• 17 April, 2021

International Affairs

Contemporary West Asia and Great powers at Crossroads

Sat, 10 Apr 2021

Reading Time: 6 minutes by Dr Waiel Awwad, West Asia Expert: The external regional players are muddying in the spoil in keeping the region divided, and inciting internal fighting. India enjoys a close and cordial relations with the Arab world. India’s energy security and geopolitical proximity make New Delhi a major stakeholder in ensuring peace and stability in West Asia, and there is a great sense of urgency for India’s proactive role in the region as a peace broker.

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  • Chinese checkers in the Middle East: Play or Perish

    Thu, 08 Apr 2021

    Reading Time: 7 minutes By Commander Sandeep Dhawan, Veteran
    As the United States vacates some of the foreign outposts, China is moving in to fill up the vacuum at a fast pace. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s latest visit to the Middle East is an indication in that direction. He has vowed to work with Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, UAE, Bahrain, and Oman to help protect their core interests against foreign interference. China’s rhetoric has been harsh in recent times and it appears ready to back up the rhetoric with tough actions.

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  • China’s Vulnerabilities in Battle Theatre of Tibet

    Wed, 07 Apr 2021

    Reading Time: 8 minutes By General JJ SINGH, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd) Former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and COAS Indian Army ..the Chinese have not been able to subjugate Tibet despite extremely harsh and ruthless measures taken against the Tibetan population for at least the last 117 years ever since the Younghusband expedition of 1903-04 that effortlessly overcame the hapless Tibetan army and forced Tibet on its knees.

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Defence and Strategy

Air Defence Command – A Bold Inititaive

Wed, 31 Mar 2021

Reading Time: 10 minutes Air Defence Command is indeed a bold initiative. Lt Gen (Dr) V K Saxena is the former Director General of the Corps of Army Air Defence and he discusses its reasons in the article and brings out its necessity.

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  • Kashmir – A Preferable Future

    Fri, 26 Mar 2021

    Reading Time: 12 minutes The abrogation of Article 370 made a powerful statement about how India looks at itself and its perception of the contemporary world-order. The situation in Kashmir must be examined in the backdrop of what has been achieved so far because that sets tone for the task ahead.

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  • The Implications of Invisible Warfare: Hugely Enabled by Emerging Technologies

    Sun, 14 Mar 2021

    Reading Time: 5 minutes Speaking as a guest lecturer to a large group of serving army officers just recently I went to some extent to explain the various events and milestones of the past which occurred in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) over the last thirty years. It is surprising how few were actually aware of these, so dynamic is […]

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Policy & Governance

Defence Modernisation Validated by Accountability

Sun, 11 Apr 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes by Lt Gen K J Singh, PVSM, AVSM & Bar, (Retd), Former Western Army Commander…Where does India stand in Defence Capability building? It is a complex and tedious exercise, based on detailed planning, leading to formulation of service specific plans like Army plan, aggregating to Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan, which includes all three Services.

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  • US Defence Secretary: India-A Central Pillar in Indo Pacific

    Wed, 24 Mar 2021

    Reading Time: 5 minutes by Kanwal Sibal, former Foreign Secretary of India. US Defence Secretary Austin’s visit to India had multiple facets. It was important bilaterally for us for making an assessment of the perspectives of the new Pentagon chief on India-US defence ties and the message he was bringing about the new administration’s thinking on details of defence cooperation with India.

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  • India Israel Relations – An Overview

    Sat, 20 Mar 2021

    Reading Time: 6 minutes by Daniel Carmon, Former Ambassador of Israel to India. India-Israel relations have always been an ongoing topic for academic research and journalistic reporting, as well as a fascinating experience for practitioners. Many generations of diplomats, scholars and reporters have witnessed the unique story of the Indo Israeli journey. As a young diplomat, during the early 1970s, I was attracted by what promised to be a special partnership but lacked, at the time, political feasibility.

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