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Hindu killings in Bangladesh – An accelerator for change of population composition
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Hindu killings in Bangladesh – An accelerator for change of population composition

Formal demographic studies alone may not be able to provide accurate estimates. Contemporary social dynamics and population displacements are two important accelerators that contribute to changes in population composition. The planting of the Quran was an excuse to target, assault, kill and scare Hindus to displace them away from their native place.  It was a plot to get rid of non-Muslims from Bangladesh and to fasten change in its demography. The spread of the riots across districts had a similar pattern. Demographic trends in light of Indian population statistics available from census data between 1950-2010 is a contemporary topic of discussion in the media.  Typically, birth and death rates, and fertility rates are considered while projecting futuristic population co...
China’s New Land Border Law: Will China ever abandon its expansionist attitude and learn to coexist?
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China’s New Land Border Law: Will China ever abandon its expansionist attitude and learn to coexist?

It is the first national law on the protection of land borders of China which aims to manage border-related matters at the legal level.It will also strengthen the PLA's policy of working closely with civilians residing in the border areas with economic and social development and improve public services.Taking effect on January 1, 2022, the law also regulates that national and regional governments are obligated to take measures to protect the stability of cross-border rivers and lakes, and rationally use the water resources there.China should abandon its expansionist attitude and learn to coexist and live in peace as for every other nation their own borders are “sacred and inviolable”. Instead of peaceful talks and resolving boundaries, China is encouraging warfare which is not good fo...
Decoding Havana syndrome
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Decoding Havana syndrome

The symptoms of Havana syndrome include hearing buzzing sounds of piercing sequels  and many experience dizziness and fatigue for months The CNN story gave a slant of failure of the American intelligence agency as it claimed that CIA Chief Burns trip was highly secretive yet the ‘enemy’ could identify, locate and inflict the target with those ‘micro waves’ causing the dizziness.CNN by not mentioning the possible suspicion of Islamabad stopping the CIA team and naming only New Delhi in its report makes the intentions of the media house more suspect. Havana syndrome  which was hitherto restricted to Cuba and USA and the covert intelligence operations of CIA has suddenly dragged the name of India and it’s capital New Delhi and the Indian media splashed the news, fi...
How PM Modi Modified the Direction of Indian Foreign Policy
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How PM Modi Modified the Direction of Indian Foreign Policy

Abstract With 2014 elections bringing about a new government at Delhi led by Prime minister Narendra Modi was groundbreaking in many respects, as for the first time in 40 years a party in India received an absolute majority and the elections were fought on a presidential-style where leadership was one of the essential factors that determined the outcome of the results in favour of Narendra Modi. PM Modi was more known for his administrative reforms & economic management as the CM of Gujarat, but little was known about his abilities in managing foreign policy. But to everyone’s surprise PM Modi has taken up a keen interest in foreign affairs and has left his mark in shaping the Indian foreign policy in a new direction. He has infused a sense of self-confidence, risk-takin...
Another hope gets buried in the ‘Graveyard of Empires’
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Another hope gets buried in the ‘Graveyard of Empires’

Taliban takes control of the Afghan presidential palace after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country (Image credit: AP)  What is shocking is how the Taliban has been able to capture the country in a relatively bloodless way and how the world has stood silent without uttering even a word as a great tragedy unfolded before our own eyes. The US put no succession plan in place. There was nothing done to ensure that the gains that were made in the last 20 years could be carried on.  The Taliban has already indicated that it will bring back the Shariat and the regressive laws of the medieval period. These are deeply disturbing signs and as citizens of the world, all of us need to be worried.  As soon as the Soviet-Afghan conflict ended, the emboldened ISI diverted ...
Afghanistan under Taliban: Implications for the region and the world
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Afghanistan under Taliban: Implications for the region and the world

Even if Taliban has dislodged the democratic civilian government of Afghanistan, it is unlikely that it will be able to maintain its hold and run a government for all of Afghanistan.The larger background cause running here is the US-China rivalry which is not only claiming the peace, stability and lives of Aghans, but also putting to peril those in Central Asia and South Asia.The entire episode is being received by Islamic fundamentalists all over the world with great glee as evidence of the superiority and unconquerability of Islam as they see it.American withdrawal from Afghanistan is a further push to multipolarity in the international system as the dominant hegemone USA becomes more and more inward oriented.For China and Pakistan, it is great folly on their part if they are under ...
Why AUKUS is good for India
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Why AUKUS is good for India

Just days ahead of the first Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD, also known as the Quad) between India, the United States, Japan, and Australia, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia dropped a bombshell with the announcement of another alphabet soup of acronym named AUKUS. The formation of AUKUS is to help the Southern hemisphere behemoth to get its hands on eight nuclear-powered submarines with America sharing its time-tested technology to balance the Pacific with the aim not to arm the new subs with nuclear weapons which one must take with a pinch of salt. But for Australia, this new deal means that it will now have access to information & technology sharing, integration of security in defense-related science, a...
US UK and Australia Submarine Deal (AUKUS): Its reflection on the Region and India
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US UK and Australia Submarine Deal (AUKUS): Its reflection on the Region and India

New partnership will include deepened cooperation between the U.S., U.K. and Australia across emerging security areas such as cyber, artificial intelligence, quantum technology and undersea capabilities.President Biden has made addressing competition and aggression from China a central focus of his foreign policy. For this they have sacrificed other policy goals and regions.India is fighting terror, authoritarian regime in the neighbourhood, and has to up its cyber, artificial intelligence, quantum technology and undersea capabilities.India is fighting to stop forced debt traps, forced droughts, fighting terror and standing with the world for justice. If India is not in AUKUS then who? In a surprise announcement this Week American President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris J...
India’s Foreign Policy considerations in Afghanistan – An overview
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India’s Foreign Policy considerations in Afghanistan – An overview

Taliban's seizure of Kabul on Sunday ( August 15) officially established the supremacy of the Taliban as a towering national power in Afghanistan. From now on the republic of Afghanistan's nomenclature will be declared as an Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA). The past experience of India with the Taliban is of heightened terrorism and a serious national security threat. India's strategic community and institutional memory of the Kashmir Jihad in the 1990s, bomb blasts and terror attacks across the country have left the deep scars of conflict trauma, in which the Pakistani deep state and elements of Taliban were directly involved. But 20 years down the line, the situation, circumstances and conflict dynamics in Afghan-Taliban have significantly changed. Their geopolitical, milita...
US-Taliban ‘Peace Agreement’ Hoax – How the US failed Afghanistan and its people
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US-Taliban ‘Peace Agreement’ Hoax – How the US failed Afghanistan and its people

The Failed US-Taliban Agreement, the Rise of Taliban with Terror Groups like Al Qaeda, Lashkar E Thoiba, Jamaat ud  Dawa and more; Its effect on America, the Region and Afghan President in Exile A year and a half since U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad brokered a “peace agreement” between the United States and Taliban leaders, there is no peace in Afghanistan.The so-called Peace Process was a big flop as the Taliban used this as an instrument to talk to Americans and get support to regroup and get legitimacy. Taliban has thrown out the Afghan Government and surprised the world by breaking all the established norms of the day and peace deals. A year and a half since U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad brokered a “peace agreement” between the United States and Taliban leade...