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Japan- Vietnam Security Matrix in the Indo-Pacific Region
The security scenario centring in the much contested South China Sea continues to be grimmer because of China’s expansionist designs and expanding maritime claims, converting this part of the ocean into the most dangerous hotspot. In its intimidating moves, China has been deploying survey ships in the waters of other nations in the South China Sea and frequently entering other countries’ territorial waters on a continuing basis to assert what it calls its “historic rights” over nearly all of the disputed waterways.
वेनेज़ुएला- संपन्न देश की निर्धनता
लातीनी अमेरिकी देश वेनेज़ुएला इन दिनों कई आपदाओं से जूझ रहा है। अभूतपूर्व मुद्रास्फीति, आर्थिक विपन्नता और अब कोरोना महामारी से ग्रस्त इस देश की सबसे बड़ी त्रासदी यह है कि वेनेज़ुएला अभी भी दुनिया के सबसे बड़े अनुमानित खनिज तेल भण्डार का स्वामी है। ओपेक (O P E C) की 2018 की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार विश्व के पांच सर्वाधिक तेल भंडार रखने वाले देशों में वेनेज़ुएला 302 अरब बैरेल कच्चे तेल के प्रामाणिक भंडार के साथ सऊदी अरब (269 अरब बैरेल) को पीछे छोड़ चुका है। कुकिंग गैस के मामले में भी स्टैटिस्टिका के अनुसार वेनेज़ुएला विश्व में पांचवें स्थान पर है। क्षेत्रफल में राजस्थान, मध्य प्रदेश और महाराष्ट्र के सम्मिल
Chinese Stance in United Nations Security Council towards India
Amidst the on-going stand-off at the Galwan Valley, China had once again tried to raise the Kashmir issue in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Also, China has persistently tried to block India’s entry into the UNSC, Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and has supported Pakistani terror groups operating against India.
India and Japan: “Lotus Waters in Chrysanthemum Lake”
The conclusion of a defense deal between India and Japan marked a new high in the burgeoning relationship between the two countries. Had it not been for the constrains imposed by the COVID-19 and Prime minister Abe’s announcement to lay down his office, Prime Minister Modi would have made it an occasion of grandest celebrations. This indeed marks the occasion of that import.
भारत-चीन में तनाव : क्या चीन ने भारी भूल कर दी?
चीन ने भारत के लद्दाख में सैन्य मुठभेड़ कर भारी भूल कर दी है। उसने अपनी दादागीरी दिखाने की रणनीति के किसी झांसे में भारत के न आने और उसका मुंहतोड़ जवाब देने की भारत की क्षमता को कम कर आंका है। उसे तो डोकलाम में ही यह चेतावनी मिल गई थी कि सैन्य ताकत के दम पर भारतीय भू-भाग पर दखल जमाने का उसका कोई भी कुत्सित प्रयास निर्विरोध नहीं रहेगा। लगता है कि उस भारतीय प्रतिघात ने चीनी नेताओं को लद्दाख में भारत को झटका देने तथा इस बहाने अपनी खोई हुई राजनीतिक, सैन्य और मनोवैज्ञानिक आधार के लिए उकसाया होगा।
Readying Up the Fourth Dimension, Quietly: A Status Report
Last year in April and June respectively, it was reported in the media that the Government has taken two important decisions related to space domain. If this is true, the same will have far reaching strategic importance for the nation. This article flags the importance of the above decisions and follows the trail of activities in the aftermath of the same. In doing that, it brings the reader up to date on the current status and presents some reflections for the future. Revisiting the Twin Decisions Defence Space Agency (DSA)
Local Perception of China's Growing Role in Central Asia
Introduction
China's relation with its Central Asian neighbours has been complicated. Even though Beijing maintains good relations with most Central Asian governments, rising anti-Chinese sentiments among the local populace have proved challenging for its ambitions in the region.
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