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West Asia Review, May 2019
May, the holy month of Ramadan, instead of ensuing peace, witnessed heightening of tensions in the Middle East region. On May 2, President Trump declared that no more waivers in purchase of oil will be allowed for the eight countries including India who were permitted to import crude from Iran since last November as an exception.
Israel’s Dissolved Knesset
On 9 April 2019, national election was held in Israel in which the incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assumed victory. The ruling party, Likud maintained its lead in the 120 members Israeli Parliament, Knesset with 35 seats.
27 मार्च 2019 का ए-सैट परीक्षण
भारत ने आखिरकार उपग्रह रोधी प्रौद्योगिकी (ए-सैट) का परीक्षण कर ही लिया। भारत की क्षमता दर्शाने के लिए यह परीक्षण काफी पहले से किया जाना था और वह प्रदर्शन आधुनिक प्रौद्योगिकियों के संदर्भ में किया गया। यह जमीन से करीब 300 किलोमीटर ऊपर पृथ्वी की निचली कक्षा में चक्कर लगा रहे उपग्रह को गति में रहते हुए खत्म करने (काइनेटिक किल) का परीक्षण था। इस परीक्षण और अंतरिक्ष में इससे संबंधित सभी गतिविधियों की सफलता भारत के उदय में निस्संदेह महत्वपूर्ण संभावना की तरह है क्योंकि इससे भारत को भी अंतरिक्ष अन्वेषण और हस्तक्षेप में अहम मुकाम मिल गया है।
Ideas for PM Modi’s upcoming SCO Summit in Kyrgyzstan
The 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit is scheduled to be held on 13-14 June 2019 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. It is the second summit after India was granted full membership of this organization in June 2017, along with Pakistan.
Historical Perspective on Ancient and Medieval Sino-India Wars
Before the 1962 border clash, Mao Zedong apparently told his commanders that China and India had previously fought ‘One and a half wars’ and in both instances India had been defeated convincingly. This historical misconception would have had no significance had it not been quoted repeatedly by authors and scholars.
Jal Shakti
One of the highlights of Government formation for a second time under the prime ministership of Narendra Modi was the creation of a new Jal Shakti Ministry. This was pursuant to the promise the Bharatiya Janata Party had made in its poll manifesto, named Sankalp Patra,that it would address all waters-related issues in a holistic and integrated manner.
Shangri-La Dialogue-2019 - Implications for India’s Security Policy
Recalling Queen Victoria’s diamond Jubilee in 1897, Arnold Toynbee had remarked, “Here we are at the top of the world. We have arrived at this peak to stay forever. There is off course, this thing called history”. At the Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD)-2019 on June 01-02, 2019, both the U.S. and China seemed unmindful of Toynbee’s caution and of the bigger issues that face the world today. On the one hand, the Chinese General Wei Fenghes tried to convince the world with his unctuous eloquence about China’s innocent intent. On the other, the U.S.
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July 19, 2019
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: July 19, 2019

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