Geopolitics

Pakistan: Why Baloch Lives Don’t Matter

Pakistan: Why Baloch Lives Don’t Matter

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jan , 2024

Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar obnoxious remark that “Advocates of terrorists in Balochistan should go and join them if they are convinced on the veracity of their...

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China’s Grey Zone Operations and Effective Counters

China’s Grey Zone Operations and Effective Counters

By: Brig Arvind Dhananjayan | Issue: Vol 38.3, Jul-Sep & 38.4, Oct-Dec 2023 | Date: 06 Jan , 2024

The Grey-Zone is predominantly a non-military arena wherein a Nation’s resources are employed to coerce a Target State (TS) into abiding by or not interfering with the aggressor’s core...

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Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s Unhappy New Year

Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s Unhappy New Year

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jan , 2024

The contrast on both sides of the Line of Control [LoC] that delineates Jammu and Kashmir [J&K] and Pakistan occupied J&K [PoJK] couldn’t have been more pronounced. In J&K, a slew of...

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Deeper than diplomacy: There is a reason why New Delhi and Moscow rely on...

Deeper than diplomacy: There is a reason why New Delhi and Moscow rely on...

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jan , 2024

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s five-day official visit to Russia was timely and significant for more than one reason.  India and Russia had held annual summits at...

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China–Pakistan Aerospace Nexus: Implications for India

China–Pakistan Aerospace Nexus: Implications for India

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol 38.3, Jul-Sep & 38.4, Oct-Dec 2023 | Date: 01 Jan , 2024

Despite the current economic and political turmoil in Pakistan, the Sino-Pakistani strategic nexus remains stable. The two nations are coordinating well in all regional forums, something that was...

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China’s Expansionists Footprints: Is it Lebresraum, Irredintism or...

China’s Expansionists Footprints: Is it Lebresraum, Irredintism or...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol 38.3, Jul-Sep & 38.4, Oct-Dec 2023 | Date: 29 Dec , 2023

China’s history has been continuously tailored and retrofitted to its seemingly insatiable greed for territory. The ‘Great Wall of China’ is an indicator of how the country has gone beyond...

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Maldives’s Passing Fling with China

Maldives’s Passing Fling with China

By: Ravi Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Dec , 2023

Maldives had a bitter and deeply divisive Presidential election in September 2023. Mohamed Muizzu of the People's National Congress and sitting Male mayor finally won the election and became the...

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Is Netanyahu’s Frustration in Gaza becoming too Costly for all Stakeholders?

Is Netanyahu’s Frustration in Gaza becoming too Costly for all Stakeholders?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Dec , 2023

The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is expanding beyond proportions with death toll crossing 20,000 and counting, over 50,000 injured to include unprecedented numbers of women and children in eleven...

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Israel – Palestine Conflict: A Three-State Solution

Israel – Palestine Conflict: A Three-State Solution

By: Lt Gen PG Kamath | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Dec , 2023

On 7 Oct 2023, Israel was woken up to one of the biggest shocks in their history. Before we go through the course of recent events it is essential to go into the origins of the Holy Land: All the...

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Muizzu Turns Maldives Red

Muizzu Turns Maldives Red

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2023

Exercise ‘Ekatha 2023' between the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Coast Guard and the Indian Navy Marine Commandos (MARCOS) was held in Maldives in June 2023 in Maldives; to enhance...

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Kashmiri People Have Identified Their Real Enemy

Kashmiri People Have Identified Their Real Enemy

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Dec , 2023

In his 2019 UNGA address, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan had snidely remarked, “You think Kashmiris will accept a new status quo under revocation of Article 370” and went on...

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On Pakistan Army’s Account of the Dera Ismail Khan Terrorist Attack

On Pakistan Army’s Account of the Dera Ismail Khan Terrorist Attack

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Dec , 2023

The Attack Barely one month after the brazen suicide terrorist attack on the Pakistan Air Force [PAF] air base at Mianwali in which three ‘non-operational’ aircraft were damaged, the barely...

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Africa – a new training ground for testing components of American biological...

Africa – a new training ground for testing components of American biological...

By: Slavisha Batko Milacic | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Dec , 2023

United States is transferring its dual-use biological research to Africa, where it's believed to be conducting illegal and dangerous experiments with potential bioweapons agents in African...

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Who benefits from blaming India for murder plots in the US and Canada?

Who benefits from blaming India for murder plots in the US and Canada?

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Dec , 2023

The governments of the US and India are under tremendous diplomatic pressure after Washington accused New Delhi of orchestrating a plot to murder US-based Khalistan movement leader Gurpatwant...

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Myanmar Aflame

Myanmar Aflame

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Dec , 2023

Myanmar is aflame, not only because of the turmoil within but also heavy fighting along its borders with China and with India; with fleeing Myanmar refugees streaming into China and India. In the...

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Will WTO be able to carry out pending reforms at the13 Ministerial...

Will WTO be able to carry out pending reforms at the13 Ministerial...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Nov , 2023

The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO’s) 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) will take place from 26 to 29 February 2024 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Trade Ministers from across the world...

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Constitution@ 74: Quest For Merit & Socio Economic Justice

Constitution@ 74: Quest For Merit & Socio Economic Justice

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Nov , 2023

Introduction The Indian Constitution is the lengthiest of all written Constitutions of the world. Most of provisions are borrowed from various sources; fundamental rights from US Bill of Rights,...

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Defeating Pakistan’s Proxy War in J&K

Defeating Pakistan’s Proxy War in J&K

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2023

One had expected with onset of winters infiltration of terrorists across the Line of Control [LoC] in J&K would see a temporary pause. However, with the Indian security forces and J&K police...

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The Xi-Biden Tête-à-Tête

The Xi-Biden Tête-à-Tête

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2023

The outcome of the November 15 meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and the POTUS Joe Biden on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco was on...

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636 Days and Counting – Which way the wind Blows now?

636 Days and Counting – Which way the wind Blows now?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) VK Saxena (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2023

Deeply immersed in the Israel-Hamas duel of death destruction and catastrophe that is increasingly showing the ominous signs of spilling over as a larger West Asia war, the erstwhile media...

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