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अंतरराष्ट्रीय चर्चाओं में गुटनिरपेक्षता के विचार को अंतरराष्ट्रीय चर्चा में अक्सर बाबा आदम के जमाने का बताकर हंसी में उड़ा दिया जाता है और 21वीं सदी की पहचान वाली राजनीति में खास तौर पर ऐसा किया जाता है, जहां क्रूरता भरी ताकत इस्तेमाल की जाती है। बहुपक्षधरता और उसकी संस्थाओं को या तो नया बनाने की या नई दिशा देने अथवा नया जीवन देने की जरूरत है। साठ के फेर में पहुंच चुके उन बुजुर्गों की तरह इनकी जरूरत बहुत कम दिखती है, जिनका जिक्र समाज में किस्से-कहावतों में किया जाता है। बात करने के लिए यह विचार अच्छा है मगर कोई इसे आगे नहीं बढ़ाना चाहता। अंतरराष्ट्रीय चर्चा में पहला मकसद राष्ट्रहित ही रहता है और
Tensions Return to the Korean Peninsula
At a time when the world attention is focussed in battling the Covid-19, two communist nations – China and North Korea – are engaged in different terrains as if to deflect the focus from containing Covid-19. Both are unfortunate developments and would serve no one’s interests.
Modi’s Message: India Can and Will Defend its Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity
The brutal killing of 20 Indian soldiers by the Chinese troops at the Galwan river area on the Indian side of the India-China Line Of Control (LAC) in Ladakh on 15-16th June has led to national outrage in India. The brave Indian Army soldiers were involved in the verification of the “disengagement” exercise that the senior military commanders of the two sides had agreed upon earlier. The nation paid homage to the sacrifice of the Army heroes. The Chinese side, which suffered heavy casualties, has refused to acknowledge its losses and not reveal the figures.
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.
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