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The Supreme Court’s judgment on the Deletion of Article 370 and Pakistan’s Reaction

Supreme Court’s historic judgment on the deletion of Article 370 has settled the legal questions raised by the petitioners. The Court has stated that the provision was temporary, and the President had the power to issue a proclamation for deleting ....

Xi in Vietnam: Consolidating the Communist Connection

General Secretary Xi Jinping visited Vietnam for about 30 hours on 12– 13 Dec 23, with a jam-packed schedule, meeting his comrades from the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) in addition to the political leadership of an important country on China�....

Bangladesh’s Upcoming Election: Regional & Global Response

The last date for the submission of nomination forms for the upcoming Bangladesh’s parliamentary election known as ‘Jatiyo Sangsad Nirbasan’ ended on 30 November confirming that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the leading Opposition Party i....

Radicalisation in Bharat: Case Studies of Kashmir and Kerala

Introduction Bharat has been facing terrorism ever since it became independent in 1947. Post-invasion of Kashmir by Pakistan-sponsored militants in October 1948 and followed by the defeat in the Indo-Pak war in 1965, Pakistan realised that it was ....

A Victory for Democracy in Liberia

In a knife-edge election, Joseph Boakai made a stunning comeback and is set to become Liberia’s new leader. With 50.9 percent of the vote, the 78-year-old leader, a former vice president, saw a close victory over his main rival, incumbent Weah, who....

Forgotten Dimensions of Strategy: Russia- Ukraine War - Lessons for India

(Given below is the modified version of presentation given by Amb. DB Venkatesh Varma during Prof. Matinuzzaman Zuberi Memorial Lecture, Jawaharlal Nehru University on 7 December 2023.) Kissinger Syndrome By the time I joined the University in ....

Nuclear talks and Geopolitical Risk in East Asia

Not everything is going well in the security arena in the Northeast Asian region as the security scenario is getting fragile at a faster rate. As North Korea continue to advance towards more sophisticated weapons system, Beijing ups the ante on the T....

The Magic of MANPADS- Making Sense of Indo-Russian Deal

The Driver On 14 Nov 2023, the Russian media announced inking an arms deal with India which was a little different from the usual defence procurement cases. This deal is anchored on two provisions; the Supply of Igla S Man Portable Air Defence Sys....

Legal Aspects of General Electric and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited F414 Engines Deal

Introduction In a path-breaking defence deal, US’s General Electric (GE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on 22nd June 2023, to co-produce F414 engines for Tejas Light Combat Aircraft ....

Pathways to World War III

Understanding ‘World War’ A world war is an international conflict that involves most or all of the world's major powers. The Oxford English Dictionary cited the first known usage in the English language to a Scottish newspaper, The People's J....

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