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Lt. Gen. Rakesh Sharma PVSM,UYSM,AVSM,VSM (Retd.)

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Geo-politics of Nepal, China and India: TWO to TANGO; THREE Must JIVE

While geography has remained ever important, its significance is being greatly challenged and diminished by technology.  This march of technology has nearly negated the...

Reinventing Border Management: Drone Threat in Border Areas

On 14 September 2019 at 4.00am, Saudi Arabia suffered a deadly attack on its oil facility at Abaqiq and Khurais oil field, with, as...

‘Act of War’- Conventional or Unconventional War?

It is an ‘act of war’ proclaimed the US Secretary of State – without declaration of war.  14 September 2019, a major Saudi Arabian...

Changed Environment in Jammu and Kashmir: Jettisoning Clichés

On 08 April 1989, Mr Jagmohan, the Governor on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) wrote to the PM of India, “”...the situation is fast deteriorating;...

Back- Channels and the Fallacy of Choreographed Response

Post abrogation of the Article 370 and 35A, Pakistan has announced a slew of measures leading to fresh estrangement in relations.  Kashmir issue had...

Indian Army Officership – A Calling, A Job or A Career

Indian Army Officers are a class apart.   Why do lakhs of young boys barely in their teens aspire and compete to join the National...

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