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TLP and Pakistan State: A Radicalised Societal Rift

The Protests The capitulation of the Pakistan government days after banning Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) by agreeing to release Saad Hussain Rizvi, the TLP leader, and tabling...

‘HIRA’ Model of Development: Making Tripura a Doorway to the Northeast

Introduction On 10 March, The honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina virtually inaugurated 'Maitri-Setu' or India-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge over Feni river...

Divergences between India and China on Ladakh

The CDS, General Bipin Rawat, stated at the Raisina dialogue, ‘I think India has stood firm on the northern borders and we have proven...

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) : Manifestation of a Weak State

Over the last few months Tehreek e Labbaik (TLP) Pakistan has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. This organization has almost...

China’s Defence Budget—An Unchecked Primer to China’s Defence Industrial Base

In 2021, China issued a draft defence budget of 1.35 trillion yuan (US$ 209 billion), with a hike of 6.8 percent from 2020. To...

Army Officers and Professional Military Education (PME):Need for Focussed, Systemic Change

Profession of arms is unique because of lethality of weapons and breadth of operations. Warfare, including virtual ones like cyber and electromagnetic spectrum, and...

Playing with the Officer Cadre

A recent press report stated that the army is considering directly recruiting JCOs to fill vacancies in the officer cadre. They will be eligible...

Hazaras: Geographical Orphans

Pakistan’s ethnic cauldron boiled over again with the brutal killing of eleven Hazara miners who were kidnapped before dawn on 03 January as they...

Myanmar Coup: Threat to India’s Internal Security and Challenge to India’s Foreign Policy

On 01 February, Myanmar’s democratically elected members of the National League of Democracy (NLD) have been disposed of by the military junta, also known...

Army Officers Cadre: Need for Positive Restructuring

Indian Army Officers are a class apart. That is why lakhs of young boys barely in their teens aspire and compete to join the profession...

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