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Three Years Into Doklam, India and China are Back to Border Standoffs

New Delhi and Beijing are, once again, staring down each other along their hotly contested border, this time in Ladakh and Sikkim.

Despite COVID-19, Armed Forces Around the World Continue to Flex Their Muscles

The pandemic hasn't stopped countries from deploying their militaries against each other to gain advantage.

Kalapani Dispute Comes Back to Haunt India-Nepal Relations

Nepal wasn't happy when India's defence minister inaugurated a Himalayan link road that passes through the disputed Kalapani trijunction between India, Nepal and Tibet.

Clouds of War Over Kashmir

As the winter snow melts, the shadow of violent conflict is returning to Kashmir.

How Indian Media Spread Outright Misinformation About a “Surgical Strike” Against “Rohingya Insurgents”

Behind the recent stories on Indian Army's 'Surgical Strike 3.0' against 'Rohingya terrorists' along the India-Myanmar border in Mizoram.

India Must Counter Pakistan Head-On, Diplomatic Solution Not Viable

The Pakistan army continues to sell a false narrative about Kashmir to its people. India must counter that head-on.

Commitment Traps Make Kashmir De-Escalation Tricky

This time, India and Pakistan have to solve the escalation crisis without American help and they must begin now.

What the Failure of the Latest Trump-Kim Summit Means for the Peninsula’s Future

North Korea and the US have again failed to reach an agreement – and South Korea is being left on the sidelines.

In-Depth: Decoding India’s Balakot Airstrike

Making sense of India's ambitious air attack in deep Pakistani territory.

China’s Fifth-Generation Chengdu J-20 Poses A Significant Threat To India’s Northeast

India's defence planners should have little doubt about the military threat that China's new multirole combat aircraft poses to the northeaster theatre.