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The Army needs an equitable and just solution so as to maintain its upper hand to check the constant intrusion of terrorists from across. Winter is approaching.

There is a misplaced notion prevalent in India that China’s slowdown means an opportunity for India. Even chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian, though somewhat circumspect, says: “Cheap oil will help our macro-economic indicators.  

Chinese military assistance and economic aid to Pakistan, even as the United States suspended economic assistance, only served to underline ‘a new friendship', one that has yielded and is poised to reap strategic benefits for both the countries, writes Sanchita Bhattacharya for South Asia Monitor.


The one concession apparently made is that China may make a distinction between the applications by India and Pakistan for admission into NSG. There again, it remains to be seen if China will walk the talk, although India’s stand on not signing the NPT will be a handle China will use.


On the face of it the focus will be on what emerges at the Brics summit later this week when India will continue efforts to have Pakistan shunned by the international community for its continued sponsorship of terrorism and the assistance and support extended to terror groups that have earned global disfavor.

Eradicating poverty from this planet was the top-most goal in a set of 17 such goals adopted by the United Nations last September as part of its Sustainable Development Agenda. Nations across the globe, including India, endorsed it.   

A strategy that will ultimately force the Timurids in Islamabad to give up and change course will depend entirely on how we emerge — as the Athenians in ancient Greece or the Americans in the Second World War.


Pakistan is not amenable to reason, as successive terror attacks by Pakistan in Pathankot and Uri prove. Therefore, no Indo-Pak dialogue is feasible in the immediate future. In the meantime, India’s efforts at isolating Pakistan in the global arena may be intensified. But in the medium term dialogue is inevitably the only way, writes Sudip Bhattacharya for South Asia Monitor.


China has been trying to rewrite the history of Tibet that would effectively destroy the image of Tibet as a once independent country. In such a situation, Tibetans in exile have great responsibility to ensure that the identity of Tibetans would be maintained and the thought and hope that Tibet would once again emerge as an independent country sooner or later would be cherished, writes N. S. Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor.


Broadly speaking, there are four constituent units to this India-Pakistan business. Whether we talk peace or fight war has depended on how those four have aligned


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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.


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