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Commentary: Year End Missile Launch by DRDO - An Important Milestone

On 28 Dec 17, DRDO launched a supersonic interceptor missile (referred to as Advanced Air Defence or AAD Missile) which achieved a direct hit on its intended target at a low altitude of 15 km. The launch not only validated the realisation of the cap....

Commentary- Uzbekistan and Afghanistan Enhance Cooperation

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani has recently paid an official visit to Uzbekistan. His meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has resulted in signing of 20 agreements in fields of trade, transit, security, electricity and education. As....

Commentary: Sister Nivedita’s Ideas on Writing Indian History

“One of the first tasks before the Indian people is the rewriting of their own history.” - Sister Nivedita Sister Nivedita (1867-1911) is one of the most well-known disciples of Swami Vivekananda. She was born as Margaret Elizabeth Nobl....

Commentary: Rafael Deal - To Be Lauded Not Pilloried

In a Parliamentary Democracy the Opposition's role is clearly to criticise the Government. Such criticism must, however, be directed at the Government's failures not its successes. Should the Opposition engage in criticism for the sake of criticism, ....

Commentary - Takeaways from Joint Exercises; Some Tangible Mostly Intangible

Indian armed forces continue to engage with a large number of friendly foreign counties for the conduct military exercises. Most of these are yearly or biannual events conducted alternatively in each other’s location. For instance, in our immediate....

Commentary - Repairing Sino-India Relationship: A Chinese Perspective

The Donglang border crisis has been defused for nearly three months. However, up to now, the Sino-Indian relations have not completely out of the shadow and it is still in an atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust. There were many bilateral annual dial....

Commentary - Rise of Terrorism in Mozambique: First Islamist Attack Shock the Region

Mozambique lies in the southern east part of Africa, surrounded by the Indian Ocean in the east with its neighbouring countries as Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa. It has a population of around 29 million and occupies a....

Commentary - Modi's Manila Visit

As is the norm with the Prime Minister's visits abroad he did India proud during his recent three day visit to Manila. In an action packed agenda which inter alia comprised participation in the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Summit, the 12th ASEA....

Commentary - Presidential Elections in Kyrgyzstan: More Continuity than Change

Kyrgyzstan is a small, landlocked and mountainous republic in the heart of Asia. Because of its remote location and tiny population (about 6 million) not much is reported about it. The country borders China on the east and three Central Asian Republi....

Commentary: The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the Status of Taiwan

On 18 October 2017 Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. While speaking on the section of ‘Upholding One Country, Two Systems’ and ‘Moving towards National Reunification’, he mentioned ab....

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