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Decline of a Superpower – Trump brings down the US to the Bihar-Bengal-UP...

Decline of a Superpower – Trump brings down the US to the Bihar-Bengal-UP...

By: Jay Bhattacharjee | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2021

We do not have to be admirers or students of Edward Gibbon when we look at the events across the Atlantic in the last four years, as President Trump and his Republican Party cohorts almost managed...

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India Beefs up Air force with Indigenous Fighter Jets: Dawn of a New Era in...

India Beefs up Air force with Indigenous Fighter Jets: Dawn of a New Era in...

By: Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 21 Jan , 2021

 “Quantity has a quality, all its own,” is a phrase attributed to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. He was referring to Russia’s numerical preponderance in men and machines, which had brought the...

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Is there a good China hand in Biden team?

Is there a good China hand in Biden team?

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jan , 2021

(The article was originally published in ftchinese.com. it was subsequently carried on the Chinese website https://6do.news/article/3567415-61) Original Article in Chinese:...

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India and China Swap Roles amid Nepal Political Crisis

India and China Swap Roles amid Nepal Political Crisis

By: Mohak Gambhir | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 19 Jan , 2021

As Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dissolved Nepal’s parliament on Dec 20 last year[1], the country quickly descended into political turmoil again after a short stint of the Nepal Communist...

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Xi's Mega Projects: Should India Worry?

Xi's Mega Projects: Should India Worry?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 18 Jan , 2021

On the occasion of the New Year, President Xi Jinping called the Communist Party “a gigantic vessel that navigates China’s stable and long-term development;” he stated: “Upholding the...

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A Glimpse of Life in the Army

A Glimpse of Life in the Army

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Armed Forces | Date: 17 Jan , 2021

Many of us wonder what the Army does in peacetime when there is no war on. Some people believe that they live a life of luxury, drink a lot and generally waste their time in playing golf or card...

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Approach towards Kashmir in 2021

Approach towards Kashmir in 2021

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 16 Jan , 2021

The year 2020 commenced with the UT under the spoke of security forces as a fall out of abrogation of article 370. COVID 19 restrictions added to those already prevalent in the region. Senior...

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Fiscal Mismanagement will lead to Disastrous Consequences in Pakistan

Fiscal Mismanagement will lead to Disastrous Consequences in Pakistan

By: Dr Simrit Kahlon | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 15 Jan , 2021

Pakistan’s economy has been hurtling southwards for more than a decade now. Its present growth rate, hovering around 2-3 percent, makes it one of the lowest growing economies in South Asia...

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Storm of the Swarms: Lessons for India

Storm of the Swarms: Lessons for India

By: Ajinkya Jadhav | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 14 Jan , 2021

“I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans, and I’m rooting for the machines.” — Claude Shannon The fourth industrial revolution has brought forth the evolution...

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The Most Serious Strategic Development on Indian Frontiers

The Most Serious Strategic Development on Indian Frontiers

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 13 Jan , 2021

One of the most secret projects of President Xi Jinping is to open a new link between Xinjiang and Tibet. The two restive Autonomous Regions border India, particularly the Ladakh region, which is...

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US-China Policies 2021: Incoming President Joe Biden cannot ignore ‘China...

US-China Policies 2021: Incoming President Joe Biden cannot ignore ‘China...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 12 Jan , 2021

United States China-Policies 2021 under incoming President Joe Biden are under global cynosure more than in earlier decades not because United States has changed but because China since 2013 has...

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Security State of Affairs in J&K Post Abrogation of Article 370

Security State of Affairs in J&K Post Abrogation of Article 370

By: Col Sumita Pattanayak | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 11 Jan , 2021

On August 5, 2019, in a significant move, the Government of India (GoI) abrogated Article 370, ending the semi-autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). With that, a pronouncement was also...

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Kashmir: Separatist & Inimical Forces Plan to Derail Democratic Process

Kashmir: Separatist & Inimical Forces Plan to Derail Democratic Process

By: Onkareshwar Pandey | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 10 Jan , 2021

Three terrorists have been killed in an overnight encounter in Lawaypora area of central Kashmir, in the outskirts of Srinagar, in a joint operation of Police, Army and CRPF. The gunfight broke...

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India should take lead in Shaping Global Maritime Conventions to Protect...

India should take lead in Shaping Global Maritime Conventions to Protect...

By: Cmde Anil Jai Singh (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 09 Jan , 2021

The presence of 23 Indian sailors on board MV Jag Anand at anchorage off the Chinese port of Jingtang since June 13, 2020, and the 16 sailors on board MV Anastasia at anchorage off the port of...

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Valour Sagas of Bangladesh Liberation War

Valour Sagas of Bangladesh Liberation War

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 08 Jan , 2021

Pakistan can never forget the humiliation of 16 December 1971, when Indian forces entered Dhaka, the capital of East Pakistan and accepted the unconditional surrender of  almost four division...

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China’s Six Decades of Unremitting Offensive Military Adventurism Calls...

China’s Six Decades of Unremitting Offensive Military Adventurism Calls...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 07 Jan , 2021

China defying global geopolitical dynamics heavily weighted against China and in favour of India has been engaged since May 2020 in unprovoked military escalation and armed clashes in Eastern...

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Yemen Government has Tough Road Ahead

Yemen Government has Tough Road Ahead

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2021

Multiple explosions rocked the Aden International airport shortly after an aircraft landed carrying the newly formed cabinet of the country’s Saudi-backed government. Dozens of casualties were...

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India must Prepare to Counter Chinese Malevolence with Strength

India must Prepare to Counter Chinese Malevolence with Strength

By: Jasbir Sarai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jan , 2021

As the eventful year -2020 comes to an end, one is reminded about a huge public outcry that was triggered by the so-called Chinese intrusions in Eastern Ladakh mid-year.  Suddenly a bevy of self...

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Indo-Pak War of 1965

Indo-Pak War of 1965

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Armed Forces | Date: 04 Jan , 2021

Nehru’s death in 1964 had created political uncertainty in the country and an impression in Pakistan that India was no longer politically or militarily strong. In Pakistan, Field Marshal Ayub...

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Myanmar: How to deal with a Bully like China?

Myanmar: How to deal with a Bully like China?

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 03 Jan , 2021

Not so long ago, Irrawady in its editorial of 11th August, expressed its fears about China as follows.  It said that at that time, that the Chinese weapons and economic influence are both...

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