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Taliban and Talks

Introduction Taliban conducted its deadliest attack yet at the training centre of the National Directorate for Security in Maidan Wardak province, west off Kabul on...

China Streamlines the PLA, But with Strings Attached

Acting upon the ‘fight and win’ logic, Chinese President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) Xi Jinping set 2019 resolution by calling...

The Super Power Buckles

Eighteen years after the US launched the first global war on terrorism in Afghanistan, the end state desired at its commencement by the US...

Identifying The ‘Organisational Base’ of Left-wing Extremism in India: Women Naxals

IntroductionLeft-wing Extremism (LWE) is currently believed to be the gravest threat to India’s Internal Security, and has been so for four decades now. Although...

Israel – Saudi Arabia Bonding in Making?

The regional schism in West Asia has been moving to a new direction negating the triangular proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iran...

Sustaining Blue Economy and Indian Challenges

The concept of sustainable development is the core idea behind Blue Economy and is reflected in its definition. The term was first coined during...

West Asia: An Overview of Recent Important Developments

India considers West Asia her extended neighbourhood. The region is of paramount importance to us in terms of energy security, diaspora, foreign remittances, shared...

Religious Tourism: An Informal Confidence Building Measure in the Indo-Pak Lexicon?

Informal Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) can be defined as an activity wherein there is an unofficial or informal interaction amongst members of adversarial groups...

Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA): What It Means for India

On December 31, U.S President Donald Trump signed into law the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA), which promises to bring back fresh focus to American priorities...

In 2019, Xi’s Resolution: PLA Be ‘Battle Ready’

With the onset of 2019, Chinese President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) Xi Jinping already set the objective in order by...

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Leadership Of Ummah: Choices For Pakistan

In an article published by Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) in Aug 2019, I had elucidated on the (un)holy embrace of Pakistan with...

Making Indian Armed Forces Financially Self Reliant.

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