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SD Pradhan

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Balancing human life and human rights in J&K

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SD Pradhan At the second US Congressional hearing (the first hearing was held on 22 nd Oct 2019) on the 15 th November 2019, the US law makers again accused the Indian government for restrictions being imposed in the J&K. This view was based on the false under... More »

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Kargil review committee on intelligence flaws

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SD Pradhan During the recent celebrations of Kargil Vijay Diwas, an intense debate over the Kargil Review Committee’s (KRC) recommendations was witnessed. The critics pointed out that this report did not hold someone responsible for the surprised Pak attack. T... More »

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Trump’s remark on J&K deserves a strong rebuttal

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SD Pradhan Trump’s recent statements on the Kashmir issue, the Indo -Pak relations and the role of other countries in Afghanistan indicate that he is reorienting his foreign policy to ensure his re-election in 2020. His policy of ‘America First’ has to yield s... More »

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Protecting J&K from Pak machinations

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SD Pradhan While the bold and deft moves by the Government of India have resulted in the removal of the root cause of the problem i.e. Article 370 (and 35a), the Pak machinations to exacerbate the situation by accelerating the terrorist activities through the ... More »

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 Resolving the Kashmir issue

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SD Pradhan The defence minister’s statement on the 20th July that the Kashmir issue would be resolved soon and that no power on earth can stop the final resolution has raised the hopes that the lingering problem would be settled soon. Besides, this also reflec... More »

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Assessing ICJ’s judgement on Kulbhusan Jhadav

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SD Pradhan Notwithstanding Pakistani newspaper and the Pakistan experts on TV projecting the ICJ’s judgement as Pak victory as the accused has not been acquitted, released or allowed to return, this was a shot in India’s arm with the rejection of Pak death sen... More »

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Priority tasks for Modi 2.0

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SD Pradhan Several daunting challenges face the Modi 2.0 government. The new developments are making the domestic and external environments much more complex and complicated in which the choices are to be made in a highly calculated manner. As there are severa... More »