A New Synergy in Indo-Gulf Relations

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India’s relationship with the Gulf has witnessed a qualitative transformation since the August 2015 visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). While seeking better relations with all Gulf countries, New Delhi has avoided taking sides in intra-Gulf disputes.

India's ASAT Test: Rationale and Responsibilities

India has demonstrated its anti-satellite (ASAT) capability by destroying one of its own satellites launched recently. The test places India in an elite club of advanced technology countries, possessing the wherewithal to deny the use of outer space assets to their adversaries. While regional security concerns played a crucial role in this decision, the American perspective on outer space, in addition to attempts to find a global consensus on banning ASAT development and testing also played its part.

Kim on Course to Resume Nuclear Tests after Trump's Hanoi Walkout

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The North Koreans claim that during the talks in Vietnam, Donald Trump was 'clearly not the person in command' on the US side.

 

Non-Military Takeaways from Military Actions

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Military lessons, starting from Pulwama to the eventual release of Wing Commander Abhinandan, should be left to the military alone, while non-military lessons must be rationalized to suit national narratives.

 

The Three Facets of China's Approach to Terrorism

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In the aftermath of the Pulwama suicide attack and the developments thereafter, China has been the target of substantial public anger in India. There are many reasons why this is happening; the most important one being China’s repeated blocking of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions concerning designation of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, thus creating leeway for Pakistan to escape greater international scrutiny.

Winning the Battle, but Losing the War?

If a counterterrorist operation is analogous to bowling a good cricket over, then what constitutes a good over? A wicket and 30 runs? Or, no wicket but a maiden over? Common-sense would obviously make the latter desirable. When you juxtapose counterterrorist operations to this cricket scenario, we have a similar expectation. The number of terror casualties is meaningless, if other critical areas are left unguarded. In the military, this is called an ‘operational art’, in which actions in several theatres are synergised to arrive at a strategic outcome.

Modi's Airstrikes Have Called Pak's Nuclear Bluff

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He needs to call the bluff of those who cry out that Kashmiris must be given full rights across India, but other Indians must not have the same rights in Kashmir.

 

Pakistan Army Alarmed by Change in India's Response to Terror

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With the IAF strikes, uncertainty has been brought into the operational planning matrix of GHQ Rawalpindi’s asymmetric war on India.

 

Did the Second Trump-Kim Meeting in Vietnam Achieve Anything?

The second meeting between the United States (US) President, Donald Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un in Vietnam during February 27-28, 2019 has garnered more attention from the international community as compared to the first one. The last summit was held in June 2018 in Singapore. However, even though there was a lot of hope about actual denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, hardly any progress was made in the last eight months.

Did the Second Trump-Kim Meeting in Vietnam Achieve Anything?

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The second meeting between the United States (US) President, Donald Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un in Vietnam during February 27-28, 2019 has garnered more attention from the international community as compared to the first one. The last summit was held in June 2018 in Singapore. However, even though there was a lot of hope about actual denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, hardly any progress was made in the last eight months.