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India’s Foreign Policy: A Strategic Deficit? – Analysis
India’s foreign policy ever since Independence stands distinguished by being consistently strategically-deficit in terms of safeguarding India’s national security interests.
The idealistic and morally driven Non Alignment foreign policy devoid of a strategic vision during the Cold War years was a heavy millstone that robbed India of a vibrant foreign policy driven by a strategic vision and a securing of India’s strategic interests.
Such a foreign policy formulation could have been rationalised on the plea that India was then not economically and militarily strong and to steer clear of Cold War confrontations, an Indian foreign policy based on a high moralistic content bordering on neutralism would shield India against the Cold War strategic buffetings
By Sikander Hayat I wanted to share an experience with you guys. I needed to apply for a Pakistani visa and went online to see what the process was to get the visa. My search took me to the website of the Pakistan high commissioner in London. This website stated that Pakistan High Commission in London and other high commissions have stopped processing visa applications and that all applications are now dealt though Gerry’s Visa Services. I went on this website and it gave the addresses of different offices in United Kingdom. I chose the Bradford office, which I thought was the easiest one to get to 80 miles but still nearer than anything else. I got my docs ready, signed & dated everything and left home at 6:00 am to get there on time for 9:00 am as same day visa service is provided between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. I got there right on time at 9:00 and after spending some time in looking for parking, I went in. There was only two more people in the office as customers. There were thr…
Balochistan is not getting resolved and there are no signs that it will get anywhere near resolution in near to medium term. Looking from the Baloch militant's point of view, it is very clear that they are not getting their goals nor there is any hope of achieving them. They are disrupting the march of advancement in Baloch dominated areas of the province and killing both frontier corps and ethnically non Baloch residents of the province. In all this killing, there is an exception and that exception is of Baloch militants not touching the Pashtuns of the province. According to Wikipedia, Balochistan is only 50% Baloch and the rest is mostly Pashtun with other smaller ethnicities making up the rest of the population. If they start fighting Pashtuns, they know they will be routed and without taking on the Pashtun they cannot achieve there goal, which is primarily to make the province a Baloch dominated land. This is a catch twenty two situation and a conundrum tha…
It is fascinating to understand the creation of money out of thin air by the central banks
and governments across the world. How a fiat currency gains credence
and what is it backed by is a very interesting subject. How piece of
paper or some digits on computer screen can be called money and can
be exchanged for physical goods is fascinating to observe. Off course
value of such a currency is only valid as long as people trust it.
Is there a future
for current paper currencies or these are going to be replaced by
digital ones. With the meteoric rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it is a matter of time before central banks will have to
come up with a mechanism to integrate these into fabric of current
currency universe and find a way to regulate them.
I assume that the
currently cryptocurrencies derive their value from the use by money launderers and criminal element of our societies as it is possibly
the best way to make their black money white. Curren…