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As the operations at the Pathankot Airbase wind down, it is but natural that they will now come under intense and thorough scrutiny, given the manner in which it played out and the disproportionate level of casualties incurred and time taken in neutralizing six terrorists. Both, the investigations by...

How to Defeat ISIS

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In September 2015, U.S. President Barack Obama, usually so optimistic about the future of the liberal world order, grimly described the challenges to it before the UN General Assembly: “dangerous currents risk pulling us back into a darker, more disordered world.” The threat of the Islamic State (also called...
by Seema GuhaThere is no official word yet if the attack in Mazar-e-Sharif was directed at the Indian consulate, or the house next door, where most of the action took place. Luckily unlike in Pathankot the operations are over and all four gunmen have been killed.There was a blast...
The South Asian region has become the focus of global politics, with the proliferation of unaccountable non-state actors, corruption of civilian institutions and the prevailing atmosphere of mutual suspicion between India and Pakistan. The possession of nuclear weapons by non-NPT states like India and Pakistan has been cause for...
It has been a gloomy beginning of the New Year for India and its security forces. Seven soldiers and a civilian have been killed in terrorist initiated violence in Pathankot, Punjab, while four brave soldiers of the Indian army have died in a snow avalanche in Siachen. Sacrifice in...
NEW DELHI: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has decided to put off for time being its plans to use nuclear power to increase lifespan of India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 as there has been delay in getting the required nuclear material from Russia.The nuclear power is expected expected...
India's most wanted Terrorist Maulana Masood AzharNEW DELHI: The attack on the Pathankot air base has once again brought the focus back on terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and its mentor Maulana Masood Azhar. The efforts by the United Nations in the past to ban the JeM did not yield results...
Mysore: The Indian Space Research Organisation is ready to demonstrate the first experimental flight of its ambitious unmanned reusable launch vehicle (RLV) designed to return to Earth after a journey into space, but is awaiting a launch window at the Sriharikota launch pad.The RLV technology demonstrator is ready for...
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar & his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhryby Tilak DevasherEven before the firing has stopped at the Pathankot Air Force base, there has been a rising crescendo of voices that the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan scheduled for 14-15 January in Islamabad should be called off....
Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow in December. Even though New Delhi has widened its foreign policy horizons, Moscow still remains a strategic and reliable partner. (AP File Photo)by Viju CheriaIf there has been criticism about India-Russia ties it...