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Digitization in ASEAN: Role of India and China

By – Dr. Sampa Kundu; Introduction:  Digital revolution has altered the economic, social and geo-political landscapes in Asia. It has changed the way we have looked at communications, Ed-tech, Fintech, digital health or e-health, logistics, transportation, e-commerce, digital payments and so many other services. Artificial Intelligence, robotics, big data, cryptography etc. are not new words …

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Strategic Depth in Gilgit-Baltistan is a Necessity for India

By – Maj Gen Mandip Singh, SM, VSM (Retd) The Concept of Strategic Depth Strategic depth is that space between the frontlines or borders of a nation and its centers of gravity, essentially its industrial hubs or important population centres. In recent times this definition has been given a political dimension wherein installation of favourable …

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Gauging Beijing’s diverse influence operations strategy

Dr. Sriparna Pathak In December last year, China shocked the world by publishing a white paper titled ‘China: Democracy That Works”, especially as China is recognized globally as  anything but a democracy. Since Deng Xiaoping assumed the controls of power in the 1970s, China has been following what is known as socialism with Chinese characteristics, …

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