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भारत के स्वतंत्रता सेनानियों पर स्वामी विवेकानंद का प्रभाव
भारतीय इतिहासकारों ने देश के इतिहास में स्वामी विवेकानंद के सही स्थान और आधुनिक भारत के निर्माण में उनके योगदान का ठीक से आकलन नहीं किया है। इस बात को पूरी तरह समझना तो असंभव है कि राष्ट्रीय और अंतरराष्ट्रीय घटनाक्रम पर उनका कितना प्रभाव पड़ा क्योंकि उन जैसे व्यक्तियों का प्रभाव बहुत गहरा और सर्वव्यापी तो होता ही है, बारीक और शांत भी होता है। यह लेख हमारे कुछ स्वतंत्रता सेनानियों पर उनके प्रभाव को संक्षेप में प्रस्तुत करने का छोटा सा प्रयास भर है। यह बात तो सभी जानते हैं कि नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस विवेकानंद के कितने ऋणी थे। मगर अन्य लोग?
The Dismal State of Human Rights in Pakistan
Human Rights in Pakistan remain a vexed issue. The Pakistan state and its security agencies instead of protecting its people remains shamelessly in retreat and have habitually trampled on Human Rights in the name of security, religion and territorial integrity. The constant Human Rights violations have resulted in piling up of cases like blasphemy, missing persons and targeted killings. Pakistan continues to rank the lowest when it comes to press freedom, religious tolerance and gender rights.
The Indus Water Treaty @ 60: Precariously Poised
The Indus Water Treaty (IWT) was signed by India and Pakistan in 1960 after nine years of tortuous negotiations, facilitated by the World Bank. Pakistan was extremely unhappy during the negotiations as it felt that the treaty was unfair to it. Eventually, it fell in line because the World Bank offered rewards along with an implicit threat that aid to Pakistan will be withheld if it did not agree to sign the Treaty.
National Security Planning
(The following is an updated version of talk delivered by Director, Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi to the National Defence College, New Delhi faculty and officers on 17 September 2020) India’s national security environment has become increasingly complex over the years. Covid has made the international environment extremely certain politically, economically and socially. Planning for national security at a time of extreme uncertainty and flux in international relations is a difficult task.
Tactically Speaking…
-A Soldier from the Line of Actual Control*
On 29 August 2020, as we had got ready to move, there was a feeling of expectancy. It had little to do with the devious adversary, the breath-taking heights, the extreme of weather or the severe windy conditions.
Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020: Effective Implementation is the Key
Following closely on the heels of Draft Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020, which was open for comments till 10 Aug 2020, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has formulated another document called Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020, in short referred to as DPEPP 20201. The two are differentiated in the sense that while the DAP is centered towards ‘acquisition’ the thrust of DPEPP 2020 is ‘production’ and ‘export’.
भारत का वस्तु एवं सेवा कर (जीएसटी) और उसके पड़ोसी देश
नरेन्द्र मोदी सरकार ने जुलाई 2017 में जब वस्तु एवं सेवा कर (जीएसटी) को लागू किया तब हमारे कुछ छोटे कद के पड़ोसियों के मन में इसको लेकर कुछ शंकाएं थीं। वह यह कि भारत को उनकी वस्तुओं के निर्यात-कारोबार में जीएसटी मजबूत अड़ंगा लगाएगा। कहने की आवश्यकता नहीं कि उनकी ये आशंकाएं बिल्कुल निराधार थीं क्योंकि जीएसटी एक आंतरिक कर-व्यवस्था थी। इसने स्रोत और विनिमय-आधारित पुरातन कर-व्यवस्था को वस्तुओं की पहुंच वाले स्थान कराधान द्वारा बदल दिया है, जो हरेक वस्तु और सेवा के लिए पूरे देश में समान कर लिया जाना सुनिश्चित करता है। अब तो यह स्पष्ट हो गया है कि निर्यात को जीएसटी के साथ मिला देने से भारत के छोटे पड
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