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A Threat Looming Large: India must display Resolve and Unity

India is in transition in many ways: From agricultural to industrial to information age with constantly varying coincidence amongst them. There is transformation to digital economy, new tax regime, infrastructure development and extension of service....

US-India 2 Plus 2 Dialogue: Significance of Strategic Partnership

“Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, …confusion of counsel until emergency comes … are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history” – Anon

Defence Industry and....

Withdrawal from FGFA: The Decision and Way Ahead

Post-FGFA
On 13 Jul 18, the Defence Minister, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman informed that India has conveyed to Russia that it will not be a part of the Project to develop a Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) anymore but may join the pro....

He could sting, but also give a healing touch: A tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

It was, if I recollect correctly, towards the end of 2002. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had arrived in Goa to usher in the New Year. I was then located in the State. Having taken a break from journalism a few months before, I had assumed charg....

Appointments of Judges: President to Collegium to NJAC and back to Collegium

After the Keshavanada Bharati and the A.D.M. Jabalpur Cases, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India came under immense pressure. The supersession of three senior most Supreme Court judges and promotion of judges of her choice in var....

Overdependence on ZTE in India

In 2008, ZTE, a China based telecom company, set up a research centre in India after starting operations in 2003. The sales revenue of the company at the time in India was 750 million USD compared to 100 million USD in 2004.1 By 2013, the ....

Armed Forces of Vietnam

Introduction
The Armed Forces of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is known as the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN). The PAVN was formed by Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap on 22 December 1944. The Service Branches comprise of the ....

Imran Khan: Political Inclinations

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerged as the largest party with 115 seats in the National Assembly, besides winning two-third seats in the Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KP) provincial assembly and emerging as the second largest party in the Punjab assembly....

Xth BRICS SUMMIT -Prospects and Limitations

The idea of the intercontinental Brazil, Russia, India, China, or BRIC emerging economies as a power house of global growth engine was received over a decade ago with suspicion, consternation and anticipation. Later, this year’s host of the Summit ....

Pakistan’s Elections and ‘Naya’ Pakistan?

Election for Pakistan’s National Assembly saw Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party doubling its vote share from 16.32 percent in the 2013 elections to 31.8 percent. Its seat share went up from 28 to 115. In case of Pakistan Muslim L....

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