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    Provoked and attacked, will Iran take the bait?

    January 06, 2024

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘Provoked and attacked, will Iran take the bait?’ has been published by Firstpost on 6 January 2024.

    Iran has been known to be resilient and patient. It has chosen its own methods at extracting revenge, which do not necessarily involve direct military conflict, says Col Agarwal.
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    Rewind 2023: India's 'star performance' with glittering successes and some misses

    December 30, 2023

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece “Rewind 2023: India's 'star performance' with glittering successes and some misses” has been published in Firstpost on 30 December 2023. The year, which was dominated by India’s G20 presidency and SCO chairmanship, had many achievements and ‘firsts’ that laid a strong foundation in the ‘Amrit Kal’, aimed at ensuring India becomes a developed country by 2047, says Col Agarwal.

    Israel war on Gaza has gone beyond ‘right to self-defence’ to ‘responsibility to protect’

    December 28, 2023

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece “Israel war on Gaza has gone beyond ‘right to self-defence’ to ‘responsibility to protect’” has been published in The Print on 28 December 2023.

    Israel cannot keep killing innocents on the pretext of self-defence; the world cannot keep watching helplessly, says Col Agarwal.

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    Oman Seeks Closer Security Pact with India

    December 21, 2023

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s Op-Ed ‘Oman seeks closer security pact with India’ has been published in The Tribune on 21 December 2023.

    The visit of Oman's Sultan to Delhi rekindled deep family ties in India while seeking closer security partnership, says Col Agarwal.

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    India’s G20 Presidency: A Bright Spot in an Otherwise Turbulent Year

    December 18, 2023

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s article ‘India’s G20 Presidency: A Bright Spot in an Otherwise Turbulent Year’ has been published in the annual edition 2023 of ‘The Diplomatist’ (P43-45).

    A time-honoured Connect that will help Bridge the Gulf

    December 16, 2023

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘A time-honoured connect that will help bridge the Gulf’ has been published in The Hindu on 16 December 2023. Oman is India's oldest strategic partner in the Gulf region. It is India's Gateway to West Asia. The visit of Sultan is crucial at a time when the region is at the brink of a major conflict, says Col Agarwal.

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    Two months into Gaza conflict, red lines blur as concerns mount over long-term impact

    December 09, 2023

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘Two months into Gaza conflict, red lines blur as concerns mount over long-term impact’ has been published in First Post on 09 December 2023.

    With Gaza gone, there would be only limited stretches of the West Bank left for Palestinians to claim as their homeland, Says Col Agarwal.

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    Israel-Hamas War: Indian PM Makes 6th Visit To The UAE But Calls To End Middle-East Conflict May Grow

    November 30, 2023

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s article ‘Israel-Hamas War: Indian PM Makes 6th Visit To The UAE But Calls To End Middle-East Conflict May Grow’ has been published in ‘The Eurasian Times’ on 30 November 2023.

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to UAE to attend the COP-28 Climate Summit and will be in Dubai on November 30 and December 1. Coming only a few months after his last visit to the UAE in July, this would be his sixth visit to the country since his first visit in August 2015, says Col Agarwal.

    As war continues in Gaza, a lesson for Israel from India

    November 24, 2023

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘As war continues in Gaza, a lesson for Israel from India’ has been published in First Post on 24 November 2023.

    Israel could do well to take a leaf out of Indian book on how to conduct operations against terror without alienating the population and facing condemnation from international community, says Col Agarwal.

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    One month on - Is Israel losing the plot and friends in Gaza war?

    November 07, 2023

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘One month on - Is Israel losing the plot and friends in Gaza war?’ has been published in India Today, on 07 November 2023.

    Such has been the intensity of strikes by Israel that the Hamas terror attack today seems a distant memory as the news and television are daily covered with destruction and death of thousands in Gaza, says Col Agarwal.

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