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Ufa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a bilateral meeting with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hasan Rouhani in Ufa, Russia on July 9, 2015. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

India-Iran Eurasian partnership takes off

Raj Kumar Sharma writes: A trilateral agreement was signed between India, Iran and Afghanistan which would allow India and Iran to access Central Asia and Afghanistan while land locked Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics would be able to access sea through Zaranj-Delaram-Chabahar link.


Strength in Weakness: The Syrian Army’s Accidental Resilience

A report by Carnegie Middle East Centre says that Syrian Army is weak but resilient and that it has sustained itself by corruption. Maj Gen RPS Bhadauria writes that there are many other underlying and stronger reasons which too have contributed to the survival of the regime.


Air Support Using Armed Helicopters

Major General PJS Sandhu (Retd) writes: Air support of ground forces using fighter aircraft is becoming more and more difficult and complex for a number of reasons; their speed being the primary one.