The Chess Game and the Fate of the Pawns: The Belarusian Border Crisis

By Yuvraj Singh Walia Almost seven months ago, in late 2021, the world witnessed the start of a horrifying border crisis of grave human rights violations between Belarus and the European Union. The crisis, still ongoing, has taken a devastating form wherein humans are being used as weapons to further vested interests, and cause turmoil and disruption. This dismal state of affairs needs immediate attention … Continue reading The Chess Game and the Fate of the Pawns: The Belarusian Border Crisis

Live Blog: Global Media on India’s response to the COVID crisis

As India battles #COVIDSecondWave, we take a deep dive into how the global media reported (and continues to do so) India’s response to the #COVID19 crisis. A BBC report, read here. A stuff.co.nz report, read here. An Aljazeera report, read here. A New York Times report, read here. A BBC report, read here. A New York Times report, read here. A BBC report, read here. … Continue reading Live Blog: Global Media on India’s response to the COVID crisis

TA Explained: The Quad – New Arrangement to Counter China

Four global powers – India, US, Australia and Japan – recently concluded the much-awaited and inaugural Quad Summit. The first summit was hosted virtually by US.  Political heads of all the four nations participated in the summit and exchanged their views. All the parties unequivocally supported the call for creating a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. The Quad summit is being seen as a major … Continue reading TA Explained: The Quad – New Arrangement to Counter China

Growth of Air Cargo

As per the statistics furnished by Airports Authority of India (AAI), total passenger traffic (both domestic and international) at all Indian Airports during 2016-17 (Apr’16-Feb’17) witnessed a growth rate of 18.9%. Total air cargo at all Indian Airports during 2016-17 (Apr’16-Feb’17) witnessed a growth rate of 9.3%. Main steps taken by Government for growth of air cargo are as follows: (i) The Ministry of Civil … Continue reading Growth of Air Cargo

Bio-terrorism: Is India prepared against such new and emerging forms of terrorism?

Bio-terrorism is not a conventional modus operandi to inflict damage upon human lives and property. As science and technology is upgrading itself with every passing day, the risk of discovering a new form of biological phenomenon is also very much obvious. International community has taken a strict stance against such chemical and biological attacks. But, the larger question is, is India prepared?  Bio-terrorism poses a unique challenge … Continue reading Bio-terrorism: Is India prepared against such new and emerging forms of terrorism?