Commentaries & Articles
Making a Sense of Chinese Hypersonic Threat- The Big Picture
Hypersonic Weapons – ‘the New Age Arsenal’
Hypersonic weapons are ‘big news’ these days. One of the virtues that has propelled these so called ‘new age weapons’ to high eminence is the claim that these are ‘unstoppable’ by any known air defences in the world today.
Changing Dimensions of Information Warfare
The changing character of war and its emerging dimensions which are often referred to as grey zone, non-contact, cyber, and information warfare, are fuelling some serious debates/actions across the world and these aspects are now a part of every country’s war preparedness roadmaps.
मध्य एशिया: 2021 पर एक नजर और 2022 के लिए नजरिया
परिचय
मध्य एशिया के लिए बीता साल 2021 बेहद चुनौतीपूर्ण रहा है। यह वर्ष सोवियत संघ के 1991 में विघटन के बाद से उसमें से छिटके मध्य एशियाई देशों की स्वतंत्रता के भी तीन दशक पूरे होने का साल है। मध्य एशिया की विकासशील अर्थव्यवस्थाओं के लिए COVID-19 महामारी के सामाजिक-आर्थिक और स्वास्थ्य-प्रभाव विनाशकारी ही रहे हैं।
Congrats Mr Tirumurti for defending an Orphaned Civilisation
You, the United Nations, cry about Islamophobia, Christianophobia, anti-Semiticism – all three Abrahamic religions. But what about non-Abrahamic religious phobias – the anti-Hindu, anti-Sikh and anti-Buddhist? You should see that also.” Approximately the words in which T S Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, shamed the 76-year-old organisation for its bias – sorry, its sole concern – for Abrahamic religions.
What to Expect from the First India-Central Asia Summit
Background
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold the first-ever India-Central Asia Leaders Summit in a virtual format on January 27, 2022. This summit will bring together the heads of state of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.
Impact of Moon Jae-in’s Pardon to Park Geun-hye as South Korea goes to Polls on 9 March – An Assessment
At a time when the security environment and geo-strategic considerations of key countries in the Asian region are witnessing significant churning, with each country repositioning its foreign policy priorities in response to the demands of the time, one important player in this game, South Korea, shall be going to the polls to elect a new President on 9 March. This will be the 20th presidential election and eighth since democratisation.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Economic Planning in India
In the past few decades, public discussion on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has been so mired in the controversy around his death that we forgot to pay attention to his life. Netaji’s contribution to the Indian national movement is in any case under represented in modern Indian history textbooks of undergraduate and postgraduate levels in our country. Furthermore, what never finds mention is his contribution to ideas related to future nation-building.
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