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Tablighi Jamaat, the antechamber of Jihadist Terrorism?
Tablighi Jamaat, the antechamber of Jihadist Terrorism?

Tablighi Jamaat (TJ), which is an antechamber of jihadist terrorism is seen by the counterterrorism experts as – wolf in sheep’s clothing. On December 10, 2021, Saudi authorities banned activities of Tablighi Jamaat, also known as Al Ahbab, calling it a ‘danger to society’. According to media reports, the Saudi Government official...

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Latin America: From the Struggle for Independence (1808) to the Great War (1914)
Latin America: From the Struggle for Independence (1808) to the Great War (1914)

  From the very political point of view, the 19th century in Latin America started in 1808 when the emancipation of the subordinated people against the foreign (Spanish & Portuguese) rule started (and finished in 1826) and was over with the beginning of the Great War in Europe in 1914. The struggle for independence was speeded up by the French...

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Rohingya camps turning into hub of International Terrorism
Rohingya camps turning into hub of International Terrorism

Officials of law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh have been consistently saying, radical Islamic militancy outfit Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) in involved in major crimes. Members of this outfit regularly enter Bangladesh from Myanmar and commit murders, peddle drugs, and are involved in arms trafficking, human trafficking and...

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Sino-India War – 1967 (Sikkim-Tibet Zone)
Col Alok Mathur, SM | 31 May , 2024 1 comment

After the first Sino-India War of 1962, the wounded Indian Army needed expansion and modern weapons. As many as seven Mountain Divisions were raised and old Lee field .303 Rifles were replaced by 7.62 mm self-loading Rifles (SLR). Four Armoured regiments were equipped with British Centurion Mk 7 modern battle tanks and the Air Force was also...

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CPEC: A ‘Game Changer’ for Whom?
Nilesh Kunwar | 29 May , 2024 7 comments
CPEC: A ‘Game Changer’ for Whom?

Beijing and Islamabad recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of the ambitious USD 62 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor [CPEC] and complimented each other for the spectacular progress this project has made. While this project has promoted infrastructural development in the power generation and surface communication sectors, it most...

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