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Shaping Strategies for Space Encounters - An Assessment
Brief Premise This article flows out from the following three developments that took place in the recent past”:- On 27 Mar 2019, India conducted Mission Shakti, an anti satellite missile test destroying a live satellite in Low earth Orbit (LEO).1 In Apr 2019, the Govt established the Defence Space Agency (DSA) to command the space assets of the Army, Navy and Air Force, including the military's anti satellite capability2.
दहनशील खाड़ी में संकट
हम खाड़ी संकट को तेज गति से बढ़ता हुआ देख रहे हैं, जिससे यहां जंग छिड़ सकती है। इसका दुष्परिणाम इस क्षेत्र एवं पूरी दुनिया के लिए अनियंत्रित और संभवत: भयावह हो सकता है। दुखद यह है कि इस संकट को टालने के लिए हमने संबद्ध पक्षों या किन्हीं अन्य पक्षों की ओर से एक भी गंभीर प्रयास होते नहीं देख रहे हैं। खाड़ी में यह ताजा संकट अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप के मई 2018 में ईरानी परमाणु समझौता तोड़ देने के बाद पैदा हुआ है। इस समझौते को तकनीकी भाषा में ज्वाइंट कम्प्रीहेंसिव प्लान ऑफ एक्शन (JCPOA) कहते हैं।
Britain does a ‘Britain’ as Europe Dithers like ‘Europe’
The European Union (EU) has been labouring hard to prove that it is serious about carrying more political heft in the world. Statements emanating from Brussels have made all the right noises in this direction. However, it seems that the usual pulls and pushes of managing a 28 country block is sapping all of the EU’s energy and delaying its advent on the international geopolitical stage. Moreover, the EU lacks hard power and it looks increasingly unlikely that it will acquire the same in the near future.
From Sanctions to Submarines - Myanmar, July 2019
July 2019 saw Myanmar remain in the news for a number of reasons, some negative and others not so negative. At the end of it all, though it may be a bit early to judge, it seems to be business as usual for the nation.
Three Cheers - Jammu and Kashmir is Truly Integrated with India
Lightening strike, surgical operations and surprise are the terminologies most used and practiced in military operations. But here in Jammu and Kashmir, Government of India has done one better and in one step resolved the 70 years old legacy of a problem in one snap operation. Surprise was the biggest factor, it left everyone gaping!
The War on Yemen
Saudi Arabia invaded its neighbour Yemen in March 2015. The assessment then in Riyadh was that after a few weeks of aerial bombing, the Houthis will surrender and Hadi, the President who escaped to Riyadh from imprisonment at his residence by the Houthis, would go back triumphantly to Saana and resume his office. Accordingly, the military operation was named Operation Decisive Storm (ODS).
सब का साथ, सब का विश्वास ने क्या ‘बांटो और शासन करो’ की सियासी चालों को खत्म कर दिया है?
“चुनाव आ रहा है। विश्व शांति की घोषणा की गई है और लोमड़ियों ने मुर्गियों को दीर्घायु करने में गंभीर दिलचस्पी लेना शुरू कर दिया है।’’ टीएस इलिएट नये भारत’ में राजनीति जन साधारण से बातचीत करने पर तो हमें समानता, समता और सामाजिक उत्थान जैसे उन उदात्त भारतीय राजनैतिक सिद्धांतों और मूल्यों की ही फिर से प्रतिष्ठा संभव नजर आती है, जिन सिद्धांतों ने हमें औपनिवेशिक शासन से मुक्त कर स्वाधीनता दिलाई थी।
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