strategic studies

Good atmospherics exist, say experts on Krishna trip


September 7th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Good atmospherics exist for strengthening the peace process between Pakistan and India, said experts as Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrives here on three-day visit ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Cabinet nod for defence varsity in Gurgaon


April 26th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved acquisition of 205 acres land in Haryana's Gurgaon district, at a cost of Rs.162 crore, for setting up the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India can help Yemen in energy, education, say experts


April 18th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Energy and higher education are among areas that have immense potential of cooperation between India and Yemen, experts said here and suggested that New Delhi ... Read more...

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ICWA to have think tank linkage with Colombo institute


March 9th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation with the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic ... Read more...

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Four top US officials to visit Sri Lanka


January 12th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka awaits four senior US officials who will meet government officials, civil society representatives, business leaders and political leaders here in the coming weeks.Ambassador James ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gulf petrochemical investments to touch $160 bn


January 1st, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Jan 1 (IANS/WAM) Investment in the petrochemical sector in the Gulf region would go up to $160 billion in the next five years, an energy report has revealed.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Arab Spring will lead to long, cold Arab Winter’


December 8th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Arab Spring will lead to a long and cold Arab Winter as the countries that have seen forcible regime changes either fragment along tribal ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Security expert rules out cyber warfare


October 19th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Cyber war - long considered by many defence experts to be a significant threat - may never happen, a security expert says.Thomas Rid, expert in war ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India presses Bangladesh for transit to northeast


July 8th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 8 (IANS) India Friday pressed Bangladesh for transit rights to its landlocked northeastern states and assured that Dhaka has nothing to fear from this step as it ... Read more...

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Syrian army fighting ‘militants, ‘provocateurs’: Russia


June 16th, 2011 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Astana, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Wednesday against attempts to define "provocateurs" and "militants" fighting against the government in Syria as peaceful protesters."The main thing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Egyptians fear Muslim Brotherhood will impose Islamist ideas


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, May 2 (ANI): The Muslim Brotherhood's plans to contest the September parliamentary elections has raised concerns about it imposing Islamist ideas on Egyptians.The once outlawed Brotherhood has recently announced that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Egypt’s military criticised for dictatorial rule


April 9th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr 9 (ANI): Egypt's military rulers are now being criticised for behaving like the ousted President Hosni Mubarak by trying to exert control over people in a dictatorial manner.Protesters staged ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How an all-out cyberwar between US, China in 2020 might look like


March 24th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has hypothesised what an all-out cyberwar between the U.S. and China might look like.Christopher Bronk, author of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Egypt’s historic referendum could bolster Islamists


March 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 21 (ANI): Final results of Saturday's historic referendum show that 77.2 percent of voters have backed constitutional changes in what was the freest vote in Egypt in more than half ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NDC creates history with first-ever doctorate viva


February 14th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The National Defence College (NDC), India's premier defence studies institution affiliated to the Madras University, has entered history books by holding its first-ever viva-voce for a doctorate ... Read more...

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‘Test flight of stealth jet intended to show China’s sovereignty’


January 17th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) The first test flight of a stealth fighter by China was intended to declare the country's freedom to take action as part of its national strategy, a media ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Tunisian protests serve as red flag for Arab autocracies’


January 16th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Tucson (Arizona, US), Jan 16 (ANI): The recent Tunisian protests that forced President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's to flee the country serve as a red flag for other Arab autocracies like Egypt, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘China will never seek hegemony by force of arms’


January 13th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 13(ANI): China will never seek hegemony by force of arms and compete with the United States and other Western countries despite the landmark first test flight of the radar-evading J-20 ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China “unswervingly pursues” peaceful development, experts say


November 6th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov. 6 (ANI): Facing concerns by some western countries about China's ongoing development, which they think is "a threat," Chinese experts have again said that the country, in fact, will always ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Karzai admits to receiving bags of Iranian cash


October 26th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 26 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai has admitted to accepting bags of cash from Iran.Karzai told reporters Monday that once or twice a year Iran gives his office 700,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Victorian police’ ‘racist emails’ “unhelpful” for country’s image, warns Oz diplomat


October 11th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Oct 11 (ANI): The Australian High Commissioner to India, Peter Varghese, has warned that the racist email scandal involving Victorian police officers was "unhelpful" for the country's image and will ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pak floods perfect platform for jihadis to undermine state, hit fight against terror: Experts


August 23rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23(ANI): American and Pakistani experts reckon that the massive flooding in Pakistan has not only created a tide of human misery, but also a political torrent that could sweep ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, China will now be engaged in new ‘Great Game’ in Indian Ocean


June 10th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): A new "Great Game" between China and India for primacy in the Indian Ocean is likely in the coming decades, especially in the wake of India and Sri ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cabinet approves plan to set up of the Indian National Defence University


May 13th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today has accorded "in-principle" approval for setting up of Indian National Defence University (INDU).A Cabinet release said that INDU would be a fully autonomous ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Finally, government approves national defence university


May 13th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Nearly a decade after a recommendation by a group of ministers, the government Thursday approved "in-principle" the setting up of an autonomous defence university in Gurgaon ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian National Defence University to be set up in Gurgaon


May 13th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today accorded "in-principle" approval for setting up of the Indian National Defence University (INDU).The university will be set up at Binola in district ... Read more...

Posted in National |

US biggest perceived threat to PLA: China’s top military strategist


April 26th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, April 26 (ANI): Rear Admiral Yang Yi has said US is the biggest perceivedthreat to the People's Liberation Army (PLA).Yang Yi was the former head of strategic studies at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Experts to Hasina: balance ties with Delhi, Beijing


March 15th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 15 (IANS) Experts from various fields have advised Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who embarks on her Beijing visit Wednesday, to "balance" ties with larger neighbours India and China. One ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Attack on Kabul is Taliban’s negative answer to Karzai’s outreach: Experts


January 19th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.19 (ANI): Monday's suicide attack on Kabul can be read as a Taliban effort at "giving a negative answer to the outreach of Mr. Karzai, threatening Afghanistan before the London ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Al-Qaeda looks to set up safe havens in Yemen


October 10th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sanaa (Yemen), Oct. 10 (ANI): Al Quada is exploiting the poverty, conflict and corruption in Yemen to set up safe havens in the country."The threat level from al-Qaeda is now critical," ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gaddafi denies of any deal to release Lockerbie bomber


September 27th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 27(ANI): Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has denied rumours that Libya and Scotland Government had made a deal to release the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.In an interview to a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Taliban now terrorise 80% of Afghanistan after eight years of war: Report


September 12th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sep. 11 (ANI): Almost eight years after the war began in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the 9/11 carnage, the Taliban insurgency has spread across 80 percent of the country.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Most in Muslim world enthused by Obama’s `skillful’ Cairo speech


June 5th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo (Egypt), June 5 (ANI): A majority of Muslim listeners and experts have praised US President Barack Obama's reach out to Muslims across the Middle East, especially for his respectful approach, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US, NATO under pressure to find alternatives to beleaguered troop supply lines


April 13th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr.13 (ANI): US and NATO officials are reportedly under pressure to find alternatives to their beleaguered supply lines in the wake of Sunday's pre-dawn attack by militants on a NATO ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China, US reach an agreement to resume military exchanges


April 3rd, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): China and the United States will resume military exchanges that were suspended last November.Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said on Thursday that President Hu Jintao and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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