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SD Pradhan

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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 »

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Worrisome Pak disinformation campaign: An assessment

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SD Pradhan India faces a serious threat from external interference in domestic politics through the use of cyber-enabled influence operations, greater than at any point in its history. A worrisome aspect is the Pak sponsored disinformation campaign orchestrate... More »

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Pakistan intensifies information war against India

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SD Pradhan The developments after the India’s air strikes at Balakot reveal the importance given to the information warfare by Pakistan in its hybrid war against India. Former Pakistan President Gen. Musharraf’s averment that ‘on Balakot, we have divided India... More »

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Responding to Pulwama terror attack

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SD Pradhan Three aspects of the ground situation deserve attention in our response to the terror attack owned by Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) and sponsored by Pak Army/ISI combine. First, while a diabolical attack like Pulwama [on the 14th February 2019] resulting i... More »

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Implications of the suspension of the INF Treaty

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SD Pradhan A worrisome development that can have dangerous consequences is the suspension of the Inter-mediate Range Nuclear Forces [INF] Treaty by US and the follow up action by Russia. The treaty signed in 1987 had reduced significantly the chances of nuclea... More »

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President Xi orders PLA to prepare for war

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SD Pradhan President Xi since assumption of power in China is making effective and serious efforts to transform the PLA into a world class force by mid-21st Century. According to its plans, the modernisation of the armed forces would be completed by 2035. Now ... More »