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  • India-Israel Defence cooperation: Regional Implications0

    Asma Khalid Since 1992, India-Israel’s economic and strategic ties have grown spectacularly as well as both states are significantly co-operating in the agricultural sector, research and development and IT start-ups. Co-operation between both states has been significantly increasing irrespective of the political affiliation of the party in power. Although, bilateral relations have been moved beyond

  • Developments and Corollary of Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia0

    By Maimuna Ashraf During the past decade, India has been pursuing a long-term program for conventional and strategic force modernization. This is manifested through the introduction of advanced, high technology and force multiplier conventional weapon systems and improvements in payloads, ranges, reliability, and accuracy of its delivery systems in the form of a nuclear triad.

  • Is a reverse on India’s NFP on the cards?0

    Uzge A. Saleem “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win,” Sun Tzu. If India is planning to reverse their first use policy, then their answer can be found in these words by Sun Tzu. Before we begin analyzing the possibilities let’s

  • The Politics Of Persuasion – An Evaluation0

    By Ana Pararajasingham – Ana Pararajasingham “Politics is about power. Power is about people” ~ James Margach, The Anatomy of Power (1979) Although, it is just over eight years since the armed conflict between the Sri Lankan state and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was brought to an end, the root cause that gave rise to

  • Minority histories of the Indian national flag0

    India’s tricolour (which actually has four colours) hides a complex subaltern history that originates with Mahatma Gandhi. Adam Jones/Flickr, CC BY-ND Sadan Jha, Centre for Social Studies This week, India celebrates 70 years of independence. The tricolour flag, perhaps the most tangible and potent symbol of freedom from colonial servitude, is on particularly full display.

  • How Adani Siphoned Off Rs. 1493,84,72,484 From India To Tax Havens0

    Exclusive: Allegations by Indian customs of huge sums being siphoned off to tax havens from projects are contained in legal documents but denied by company. Details of the alleged 15bn rupee (US$235m) fraud are contained in an Indian customs intelligence notice obtained by the Guardian, excerpts of which are published for the first time here.

  • India’s nuclear triad & South Asia’s strategic stability0

    By Uzge A. Saleem India and Pakistan are the two key players in South Asia, and the region’s stability largely depends on their bilateral relations. Tensions between the two are nothing new and have existed for decades. However with one state on its road to becoming a regional hegemon and the other trying to stop

  • How a British royal’s monumental errors made India’s partition more painful0

    Lord Louis Mountbatten, viceroy of India, met with Indian leaders to discuss partition. Max Desfors/AP Adil Najam, Boston University The midnight between August 14 and 15, 1947, was one of history’s truly momentous moments: It marked the birth of Pakistan, an independent India and the beginning of the end of an era of colonialism. It

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  • DICTATOR’S MUSINGS – THE COUNTRY WILL NOT SURVIVE WITHOUT ME0

    F R Chowdhury Corruption comes in different forms. Corruption for money and wealth is a pervasive one. In politics, another kind of corruption is prevalent – the lust for power. Initially, they would ask for more power so that they can execute development plans more efficiently. But it does not stop there. Then it is

  • Amnesty International INDIA 2016/2017 Annual Report0

    INDIA 2016/2017 The authorities used repressive laws to curb freedom of expression and silence critics. Human rights defenders and organizations continued to face harassment and intimidation, and vigilante cow protection groups carried out several attacks. Thousands protested against discrimination and violence faced by Dalit communities. Millions of people opposed changes to labour laws. Marginalized communities

  • Human rights situation of Bangladesh from January to June 2017

    Human rights situation of Bangladesh from January to June 20170

    Six-Month Human Rights Monitoring Report 2017 Bangladesh has ratified various international conventions and treaties, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UN-CAT) and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination

  • NO TO HATRED & VIOLENCE; YES TO PEACE & PROSPERITY6

           F R Chowdhury       NO TO HATRED & VIOLENCE; YES TO PEACE & PROSPERITY F R Chowdhury The word “ISLAM” means peace. Islam does not support violence. The killing of any human being is a crime. It is a sin for which everyone will be ultimately answerable to Allah, the creator of

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