Brig Narender writes, the killing of teenage terrorists in Kashmir has triggered a debate whether it was ethically correct for the security forces to kill young boys or they should have been given a chance to surrender. It also brings in question the role of parents, teachers and religious leaders.
Major General BK Sharma (Retd) writes, the evolving geopolitical scenario in Afghanistan is pointing to what noted Spanish philosopher George Santayana had said: ‘‘those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. History is repeating itself in Afghanistan that has emerged as the epicentre of the ‘New Zero Sum Cold War’ in Eurasia.
The 4th “Afghanistan-India Security Dialogue” co-organised by Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) and United Service Institute of India (USI) was held at the AISS Kabul on November 25, 2018. The theme of this dialogue was “Experience of Afghanistan and India in the F ield of Counterterrorism.”
A five member delegation from Institute for Defence International Relations (IDIR) visited USI on 27 Nov 2018. he presentations were made on three dominant themes: security environment in East Asia, evolving strategic environment in the Indo-Pacific, and the US-China Strategic competition and implication for both India and Vietnam.