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J&K: India takes bold and realistic stand

Dr Raj Kumar Sharma writes: It is right move by the Indian government to increase its outreach to people of PoK and include their neglected narrative in the J&K debate.

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The American ‘Left of Launch’ Defense Strategy

Dr. Roshan Writes: One of the reason for developing this can be that the Americans are contemplating developing ‘Full Spectrum Response’, which is going to include a full new approach to the BMD’ specially incorporating ‘Left of Launch’ and non-kinetic warfare as they will be more cost-effective.

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COUNTER TERRORISM FORCE FOR OBOR: IMPLICATIONS

Sandeep Jain writes: To an extent this initial presence has the potential to become a precursor to a more permanent deployment over a period of time. The host countries would therefore be well advised to weigh all options carefully before going into any such agreement.

Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army march during rehearsal for military parade in Beijing

PLA MODERNISATION DRIVE: LIKELY OUTCOMES

Sandeep Jain writes: The initiative by Xi Jinping is all about modernisation of PLA with a view to make it a world class fighting force. It also reflects the changing perception about the type of conflicts the PLA is likely to participate in the future.