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India adds ballast to ‘Act East’ policy; joins quadrilateral of democracies
Modi is in the Philippines for the East Asia Summit and the India-ASEAN annual summit. The concept of the quadrilateral and the Indo-Pacific will crystallise in Manila, after Modi’s meetings with Abe, Trump and Australian Premier Malcolm Turnbull, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury for South Asia Monitor
India’s magnificent - though forgotten - air warriors
Sadly, very little is known about these young men, beyond the bare facts, in British records.  They were from well-off families, attending prestigious schools or universities in the UK.  They were probably highly westernised and spoke impeccable English. But they are no less Indian for that, writes K S Nair for South Asia Monitor.
Regional disparities trouble both India and China
Skewed economic growth is not just a problem of China. India, led by a leader with a strong majority, Narendra Modi, faces a similar problem, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor

For Australia, a strong bilate...

Australia will soon develop the national confidence, cultural maturity and independent approach t...


Treating veterans badly has lo...

In the garb of civilian control, the bureaucracy in India is trying to control the armed forces, ...


US seeks mediating role again:...

Keeping the Kashmir issue boiling – despite failing to get any active diplomatic support fo...


Empowering Bangladeshi rural w...

Rural women have the lowest percentage of educational, health care, security and employment facil...


India, China discuss border affairs Author Name In the wake of the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam region in Bhutan earlier this year, officials...

Rohingya crisis requires urgent resolution Author Name The Rohingya community appears to be the most persecuted and helpless minority group in the present world. ...

US policies toward India and Asia need strategic coherence

Posted:Nov, 12 2017

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President Donald J. Trump is on his first official trip to Asia, with stops in Japan, South Korea, China, and now Vietnam, for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) summit. In his address to the APEC CEO Summit, he outlined his stamp on Asia statecraft, which includes a vision of upholding a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” However, the United States cannot achieve that goal without strong Asian partnerships—including with India.


Pay heed to IDPs

With lament, the number of displaced people due to violence has dramatically doubled considering past years. According to Amnesty International’s last year’s report, a staggering 1.2...

Misuse Of Blasphemy Law

The debate around the clerical mistake in the Khatam-e-Nabuwat clause in the Election Reform 2017 has come to an end after the clause has been restored to its original form.


Corruption galore

Before the restoration of democracy in 1990 Nepalis used to go abroad for work on their own initiatives without any formal channels.

Unspeakable acts of cruelty

When it comes to describing the acts of cruelty perpetrated by Myanmar’s security forces against the Rohingya people, words fail.


Enlighten the law enforcement

The Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement, has declared that the fundamental rights of a British woman, who had the image of a Buddha tattooed on her upper arm

Indira Gandhi to Modi

Some years ago, I spent several months studying the official correspondence of P.N. Haksar, who was principal secretary to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi from 1967 to 1973. In his letters and repo...


Blogger’s killing shows danger of Maldive extremism

To the outside world, the Maldives is synonymous with romantic beach tourism. But the calm azure waters of the Indian Ocean belie a conflict between tourist idyll and reality.

Promote east into what?

Although our fortresses and monasteries defy it, Bhutan’s geography has determined its development activities. And for long, we have heard this rhetoric being used to rationalise underdeve...


spotlight image Relations between India and Peru  are united by El Niño and the monsoon yet separated by vast distances across oceans.  Jorge Castaneda, Ambassador of Peru to India, talks to INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS exclusively about what is bringing the two geographically-apart countries closer.
The United Nations General Assembly rallied around world court Judge Dalveer Bhandari of India on Monday in his bid for reelection, defying the Security Council where permanent members and their allies put up a fight to protect one of their own, Britain's Christopher Greenwood.
  It has now been admitted that the shrines in Kashmir are not safe. However, the safety measures put in place by the concerned are not up to the mark. This harsh reality came to fore during Khankah-e-Moula blaze.
Another anti-China report has been issued by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The commission, created by Congress, has in past annual reports proposed extremely negative policies towards China. This year is no exception.
This week a major United Nations gathering on climate change gets underway in Bonn, Germany.

In its own coded and diplomatic style, the World Bank has warned that the government’s growth story is now at risk given the scale of the macroeconomic imbalances growing within it.


Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699


Could the North Korean nuclear issue which is giving the world an anxious time due to presence of hotheads on each side, the invasion of Iraq and its toxic fallout, and above all, the arms race in the teeming but impoverished South Asian subcon...


Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...


As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.


Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.