Anzac and India: A shared but forgotten camaraderie

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Anzac and India: A shared but forgotten camaraderie “Before the war who had ever heard of ANZAC?  Hereafter who will ever forget it?” …by saying this British Commander at Gallipoli, General Sir Ian Hamilton best summed up the spirit of … Continue reading


Afghanistan a 1000 year war or can it be shortened?

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William Dalrymple’s view on the Afghan issue being a manifest of India-Pakistan conflicts seems to be a statement that will not go down well. It seems to reflect his lack of understanding of the region despite his excellent research reflected in his writings. The future of Afghanistan is on a slender thread. Elections are not far and will they bring Karzai back. Continue reading


Rahul or Modi

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There is a buzz and news about Rahul or Modi who could be the next prime minister of India. There are many gaps before the 2014 elections. A brief look at the reasons why one could succeed to end up being the prime minister is in trying to understand Indian party politics. Is there a changed international relations expectation from the new prime minster? Continue reading


Prospects of peace in Afghanistan: a Freeperception view

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Peace in the Hindukush has hit a rock. The removal of troops always lead to uncertainty of the host’s future. Do we not know this? Yet there is little regard to the security of those who collaborate with external forces. We hope there is no massacre of innocent lives with the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. It is a troubling thought and there needs to be a amicable solution. Will the US agree to neutral parties negotiating for the,? Continue reading


The Six Party Talks … Chinese checkers?

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‘Six party talks’ is the name given to the multilateral negotiations of six nations, US, China, Japan, South Korea, Russia and North Korea to dismantle the North Korean Nuclear programme. North Korea and South Korea borders are an active conflict … Continue reading


God made man but Kalaschnikow made them equal!

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Global arms trade is mute to the destruction caused around the world. Conflict zones thrive because of the availability of arms. while one chases the weapons of mass destruction, small arms cause more destruction as they are out of any centralised control. Continue reading