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Nuclear Warheads and Modernising Arsenals

The 2019 Yearbook of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) makes the following observations: The worldwide total of nuclear warheads has decreased since 2018 and the countries are modernising their nuclear arsenals. Nine nuclear-armed countries (including India) had a total of some 13,865 nuclear weapons at the start of 2019, which is a decrease ..


SCO: India s Global and Regional Interests

The origin of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) can be traced back to Shanghai Five which comprised of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. SCO came into existence with the inclusion of Uzbekistan to the group in 2001. SCO was expanded to include India and Pakistan in 2017. India s Global and Regional Interests SCO ..


Global Peace Index 2019

Global Peace Index 2019 by the Australian think tank Institute for Economics & Peace ranks countries on their level of peacefulness based on three thematic domains: Level of societal safety and security. Extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict. Degree of militarisation. Findings of the Index Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world ..


Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity

The first Review session of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) was held in Islamabad. The APAPPS was established in 2018 to provide a comprehensive and structured framework for institutional engagement in diverse areas of bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Principles of APAPPAS Pakistan to support the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace ..


Kharga Prahar: Army training exercise concludes

The “Kharga Prahar”, a major training exercise conducted by the Indian Army in Punjab from 27 May 2019 concluded on 4 June 2019. Key Highlights of Exercise Kharga Prahar exercise was undertaken in plains of Punjab by various units and formations of Army’s Kharga Corps. The exercise was successful in validating latest operational concepts which ..