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USI conducts Strategic Gaming Exercise Focusing on Strategic Competition in West Asia & Af-Pak Region

USI conducts Strategic Gaming Exercise-II – Strategic Competition in West Asia & Af-Pak Region from 11 to 13 October 2017. The aim of SGE – II was to expose the participants to the process of analysing dynamics of conflicts in West Asia, Af-Pak region and China-Pakistan Nexus; impact on regional and national security and formulation of comprehensive response strategy in keeping with national interests.

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Sino-Nepal relations: What’s at stake for India?

Ms Varya Srivastava Writes: Being a landlocked country, Nepal had always been dependent on India for supply of resources. However, the forced Nepalese transition into a democracy strained the relations between the two countries giving the window to China to nurture its ties with Nepal. Today, markets in Nepal are flooded with Chinese goods.

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PLA Marines at Gwadar-Implications for India

Sandeep Jain Writes: There were recent reports in newspapers about PLA raising the strength of its marine corps[i]. As per reports the strength is to be increased from 20000 to about one lakh troops out of which certain numbers will be permanently stationed at Gwadar.

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Taliban Asks Donald Trump To Review Afghanistan Policy

Bhatnagar writes: Taliban has asked Donald Trump to review Afghanistan Policy and withdraw all foreign forces from the insurgency-plagued country. Should Trump who envisions achieving a stable and peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground; review, in the short term, America’s strategy in Afghanistan in light of a re-surging Taliban?