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Freebie Debate: and Kautilya’s Arthashastra
The Genesis
On 14 April 22 the BBC reported Sri Lankan Prime Minister telling the Army “Do whatever is necessary to restore order”. The Sri Lankan President Gaotabaya Rajapaksha had fled the country.
Perceiving Silk Road as a Pilgrimage Route to India
If someone has to physically locate the Silk Road, then they would usually find a region from the main landmass of China to the ancient Roman Empire. The route in between, also touches the northern region of the Indian subcontinent as well as the Central Asian countries.[1] When the Silk Road is demarcated as a location between the East and West, the endpoints of the Silk Road often are emphasised, i.e., China and the Roman Empire. The points ‘in-between’, which are often overlooked, sometimes might be thought of as less significant.
Organization of Turkic States: An Instrument of Turkey’s Central Asia Policy
Background
In recent years, Turkey has emerged as an important regional player in Central Asia. The primary objective of Ankara’s Central Asia policy is to gain strategic dominance in the region.
Sri Lanka – Current Political Situation
Introduction
This article looks at the current political situation in Sri Lanka from a comprehensive strategic point of view. Developments therefore, have a national security perspective keeping India’s objectives and interests in mind.
Revitalising Indian Military Ethical Leadership
“KarmanyeVaadhikaraste Maa Phaleshu Kadaachana, Maa karmaphalheturbhur Maa Te Sangostva Karmani” Thy business is with action only, never with its fruits, So let not the fruit of action be thy motive, nor be Thou to inaction attached Bhagwad Gita Introduction
वन चाइना पालिसी के परिप्रेक्ष्य में नेपाल से चीन चिंताएं
हाल में संपन्न हुई अमेरिकी हाउस स्पीकर नैंसी पेलोसी की ताइवान यात्रा से चीन के आतंरिक शांति एवं वैश्विक छवि पर खासा प्रभाव पड़ा है । चीनी सोशल मीडिया प्लेटफॉर्म्स जैसे वीबो एवं वी चैट पर अमरीका विरोध एवं राष्ट्रवादी भावनाओं का बवंडर छाया है। हालाँकि यह पहली बार नहीं है जब चीन ने किसी राजनेता या राजनयिक के दौरे पर ऐतराज जताया हो। नैंसी पेलोसी की ताइवान यात्रा से यह साफ़ हो गया है चीन को फिर एक बार वैश्विक तौर पर 'वन चाइना सिद्धांत' के प्रचार एवं प्रतिबद्धता के लिए पुरजोर प्रयास करना पड़ रहा है। चीनी राजनयिकों के तमाम वक्तव्यों में यह कहा गया है की ताइवान जलडमरूमध्य चीन की स्वायत्ता एवं अखंडता का
Challenges in Defence Acquisitions
The Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 (DAP2020) [1] aims at optimal utilisation of the allocated budget for timely acquisition of military equipment, systems and platforms meeting the desired parameters of performance, capabilities and quality standards.
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