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Parameswaran ji — Saint in White Robes

Parameswaran ji, as he was known to his countless admirers, is no more. P Parameswaran, who became the pracharak of RSS when he was 23 and ceaselessly worked for 70 years more till he breathed his last, had only one mission in life that was nation an....

The Changing Trends in Libyan Civil War

The civil war in Libya has its roots in the 2011 Arab Spring protests against the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The protests began after Day of Rage was announced in Benghazi on 17 February 2011 and quickly spread to other parts of the state. Th....

Coronavirus: Can China Deal with it?

Last year, amidst the US-China trade war, Chinese leader the Xi Jinping held a meeting with top Communist Party officials to warn about the surprise emergence of "black swan events" that could destabilise their 70-year rule. Perhaps the outbreak of C....

शी हजूर! म्यांमार के लिए ‘नए दौर’ में पुरानी शराब

म्यांमार उस समय बेल्ट एंड रोड इनीशिएटिव (बीआरआई) में एक तरह से शामिल हो गया था, जब मई 2017 में आंग सान....

President Trump’s Visit to India: Need to Focus on the Strategic Context

President Trump is visiting India on a state visit on 24-25 February 2020. The Indian government will no doubt lay out the red carpet for the visiting President. This is President Trump’s first visit to India as President. Although the visit comes ....

Myanmar Round Up: January 2020 (A round up of selected English open source reports on Myanmar)

Myanmar charged into the New Year with high profile events dominating January 2020, viz. the visit by Xi Jinping; publication of the Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) Report and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) interim verdict. In addi....

The Wuhan Coronavirus Epidemic - Lessons for Governance

Introduction Transparency or the sharing of accessible, timely, relevant, and accurate information in an open manner is a core component of good governance.1 More broadly, transparency refers to “the quality of being open, co....

The Virus Effect on India-China Trade

Coronavirus (CoV) has caught China in its grip, China and the world are trying to grasp the effect of this virus on its population both medically as well as economically. The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes it as “a large family of viruse....

पूर्वोत्तर में तस्वीर बदलने वाले समझौते

पिछले दिनों दो अहम समझौते किए गए और उनसे पूर्वोत्तर में स्थायी शांति और समृद्धि आने की उम्मीद ह....

Creating an Effective CDS for India’s National Defence

Background Nearly two decades after submission of the Kargil Review Committee (KRC) report in 1999, the Group of Ministers (GOM) Report in 2001 and recommendations of the Naresh Chandra Task Force in 2012, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)....

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