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Manvendra Singh Blog - DSA's Editor-in-Chief

The rise of India as a global player

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There is much speculation about the rise of India as a global player, both within the country and outside. Expectations are that the country will grow, in every sense of the word, to claim its place on the global high table. The current economic and political glitches notwithstanding, there is belief that India will find its role, sooner rather than later. Surveys and research papers are produced to underline this expectation. But there are certain fundamentals that have yet to be addressed, let alone overcome, before the country can be considered to have become a world player.

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Founding Editor view on Gilgit-Balitstan

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The Wakhan Corridor connects India to Afghanistan. That is on the maps that India claims to represent its post-1947 boundaries. Until independence in 1947 India and Afghanistan were neighbours, just as with Iran. All that changed on 14 August with the creation of Pakistan, thereby leaving the Wakhan Corridor as the only Indian border with Afghanistan. This too changed when the Pakistan army launched the first of its many operations to wrest Jammu and Kashmir from India. The subsequent ceasefire and the later recognition of a Line of Control between the two countries has altered the boundaries between India and Afghanistan. Between Jammu and Kashmir, India and the Wakhan Corridor now lies the Northern Areas, or Gilgit-Balitstan as the area is now referred to officially.

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Welcome General Bikram

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Gen Bikram Singh is no stranger to Army Headquarters, Ministry of Defence and the generally prevailing culture of the South Block-Sena Bhawan area. And he would be the first to admit that he takes over as COAS in possibly the most trying time in the history of India’s Army. It could possibly not have been as divided and factionalised even after the defeat of 1962.

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India and Israel - Strategic Partnership (Founding Editor View)

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The frequency with which the Ministry of Defence bans organisations and companies from doing business with India is perplexing and worrisome. The latest to suffer the ire of South Block is the Israeli Military Industries. Coming in the wake of bans on some other globally regarded entities, it begs serious attention to the long term vision of the managers of the MoD, or its lack thereof.

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Tibet: Chinese Bridgehead or Vulnerability | April 2012

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Tibet is not China. One of the legendary documents in the archives of the Ministry of External Affairs relates to the closing of the Indian consulate in Lhasa during the 1950s. The orders to close the consulate, the only one of its kind in the Tibetan capital, dismayed the then Consul General. And he is meant to have said, paraphrased, ‘that with the decision to close the consulate the Himalayas will now cease to be a natural frontier between India and China’.

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