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India must step up diplomatic efforts on the Rohingya issue

The success of India's diplomacy will lie in the extent to which it can induce Naypyitaw to take a long view in the interests of its own political stability, internal security and social harmony.

August 16, 2017

Has the Time Come to Replace Manned Combat Aircraft With Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles?

A quantum jump in the operational role of UAVs can be expected only with a breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence. Until that happens, their will increase gradually to reach about 50 per cent of combat operations over the next three decades.

August 16, 2017

New Hambantota Port Deal: China Consolidates its Stakes in Sri Lanka

While the agreement remains controversial, China is likely to consolidate its presence and Sri Lanka likely to get deeper into the Chinese debt trap even though it has gained temporary relief through the equity for debt swap.

August 14, 2017

Will North Korea and the United States Go to War?

Unfortunately, the incoherence in US policy under Trump makes one fear that the probability of a disastrous miscalculation is truly worrisome.

August 14, 2017

The Doklam Standoff - Should India Project its Stand More Vigorously?

The Doklam standoff has emerged as a litmus test for India in terms of how resolutely it can stand up against an increasingly hegemonic China to protect the interests of Bhutan as well as its own interests.

August 11, 2017

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