International Affairs

Taliban – A Mentality Not an Ethnicity: A Ground Report from Afghanistan

Wed, 17 Feb 2021

Reading Time: 12 minutes by Abhijit Iyer-Mitra. India’s rejection of the US’ “good Taliban – bad Taliban” stance has been consistent. However, my interactions on the ground with the Taliban over a period of a few weeks travelling the length and breadth of Afghanistan have shown, that there is indeed a significant different division within the Taliban.

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  • War Crimes by Pakistan Army in Balochistan

    Thu, 18 Feb 2021

    Reading Time: 6 minutes by Balouch Bilal. Balochistan has always been the worst victim of Pakistan Army atrocities. It has become a regular practice of Pakistan Army to kill innocent civilians, politicians,  Human Rights activists including students, women and children. This has been going on for decades but after 2006, these crimes of Pakistan against humanity in Balochistan have reached a peak and continue rising on daily basis.

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  • Pakistan: Beware The Ides of March

    Mon, 15 Feb 2021

    Reading Time: 7 minutes by Sushant Sareen. On the face of it, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) campaign against the ‘selected’ Prime Minister Imran Khan has run out of both ideas and steam. After the Lahore jalsa  December 2020  failed to live up to the hype that was built around it,

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Defence and Strategy

Emerging Aerospace Technologies

Mon, 28 Dec 2020

Reading Time: 9 minutes Air Marshal Anil Chopra

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Policy & Governance

Leveraging Defence Expos for an Atmanirbhar Defence and Aerospace Ecosystem

Fri, 22 Jan 2021

Reading Time: 9 minutes by Subhash Chandra
Retd Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Govt of India. The 13th edition of the AeroIndia, one of the two flagship events that the Department of Defence Production under the Ministry of Defence hosts every two years alternatively with the DefExpo, is scheduled in the first fortnight of February 2021. The event is logically located in Bengaluru, the centre for aviation R&D in the country and the location of the premier aviation-related defence establishments.

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