Commentaries & Articles
The Decline and Reclamation of the Discourse on Duties
Introduction: The Conflict between Rights and Duties
Unlike the language of rights that have received great momentum in the contemporary world, the language of duty is seemingly less popular. The notion where rights are met through the fulfillment of duty is not popular and intelligible to many today
India-Singapore FinTech Cooperation
On 21 February 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launched the first payment linkage between India’s Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and Singapore’s PayNow, which opened a new chapter in cross-border FinTech connectivity.[1] On this occasion, Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Shaktikanta Das and Managing Director of Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Ravi Menon made live cross-border transactions to each other using their respective mobile phones.
Yamuna Biodiversity Park: An Ideal Instrument for Environmental Sustainability in Urban Spaces
In an era of climate emergency, the world is looking for desperate measures to tackle the issue of climate change. Apart from mitigation, the climate change discourse has now moved towards adaptation and nature-based solutions. Nature-based solutions are actions taken to protect, sustainably manage, or restore natural ecosystems that address societal challenges such as climate change, human health, food and water security, and disaster risk reduction effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits.
AUKUS’s Nuclear Submarine Pact: Implications
Two strategic groupings – the Quad and AUKUS – are in the news that has caught world’s attention. While the Quad has been for been in existence for some time now, AUKUS is a recent construct. When in September 2021, Australia, the UK and the US announced AUKUS, a new security partnership with the objective to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific that is secure and stable there were murmurs in certain quarters in Japan and India that as two members of the Quad grouping, neither were consulted before its announcement.
India’s Internal Security Challenges
(The following is an updated version of Director’s talk on Internal Security given at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington on 06 Mar 2023) Introduction In the holistic concept of national security, internal security is an extremely important part of the country’s overall national security matrix.
Self-Styled ‘Bhindranwale 2.0’: A Troubling Element in Punjab
ਹਿੰਦੂ ਤੁਰਕ ਕੋਊ ਰਾਫਜੀ ਇਮਾਮ ਸਾਫੀ, ਮਾਨਸ ਕੀ ਜਾਤਿ ਸਬੈ ਏਕੈ ਪਹਿਚਾਨਬੋ ॥ [Quote bySri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj, Tenth Sikh Guru] [English translation: “Someone is Hindu and someone a Muslim, then someone is Shia, and someone a Sunni, Recognise the whole of Human race as One.”]
Could the Reaper Have Been Saved – An Analysis
The Incident
According to "Defense One," two Russian SU-27 aircraft intercepted a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle over the Black Sea on March 14, 2023.
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March 21, 2023
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March 1, 2023
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March 20, 2023
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March 17, 2023
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March 20, 2023
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