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Contemporary issues between India and Pakistan

You cannot defeat an enemy whom you cannot define. If Pakistan is sponsoring terrorism against India, then Pakistan is an enemy state. Realpolitik says we should accept it without any mincing of words. Apparently, India has failed to realise this earlier but it has slowly started to make peace with this reality. India has been …

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Debate: 'No-first use' nuclear doctrine

India’s ‘No first use’ nuclear doctrine was recently questioned by the Defence Minister when he said that India should state that “it is a responsible nuclear power and would not use it irresponsibly, instead of declaring an NFU doctrine”. Such statement from the Defence Minister on the eve of India-Japan Civil Nuclear Deal drew sharp …

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Addressing the key criticisms of the ‘demonetisation drive’

Let us take the five key criticisms of demonetisation – Flow vs stock, price of real estate and money, SME impact, lower consumption and inconvenience – are more than negated by the long term effects of formalisation. Let’s look at each criticism in diminishing order of importance in more detail: Flow vs stock: • Analysts …

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Nuclear Deal | Indian – Japan

A historic ‘Civil Nuclear Deal’ with Japan was signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan, which was in limbo from the last one decade. Apart from the advanced technology and material assistance, India has a lot to gain from this landmark agreement. Nuclear Deal | Benefits The deal is critical to India’s renewable …

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Nuclear Abolition : Justification

Nuclear Abolition | Humanitarian Necessity: No effective humanitarian response possible Effects of radiation on human beings would cause suffering and death many years after initial explosion. Eliminating nuclear weapons – via a comprehensive treaty – only guarantee against their use. Nuclear Abolition | Direct and Constant Threat to mankind Far from keeping peace – breed …

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Chabahar Port: Strategic Importance

Chabahar Port | Strategic Importance for India International North- South Transport Corridor (INSTC) connects South and Central Asia to North Europe via Russia. Iran is a partner nation in INSTC and Iran’s efforts to enhance utility of Chabahar Port by developing linkages that will connect it with Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics most economically should …

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