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Need for incorporating a limitation of liability clause in defence contracts

May 17, 2017

It would be both graceful and fair to pay a reasonable amount that is seen as equitable compensation for infringement of the fundamental right to life or damages arising from tortious liability of the government.

Salafi-Jihad in Kashmir: New Cat among the Pigeons

May 15, 2017

The growing vilification of the Kashmiri movement by Salafi-Jihadi terror groups is a part of their overt radicalization attempts aimed at hijacking the sub-nationalist insurgency.

Pakistan, Masood Azhar and Terrorism

May 15, 2017

The revival of Jaish indicates that Pakistan will continue to utilise terrorism as an instrument to advance its geo-strategic agenda in South Asia.

The Agni-II Trial Failure: Evaluation rather than Flagellation is needed

May 15, 2017

The Agni family has had a successful series of user trials extending over several variants and a number of years which should give some confidence in the robustness of the design, development, testing and induction process.

Furthering India-Japan Defence Cooperation: Arun Jaitley indicates a new approach

May 15, 2017

While there is no doubt that India could do with help from Japanese defence firms, the modality of acquiring technologies from foreign companies in general requires to be clearly articulated.

Hydropower as an Energy Source: Need to Find the Right Balance

May 12, 2017

While hydropower projects are critical for economic growth and development, it is equally important to fully assess their potential social and environmental impact in the long-term. The challenge lies in finding the right balance between the need for development and the necessity of protecting the environment.

India-Turkey Relations: Frozen in Time?

May 12, 2017

India-Turkey relations are expected to gradually move in a positive direction based on new found interests and some common grounds.

Ways And Means to Choke Maoist Finances

May 11, 2017

It is difficult, if not impossible, to completely clamp down on Maoist finances. However, it is possible to restrict the flow of money into their coffers.

A Defining Moment for France and Europe

May 09, 2017

Two clashing visions of France were before the French voters. They chose, with many reservations, Macron and rejected Le Pen, but not wholly, for, her opposition to the EU, in some measure, enjoys the support of a sizeable section of French society.

Changed Security Situation in Jammu and Kashmir the Road Ahead

2017
Changed Security Situation in Jammu and Kashmir the Road Ahead

The state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was the scene of a full-blown insurgency in the 1990s. The situation started to improve gradually by the end of that decade and rapidly thereafter, with the initiation of peace talks between India and Pakistan and conduct of dialogue between the Government of India and stakeholders from Kashmir in the early 2000s. Incidents of violence dropped and voter turnout in elections increased significantly. But, as the peace process petered out, disturbances started to build up again. In 2016, there was a complete breakdown of law and order post the killing of Burhan Wani.

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