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Ghazwa-e-Hind Fatwa
Hari Om Mahajan | 26 Feb , 2024 1 comment

Fatwa “Anti-National” File photo On February 22, 2024, Darul Uloom Deoband, one of the leading Islamic seminaries in Bharat, reportedly issued a fatwa that gave validity to the idea of Ghazwa-e-Hind. The seminary has, in fact, written on its website that “Ghazwa-e-Hind” (read holy raid of Bharat) is “valid from the Islamic point of...

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The only question is can Xi Jinping and his advisors be swift and agile enough to change the tide and restore the...
Claude Arpi | 21 Feb , 2024 0 comments
The only question is can Xi Jinping and his advisors be swift and agile enough to change the tide and restore the...

We are entering the Year of the Dragon. It is said that the next 12 months will be energetic; the year may give rise to celebrations and grandiose projects and may even be auspicious for marriage, birth and new beginnings, but it may also be a time of surprises when opportunities can be grasped or lost. Natural disturbances can also be...

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India-UAE: A Budding Affair Powered By Chemistry And Opportunity
Kanwal Sibal | 20 Feb , 2024 0 comments
India-UAE: A Budding Affair Powered By Chemistry And Opportunity

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to UAE – his seventh one – has many dimensions. Given India’s rise and the governance changes taking place in the Gulf region, especially in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the political, economic and security environment of Gulf nations has become important for New Delhi. For India, the UAE is now the...

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Mechanised Infantry Vehicle Boxer: German Industrial Marriage of Convenience?
James Evans | 17 Feb , 2024 0 comments
Mechanised Infantry Vehicle Boxer: German Industrial Marriage of Convenience?

Despite the complicated history of the Boxer contract, with the UK initially withdrawing and then returning to it, the partnership with Germany holds various advantages for Boxer production. However, it also entails risks, including export and corruption risks, given Germany’s history with Qatar, and ambiguous position regarding exports to...

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Pathetic Educational Facilities in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir
Nilesh Kunwar | 16 Feb , 2024 0 comments
Pathetic Educational Facilities in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan leaves no stone unturned to project Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir [IoJK] as a free and prosperous land and has even named this region ‘Azad’ [Free] Kashmir. To keep up pretences and legitimise its illegal occupation, Islamabad also organises ‘all expenses paid’ trips for foreign influencers to IoJK. And while going gaga...

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