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China as a ‘Rising Power’: Changing Rules to the Old Game of Power

China as a ‘Rising Power’: Changing Rules to the Old Game of Power

By: Dr Amrita Jash | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 26 Dec , 2020

While COVID-19 Pandemic takes precedence, but ‘Rise of China’ undeniably has been one of the important characteristic features that define the 21st Century. However, China’s economic rise...

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Terrorists may not Seize Power in Pakistan, but enabling Environment for...

Terrorists may not Seize Power in Pakistan, but enabling Environment for...

By: Michael Kugelman | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 25 Dec , 2020

John Bolton, a prominent US foreign policy hawk, has taken some controversial positions over the years. So it’s unsurprising that he made some eyebrow-raising comments about Pakistan in a recent...

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India as Natural Ally of the West- Reflected in Indian Foreign Policy...

India as Natural Ally of the West- Reflected in Indian Foreign Policy...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 24 Dec , 2020

India stood firmly embedded as ‘Natural Ally of the West” in 2020 as future historians of India’s foreign policy would record in the years to come assessing from the pattern, trend and...

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My Wellington Days

My Wellington Days

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Dec , 2020

Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd) was the course senior of the 34th Defence Services Staff College Course (DSSC) of 1979 that I also attended. Arun Prakash has written a very thoughtful column (Indian...

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Myanmar: Post Election Developments

Myanmar: Post Election Developments

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 22 Dec , 2020

In the post election scenario two distinct strands are seen but surprisingly both appear to be mutually exclusive. A third development that is noticed is that the Army’s relationship with the...

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The Indian Army: Code of Conduct Amshipura and Beyond

The Indian Army: Code of Conduct Amshipura and Beyond

By: Roopesh Mehta | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 21 Dec , 2020

The fact that the Indian Army takes the ethics and moral upbringing of soldiers and officers very seriously is to be seen in its entirety. The Army believes that discipline is the bedrock of...

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How Pakistan surrendered in 1971 War

How Pakistan surrendered in 1971 War

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 20 Dec , 2020

Lt Gen Ashoke K Chatterjee, former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command speaks to Claude Arpi about the 1971 Bangladesh operations and his participation in the Surrender in...

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In Context: India’s Renewed IOR Outreach

In Context: India’s Renewed IOR Outreach

By: Dr Sripathi Narayanan | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 19 Dec , 2020

The simultaneous November 2020 visits by India’s External Affairs Minister (EAM), Dr S Jaishakar and National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval, to island-states in the Indian Ocean Region...

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Tibet: Time to Review India's Tibet Policy

Tibet: Time to Review India's Tibet Policy

By: Prof Ramu Manivannan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 18 Dec , 2020

There are several reasons to believe, as to why Tibet is important for India.  The most significant reason is that Tibet is India’s neighbour.  The Government of India no longer openly...

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Ladakh: Challenges Posed by the Harsh and Unforgiving Winter

Ladakh: Challenges Posed by the Harsh and Unforgiving Winter

By: Maj Gen Yashpal Singh Mor, SM (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 17 Dec , 2020

“Trained to fight the enemy but now the fight is with elements of nature” Though the Indian Army has been defending the frontiers of the entire Ladakh region assiduously for the last 70...

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China and the Geopolitical Impact of COVID-19

China and the Geopolitical Impact of COVID-19

By: Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 16 Dec , 2020

China’s dazzling growth story has been rudely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent chaos it has brought down on global economic systems. Ironically, in the past, its growth...

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France Counters Islamist Radicalisation

France Counters Islamist Radicalisation

By: Dr Adil Rasheed and Savini Mehta | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 15 Dec , 2020

Terrorism often hides behind the cover of individual and religious freedoms to attack liberal democracies. It even provokes overreaction from military and security agencies in order to then...

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Human Right Day, 2020, witnessed a new dawn in Jammu and Kashmir

Human Right Day, 2020, witnessed a new dawn in Jammu and Kashmir

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Dec , 2020

On December, 10, every year, the world celebrates Human Rights Day. This date coincides with the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General...

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Indian Army Chief’s first-of-its-kind visit to Saudi Arabia and UAE and...

Indian Army Chief’s first-of-its-kind visit to Saudi Arabia and UAE and...

By: Dr Manjari Singh | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 13 Dec , 2020

The Chief of the Indian Army General MM Naravane has undertaken a first-of-its-kind six-day trip to Saudi Arabia and the UAE from 9-14 December.[1] Army Chief’s visit to the region indicates the...

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Pakistan-Turkey-Russia Relations in Emerging World Order

Pakistan-Turkey-Russia Relations in Emerging World Order

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Dec , 2020

Facts PAF pilots have been flying Turkish Air Force (TuAF) F-16s. Turkey has been involved in upgrading PAF F-16s with US supplied kits. TuAF has nearly 300 F-16 variants, latest being Block...

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Indo-British Relations

Indo-British Relations

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to be the chief guest at the 2021 Republic Day. The invitation was extended during a telephonic conversation between...

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Iranian Nuclear Scientist’s Assassination: Its Implications and...

Iranian Nuclear Scientist’s Assassination: Its Implications and...

By: Dr Manjari Singh | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 09 Dec , 2020

While novel coronavirus is the persistent crisis that the world is facing, the assassination of a key Nuclear Physicist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in Iran on 27 November[1], has the potential to further...

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Strategic Lessons from Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict 2020, post Ceasefire

Strategic Lessons from Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict 2020, post Ceasefire

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Dec , 2020

Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a ceasefire agreement to end the war for control of Nagorno–Karabakh enclavelast month, after a series of Azerbaijani victories in its fight to retake the disputed...

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Role of R&AW in Liberation of Bangladesh

Role of R&AW in Liberation of Bangladesh

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 07 Dec , 2020

Covert action capability is an indispensable tool for any State having external adversaries. Its purpose is not just collection of intelligence, but the protection of national interests and the...

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Article 370 is Gone for Good

Article 370 is Gone for Good

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Dec , 2020

The response of the people across both regions to the ongoing elections for the District Development Councils (DDCs) is a curt message to the status quo lobby led by the Peoples’ Alliance for...

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