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by James M Dorsey on 05 Aug 2020 0 Comment

China is contemplating greater political engagement in the Middle East in what would constitute a break with its longstanding effort to avoid being sucked into the region’s myriad conflicts and a bid to counter mounting US pressure to force Gulf States to curtail relations with the People’s Republic. Prominent Chinese scholars, close to the government in Bei...

by Sandhya Jain on 04 Aug 2020 9 Comments

Indian analysts seem indifferent to the threat of India losing the railway line from Iran’s Chabahar port to Afghanistan and Central Asia, and suggest that New Delhi should focus on ties with Arab countries that provide energy security and jobs to millions of Indians. The view that India must choose between the Sunni Arab world and Shia Iran is myopic and...

by Shreerang Godbole on 03 Aug 2020 3 Comments

The British believed that the 1857 uprising had been staged by the Muslims, who had not yet reconciled to the loss of Islamic rule and the privileges that came with it. They were not very friendly with the Hindus whom they considered their subjects. From this sullen dejection arose the need for Muslim solidarity and thus was born the Aligarh Movement. Its pr...

by Jaibans Singh on 02 Aug 2020 10 Comments

On the eve of Kargil Vijay Divas, Lt. Gen. Y.K. Joshi, Army Commander, Northern Command, one among the heroic commanding officers who led their units in the Kargil War in 1999, gave an interview to CNN News 18. The 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles that the then Lt. Col. Y.K. Joshi commanded in the Dras-Muskoh sector of Kargil was conferred the citation of “Braves...

by K P Prabhakaran Nair on 01 Aug 2020 3 Comments

An old proverb says “Agriculture in India is a gamble in the monsoon”. When we say monsoon, it includes the main south-west monsoon, which normally spreads between early-June and October-end and north-east monsoon which normally lasts from mid-late November until February-end. Summer rain lasts about 40-45 rainy days, but are quite unpredictable. It occurs m...

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