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It is an honour and a privilege to be able to offer a few words to capture this great moment in India-Thai relations. It is also a great joy that this important moment in our history comes at a time when the outlook for our two countries is brighter than ever.

 
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Doklam may well turn out to be the bellwether about the texture of the Asian century.

 

In a welcome development, China’s official Xinhua news agency released a pragmatic commentary to mark Indian national security adviser Ajit Doval’s visit to Beijing.

 

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi, last week, is a welcome sign that their two countries are engaging in the hard diplomatic work necessary to resolve the crisis on the Doklam plateau.

 
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India, under the Modi government, is exploring new policy options to deal with an assertive and rising China. In the near term, there are a host of sensitive issues that can mar bilateral relations, but overall stability in the political relations can be expected between the two Asian powers in the medium-term.

 
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On Friday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office and barring him from electoral politics for five years.

 

Europe’s wars of the future, the Spanish general Manuel Fernández Silvestre y Patinga wrote in 1910, “will be concluded in one day’s hard fighting”.

 
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As National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi in Beijing on Thursday, marking the 43rd day of the stand-off between their two armies in Bhutan’s Doklam plateau, it was worthwhile remembering a remark made by Chinese president Xi Jinping to the media last year.

 
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China had a reasonably successful week – Beijing ordered Vietnam to stop drilling for oil in the South China Sea, or bad things would happen. The country that delivered a crushing blow to the Chinese in 1979 reportedly stood down. If only these obstinate Indians would learn a lesson.

 
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AS Lahore and Kabul try and recover from yet more attacks, policymakers in the region must contend with an undeniable reality: the interconnectedness of peace and stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

 


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