Palestinian Islamic Jihad turned out to be a Dark Horse

Palestinian Islamic Jihad turned out to be a Dark Horse

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jun , 2021

Fresh round of escalation between Israel and armed groups from Gaza has just completed. In this round, thousands of rockets are being fired towards Israeli cities and Israel Defence Forces (IDF)...

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Coup in Myanmar and its Geo Political Conflict

Coup in Myanmar and its Geo Political Conflict

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

The experiment of democracy in Myanmar seems to be under threat with military Junta taking over control once again. It is an established precedence that once the military tastes the political...

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Pakistan’s Plebiscite Colic

Pakistan’s Plebiscite Colic

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jun , 2021

Right from Pakistan’s Britain-sponsored invasion of India in J&K post the Partition, Pakistan has been suffering from the chronic case of colic of ‘plebiscite’. Even their mentor China has...

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US-Taliban Peace Agreement: Future Prospects

US-Taliban Peace Agreement: Future Prospects

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 May , 2021

It’s both good and bad news. The good part is pullout of US troops from Afghanistan which commenced on May 1 is going as per plan and putting an end its two-decade old “forever war.” The...

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After Sustainable WTO 11th Ministerial Conference

After Sustainable WTO 11th Ministerial Conference

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 May , 2021

World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations on fisheries subsidies were launched in 2001 at the Doha Ministerial Conference, with a mandate to “clarify and improve” existing WTO disciplines...

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Washington’s Taliban Dilemma

Washington’s Taliban Dilemma

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

As the September 11 deadline for remaining US troops to leave Afghanistan approaches amid spiraling violence, there are reports about the CIA and other western agencies evaluating and courting...

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Why Iron Dome will short? What could be done: A Viewpoint?

Why Iron Dome will short? What could be done: A Viewpoint?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 May , 2021

Premise This article argues that in the ‘duel’ involving the launch of rockets by  Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad and other Palestinian left wing groups from Gaza  and their engagement by the...

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Feeding the Enemy

Feeding the Enemy

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 May , 2021

It is on record that when several thousand PLA entered Lhasa in 1950-51, followed by another 20,000 to ravage and Tibet, India supplied rice to them. According to Claude Arpi, when China...

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Palestine Calling: Opportune time to Resolve Political Conundrum

Palestine Calling: Opportune time to Resolve Political Conundrum

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 May , 2021

The political moves yield better dividends if executed at the right time at right place, mindful of situational sensitivities, to attain well defined diplomatic objectives. The current military...

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Great Game Myanmar

Great Game Myanmar

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 May , 2021

On May 17, the US, UK and Canada imposed new sanctions on Myanmar's military. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken tweeted: “The US is designating Burma’s State Administrative Council and 16...

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Indian Reaction on Israel-Palestine Conflict

Indian Reaction on Israel-Palestine Conflict

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May , 2021

On May 16, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations, T S Tirumurti, made a carefully crafted statement at the UN Security Council “open debate” on the escalating...

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