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English (Indian) – Symbolic Names of South Asian Ballistic Missiles

September 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Ballistic Missiles, English (Indian)

by Nishank Motwani The naming convention of Indian missiles serves a dyadic relationship with Pakistan’s and they are best understood if compared to each other. The names of Indian and Pakistani ballistic missiles express the symbolic language and culture of nuclearization of the sub-continent. The ballistic missile programs of both India and Pakistan are key […]

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English (Indian) – Border

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Border, English (Indian)

by Nishank Motwani Niyantrand Rekha, Seema, Vastvik Niyantrand Rekha, Relates to National Border; Border (military); Line of Control; Line of Actual Control The Hindi word for national borders that delineates the territorial contours of modern India is vastvik rekhas (national borders) but in military parlance is seema (border) – the latter refers to the territorial […]

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English (Indian) – Jammu and Kashmir

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments · English (Indian), Jammu and Kashmir

by Nishank Motwani जम्मू और कश्मीर ‘Jammu and Kashmir’ Few terms have the effect of producing dangerous levels of conventional brinkmanship and nationalistic fervour as the word Kashmir does in Indian and Pakistani security discourse. The word Kashmir raises lethal emotions between Indians and Pakistanis, especially those living in the divided region of Kashmir. Since […]

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English (Indian) – Sambandh

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Bilateral ties, English (Indian)

by Nishank Motwani संबंध Sambandh Relates to bilateral ties; relations New Delhi uses the term sambandh (ties) to describe its bilateral relations with other countries. However the way the term is employed distinguishes whether ties with other states are family-like, warm, moderate, competitive or antagonistic. In general usage sambandh signifies relations by blood, marriage, and/or […]

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