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WTO Sealed a Package: India Emerged as Global Leader with Win-Win Outcome

WTO Sealed a Package: India Emerged as Global Leader with Win-Win Outcome

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jun , 2022

For the first time in a decade, the members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a 164-nation body, have finalised a historic deal at the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12).The four-day MC12...

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Countering Targeted Killings in Kashmir

Countering Targeted Killings in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jun , 2022

By targeting defenceless men and women belonging to the indigenous minority Hindu community as well as non-locals working in Kashmir, Pakistan sponsored terrorists have succeeded in creating a...

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Kashmir Killings: What is to be done now!

Kashmir Killings: What is to be done now!

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jun , 2022

The selective killings of Hindus and pro India Muslims in the valley are a reminder that war declared on us is not over yet. Right at the outset it must be clearly understood that what the...

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Decoding Targeted Killings in Kashmir

Decoding Targeted Killings in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 May , 2022

Tuesday, May 24, turned out to be yet another bloody day in Kashmir. While a targeted attack in the Soura area of Srinagar left a policeman dead and his seven-year-old daughter injured, three...

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Is Pakistan Reinventing its Kashmir Strategy?

Is Pakistan Reinventing its Kashmir Strategy?

By: Dr V Balasubramaniyan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Apr , 2022

Pakistan appears to have been trying to reinvent its efforts to politicize and internationalize Jammu & Kashmir issue. The present Pakistani strategy appears to have adopted a more global...

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On ‘Targeted’ Killings and Violence in Kashmir

On ‘Targeted’ Killings and Violence in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Apr , 2022

The cold-blooded murder of Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo in Pattan area of South Kashmir on Friday is the latest incident of ongoing targeted killings by terrorists in Kashmir. The deceased was a...

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Capacity, Autonomy and Venality: The Larger Challenges of Governance

Capacity, Autonomy and Venality: The Larger Challenges of Governance

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Apr , 2022

Mr. Suba Rao, previously RBI Governor, has stirred a hornet’s nest by calling the IAS’ elitist, self-serving, perpetuating a set of bureaucrats who are out of touch with reality and wallow in...

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What Pakistan and Separatists Don’t Tell Kashmiris!

What Pakistan and Separatists Don’t Tell Kashmiris!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Mar , 2022

Though Pakistan puts up a very brave face when the international community refuses to ‘buy’ its skewed Kashmir narrative and glibly ascribes its rejection to a host of unconvincing reasons,...

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Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 13 Mar , 2022

On Jan, 04, 1990, a local Urdu newspaper, Aftab, published a press release issued by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, asking all Pandits to leave the Valley immediately. Al Safa, another local daily repeated...

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Pulwama attack: India avenged the dastardly act, but the threat persists

Pulwama attack: India avenged the dastardly act, but the threat persists

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2022

Valentine Day is India comes with a note of sobriety since 2019 as it also marks a dastardly VBIED  (Vehicle Based Improvised Explosive Device) attack by enemies of the nation on a CRPF convoy at...

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India needs to Forcefully respond to Chinese Psychological Operations

India needs to Forcefully respond to Chinese Psychological Operations

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jan , 2022

Winters used to be looked upon as a lie-low time along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.  In present times, the extreme cold conditions are utilised by China for launching sophisticated...

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Indo–Pacific Oceans Initiative

Indo–Pacific Oceans Initiative

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan | Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 06 Jan , 2022

Concept of Indo-Pacific Eminent historian and scholar Radhakumud Mookerjee in his seminal work on Indian Shipping, while tracing the history of maritime activities of Indians from historic...

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AFSPA in the N-E: Is status quo the answer?

AFSPA in the N-E: Is status quo the answer?

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jan , 2022

Much has already been written on the tragic incident that occurred recently in the Tiru-Oting area of Mon district, Nagaland. In a case of mistaken identity, six coal miners were killed by a...

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The Hunter becomes the Hunted: National Interest Quo Vadis?

The Hunter becomes the Hunted: National Interest Quo Vadis?

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Dec , 2021

Introduction Nagaland has been a puzzle unsolved since the days of the British Raj, it continues to be so even today. Many governments have come and gone, the talk of settlements and accords...

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Border Roads and Ladakh

Border Roads and Ladakh

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2021

News reports of December 8, 2021, have stated that the Border Roads Organization (BRO) is to start collecting toll tax from civilians plying on four roads built by it in Ladakh. The report...

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India faces a threat of destabilization

India faces a threat of destabilization

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Dec , 2021

Stating the issue India faces the threat of destabilization by external aggression and internal subversion. External aggression can be from China and/or Pakistan, her two contiguous hostile...

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Nagaland Killings Exposes Lack of Responsible Reporting

Nagaland Killings Exposes Lack of Responsible Reporting

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2021

Disclaimer: This piece is neither meant to justify the recent killing of civilians by security forces in Nagaland, nor find fault in a particular news portal. Au contraire, the sole objective is...

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Manipur Ambush: Madness or a Method?

Manipur Ambush: Madness or a Method?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Nov , 2021

Incidents of terrorists ambushing security forces in India’s North East aren’t uncommon and nor does their barbaric practice of murdering security force personnel incapacitated in such...

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Sarp Vinash 2.0

Sarp Vinash 2.0

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Oct , 2021

Counter-terrorist operations launched by the Army in the area of Nar Khas Forest in J&K’s Poonch region on the evening of October 14 after five Army personnel were killed during an encounter...

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Who’s to Blame for Restrictions in Kashmir?

Who’s to Blame for Restrictions in Kashmir?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Oct , 2021

Now that check posts have sprung up all over Kashmir Valley, voices which have all along been criticising routine checks have become more vocal once again. Certain so-called champions of human...

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