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Let us enter into a treaty of Peace Friendship and Cooperation with India. India entered into such a Treaty with the Soviet Union in 1971 and that Treaty has stood the test of time. I do believe that we too should enter into such a Treaty with India and ensure that itinerant politicians are not able to interfere and spoil our relations. It could and should become a model relationship.
 
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Bangladesh has been outperforming Pakistan and India and the main reason is availability of microfinance to the poor in rural areas. With such a huge variation in levels of sanitation infrastructure between states, vast rural India has a major challenge in hand to build sanitation facilities in the years to come. Certainly, India can learn from Bangladesh’s success.

 
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In 2008, the Himalayan state of Bhutan elected their first democratic government writes Aniket Bhavthankar
 
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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's special envoy, Shaharyar Mohammad Khan, was in Delhi last Friday conveying the new premier's determination to transform bilateral relations with India. Sharif was reciprocating Manmohan Singh's gesture of sending his special envoy, Satinder Lambah, to Pakistan a few weeks ago.

 
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For India, the key will be to get away from a debate centred on a binary construct: for or against the Taliban

 
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The conflict in Afghanistan affects, and under certain conditions, will exacerbate the region’s instabilities: ethnic and religious conflict, Islamic extremism, transnational criminal activities, drug trafficking, resource exploitation issues, poor governance, and great power rivalries. As Afghanistan is under severe unrest and turmoil since more than 30 years, an active participation is needed from all the regional stakeholders for securing and stabilising Afghanistan. No decision for Afghanistan can be made without the facilitating role in terms of active politico-economic and diplomatic moves by the regional countries. No doubt, a number of regional conferences on Afghan peace and stability have been held. But no tangible outcome has been seen yet due to a lack of serious efforts taken by the regional powers for the solution of the Afghanistan issue.

 
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Mahatma Gandhi paid with his life for ideals he had always cherished most: Hindu-Muslim unity, and after the partition, India-Pakistan peace and friendship. His dream was a shambles after the partition holocaust, but he did not abandon it. The Pakistani leaders were fully aware of that truth and paid homage to Gandhiji with befitting eloquence and grace; politics had to wait for another day.

 
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Dispute over the use of water resources has been one of the key determinants in the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India for long. Despite initiatives, establishing sovereign rights over trans-boundary international rivers has remained a cause of concern for Bangladesh. It is time for Bangladesh to revisit the balance sheet of this mutual relationship and ask what was wrong with the big neighbour, India.

 
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New Delhi accorded a warm welcome to Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader of the Nepali Congress (NC), reiterating its concern over the situation in Nepal and its prescription that an early election alone will lead the way to normalcy. Deuba met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior ministers and opposition leaders, NSA Shiv Shankar Menon and Sonia Gandhi. Delhi’s efforts to build relations with the Nepali Congress through Deuba, for long perceived as pro-US and pro-monarchy, comes at a time when the party suffers from internal feuding and has lost its image of the main democratic force.
 
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In 1987 India and Sri Lanka signed a treaty titled ‘Indo-Sri Lanka Agreement to Establish Peace and Normalcy in Sri Lanka.’ Popularly known as the Indo-Lanka Agreement or Peace Accord, it marked a very significant event in Sri Lanka’s relations with its immediate neighbour and the regional great power India. It seemed that, during the 1980s, J.R.Jayewardene’s Government had failed to identify the significance of India as the most important regional power for Sri Lanka, which under JRJ’s Executive Presidency was differing from Mrs. Bandaranaike’s foreign policy approach in dealing with India.

 


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It is a privilege to be invited to this most prestigious of law schools in the country, more so for someone not formally lettered in the discipline of law. I thank the Director and the faculty for this honour.
 
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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.

 
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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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History is told by the victors but in our modern age, even contemporary events get - or are given - a slant, where some contributors soon get eclipsed from the narrative or their images tarnished.

 
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