War Against Daesh (ISIS) – An Assessment of Mosul Campaign

After having crushed the concept of the Caliphate little over 90 years ago by Kemal Ataturk, the first president of the modern-day Turkey, a renewed effort was made by a newly-founded Sunni militant group, which, today, is known by the name Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Under the leadership of the new self-proclaimed Caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS, also known as ‘Daesh’, was able to establish a so-called ‘caliphate’ in Syria and Iraq after capturing vast swathes of land, particularly in Iraq.

भारत की पहले ही कार्रवाई एवं प्रतिकार (पीएईआर) करने की नई रणनीति

भारत के हालिया लक्षित हमलों (सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक) को कुछ लोग प्रतिकार तथा उड़ी हमलों का बदला लेना मानते हैं। इसमें कुछ सच तो है, लेकिन यही पूरा सच नहीं है। भारत ‘हजारों घावों’ के जरिये उसे तकलीफ देने की पाकिस्तान की रणनीति के कारण हो रही आतंकी कार्रवाई को ढाई दशक से झेल रहा है। इस अवधि के दौरान प्राथमिक तौर पर सुरक्षा बलों को निशाना बनाने वाली आतंकी घटनाओं के कारण कश्मीर घाटी तो सुलगती ही रही है, मुंबई और संसद हमलों समेत तमाम हमलों की शक्ल में भारत के दूसरे हिस्सों ने भी आतंक की तपिश झेली है।

Keep The Armed Forces Out of Politics!

The Indian Armed Forces have fought and won four wars against our Western neighbor, a state where the country does not have an army but the Army has a country. Despite these obvious victories, the Indian Armed Forces have never fallen prey to the world of politics, as witnessed across the Western border, and have decidedly remained apolitical with even discussions of politics in the rank and file being actively discouraged. The Armed Forces have adhered to the principle of ‘civilian control’ of the military both in letter and spirit in the true democratic vein.

Modi’s daring War on Bribery and Black Money

The stunning announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that from midnight of November 8, 2016, the presently circulating currency notes of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 denominations will cease to be legal tender is the boldest attack on the scourge of black money that has been devastating the Indian economy for decades. The measure called for secrecy at all levels, and the government must be first congratulated for ensuring confidentiality despite the fact that it would have involved consultations at various levels. Now look at some data.

Media’s Role in Covering Anti-Terror Operations

There has been a flurry of opinions and views in recent days in the media, both mainstream and social, on a ‘looming threat’ to the freedom of the Press in the country.

आतंकवाद से आतंक तकः अंतरराष्ट्रीय समुदाय के लिए चिंताजनक घटनाक्रम

आतंकवादी संगठन इस्लामिक स्टेट ऑफ इराक एंड सीरिया (आईएसआईएस) के कब्जे वाले क्षेत्र जब से वापस हासिल किए जाने लगे हैं, तभी से तमाम विश्लेषणों में संगठन का खात्मा होने के अनुमान लगाए जाने लगे हैं। तथाकथित खिलाफत में तेजी से घटते वित्तीय संसाधन तथा विदेशी लड़ाकों की संख्या में कमी के कारण भी ऐसी भविष्यवाणी की जा रही हैं। आईएसआईएस की धमक के बारे में जो चर्चा चल रही है, उसमें कुछ सचाई है, लेकिन इस चरमपंथी विचारधारा की पूरी तरह हार के आसार दूर-दूर तक नजर नहीं आते। साथ ही साथ इस बात में भी संदेह है कि दुनिया भर से लड़ाकों और समर्थकों को आकर्षित करने के लिए संगठन जिस आध्यात्मिक एवं वैचारिक आधार का सहारा

BRICS 2016: An Analysis

The 8th BRICS Summit was held in Goa from 15-16 October 2016. The theme of the summit was “Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions”. On 16 February 2016, India took over as the President of BRICS. This is second chance for India to host the BRICS Summit, the first was held in March 2012, under the theme “BRICS Partnership for Global Security and Prosperity”.

US Presidential Election – the Final Countdown

As the race to the White House enters its final day, attention gets re-focused on polls that have tightened and predict a very close race. An ABC/ Washington Post poll on November 1 gave Trump a 1% lead over Clinton and an 8-point lead over her on the issue of trustworthiness. But on November 6, the last POLITICO/Morning Consult poll before the November 8 election has given Hillary Clinton a very slender lead of 45% to Trump’s 42%.

Dealing with Pakistan – Indus Water Treaty, the Most Favoured Nation Status and Cross Border Terrorism

The surgical strikes that the Indian Armed Forces carried out on the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) late September, so effectively seized the national consciousness that they displaced the other important