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Maoists : China’s  Proxy Soldiers

Maoists : China’s Proxy Soldiers

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

  General SK Sinha, former governor wrote in the newspaper ‘Pioneer’ (6 June 2010): “One Maoist gets killed against four deaths against civilians and security personnel in the rebel affected...

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Capture of India : the Maoist blueprint

Capture of India : the Maoist blueprint

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

  In 2003-2004 the former Peoples War Group (PWG) and the Maoist Communist Centre held a series of confabulations to work out their merger. Their Central Committees met five to six times to...

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Denigrating the Armed Forces : a dangerous agenda

Denigrating the Armed Forces : a dangerous agenda

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

  While addressing the Passing Out Parade at the U.S. Naval Academy on 07 April 2010, Secretary of Defence Robert M Gates said, “You have answered the trumpet call, and the whole of America is...

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Trends in Space Weaponisation

Trends in Space Weaponisation

By: Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd.) | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

  The first orbital flight of X-37B (called as USA-212) the United State’s (US) space plane was launched on an Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Apr 22, 2010....

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An anatomy of India-Pakistan Dialogue

An anatomy of India-Pakistan Dialogue

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

  It is very easy to take the position that we must have a dialogue with Pakistan. Arguments in favour can appear plausible. Pakistan is a neighbour and you cannot wish it away. It is better...

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Strategic Aspects of Climate Change-1

Strategic Aspects of Climate Change-1

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

  A misplaced paranoia A couple of months back Islamabad went hysterical again. India as usual was the target. This time it is not about Kashmir or the fate of the Muslim population in India, but...

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Pakistan’s Islamic Odyssey : dangers ahead

Pakistan’s Islamic Odyssey : dangers ahead

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

  The movement for Pakistan, as envisaged by its chief promoter Mohammed Ali Jinnah, was not intended to produce a religion dominated theocratic state. No doubt he engaged in communal tactics and...

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China’s core interests

China’s core interests

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Aug , 2010

  Have you heard of ‘Core Interests’? No, it has nothing to do with ‘organising’ the CWG, IPL auctions, mining in tribal areas or OBC vote banks, though it is true that in India ‘core’...

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China supports Pakistan’s claim on Kashmir!

China supports Pakistan’s claim on Kashmir!

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Aug , 2010

  The international community treats Jammu & Kashmir as a de facto — but not de jure — part of India. Similarly, it treats Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) as de facto...

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CIC says Henderson-Brooks report revealed the incompetence of the Indian...

CIC says Henderson-Brooks report revealed the incompetence of the Indian...

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Aug , 2010

According to The Times of India, Chief information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said the Henderson-Brooks report revealed the incompetence of the Indian military top brass. It is not fair of...

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Inter-Country Comparison of Nuclear Energy Policies

Inter-Country Comparison of Nuclear Energy Policies

By: CII | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Aug , 2010

Table showing comparison of nuclear liabilities between various countries:-

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From Kashmir to Mumbai : Terror Comes Full Circle

From Kashmir to Mumbai : Terror Comes Full Circle

By: Rohit Singh | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 20 Aug , 2010

  The Mumbai Carnage, wherein a dozen terrorists, held an entire country to ransom for three days, is unprecedented and unusual, not only for India but for the entire world community. For close to...

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A vision for India

A vision for India

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Aug , 2010

Vision for India means setting a goal, what India should be at the end of a specified period, say 20 years. It will be an all encompassing vision. Strategic vision for India will be located...

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Extension to Gen Kayani: Dangerous Portends

Extension to Gen Kayani: Dangerous Portends

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Aug , 2010

  When Gen Kayani took over the reigns of the Pakistan Army, he exhorted the rank and file to keep away from politics. He initiated moves to revert 152 military personnel on deputation to public...

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Wikileaks: The Implications for the Obama Administration

Wikileaks: The Implications for the Obama Administration

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jul , 2010

The leakage of nearly 90,000 documents relating to the Afghan war for the period between January 2004 and December 2009 by Wikileaks, a US web site which disseminates secret information of...

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Radicalization of Pakistan will increase threat to India

Radicalization of Pakistan will increase threat to India

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jul , 2010

Pakistan is a state deep in turmoil. Contributory causes are some historical and some current. Historical causes can be summed up as follows: No single overpowering identity has emerged in...

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Xinjiang: Chinese on the Guard, but Friday Prayers Allowed

Xinjiang: Chinese on the Guard, but Friday Prayers Allowed

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jul , 2010

Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China, is tense a day before the first anniversary of the outbreak of anti-Han violence by some Uighurs of the city on July 5 last year....

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The White-Collared Jihadis: Role of Pakistani Returnees from US

The White-Collared Jihadis: Role of Pakistani Returnees from US

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May , 2010

As part of the investigation into the attempt by Faisal Shahzad, a US citizen of Pakistani origin, to cause an incendiary car bomb explosion in the Times Square of New York on May 1, 2010,...

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Maldives to Re-Settle Two Terrorism Suspects from Guantanamo Bay

Maldives to Re-Settle Two Terrorism Suspects from Guantanamo Bay

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May , 2010

In a controversial decision, which should be of concern to India’s national security managers, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives has accepted a request from the US Government...

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Need to Strengthen Protective Security in Chattisgarh

Need to Strengthen Protective Security in Chattisgarh

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May , 2010

About thirty innocent civilians and 20 other civilians serving as Special Police Officers (SPOs) are reported to have been killed on May 17,2010, when a group of Maoists (Naxals) blew up a...

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