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Blog: The cost of the Af-Pak withdrawal

What would be the objectives achieved by the US and it’s allies in Afghanistan? Will the departure of the US and its allies leave the region safer than before the US invaded Afghanistan? Would the Afghan people have hope left for a fair go; an even chance?

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Blog: Antony avoiding media crush

So the 33rd Coast Guard Day Press Conference will no longer be graced by the Defense Minister AK Antony.

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Blog: China on my mind

StratPost’s Saurabh Joshi tries to analyze the fortnight-long controversy over intrusions by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army across the Line of Actual Control into India and the larger environment between the two countries from which this flare-up has arisen.

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Blog: Vendors employing Direct Sales Agents for MMRCA deal?

The USD 12 billion order is so important for arms vendors that at a recent defense seminar in New Delhi, one of the speakers, a representative of a foreign air force was told, first politely, and then rather sharply, to wrap up his speech because it seemed to be more of a sales-pitch for one […]

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Blog: The idiosyncracies of Indian Army Generals

The Indian army is abundant with stories of the peculiar demands Generals present to aides, junior officers et al. These stories usually come out and are exchanged during the Commanders’ Conferences, when all the brasshats get together in Delhi and the junior/middle-rung officers at Delhi Cantonment are left bemused at the requests(orders) they have to […]

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