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What are India’s Internal Security Threats – Part I

Everybody knows and acknowledge the fact that both our neighboring countries pose a serious threat to India’s national security. The CoAS on multiple occasions re-iterated that the Indian Armed Forces are ready to face the two-front war, if the situation so warrants. What many of us fail to understand is that the biggest threat to national security does not arise from over the borders but from within our geographical boundaries. This internal threat is perhaps the biggest challenge which the Indian Union is facing in recent times. Urban Naxals When India gained independence, Pt. Nehru assumes the seat of the...

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Has a Cold War already started between the United States and Peoples Republic of China?

The rift between the United States and China threatens to become a chasm. Barely a day passes without some tit-for-tat exchange of barbs, accusations, or actions designed to make life difficult for the other country or to trumpet the superiority of their respective political systems. The United States of America has castigated China for the forced sterilization of Uyghur women; lobbied Europe to ban Chinese security screening firm Nuctech; imposed visa restrictions on Chinese officials held responsible for Hong Kong’s new national security law; literally on the verge of banning Chinese apps like Tictok and placed 90-day limits on work...

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Is China trying to ignore the change in Sino-India relationship post Galwan clash?

On 30 July 2020, the Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong delivered an important speech at the Delhi based Institute for Chinese Studies in which he spoke about the current state of Sino Indian relations and its’ effect in future after the Galwan incident on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in which 20 Indian soldiers and an unconfirmed number of Chinese soldiers died during a brutal confrontation among them. The speech came at a time when both sides are engaged in talks on de-escalation and disengagement from the no-mans-land areas. The progress in restoring the status quo ante is...

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An year post abrogation of Article 370 (and 35A). What India has achieved?

It has been one year since the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution which conferred a special status to the erstwhile status of Jammu & Kashmir within the Union of India. It seems that the annulling of the Article 370 is a fate accompli not only because the SupremeCourt of India (where the revocation has been challenged) is quite unlikely to revoke the decision but essentially because of the political, strategic and diplomatic equations involved. And elaboration on these factors will certainly provide an answer to the question about what the Indian government has achieved one...