Thursday , April 2 2020

Geopolitics & National Security

United States and South Asia : Analysis by Dr. Richard Benkin

United States and South Asia

With the United States of America (US or USA) taking a more isolationist tone and actions under President Donald Trump, it is not surprising that some South Asians are looking to other powers for support; not surprising but not wise either. People have been counting out the US since its birth when many Europeans thought the ragtag American revolutionaries would fall apart before …

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The Citizenship Amendment Act: Correcting historic blunder

Citizenship Amendment Act

To understand the violent protests against The Citizenship Amendment Act we need to go back in history. It has been over 70 years since India was partitioned on religious lines because Muslim League believed that muslims can not co-exist with Hindus. The frightful vivisection of India in 1947 paved way for emergence of two nations: A secular India committed towards …

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First Rafale Handover to the Government of India

Rafale Indian Air Force

(Saint-Cloud, October 8th 2019) – Today, Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, hosted the handover ceremony of the first Indian Air Force Rafale in Mérignac, Dassault Aviation’s Rafale final assembly facility. Ceremony hosted by Eric Trappier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dassault Aviation, in Dassault Aviation Mérignac facility on October 8th, 2019 under the high patronage of …

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India’s response to Pak PM Imran Khan’s loose speech at UNGA

India's response at UNGA

Exercising its right to reply, India on Saturday responded to Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s maiden UNGA speech where he loosely spoke about nuclear war. Here is the full text of India’s response presented by Vidisha Maitra, First Secretary at Indian Mission in United Nations: Threat of unleashing nuclear devastation qualifies as brinksmanship, not statesmanship Mr. President, I take the floor …

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Kashmir, the two constitutions and exodus of Kashmiri Pandits

Kashmir and Terrorism

Few Kashmiri youths hold the ideology that Kashmir is not an integral part of India, as this ideology is formulated by people like Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Yasin Malik etc, people like them confuse the mass by saying how come an integral part of India can have its own constitution, and still not be independent. Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir …

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Pakistan and the anatomy of terror

The Pulwama attack few weeks back was carefully calibrated to pile pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the run-up to the general election to be held in April and May 2019. Pulwama tragedy signals a significant escalation in terrorism in the Kashmir Valley. Given the type, target and the scale of the attack, it seems obvious that this …

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Kulbhushan Jadhav and the misadventures of Mr. Chandan Nandy

Kulbhushan Jadhav

Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian citizen and a former Navy man who has been arrested in Pakistan’s province of Balochistan on the grounds of terrorism and spy work on the behalf of Indian Intelligence Agency, Research and Analysis Wing. But the question which is highlighted is how much Pakistan’s words hold credibility, as the Indian Government has denied all the …

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President Ashraf Ghani slams Pak over state violence Against Pashtuns & Baloch

Afghanistan President

Kabul – President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday expressed serious concern over the violence perpetrated against peaceful protesters and civil activists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan and warned that it could have “long-standing negative consequences.” Pakistan’s civil and military establishments have been resorting to violence and state terrorism to crush civic rights Pashtun and Baloch Movements in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan. …

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Meet Israel’s new ambassador to India, Dr. Ron Malka

When it comes to India, Israel always sends its best and brightest, reflecting its commitment for Indo-Israel partnership. The new Israeli Ambassador to India & Sri Lanka, Dr. Ron Malka recently begun his tenure after getting a warm reception in New Delhi. India is Israel’s 10th largest trading partner. After the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1992, …

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What happened at Torkham, Pakistan again exposed

Free Pashtunistan

On November 15 when we took the cadaver of Tahir Dawar with public and official protocol from Jalalabad to Torkham, the convoy was stopped in about one km from the crossing point on Durand line, and I with three other colleagues walked to the crossing point where we met Mohsin Dawar, an MP and PTM’s senior member, accompanied by a Pakistani delegation. After a …

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