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Ayodhya: Indian Judiciary on Trial

  0 comments   |     by Aijaz Zaka Syed

IT has been nearly 27 years since the destruction of the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. And it still feels like yesterday that the tragedy that changed India forever struck. Most of us remember where we were or what we were doing that fateful day. It is as if time has stood still all these years. It indeed has in many ways. Meanwhile a whole n

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A Review of Sikkim, Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom

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This is a book Bhutanese must read for many reasons. It is a gripping historical tragedy told by a master storyteller and researcher. Many of us have heard about India’s annexation of Sikkim in the twentieth century but only a few have access to the details of how the tragedy unfolded in the midst of personal and political vicissitudes and the geopolitical com

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Weaponizing Water in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by Conn Hallinan

During the faceoff earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi made an existential threat to Islamabad. The weapon was not India’s considerable nuclear arsenal, but one still

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Genocide Watch alerts for occupied Kashmir and India's Assam

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Genocide Watch, a global organisation dedicated to the prevention of genocide, has issued two warning alerts for India — one for the occupied territory of Kashmir and the other for Assam state. According to the website, a 'Genocide Watch' warning is declared

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Hybrid War and Challenges For Pakistan

  0 comments   |     by Brig Basit Shuja SI(M)-Retd

The world has changed. Wars are fought no more on battlegrounds but with touches of buttons and turnings of knobs. Hybrid warfare has revolutionized the arena where every country exhausts all possible means without even moving. “The categories of warfare are blurring and no longer fit into neat, tidy boxes. One can expect to see more tools and tactics of destr

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Kashmir is seething — and somebody needs to step in before it's too late

  0 comments   |     by Clive Stafford Smith, Eric Lewis

US officials conduct 'war games' every few years to test the risks of nuclear war. Every hot situation ends up with a pragmatic solution except one: India and Pakistan. Narendra Modi suspended Article 370 of the Constitution in August, throwing Kashmir further into crisis ( AFP/Getty Images ) Amid the world

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Insurgency in Northeast India

  0 comments   |     by Sanjay Kumar

Northeast India is the most volatile and insurgency affected place in the country after Kashmir. It is the easternmost part of India. The region is composed of eight states namely- Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Sikkim. India’s northeast connects with five countries — Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China and Nepa

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Reflections on “Peace” In Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Bacevich

When the conflict that the Vietnamese refer to as the American War ended in April 1975, I was a U.S. Army captain attending a course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In those days, the student body at any of our Army’s myriad schools typically included officers from the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). Since ARVN’s founding two decades earlier, the United

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Millions Face Statelessness as Political Party Calls for Hindu Supremacy

  0 comments   |     by Cristian Ramos Miranda

Assam is one India's most multi-ethnic states. Questions of identity and citizenship have long vexed a vast number of people living there. Among its residents are Bengali and Assamese-speaking Hindus, as well as a medley of tribes people. A third of the state's 32 million residents are Muslims, the second-highest number after Indian-administered Kashmir.

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Binding Resolutions

  0 comments   |     by Ahmer Bila Soofi

 Islamabad on the Kashmir dispute, a senior official remarked that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on Kashmir were passed under Chapter VI of the UN Charter and not under Chapter VII, and are therefore not binding but only recommendatory. This view needs to be corrected. The resolutions passed on Kashmir from 1947 to 1957 cannot be termed

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