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Return Of Taliban Triggers New Hate Wave In India

The Indian government has been faced with a strange dilemma since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan. On Aug. 31, within hours of US forces departing the war-torn nation, India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced that its envoy to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, had met with the head of …

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No Exceptions To India’s Democratic Decline In Jammu And Kashmir – Analysis

Recent political developments in Jammu and Kashmir have opened a debate that some kind of democratic recovery has started in this conflict-ridden part of India and perhaps even the whole country. Yet a closer look shows that it is too early for such optimism. On 24 June 2021, Prime Minister …

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India And The Taliban – Analysis

The return of the Taliban in an Afghanistan abandoned by both its fleeing President and the US forces infuses a perilous complexity into India’s strategic environment. The US’s chastened retreat, rather than withdrawal, from this embattled land-locked country of over 35 million puts the clock back to the time when …

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Big Barriers On FDI In Indian Defense – Analysis

In 2020, India changed its foreign direct investment (FDI) regulations to allow investments of up to 74 per cent in the defence manufacturing sector under its automatic route, which was previously limited to 49 per cent. This is an important decision for a sector that is struggling to attract investment. …

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India-China disengagement process along LAC carried forward amid New Cold War efforts by Biden-led US

This is Part-1 of a two-part article. This part shows how peace and tranquility at LAC is sought to be restored, in spite of a rare clash at Galwan last year. LAC was a rare border where not a single shot was fired, and none killed, in over four decades …

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India, Pakistan Watch Warily as Taliban Move to Takeover

Afghanistan’s neighbors all prefer a negotiated political settlement — but are preparing for a worst-case scenario. The Taliban’s rapid advances have caught the region and the United States off guard. The deterioration in security has forced India, along with many other countries, to retrench its diplomatic presence in the country, …

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Drone Attacks on Military Installation Rattle India’s Security Establishment

If a Pakistani hand is found behind the recent drone strikes, it could impact the nascent India-Pakistan peace process. In the early hours of June 27, two explosive-laden Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) crashed into the Indian Air Force (IAF) station at Jammu in the Indian union territory of Jammu and …

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India-Pakistan: The Third Route

In the first ever successful offensive use of drones in India, in the night of June 26-27, 2021, two explosive payloads were dropped, within a span of six minutes, on the Indian Air Force (IAF) station in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), by drones/unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Two Security Forces …

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What the West Can Learn from China’s War on India

China’s border actions against India have been described as a “salami tactic”. China seems to be seeking to dominate territory through incremental operations too small to attract international attention and not large enough to spark an actual war with India — but sufficient to accumulate real results over time in …

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Lavrov: India Confirms Commitment to Buying S-400 Systems From Russia

India is firm in its commitment to buy S-400 air defence systems from Russia, and the contracts are being implemented, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday. “I would like to point out the implementation of the contracts for the supply of S-400 systems to India. Here we see …

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