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Systemic Decline of the American Power?
“While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to those allies”, reads the resignation letter of US Secretary of Defence James Mattis, a seasoned military general, who resigned after President Donald Trump's December last declaration of withdrawal of US troops from Syria and Afghanistan.
Review of Governor’s Rule in J&K and the Way Forward
After the break-up of the tumultuous political alliance between the PDP-BJP (19th June 2018), Governor’s Rule was imposed in the State for the eight’s time on June 20, 2018. Once again, it seemed that the history has destined to write-off any possible solution for peace and consigned the recurring spells of political crises to relatively stable spell of governor’s rule, in an overarching backdrop of militancy peaking and plunging as per the designs of Pakistan.
Opportunities before India: Chabahar Port and India Ports Global Ltd. - Involvement Portends Extended Cooperation among Iran-India and Afghanistan
Formal inauguration of India Ports Global Ltd (IPGL) - an Indian private registered company and classified as a Union Government company - operations on 25th December last year, at Shahid Beheshti port at Chabahar in Iran`s Sistan-Balochistan Province on the shore of Gulf of Oman, is a milestone from the strategic perspective of trilateral cooperation among Iran, Afghanistan and India.
Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) Changing the Nature of War?
The professional military body differentiates between an objective nature and a subjective character of war by drawing upon Clausewitz. Nature of war describes what war is and character of war describes how it is actually fought.
भारत-मोजाम्बिक रिश्तेः बेहतरी की ओर अग्रसर
मोजाम्बिक गणराज्य अफ्रीकी महाद्वीप के दक्षिण-पूर्वी भाग में स्थित है। इस देश की आबादी 3 करोड़ है। पूर्व में यह हिंद महासागर से घिरा है तो तंजानिया, मलावी, जाम्बिया, जिम्बॉब्वे, स्वाजीलैंड और दक्षिण अफ्रीका इसके पड़ोसी देश हैं। वर्ष 1498 में वास्कोडिगामा ने इसकी खोज की थी जो 1505 में पुर्तगाल का उपनिवेश बना।
Swami Vivekananda’s Idea of Service
What is the concept of service? Swami Vivekananda says: “This is the gist of all worship — to be pure and to do good to others. He who sees Shiva in the poor, in the weak, and in the diseased, really worships Shiva; and if he sees Shiva only in the image, his worship is but preliminary.” The idea that service of the poor is akin to worshiping the God. The idea is deeply ingrained in Indian spiritual thinking. Quoting Swami Vivekananda: “If you want to find God, serve man. To reach Narayana you must serve the Daridra Narayanas – the starving millions of India…”
Research and Development Reforms
Iconic slogans evolve with time, reflecting changing aspirations and needs of society in general and the political leadership in particular. Lal Bahadur Shastri’s famous ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ cry had been tweaked to ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan’ by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Now Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given it a further mandate, by adding ‘Jai Anusandhan’.
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