World War III

RUTHLESS, ETHICLESS ERA: Syrian government forces allegedly use chemical weapons in civilian suburb

Syrian opposition activists have accused forces led by President Bashar al-Assad of dropping barrel bombs loaded with chemical weapons in the rebel-held areas of Moadamiyeh, on the outskirts of Damascus. Locals claimed that people died of suffocation after the town was struck with barrel bombs that were dropped using helicopters by the government forces. Moadamiyeh has been under relentless assault by the Syrian regime for last five days, despite an official

विश्व को थर्रानेवाली ‘ आयएस ’ - भाग २

’आयएस’ का इरादा है कि, कुछ समय पहले अल कायदा और तालिबान के कब्जे में जो अफगाणिस्तान और अंजरपंजर ढीले हो चुका पाकिस्तान को वह अपने कब्जे में कर ले। ’आयएस’ के आतंकी अफगाणिस्तान-पाकिस्तान में घुसकर इन दोनों देशों की सीमाओं पर अपना तंबू ठोके हुए तालीबान के हक्कानी गुट और अल कायदा के लिए बडी चुनौती बन रहे हैं। दावा किया जाता है कि, ‘तेहरिक-ए-तालिबान’ का ‘शाहिदुल्लाह शाहीद’ गुट ’आयएस’

The Killing Concoction in Syria (Part - I)

It is only three months that we Indians have been hearing of the West Asian country of Syria quite regularly. But Syria has been soaking in a bloodbath since the year 2011. The war began in form of an unrest in the year 2011 with nationwide protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s. To this Syrian forces responded with violent crackdowns. The conflict gradually was made to escalate from protests to an

Major Policy Shift by India on Pakistan - Part II

The Indian side was very quick to rubbish the entire plan. The Indian External Affairs Ministry out rightly criticized it. The Indian External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj in her address in the United Nations rejecting Sharif’s 4-Point Plan asserted that demilitarizing Kashmir was not the answer for achieving peace but deterrorising Pakistan was. India also bluntly called Pakistan a ‘prime sponsor of terrorism’. Later Mrs. Swaraj not only criticized the

Nasa Image

Just last week NASA published a night-time photograph of international border between India and Pakistan. Astonishingly the borderline that demarcates the two nuclear neighbours from each other was clearly visible even from space, thanks to the security lights that run the length of the border. This photo very clearly proves the tensions and the mutual mistrust between these two countries. There has been major escalation in tensions between the two

Is something fishy with the Iran nuclear deal?

 In the thick and rush of news related to Greece, it seems world media has missed something. Something very, very important and that too it’s happening right in the neighborhood of the Indian Subcontinent and has major global implications. I am sure those amongst you who have read ‘The Third World War‘ book authored by Dr. Aniruddha D. Joshi might have already guessed it by now. Yes, I am talking about

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‘Hellenic’ means relating to Greece. Off late Greece is the country where so called proverbial ‘hell has been breaking loose’. We have been hearing various news reports related to Greece and the acute economic crises that it is currently facing. For many of us in India, we haven’t looked at this situation as a major global event except for some of those from stock markets or from impex sector who

The India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement

A fortnight back, Indians across the world would have felt proud of their armed forces who daringly tracked the terrorists who had killed our soldiers and hunted them deep inside Myanmar. Preceding this event the whole nation saw yet another victorious thump by the Government of India. Taking a leaf out of book of late Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi and Founder of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, the Prime Minister

Indian Army Kills Terrorists Across the Border, Sends a Tough Message to Neighbours

It has been just over a year since the ‘Look East’ policy of Government of India has actually transformed into ‘Act East’. And the last five days have been an epitome in it. The Prime Minister of India went on his maiden tour of Bangladesh and sealed the much-awaited border treaty. The event was totally historic and rather awaited for last 41 years. And following this groundbreaking treaty since the

The Russia - China Gas Deal (Part - II)

(continued from yesterday’s post…) Therefore the entry strategy of Russia into Indo-Pacific region (so far referred as Asia-Pacific region) through signing this deal with China assumes paramount importance for both China and Russia. The developing economies in the Indo-Pacific region bode well for Russia to emerge as the leading supplier of natural gas to the region in the years to come. The deal seems to be the first milestone in

The Russia - China Gas Deal (Part - I)

‘The Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation’, a strategic accord was signed between China and Russian for twenty-years in the year 2001. This treaty broadly outlines to serve as a basis for peaceful relations, economic cooperation, as well as diplomatic and geopolitical reliance between the two nations. It also can be seen as an implicit defence understanding pointing at increasing military cooperation, including the sharing of military technology between the

Middle East Situation – World at the Crossroads (Part II)

  [continued from Part I (dated: 5th October 2013)…] Both the US and Russia have significant vested interests in this region. Continuance of a favourable regime in Syria is of utmost importance to Russia. Russia maintains an extremely important military base in Syria at its port city of Tartus, in form of a naval installation which is their sole existing military facility outside the former Soviet Union. This is the very

Middle East Situation – World at the Crossroads (Part I)

  Just when the situation in the Middle East was reaching boiling point and waiting to explode in the form of an expected US-led attack on Syria, a piece of smart and shrewd diplomacy by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin undid it all for the US.  Putin’s op-ed in the New York Times, while questioning the US plan of attacking Syria, without seeking UN approval, saw this as an attack

Israeli attack on Syrian Naval Base of Latakia

Israel’s attack on the Syrian Naval base of Latakia on the 5th of July, 2013, supposedly launched from Turkish soil, in which Syria’s Yakhont P-800 missile depot was specifically targeted, has ever since been a topic of continuous discussion and debate. Yakhont are advanced anti-ship cruise missiles which were sold to Syria by Russia. Several blasts were heard after the reported Israeli strikes, at this critical Syrian naval base. The

Digital Fortress

Just a couple of weeks back, I finished reading an extremely interesting book titled Digital Fortress;a techno-thriller novel written by the renowned American author Dan Brown who has authored the international bestseller novel, The Da Vinci Code. I read the Marathi translation of the book which was wonderfully done by Ashok Padhye. Its great to see Mehta Publishing House making these quality novels available to Marathi readers.  Digital Fortress transports