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September 2019

A Significant Step Towards A Bigger Goal

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Author: Maj Gen Ashok Hukku YSM (Retd)

The UNSC’s declaration of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist assumes significance far greater than the act of listing itself. World opinion has definitely identified a sanctimonious Pakistan as the source of trouble in South Asia. There are no takers for its bluff and bluster any more.

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Options And Way Out For India

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Author: Rumel Dahiya

India must join hands with other oil import dependent countries to persuade and cajole Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman to build land based oil and gas pipelines traversing territories of all these countries and terminating at one of the Omani ports on its Indian Ocean coast to ensure uninterrupted oil and gas supplies.

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Accelerate Alternate Sources Of Energy

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Author: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch

This makes India’s growth vulnerable to any disruptions in the passage of crude through the sea lanes passing through the Gulf. Besides alternate technologies, there is a need to focus on increasing indigenous output of crude. Research on renewable sources of energy also needs a much greater push and a greater inflow of funding. Nuclear energy and hydropower also needs much greater exploitation.

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Loss Of Strategic Autonomy

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Author: Amb. Ashok Sajjanhar

The bottom line is that while India can wait for the easing of US-Iran tensions to resume buying oil from Iran, it is unlikely to undermine its relationship with the US to safeguard its ties with Iran.

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US-Iran Clash: Implications For India

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Author: LT GEN Dalip Bhardwaj PVSM, VSM (Retd)

India is caught in this vortex and would need to tread the thin red line in this tricky situation by maintaining an independent foreign policy and yet insuring a steady flow of oil and the strategic gate way to Central Asia. It is well within our capability.

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