The Indian Army’s ‘Tour of Duty’ Proposal: A Review (Part-II)
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain · 21 May, 2020 · #5691 · Commentary
Part-I here.At the
outset, a misnomer must be set aside: that the entire Indian Army will be
manned on the proposed ‘Tour of Duty’ (ToD) terms and conditions. Some analysts
have even interpreted it as conscription; but that is not pos...
The Indian Army’s ‘Tour of Duty’ Proposal: A Review (Part-I)
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain · 21 May, 2020 · #5690 · Commentary
Indian Army proposed a ‘Tour
of Duty’ (ToD) system, which involves a changed format of recruitment with
amended terms and conditions for a few officers and personnel below officer
rank. A highly manpower intensive organisatio...
BeiDou and BRI: Dependence Masked as Independence?
Saman Ayesha Kidwai · 15 May, 2020 · #5689 · Commentary
One core component of the Belt and road Initiative (BRI) is the BeiDou Navigation
Satellite System (BDS). BDS, while largely a benign satellite navigation system, has a key
component of entrapment for economically weaker countries. What exactly ...
COVID-19 and the Insurgency in Kashmir
Mohammed Sinan Siyech · 13 May, 2020 · #5688 · Commentary
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a
multi-dimensional impact across the world, including in conflict theatres. This
commentary explores strategies that terror outfits might employ vis-à-vis the insurgency
in Kashmir.Infiltration AttemptsThe most i...
COVID-19 and the Rationale for Stronger Indian Links with Southeast Asia
Angshuman Choudhury and Ashutosh Nagda · 13 May, 2020 · #5687 · Commentary
On 15 March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated
discussions on a potential regional
response to the COVID-19 pandemic through a video meeting with leaders
from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). New Delhi
Does COVID-19 Enable the Acceleration of Negative Global Trends?
Yash Vardhan Singh · 11 May, 2020 · #5686 · Commentary
The uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic mimics the fog that
engulfs any military conflict. As countries, leaders, and citizens work to deal
with the crisis, what pre-existing trends are likely to gain traction? What
characteristics of the ...
Bangladesh’s Response to COVID-19
Alok Kumar Gupta · 08 May, 2020 · #5685 · Commentary
Bangladesh’s healthcare infrastructure
has in large part developed as a result of the country’s continued exposure to
disasters as well as in pursuit of MDG4 goals. As with countries across the
world, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe ...
Pakistan’s Afghanistan Policy and a Troubled Peace Process
Dr Shalini Chawla · 05 May, 2020 · #5684 · Commentary
While the world is engrossed in intensifying the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Afghanistan’s peace
process is finding it difficult to draw the necessary time and attention from
the international community. The Taliban rejected the Afgha...
East Asia Compass
Strange Bedfellows: COVID-19 and the New Japan-China Camaraderie
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 30 Apr, 2020 · #5683 · Commentary · Column
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to fractures
in bilateral relationships with China amid growing international condemnation
of Beijing’s handling of the crisis, with one notable exception: Japan. Quite
strangely, the crisis has bought about a ra...
Could COVID-19 Further Endanger Multilateralism?
Seema Joshi · 30 Apr, 2020 · #5682 · Commentary
The COVID-19 crisis brings
to light three indicators that could pose more risks to multilateralism: a lack
of accountability from global powers as well as international institutions,
rising nationalism, and an absence of coordinated responses. ...