Commentaries & Articles
Questioning India's Robust Response to the Chinese Threat is Anti National Pinned
The current Sino Indian faceoff is the most serious since the 1962 conflict. Strung across hundreds of kilometres and encompassing many contentious areas it has been marked by scuffles between the two sides resulting in scores of casualties and heavy troop build ups. Three rounds of talks between the military commanders of the two sides accompanied by diplomatic exchanges have not so far resulted in any meaningful de escalation. Accordingly, this crisis is not going to be resolved any time soon and India has to be prepared to address it over the long haul.
West Asia Round up- June 2020
The mutually decimating spat among the Gulf nations, Qatar Vs Quartet (comprising of Saudi Arabia, UAE , Bahrain + Egypt) celebrated its 3rd anniversary in dismay as no signs of thaw are seen despite US efforts even though they have been participating in the GCC ( Gulf Cooperation Council) meetings. UAE’s Foreign Minister reiterated the 13 exacting demands for Qatar to comply for normalisation which were already rejected by Doha as undermining their sovereignty.
Socio-Economic Implications in Myanmar during COVID-19 Pandemic
Initially in March 2020, Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi stated that the country stands out as a global exception with zero cases of COVID-19. The government Spokesperson- Zaw Htay said that the lifestyle and diet of Myanmar citizens are beneficial against COVID-19.
प्रधानमंत्री मोदी का लेह दौरा: आगे क्या?
प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी का 3 जुलाई को भारत-चीन सीमा के निकट लेह के करीब एक सैन्य ठिकाने का औचक दौरा भारत-चीन सैन्य टकराव में बड़ा मोड़ लेकर आया। नौ हफ्तों से जारी टकराव सैन्य कमांडर स्तर एवं अधिकारी स्तर की राजनीतिक वार्ताओं के कई दौरा होने के बाद भी अनसुलझा है। प्रधानमंत्री के दौरे में अहम बात यह रही कि उनके साथ चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ एवं सेनाध्यक्ष भी गए थे।
Economy in stress- Covid-19 and Pakistan
A strange paranoia has gripped the world. As Covid-19 accelerates there seems to be uncertainty, chaos and anxiety about the future world order. The world is also grappling with the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the economy, as it is not just a health crisis, rather a social and economic crisis also. The threat of economic fallout further looms large in developing countries and fragile states. The article aims to look at the crippling effect of Covid-19 crisis on Pakistan’s economy.
Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Leh: What Next?
Prime Minister Modi’s surprise visit to a military base near Leh close to the India-China border on 3rd July was a turning point in the nine weeks old Indian military India China military face of which remains unresolved despite several rounds of military commander level and official level political negotiations. Significantly, the Prime Minister was accompanied on the trip by the Chief of Defence Staff and the Chief of Army Staff.
At those heights where the earth touches the sky The wind blows like a flurry of sharp spears That pierce the flesh without drawing blood When breathing becomes an ordeal And each step an act of determination to feel alive Our soldiers stand like sentinels with weather proof will In bleak landscapes where nothing grows Stark cliffs that rise from the ground like denuded giants Where icy streams eddy through rocks and boulders The soldiers pump the depleted oxygen with strong hearts They stand guard with an attachment to a barren soil
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