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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, wishful thinking is often (not to say never) followed by reality. …The endgame of communist …

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India-Pakistan: A dialogue process or failed diplomacy?

The on-and-off resumption of dialogue process has become more of a pattern between the strained India-Pakistan relations. The recent example being the brief meeting between the foreign secretaries of both countries, on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia conference on Afghanistan hosted by New Delhi, which failed to make …

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On the chessboard of South Asian defense strategies

An equidistant map of the world centered on Delhi Is the South Asian region (or Khurasan according to Islamic exegesis) emerging as the battlefield of a decisive clash of ideologies? Khurasan, originally an Avestic word, stands for the ‘lands to the East’.  In geographical terms it could be Eastern part …

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Thales Delivers Trusted Security for SAMSUNG ARTIK IoT Platform

Thales delivers digital trust across connected devices, applications and platforms Thales, leader in critical information systems and cybersecurity, announces that the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ platform includes hardware security technology to ensure the authenticity and validity of device firmware. The SAMSUNG ARTIK internet of things (IoT) platform is supported by Thales’s cryptographic …

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Acting East: Securing the India-Myanmar Border

Almost a year before 20 soldiers of the Indian Army’s 6th Dogra Regiment were killed in a brutal offensive by Naga-Manipuri militants along the India-Myanmar border in Manipur’s Chandel district, the Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj announced a decisive move from India’s earlier ‘Look East’ to a new …

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Nuclear security and terrorism

Terrorists have always desired to obtain weapons of mass destruction or raw material enabling them to manufacture a dirty bomb, which though crude, would however cause high casualties. Simultaneously they would continue to attempt to strike any nuclear installation. Any single successful action would prompt the world to respond with …

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Bull in the China Shop: The Indian Army vs The PLA

One would expect that the Indian armed forces, more than fifty years of their confrontation with the PLA, would be pretty knowledgeable not only about their organisational table, capabilities and weaknesses. Most importantly, since understanding of their operational doctrine, tactics and leadership techniques are absolutely essential there would have been …

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India will have its own GPS with the launch of IRNSS-1G

IRNSS-1G spacecraft integrated with PSLV-C33 with two halves of the heat shields seen The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty-fifth flight (PSLV-C33), launches IRNSS-1G, the seventh satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) into a Sub-Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO). The launch took place from the First Launch …

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The last Ruling King of India

“Maharaja Hari Singh” a patriotic daring, dignitary and dynamic personality of the royal family   ascended to the throne of Jammu & Kashmir State in 1925. He gained acclamation for being “The Last Ruling King of Independent India”. Since he continued to be Maharaja of Jammu & Kashmir till 5th November …

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