Monthly Archives: February 2020

My views on reviews


By Shafique Ahmed Shafique TITLE OF BOOK: Kulliyat-e-Shair Siddiqi (Poetic anthology) Author: Shair Siddiqi Publisher: Rang-e-Adab Publications 5, Ketab Market, Urdu Bazar, Karachi Pages: 800 Price: Rs 2000 Now-a-days the trend of publishing “Kulliyat” is getting popularity and poets are

Sri Lanka Elections


Return of Rajapaksa the presidency, would unleash full benefits of China’s BRI for SL By Andrew Korybko Opposition leader and former Defense Minister Lieutenant Colonel Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the first round of elections and will become Sri Lanka’s next president,

Iran – USA Talking and Thinking Points


By Imam Malik Mujahid It’s happening again. The ugly cycle of war-terror-dehumanization is strengthening. With the United States’ assassination of Iran’s army major general Qassim Soleimani and Iran’s retaliatory bombing of two Iraqi military bases housing American troops, the world

2020 annual forecast A global overview


Uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the U.S. 2020 presidential and congressional elections will shape the actions and decisions of countries around the world. A contentious election year in the United States means that even as other nations deal with their

Research & development in the Defense Industry


By Interaction Desk Research and development in the Defence Industry, has brought about many changes in strategic and tactical concepts. Advances in the destructive power of weapons, increase in their range and accuracy, acquisition of below the horizon targets, and

Indian Air Force did not shoot down Pakistan’s F-16 in Balakot aftermath


Says United State Scholar Christine Fair Fair, whose work on Pakistan is frequently cited by the Indian side, took on former air Chief BS Dhanoa, saying the IAF narrative is not based on an empirical body of facts but dictated

Here’s why India’s new CDS will not help the nation prepare better for war


General Rawat has failed to acknowledge the looming threat of the PLA’s methods of fighting wars with invisible soldiers. His priority, which reflects the priority of the government, is to focus on terrorism as the principal threat By Pravin Sawhney

India has a Chief of Defence Staff


Here’s what Rawat can and cannot do By Ajai Shukla On New Year Day 2020, the army has its 28th Chief, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, and the military its first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat. Congratulating Rawat,

BrahMos at Pakistani border Another false flag attack in making


Reports of India’s heavy deployment of BrahMos and army contingents to the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir Line of Control (LoC) has fueled Pakistan’s expectations of a false flag attack. It appears that the Modi-led government seeks a diversion from

The West was profoundly wrong about Modi


By Shikha Dalmia Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is using an iron fist to smash the protests over his latest effort to erode the citizenship rights of Indian Muslims. He, along with many of the state governments that his party