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VIEWS ON ARTICLE IN ECONOMIC TIMES OF MARCH 1, 2016

Air Cmde A K Venkateswaran (Retd) and Wg Cmr K S Chandrasekar (Retd) write: The OROP by itself has been known to be 7500cr of which the Govt will get back IT of at least 20% thus reducing the amount to only 6000cr. This 6000cr is just about 1.76% of the Defence outlay and not a “burgeoning” increase which the article makes it out to be.

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Pakistan Invites CARs to use Gwadar port, concerns remain

Raj Kumar Sharma writes: Pakistan has been trying in wane to balance Indian presence in Central Asia since 1991. Its efforts to use religion as a galvanizing force have not gone down well with the CARs, who have a secular outlook. It even interfered in the Tajik Civil War (1992-97).