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Research : Consultation : Welfare

ACCESS TO MEDICINES MAKING MARKET FORCES SERVE THE POOR

Nearly 2 billion people have no access to basic medicines, causing a cascade of preventable misery and suffering. Since the landmark agreement on the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property, WHO and its partners have launched a number of initiatives that are making market forces serve the poor…

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AFGHANISTAN: INDIA’S OPTIONS

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi came at a crucial time and could well have set in motion the trajectory of how Indo-Afghan relations will pan out in the foreseeable future. That the Indo-Afghan relations have acquired a new salience is partly on account of certain regional and international developments, partly because the Afghan government has realised that expecting any positive contribution from its bete noire – Pakistan – is an exercise in futility, and…Read More

NUCLEAR SECURITY : A GLOBAL RESPONSE TO A GLOBAL THREAT

The threat of nuclear terrorism is real. The possibility of criminals getting hold of nuclear and other radioactive material cannot be ruled out. Much progress has been made in tackling this threat nationally, regionally and globally, but more needs to be done. International cooperation is vital. As the global platform for cooperation in nuclear security, the IAEA helps countries to establish and maintain robust and sustainable national nuclear security regimes…Read More 

BRAVO INDIA! THE SURGICAL STRIKES

At the outset, we will like to convey our compliments to the Modi Government for the most befitting and unambiguous message by India to Pakistan that the continuing acts of terrorism perpetrated by the Pakistan deep State through the so called jihadists will not be tolerated any more. Equally credible is the unmatched finis and professionalism shown by the Indian Armed Forces in executing a clinically efficient operation along the Line of Control…Read More