Friday, July 19, 2019

What the Standing Committee on Defence can do to improve the state of defence...

For the past several years, the Standing Committee on Defence (SCoD), responsible, among other things, for examining the detailed demands for grants presented by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to Parliament, has been berating...

India-China reach broad agreement to end incursions, maintain peace

India and China have reached “broad understanding” on maintaining peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir and decided to have frequent meetings at the...

Will China Collapse?

Being a China watcher is a difficult job.It can however make you rich or famous, provided you write something many in the West will enjoy: the announcement of the Middle Kingdom’s ‘coming collapse’. Unfortunately,...

Saudi Arabia and House of Saud at the Heart of Terrorism

Across much of Middle East, South Asia, Africa and even in Europe and America, terrorism is being attributed by Most of the eminent analysts to the rogue element in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iran, Iraq,...

Pakistan needs to eliminate the malignancy

On December 16 Pakistan observed the first anniversary of the cold-blooded killing of its children in the Peshawar school massacre. As many as 132 children were killed in a terrorist attack that was carried...

Factors Affecting Outcome of War

What were the causes for Hindu defeats? The simple and short answer is ‘Military non-performance of the Hindus’.To examine the reasons of that non-performance, we have first to understand the nature of war, i.e....

A ‘New Era’ of Democracy in Taiwan: Implications for Regional Security & Economy

Elections are the bedrock of democracy. Taiwan is a multi-party democracy and the only ethnic Chinese society that can boast of being a Democracy. On 16 January 2016, 23 million citizens of the island...

Gen Zorawar Singh: The Great Warrior

Gen Zorawar Singh Kalhuria was born in a Rajput family of Kulhar, now called  Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh in 1786. Very little is known about his early life.  He left his home at an...

Can Beijing really rein in North Korea?

The political insanity of the dynastic leadership of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea), should normally have been a source of considerable embarrassment to Beijing, but the latter has, over the decades,...

Pathankot Attack: Oil, Globalization & Terror

Punjab, for many years, has been a transit point for drugs from Afghanistan. The drug money has become a major source of funding of elections in Punjab and over the time a well-organized drug...