Commentaries & Articles
China’s Military Planes Pass through the ADIZ of Taiwan and its Implications
Since last year China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has been sending aircrafts to pass through the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) of Taiwan. As of early October of this year, there have been more than 600 sorties of intrusions by Chinese military aircrafts based on the information from Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense. Not all of such intrusions were conducted by fighter jets: sometimes Chinese used slow-speed electric reconnaissance or anti-submarine aircrafts to cruise around ADIZ and stayed in the air for long time to avoid accusations from Taiwan.
Taiwan and China Tussle over Joining CPTPP
Taiwan filed an official application on 22 September 2021 to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade group amid concerns of opposition from China. Taiwan’s application came about a week after Beijing submitted its own application on 16 September 2021 and if it is approved first, Taiwan’s position could be vulnerable. Beijing is likely to oppose Taiwan’s application since it has been obstructing Taiwan in international arena with a view to isolate the island country.
Maldives' UNGA Presidency: Prospects for India
On 21 September 2021, Maldivian President Ibrahim Solih delivered his first speech at the UNGA. He spoke in Maldives’ official language Dhivehi and highlighted the rich culture and heritage of the country. He recollected the journey of Maldives accession into the UN in 1965, after 26 days of independent existence and was skeptical about how a small nation could effectively contribute to the goals and objectives of the UN.
इतिहास के पृष्ठ से: भगत सिंह केवल मात्र एक क्रान्तिकारी या युवाओं के प्रणेता
आधुनिक समय में महाविनाश और महासृजन एक दूसरे के प्रतिद्वंदी बनकर आमने-सामने खड़े हैं। इनमें से किसी एक का चयन सामूहिक मानवीचेतना को ही करना पड़ेगा। ऐसी अप्रतीम चेतना को, जिसका प्रतिनिधित्व जागृत और वरिष्ठ प्रतिभाएं करती रही हैं। ऐसी प्रतिभाएं जो प्रामाणिकता एवं प्रखरता से सुसंपन्न हों उन्हीं को युग समन्वय का निर्णायक भी कहा जा सकता है । "सम्पदि यस्य न हर्षो विपदि विषादो रणे न भीरुत्वम्। तं भुवन त्रयतिलकं जनयति जननी सुतं विरलम्।।" -हितोपदेश-सुभाषित-श्लोकाः- १.३४
Defence Exports: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperatives
Premise This work is based on the premise that the current level of defence exports in India is well short of its stipulated targets and there is a need for revamping the same. Layout The analysis is laid out as under:- Current status vis-à-vis stipulated targets: the extent of gap. Policies to drive production (hence exports). Strategies for export promotion. How the strategies have rolled over time? How to make exports happen? – A viewpoint.
Sudan-South Sudan Rapprochement and Its Implications for the Region and Beyond
After a decade-long impasse, the borders between Sudan and South Sudan reopened on 1st October, 2021. With this first step of rapprochement, two countries can now slowly advance towards stabilizing the ties between them. On 12th September Sudanese Prime Minister (PM) Abdallah Hamdok made a three-day visit to South Sudan where he met South Sudanese President Salva Kiir. During their meeting leaders from both the countries agreed to end their 11 years feud and reopen their respective country borders. Where It All Started
Elections in Qatar
Arab Spring (2010) may have failed in some respects after forcing removal of Mubarak and Gaddafi as all the countries including Ben Ali’s Tunisia continue to go through the political churn but it had showed the way to the youth and disenfranchised people in the Arab world that they could force change. Even the Gulf monarchies were worried and controlled the adverse impact by force in Bahrain and elsewhere by doles and dividends and writing off debts. They all promised that there will be reforms and change.
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