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What is the Khalistan movement doing in Australia
In this conversation with Hindol Sengupta, Dr Amit Sarwal, a Melbourne-based award-winning academic, entrepreneur, and activist explains how Khalistani groups are pushing their separatist agenda in Australia, connections of the Khalistan referendum with Pakistan, and how the broader Indian diaspora community is pushing back against the Khalistanis in Australia.
Why Kashmir is succeeding after the removal of Article 370
In this interview Lt. Gen. (retd.) Syed Ata Hasnain, who used to command the Indian Army’s 15 Corps in Kashmir, tells Rami Niranjan Desai how three and a half years after Article 370 granting special status to Kashmir was removed by the Indian parliament, life in Kashmir has improved in every sense despite threats and attacks by terrorists.
The inaugural C. B. Muthamma Lecture by Ambassador Nirupama Menon Rao (with Nehru Centre, London).
C. B. Muthamma, born on the 24th of January, 1924, was the first woman to join the Indian foreign service in 1949. She was a noted diplomat in many areas in Asia, Africa and Europe, serving as India's ambassador to Hungary and to The Hague. Muthamma was the pioneer in fighting for gender equality in the Indian civil service, which was heavily male-dominated in her time. She went to court challenging discriminatory rules which prevented women from rising to the top of the foreign service, and also had clauses which demanded that women in the foreign service seek special permission before marriage. Her case was upheld in 1979 in a landmark judgement by a three-member bench with the court emphasising the need to overhaul all service rules to remove the stains of sex discrimination. Since then, women have been able to reach the highest rank, that of foreign secretary, in the Indian foreign service. And to celebrate Muthamma's life and remarkable, inspiring achievements, the inaugural C. B. Muthamma lecture is being given by Ambassador Nirupama Menon Rao, a scholarly former foreign secretary of India.
Why Pakistan can't control the Taliban, and lessons for India
In this interview Tilak Devasher, Member, National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) of India, and author, tells Rami Desai, - why Pakistan is not, and will not, be able to control the Taliban - why Pakistan's fundamental security and sovereignty is threatened by the war with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan - and what this means for India
Why Japan is rebuilding its military, and what that means for the world
Dr. Satoru Nagao is a fellow (non-resident) at Hudson Institute, based in Tokyo, Japan. From December 2017 through November 2020, he was a visiting fellow at Hudson Institute, based in Washington, DC. Dr. Nagao's primary research area is US-Japan-India security cooperation. In this interview with Rami Niranjan Desai, Dr. Nagao talks about the remilitarization of Japan, its impact on China and the Quad, and on the world.
Why Korean reunification is inevitable
Can the two Koreas unify? Can there be peace in the Korean Peninsula? Or is conflict, even nuclear war, inevitable? Dr. Michael Schluter believes peace and reunification is not only possible, it is inevitable. In this interview with Rami Niranjan Desai, Schluter, an economist, and President and CEO of Relational Peacebuilding Initiatives based out of London, explains why the two Koreas will come together in the future, and what that means for Japanese, Chinese and American security policies, and the world.