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Contending with China’s Territory Hunger


Paper No. 5324                                        Dated 13-Dec-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

Following the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in November, the CCP’s Hong Kong based mouthpiece, the Wen Weipo wrote that China’s efforts to protect its maritime rights will continue to increase. 

Insensitive Timing of Rehman Malik’s visit to India


Paper No. 5323                                        Dated 13-Dec-2012

By B. Raman

If NaMo, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, had been well-advised, instead of raising the issue of Sir Creek, he would have raised the insensitive timing of the official visit of Mr. Rehman Malik, the Interior Minister of Pakistan, to India at the invitation of Shri Shushil Kumar Shinde, our Home Minister.

PLA Air Force’s Message to India & Japan?


Paper No. 5322                                               Dated 11-Dec-2012

By B. Raman

The PLA Daily carried the following report on December 7, 2012:

“The Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted a comprehensive support drill for multi-types of aircraft on double-runway under information conditions at an airport in southwest China. Nearly 100 fighters of over 10 different types open the curtain of the base-oriented transformation of the combat support mode of the PLA Air Force.

NAMO: Time for an Alternate Leadership

Paper No. 5321                                              Dated 10-Dec-2012

By B. Raman

Two issues will be in focus during the elections to the Gujarat State Assembly later this week--- the advisability of the BJP led by Shri Narendra Modi continuing for a third term in the government of the State and the expected attempts of the NaMo Brigade to use a new endorsement at the state level as a stepping stone for his gravitating to New Delhi as a Prime Ministerial aspirant during the 2014 elections.

Begum Zia’s India Visit and Bangla Politics


Paper no. 5318                                          Dated 03-Dec-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khalida Zia’s India visit in October-November stirred political discourses on how alignments will be made and party position stated as the country enters election mode.  Each major party in Bangladesh is still trying to decipher what Khalida Zia said in India, what she said on her return and how her party leaders are explaining the change, if any, towards India to their  cadres.

New Chiefs for Indian Intelligence


Paper No. 5317                                           Dated 28-Nov-2012

By B. Raman

(Written at the request of Editor, )

The Intelligence Bureau (IB), which is presently celebrating its 125th anniversary, and the Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW), the external intelligence agency which came into being in September 1968, will be having new chiefs for a period of two years from  January 1,2013.

Unfinished Tasks from 26/11: Lest We Forget


Paper No. 5312                                         Dated 26-Nov-2012

By B. Raman

As the nation observes the fourth anniversary of the 26/11 terrorist strikes in Mumbai, there are still many unfinished tasks arising from the strikes to which attention needs to be drawn. These are the following:


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