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Deep State Legacy: Pakistan

There is diversity of opinion with regard to the term Deep State. Broadly speaking it refers to organisations such as military, bureaucracy, police, intelligence...

India Joins Big League: ‘Shakti’ Pradarshan

On March 27, 2019 at around 1145 AM IST, India conducted Mission Shakti, an anti-satellite missile test, from Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam...

End of the Islamic State?

Introduction The last of the terrorist fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) are currently being driven out from their last holdout in the eastern Syrian...

Is China Caught in a Quandary with Terrorism?

China’s State Council Information Office recently issued a White Paper titled “The Fight Against Terrorism, Extremism and Human Rights Protection in Xinjiang”. This is the...

India at OIC – Is it a Turning Point in India’s Diplomacy?

  In the midst of growing tensions between India and Pakistan - the south Asian neighbours, it is interesting to note that India was invited...

Changing Dynamics in West Asia: Special Case of Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Iran

Countries in the West Asian region were created through agreements, settlements, and declarations and in some cases evolved out of revolutions. The references are...

China’s Military Budget 2019: Numbers Do Matter When Intentions Remain Strong

In early March 2019, before starting the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China announced a draft defence budget of 1.19 trillion...

Balakot Surgical Strike : Finally, It’s Changing..

There is a popular story on self-reliance taught to school students in India. In essence, it elaborates on how as the first reaction, a...

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Vaccine Diplomacy – A Game Changer In World Order

Introduction India, which has the second-largest population in the world, declared a complete lockdown on 23 March 2020 to control the spread of the Wuhan...

Modern Warfare and Contemplation of Strategic Victory

That is an old saying - victory has a thousand fathers, defeat is an orphan!  On the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on 01 May 2003,...

CLAUSEWITZ’S TRINITIES

On War or Vom Kriege penned by Clausewitz and published after his death in 1832 is vade mecum of every military practitioner of any...