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SD Pradhan

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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 »

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Embrace should not be too tight: Wang Yi’s India visit

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SD Pradhan The statements made by both sides – Indian and Chinese – during the Chinese Foreign Minister’s recent visit (21 st -24 th December 2018) on the occasion of the launching of India-China High Level The mechanism on Cultural and People to People Exchan... More »

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Understanding the politicisation of surgical strike

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SD Pradhan At the outset I wish to make it clear that I don’t have the internal knowledge of the compulsions of the political parties to drag the surgical strike into political debate but I wish to place an objective analysis of the recent statement given by L... More »

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India needs a firm policy towards China

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SD Pradhan Broadly speaking India’s approach towards China lacks firmness, though in 1967 at Nathu La and in the Doklam incident in 2017 it took a firm stand which paid the desired results. However, India easily walks into traps laid by China ostensibly to ‘lo... More »