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Ladakh and India-China disputed territory

144 Veterans of the Armed forces sign a Statement on China addressed to President, Prime Minister

A group of concerned Armed Forces Veterans have signed a “Statement on China” addressed to the President of India, Prime Minister of India, Defence Minister, Chief of Defence Staff and the Chiefs of the Army, Navy & Air Force. It was sent by email to the addressees on July 2, 2020. The Statement is attached …

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#IndiaUnites for #ArmedForces

We have often heard of how citizens take for granted the soldiers defending our borders, but who is holding the government accountable for doing the same? The current government has not shied from using the Armed Forces for reaping electoral gains, while doing nothing about the promises made, especially to ex-servicemen, in the run up …

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The Cantonment roads and vested interests in defence lands 2

The Cantonment roads and vested interests in defence lands

Background- Cantonments & Military Stations in India Cantonments derive their name from Swiss Cantons, or districts and were set up by the British in India for entirely different reasons. When the British troops arrived in India, they fell sick very often due to malaria, dysentery and other infectious and waterborne diseases. These diseases also took …

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Excerpt from UIDAI contract with Biometric Service providers

Is UIDAI speaking the truth when it denies that CIA had access to Aadhaar information?

On August 24th 2017, WikiLeaks published secret documents from the ExpressLane project of the CIA pertaining to the cyber operations the OTS (Office of Technical Services), a branch within the CIA conducts against liaison services. The OTS provides a biometric collection system to liaison services around the world with the expectation for sharing of the …

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India at 70: democratic accountability is an endangered species

Democracies are expected to empower citizens to take genuine control of instruments of the state for their development. At the core of this concept is the idea that citizens will participate in governance at the local level, making decisions for themselves, and vote in representatives to legislatures for higher-level decisions. India is an implausible democracy, …

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The Riddle of Independence day of India

Challenging the Metanarrative Of Indian Independence Struggle. A historian ought to be exact, sincere and impartial; free from passion, unbiased by interest, fear, resentment or affection; and faithful to the truth, which is the mother of history the preserver of great actions, the enemy of oblivion, the witness of the past, the director of the …

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Independence Day

Next week, we will celebrate yet another independence day. Yet another independence day with fighter planes whirring, tanks roaring, military bands playing and prime minister speaking. We celebrate this independence day with many uncertain dark clouds. Economy The second economic survey tabled by Ministry of Finance paints a gloomy picture on the economy and almost …

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#Modi@3: Three years in, dark days ahead

In many ways, Narendra Modi’s celebration of three years in power represents what the man and his government stands for. He inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam, which is immediately spun as a great achievement of his, with hints laid out in good measure, that it also means some sort of a challenge to China on our …

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