Category Archives: Asia

India’s defence cost

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High on personnel and low on modernization SIPRI is incorrect; India is world’s 5th largest defence spender, not 3rd largest, Russia and Saudi Arabia spent more last year By Ajai Shukla A well-respected Swedish think tank, which announced on Monday

US troop reduction advances despite political, health strains in Afghanistan

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Corona virus could devastate ill-prepared Afghanistan By Ben Wolfgang The Pentagon is forging ahead with a dramatic cut in combat troop levels in Afghanistan even as the Taliban ramps up attacks and specialists warn that the COVID-19 outbreak could destabilize

Modi faces no political costs for suffering he causes

He’s just like Iran’s Ali Khamenei It astounds many that Modi didn’t even acknowledge the migrant crisis or the loss of jobs in his Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-sufficient India) speech. And yet there is no anger with him By Asim Ali

Tri-service chief, Rawat, justifies lower defence spending, says military plays only limited role

Rawat admits military has been going in for large weapons imports by “misrepresenting its requirements” By Ajai Shukla Just days after a top ministry of defence (MoD) official in New Delhi warned of sharp cuts in the defence allocations for

NSA Ajit Doval packs in 3 blunt messages to Pak in daily PoK weather forecast

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Game on: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval had conceived the plan to telecast weather forecast of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Northern Areas to deliver multiple messages in a weather bulletin on a daily basis By Shishir Gupta The Centre’s decision to

India wish to hit Pakistan economically; carry out limited military operations

Quid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was right when he said that left over Muslims in India have to prove their loyalty now and then to Indian Government. So this writer who is a general is trying to prove his loyalty to

India should use SCO option


By Nusrat Mirza While India is following the policy of USA and has just jumped on USA broken wagon against China and Pakistan, it is doing all activities to please USA to contain China and with this policy it will

Afghanistan’s next war

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By Mujib Mashal One Wednesday in March, 11,627 people crossed the Iranian border into the Afghan province of Herat. A sea of young men formed outside an immigration center that could accommodate only 300 people at a time. Some carried

Modi once again under Trump’s gun, this time re: corona medicine

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By Bharat Karnad On April 4, Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed on twitter that he “Had an extensive telephone conversation with President. We had a good discussion, and agreed to deploy the full strength of the India-US partnership to fight

India’s nuclear weapons in the control of Hindu Supremacists

FILE PHOTO: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan attends talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

By Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured a landslide victory in the 2019 general election in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his second tenure with full confidence and commenced the Hindutva extremist agenda in the