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Marshalling Counterterrorism Tools

Marshalling Counterterrorism Tools

With the Taliban having assumed the reins of power in Afghanistan, India apprehends a resurgence of cross-border terrorism. Amidst the attempts to re-evaluate its counter-terrorism strategies, the country’s Home Minister Amit Shah has indicated that the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) will be launched soon. In a speech delivered at the 51st Foundation Day event of the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD), he has clarified that the “final synchronisation and testing” of the long…

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Fists of Fury in the Galwan Valley

Fists of Fury in the Galwan Valley

From my first term in the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune, I participated in boxing tournaments. I was not a spectacularly successful boxer, but I volunteered because I enjoyed the adrenalin rush, the skill involved in dodging and landing punches, and the quest for victory. As boxers, we trained vigorously, and when we entered the ring, we carried the hopes and good wishes of our squadrons and friends. Boxing bouts comprised three rounds and the referee controlled the contest…

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Sinification of the Emerald Island

Sinification of the Emerald Island

While many Sri Lankans may have celebrated the passing of a controversial legislation on May 20th, virtually granting China suzerainty over the Hambantota Port and the new concept Colombo port city, critics warn of a creeping ‘colonisation’. In 2018, when the $1.5 billion deal was signed, the then Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had famously said, “There is no question of security problem. The Indian security issues have been addressed by us. There will be further discussions…

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