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India’s Maoists: Business as usual
It has been business as usual for Naxalites of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), even as the country has been fighting the challenge of COVID-19 pandemic. Incidents of violence by the Maoists, efforts at shoring–up their arsenal and extortion, or financing their armed struggle continue to be reported from various parts of the country.
Eastern LADAKH (EL) and Siachen: The Geo-Strategic Obstruct
Indeed, the Soltoro Ridge with the Shyok River to its West, the Siachen Glacier and the Nubra Valley and the Saser Muztagh with the Shyok River to its East, is a great geostrategic obstruct to any collusive designs of Pakistan and China.
US Naval Transformation Challenges PLA Navy
Numerous commentaries and essays have argued and concluded that the military gap between the US and China is closing and the numerical naval balance between the two Pacific powers has converged. The PLA Navy is growing rapidly, and in the last five years (2014-2019) it added 52 vessels.1 According to US Office of Naval intelligence (ONI), PLA Navy’s current strength is pegged at 360 vessels which is projected to grow to 400 warships by 2025, and 425 by 2030.2
The United States and the COVID Challenge: it’s Impact on the 2020 Presidential Election
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the United States. In June, the US crossed the two million mark in infected cases and has reported over 117 thousand deaths. Of these, New York alone has recorded over 382,000 cases, far higher than most nations in the world.
वास्तविक नियंत्रण रेखा पर भारत-चीन टकराव का विश्लेषण
हाल ही में एक प्रतिष्ठित लेखक ने एक प्रमुख भारतीय अखबार में एक लेख में भारत-चीन सीमा विवाद के बारे में विस्तार से बात करते समय कुछ उचित और प्रासंगिक तथ्य सामने रखे हैं। हालांकि तथ्य उपयुक्त हो सकते हैं मगर पश्चिमी सेक्टर में वास्तविक नियंत्रण रेखा एलएसी पर स्थिति को खतरनाक बताने के लिए इन्हें तोड़-मरोड़कर पेश किया गया है। आलेख में कहा गया है कि चीन 1980 के दशक से ही बड़े विवादित क्षेत्र पर नियंत्रण कर चुका है क्योंकि भारत “एलएसी की अलग-अलग धारणा” की नीति पर काम करता है। लेकिन यह बात तथ्यों के आधार पर नहीं कही गई है। भारत पश्चिमी क्षेत्र में विभिन्न गश्ती बिंदुओं द्वारा चिह्नित की गई सीमा तक ही नि
Russia and Turkey Embroiled in Libya
For over a decade the biggest problem and misfortune of the Libyans has been the competition among the rival powers. This included the regional and non-regional interventionists who continue to support their favourite militias or quasi governments which further complicated the problems on the ground and peace and progress and the Libyan dream became a casualty. Libya was the third country after Tunisia and Egypt that bore the brunt of public discontent spurted through the Arab Spring of 2010 whose target was to remove the long-time dictators.
COVID-19 in Tajikistan: From Denial to Full-scale Crisis
Despite being surrounded by the countries with positive cases of coronavirus, the Tajik Government had consistently denied the existence of the virus until April 30 when 15 cases were reported. This announcement was made when the World Health Organization (WHO) decided to send a team to investigate the Dushanbe’s claims of coronavirus free status. As of June 10, 2020, Tajikistan has more than 4,500 positive cases with a record of 48 deaths.1 Currently, Tajikistan ranks first among the Central Asian countries in the mortality rate from COVID-19.
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