Geopolitics

Pakistan-US relations in a trough, but only for now

Pakistan-US relations in a trough, but only for now

By: Vikram Sood | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 May , 2012

Towards the end of his last State of the Union address on January 24 President Obama said "One of my proudest possessions is the flag that the Seal Team took with them on the mission to get Bin...

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China’s Palace in the Skies

China’s Palace in the Skies

By: Air Commodore KB Menon | Issue: Vol. 27.1 -Mar 2012 | Date: 14 May , 2012

On September 29, 2011, China launched the Tiangong-1 unmanned module from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in North-West China. The unmanned module was launched by a Long March 2FT1 carrier...

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PLA Daily: Never Expect to Take Away Half an Inch of China’s Territory

PLA Daily: Never Expect to Take Away Half an Inch of China’s Territory

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May , 2012

On May 10, 2012, amid the heightened tensions between China and the Philippines over what is known as the Scarborough Shoal in English and Huangyan island in Chinese in the southeastern region of...

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Tawang China’s fixation

Tawang China’s fixation

By: Vikram Sood | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2012

"At 14,000 feet above the sea, the presence of a certain mystery can be felt, like having stepped into heaven..." is how a "In Search of Greener Pastures" - a touristy blog run by two enterprising...

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Can China afford a war?

Can China afford a war?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 27 Apr , 2012

  James Clapper, the Director of the US National Intelligence recently told a Senate Committee on intelligence that the Indian Army was strengthening itself for a “˜limited conflict with...

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The Match with Pakistan

The Match with Pakistan

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar | Issue: Vol 20.2 Apr-Jun 2005 | Date: 24 Apr , 2012

We should not blame our cricketers or our hockey players for our dismal record against Pakistan. It is something to do with our national psyche. This hypothesis is validated if we look at the...

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India’s Tibet?

India’s Tibet?

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Apr , 2012

The act of self-immolation by the Tibetan protestor Jamphel Yeshi on March 26 in New Delhi against the visit of the Chinese President Hu Jintao has hit the international headlines. In contrast,...

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Is General Kayani’s smile genuine?

Is General Kayani’s smile genuine?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2012

During a visit to the site of the devastating avalanche near Skardu in Pakistan-Occupied Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) on April 18, 2012, which killed about 125 military personnel and 15 civilians, Gen...

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Uncertain months ahead for Chinese Leadership

Uncertain months ahead for Chinese Leadership

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Apr , 2012

Wang Lijun was the Deputy Director of the Public Security Bureau in Tiefa in the Liaoning province from 1992 to 1995. From 1995 to 2000, he held the same position in Tieling city, also inthe...

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Wanted Dead or Alive – Well, Not Quite

Wanted Dead or Alive – Well, Not Quite

By: Vikram Sood | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Apr , 2012

Once again, Pakistan's most treasured jehadi jewel, Hafiz Saeed the leader of the Jamat ut Dawa, listed by the US as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation, and the ideological patron of the rabidly...

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