• 16 June, 2021

International Affairs

Disaster of the Century Has No Origins!

Thu, 10 Jun 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes by Kanwal Sibal, Former Foreign Secretary. The Wuhan virus pandemic has done grave damage to countries everywhere, barring China, which is most ironical.

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  • TLP – The New Face of Militancy in Pakistan

    Wed, 09 Jun 2021

    Reading Time: 7 minutes by Qamar Cheema. The Sunni Barelvi philosophy took shape in the form of Tehreek e Labaik Pakistan (TLP), whom I call the “New Militants in Pakistan”.  The traditional armed Islamic militants had challenged the writ of the state.

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  • Is Quad Fulfilling Deng Xiaoping’s Vision?

    Tue, 08 Jun 2021

    Reading Time: 7 minutes by Debnath Shaw, Former Ambassador. Has the situation described more than forty-seven years ago, by Deng Xiaoping, who later became China’s paramount leader after Mao, arrived?

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Defence and Strategy

Climate Change as a Threat to India’s Military Strategies

Sat, 05 Jun 2021

Reading Time: 6 minutes by Dr Dhanasree Jayaram, Assistant Professor, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations. As the climate crisis worsens across the world and in India (more specifically), it will have significant implications for the country’s security actors, particularly the military.

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  • Security of Lakshadweep is Top Priority

    Wed, 02 Jun 2021

    Reading Time: 5 minutes by Dr Seshadri Chari. The controversy surrounding the draft Bill ‘Lakshadweep Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Regulation 2021’ uploaded by the Lakshadweep administrator in January this year inviting comments and suggestions from the public, is unfortunate, to say the least.

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  • PLA Armour Offensive in Himalayas

    Sun, 30 May 2021

    Reading Time: 6 minutes By Lt Gen KJ Singh, (Retd)…PLA has injected more versatility in their armoured fleet with introduction of light tank, ZTQ, first fielded during Doklam crisis.  Our BMP-2s, ICVs, duly integrated with medium tanks can be adapted for some of the relevant tasks. The Chinese threat, though stemmed currently could manifest again and more such forays can’t be… Read more…

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Policy & Governance

Twitter War – Who Decides About India’s Security?

Fri, 04 Jun 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes by Dr Pavan Duggal, Chairman of International Commission on Cybersecurity Law. The last few weeks have seen some heightened tension between the Government of India on the one hand and social media intermediaries in general on the other hand. 

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  • A Jaishankar Odyssey

    Thu, 03 Jun 2021

    Reading Time: 5 minutes by TP Sreenivasan, Former Ambassador. Dr Jaishankar has been a major player in the developments in India-US relations in different capacities, but his present visit was a challenge even for him because it took place in exceptional circumstances.

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  • Drugs and Guns Invade Lakshadweep

    Sat, 29 May 2021

    Reading Time: 5 minutes By Dr G Shreekumar Menon…China is planning a big offensive naval arc, extending from Bay of Bengal-Indian Ocean-Arabian sea. India has a lot of homework to do. But, what needs immediate attention is to trace the drug-recipient groups operating in Lakshadweep.

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