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Kashmir - An Analysis of Recent Developments

In a series of swift and surprise moves, on June 19, 2018, the BJP leadership in New Delhi decided to withdraw from the ruling coalition with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP); Chief Minister Mahbooba Mufti submitted her resignation to the Govern....

Review of the Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on “The Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir”

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (HCHR) Report (hereafter called ‘the Report’) on ‘The Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir’ attempts to project itself as an even-handed Report.1 The bulk of the Report (140 paragraphs) is....

An update on Developments in Maldives

Political Developments Political developments in Maldives over the past couple of months do not indicate any significant change in the approach and attitude of the Yameen Government towards resolution of contentious issues with the opposition for....

Demystifying Diplomatic Expulsions

The poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom on March 4, 2018, set off a series of diplomatic expulsions and counter-expulsions between Russia and the western countries, in a limited way, bringing back the memories of ....

Strategy for Defence Exports: Need for Alternative Measures

Issues Meriting Importance India currently is the highest importer of weaponry in the World. While our adversaries China and Pakistan import weapons, both have scaled down their imports and enhanced their exports. Our adversaries are by and large ....

China Crosses Hypersonic Threshold, A New Threat Dimension Emerges

Ballistic missiles provide stable and a trustworthy vehicles for delivery of conventional as well as nuclear warheads with precision and accuracy through an entire spectrum of ranges and altitudes. Countries with viable defence capabilities therefore....

Modi-Putin: The Sochi Rendezvous

Black seaside resort of Sochi is President Vladimir Putin’s favourite place to conduct most intricate and intense interaction in the serene and scenic environment with his key counterparts. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was his latest guest of honou....

Demilitarising the South China Sea: Concerted Efforts Needed

Two of the most important topics during last year’s Shangri La Dialogue were ‘Upholding the rules-based regional order’ and demilitarisation of the South China Sea in the shape of a discussion on practical ‘measures to avoid conflict at sea....

Sri Lanka: Reforms in Policing-Work in Progress

The unfortunate incident of the police shoot out in Kataragama, a town in Monaragla district of south Sri Lanka on the night of 20th January, 2018, stirred up public protests and raised questions on the use of firearms by the police and related aspec....

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