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कोविड-19 में नेपाली अर्थव्यवस्था को पटरी पर लाना
दुनिया में शायद ही ऐसा कोर्ई देश हो, जो कोवि़ड-19 जैसी वैश्विक महामारी से पीड़ित न हुआ हो। हालांकि महामारी के दुष्प्रभाव सभी देशों पर एक समान नहीं हैं। जबकि कुछ देशों में कोरोना से लोगों के बीमार होने तथा उनके मरने की दरों के लिहाज से इसके दुष्परिणाम काफी घातक रहे हैं जबकि अन्य देशों में स्पष्टतया कम रहे हैं। थोड़े से देश उचित कार्य नीति अपना कर इस महामारी को नियंत्रित करने में सफल रहे हैं, लेकिन कई ऐसे देश जो प्रभावी उपायों को अपनाने में विफल रहे हैं, उन्हें इसकी बड़ी कीमत चुकानी पड़ी है। वैश्विक अर्थव्यवस्था पर पड़े नकारात्मक प्रभावों को देखते हुए दुनिया के कई देशों ने अपनी अर्थव्यवस्थाओं को
The Drones of Nagorno-Karabakh....Where are we?
This article is a sequel to the author’s preceding work titled, “Why the drones turned the tide for Azerbaijan”1. The previous work analysed the reasons as to why Armenia suffered such crippling losses attributed mainly to drone strikes in its recent conflict with Azerbaijan over the disputed lands of Nagorno-Karabkh. While there were losses on both sides, the one’s on the Armenian side were far greater leading to their defeat.
The New National Security Directive will Strengthen Telecom Security
In a landmark decision, the Cabinet Committee on Security has taken steps to strengthen the security of telecom networks in India.1 Henceforth, it will be mandatory for the telecom network providers to use only ‘trusted products’ from“trusted sources” only. The criteria for defining a trusted product or a trusted source will be developed soon.
India Vietnam Relations on an Even Keel but Need a Push
On the eve of forthcoming virtual summit between Prime Ministers Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Narendra Modi it would be useful to reflect on the current status of bilateral relationship and look for ways and means to impart further momentum to the same. Over the years both sides have assiduously worked towards having warm and friendly relations based not only on historical and cultural connections but also on shared security perceptions on regional and international issues.
चीन द्वारा छल-कपट(धोखा), नकार, विखंडन और दुष्प्रचार (डी-4)
छिपकली, गिरगिट और सारस अपने पर आए खतरों तथा अपने अस्तित्व को बचाने के लिए छल करते हैं। मनुष्य दूसरों में भ्रम पैदा करने, उसे चकित कर देने, अपना फायदा उठाने और जीत हासिल करने के लिए छल का सहारा लेते हैं। महाभारत में ऐसे उदाहरण प्रचुरता में भरे पड़े हैं। अन्य उदाहरण हैं, टार्जन युद्ध, सिकंदर का रात में सिंधु नदी पार करने, जीमरमैन टेलीग्राम इत्यादि। एक उपकरण के रूप में छल-कपट साभिप्राय धमकी के विश्लेषण के दो सदिश -क्षमताओं और इरादों-को या तो छिपाती है या उसे बढ़ा देती है। चीनी छल-प्रपंच को रचने, तिकड़म करने तथा राजनीतिक एवं चातुर्यपूर्ण चालबाजी को एक परिष्कृत कला में बदलने में एकदम माहिर है,
Space Situational Awareness (SSA): AN Essential Strategic Requirement
General Usage of space by own forces and its denial to adversary has grown to become essential for modern militaries. Today, space is increasingly being viewed as enabler for conduct of own operations and the 'Achilles heel' which if targeted can cripple adversary's war waging efforts1. In order to preserve their rights to use space, militaries of the world need to be watchful of events inspace. Situational awareness of space is thus an increasingly felt necessity for operations in space and on ground.
Information War Waged by China against India
In May 2020 the Indian media covered news of large scale Chinese intrusion in Ladakh1. This was followed by a series of articles by the mainstream media about how the current government had failed to safeguard the territorial integrity of the nation2. By the time the government started countering the flak, adverse public opinion was building up in India. Then on 15-16 June 2020 the Galwan incident took place at Patrolling Point 14.
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