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Suicide Attack in Kashmir - Rejuvenation amongst Terrorist Organisations of the World Post-Legitimising the Taliban

The suicide bombing attack on the CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir on 14 Feb 19 is possibly one of the worst terrorist attacks in the country in recent times. The casualty figures being quoted by various news channels and newspapers vary from 39 to 4....

US Withdrawal and Afghanistan’s Future

President Trump in his State of the Union address on February 6th said “Great nations do not fight endless wars.” He added that America will accelerate negotiations for a political settlement.1 The formal announcement will encourage Taliban to de....

The Moscow Meeting on Afghanistan and its Implications for India

On 5-6 February 2019, an ‘intra-Afghan’ dialogue sponsored by the Afghan Diaspora in Russia concluded with a 8-point statement issued by the participants. The meeting between the Taliban and some Afghan leaders, without the participation of the A....

Step up Japan-India Strategic Cooperation

In early February, the Japan Institute for National Fundamentals and India’s Vivekananda International Foundation held a workshop titled “India-Japan Partnership in an Uncertain Era” in New Delhi. Before the workshop, the JINF delegation held m....

‘Outlawed’ Digital Silk Road

China’s President Xi in his opening speech at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in May 2017 had called for a “digital silk road” which intended to provide a space for Chinese tech companies to expand their activities in countries who are part ....

The Indian Science Congress and its Relevance

At the annual Indian Science Congress (ISC) conference in January 2015, a paper co-authored by two academics claimed that aircraft had not only been manufactured during the Vedic period but also that these planes were far superior to the ones we have....

United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a Religious Roll

The Arab Spring in its nearly eight years of existence continues to guide the pan-Arab leaders to be more attentive to the democratic, socio-economic and religious needs of their constituents even if the far reaching reforms are gradual in coming. Sa....

Keep CBI Out of Politics-But Only If It Suits Me!

Even before the country’s top investigating agency, the CBI could start recovering from the ‘CBI vs CBI’ episode involving its top two functionaries -in fact the new Director Rishi Kumar Shukla was yet to assume charge - the agency got engulfed....

The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement after one Year: Killing of Arman Luni

In yet another instance of the state-directed intimidation, the death of a senior Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) activist Arman Loni on 2nd February has sparked protests across Pakistan's Pashtun belt. Loni was killed after the police attacked a pea....

Afghanistan’s Landlocked Trap

Pakistan’s denial of the air passage to the Indian cargo flights bound to Afghanistan comes as a major impediment in enhancing the regional connectivity of landlocked Afghanistan.1 In September 2018, Spice Jet has signed up a contract with Afghanis....

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