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Supreme Court on Rafael Papers

The political slugfest that erupted after the Supreme Court rejected the Centre’s objections on a bunch of Rafael papers published in the media and relied upon by petitioners demanding a probe into the deal, has unfortunately obliterated the larger....

Limitations of Trump’s “Maximum Pressure” Strategy on North Korea

On 30 November 2018, the Japanese agencies spotted the North Korean vessels engaged in offshore ship-to-ship transfers with foreign vessels conducting illegal activities on the consecutive days.1 The offshore couplings is among the scores ....

Pakistani Estimates of the Eastern River Water Flows

It may be recalled that the Indus Water Treaty, 1960 (IWT) between India and Pakistan, brokered by the World bank, allocated three rivers each, known as the Eastern Rivers (Ravi, Beas, Sutlej) to India, and the Western Rivers (Indus, Chenab, Jhelum) ....

Kabul’s Muscle-Flexing amidst recent Tensions

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent assertion that Pakistan would play a key role in the Afghan peace settlement has contributed to the latest downswing of ties between these two nations.1 In his address to journalists, Imran Khan not onl....

India’s Post-Pulwama Response

The attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama, J&K, shook the nation. This has been the worst hit on the security forces of its kind. The nation was horrified and there were widespread demands to respond with an iron hand. There....

Bull’s Eye - Chak De India

27 March, 2019 will go down as the most memorable day of this decade when India demonstrated an indigenous and operational Anti-Satellite Technology (ASAT) System, the fourth nation to do so in the world after USA, Russia and China. The DRDO and ISRO....

A-SAT Missile Test: A Testimony to India's Growing Military and Scientific Prowess

India's successful conduct of ‘Mission Shakti’ - an anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile test - on March 27, 2019 is testimony to its growing military and scientific prowess. The test entailed the destruction of an Indian satellite operating in lower e

Brexit, EU and future of Regional Integration

The EU Summit on 21st March decided to extend the Brexit dead-line beyond 29th March. However, it set two dead-lines instead of one. A slightly longer dead-line of 22nd May is in case British Parliament approves the ....

Chinese Response to Pulwama

For the fourth time, China has refused to designate Masood Azhar,1 leader of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) as a global terrorist. On 14 March 2019, the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Affairs said, “China is conducting a comprehensive a....

Breakthrough towards Resolving Century Old Riddle of Deadly Thunderstorms by a Muon Telescope in India

Thunderstorms are frightening and a spectacular demonstration of one of the most violent phenomenon in our atmosphere. Nearly three centuries back in 1749, Benjamin Franklin through his famous kite-experiment during a thunderstorm showed that the dis....

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