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Myanmar: Post Elections Scenario and its Implications
Myanmar elections that concluded on 10th of November have resulted in a very convincing victory for Aung Sann Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD) party. The NLD increased its tally in the number of parliamentary seats in both the houses to 396 (258 in the Lower House and 138 in the Upper House) as compared to 390 won in the November 2015 elections while its main rival the military sponsored Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) was not able to retain the number of seats held earlier.
पाकिस्तान का लोकतांत्रिक प्रारंभ?
पाकिस्तान के विरोधी दलों ने पाकिस्तान लोकतांत्रिक आंदोलन (पीडीएम) के बैनर तले इमरान खान सरकार और उसके सैन्य समर्थकों पर सीधा हमला बोल दिया है। गुजरांवाला और कराची में पीडीएम के तत्वावधान में हुई दो बड़ी रैलियों के बाद तो पाकिस्तान की हाइब्रिड सत्ता लोकतंत्र समर्थक प्रतिरोधों का ताप महसूस करने लगा है। अभी हाल ही में सिंध के आईजीपी
Russia-China Harmony: One Sided Compromise under Compulsion?
Introduction
“Russia may face wars on its borders in the near future over control of energy resources”, a Security Policy document released by Kremlin on May 13, 2009 stated. It went on to add “In a competition for resources, problems that involve the use of military force cannot be excluded that would destroy the balance of forces close to the borders of the Russian Federation and her allies.”
कहीं दोस्त, तो कहीं दुश्मन
अंतरराष्ट्रीय जगत में क्या भ्रम और भय जैसा माहौल है?
Rudram -1: A Step Forward on the Road to Self-reliance
These are indeed exciting times. Seven indigenous weapon systems tested in a time-run of just ten weeks; Shaurya hypersonic missile, BrahMos Extended Range (ER) missile, Prithvi nuclear capable missile, Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle (HSTDV), Supersonic Missile Assisted Release Torpedo (SMART) weapon system, Nirbhay sub-sonic cruise missile and Rudram -1 Anti-Radiation Missile (ARM). The last mentioned is a real capability-enhancer which not only stands at par with its peers in the world, but also pips them in several operational parameters1.
Deception, Denial, Distortion and Disinformation (D4) by China
General
Deception is practiced by lizards, chameleons and storks for escaping danger or survival. Humans employ deception to create confusion, gain surprise, take advantage and secure victory. Examples abound in the Mahabharat; other examples are Trojan War, Alexander crossing the Indus at night, Zimmerman telegram, et al. Deception as a tool either conceals or enhances two vectors of a meaningful threat analysis – capabilities and intentions.
चीन क्यों आर्थिक बारूदी सुरंग बना हुआ है
‘और चीन के पास अकूत धन है,’ यह एक गारंटी वक्तव्य है, जिसे चीन पर आयोजित होने वाले हर सेमिनार या विमर्श में किसी को भी सुनने को मिल जाता है। किंतु चीन के मालदार होने और उसकी लुभावनी कवायदों के बावजूद कई सवाल खड़े होते हैं। चीन आर्थिक रूप से ताकतवर कैसे बना रह सकता है, जबकि उसके अर्थशास्त्री एवं नीति-निर्माता ही मानते हैं कि चीनी अर्थव्यवस्था की दशा सवालों के घेरे में है? चीन विश्व के सबसे बड़े कारोबार वाले देश के रूप में विकसित हो सकता था जबकि विश्व व्यापार संगठन (डब्ल्यूटीओ) में उसकी मार्केट इकनोमी को चुनौती दी गई हो?
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