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Central to India’s foreign policy since the Cold War has been a growing strategic tilt towards the US out of a desire to balance a rising China.

 
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Narendra Modi’s bear hug with Donald Trump has dispelled any aspersions cast that their meeting would be tension-filled. On the contrary, Trump proved to be the perfect gentleman.

 
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It was like an Eid gift from US president Donald Trump to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. The Muslims of the sub-continent were celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on the night of June 26, when the US administration, in a surprise announcement, declared Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. Moments later, Trump would meet Modi in Washington.

 
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The Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) sub-regional grouping has realised that narrowing connectivity gaps is a must for facilitating regional trade.

 
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Donald Trump’s decision to pull America out of the Paris Climate Accord should come as no surprise considering he termed climate change a ‘hoax’ during his presidential campaign.

 
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In geopolitics, a friend in need is when you should be a friend indeed. The half-yearly Pentagon report on the status of Afghanistan has declared India the most reliable friend of the Kabul regime.

 

Geo-politics, strategic and technological developments keep adding uncertainties and new dimensions to national security.

 
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United States President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord has been met with angst from Western allies, the media and the foreign policy establishment, who have framed the move as his abandonment of US global leadership in pursuit of his nationalistic ‘America First‘ foreign policy.

 
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Pakistan would have known it coming. Days after the diplomatic boycott of Qatar kicked off, it has been asked to choose its side by Saudi Arabia, which leads the Sunni Arab world in undertaking what is projected as a disciplinary action against Qatar.

 
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Despite the fact that the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was created in 1975 as a reaction to Indian nuclear proliferation since 1950s and testing of its first bomb in 1974, the debate over loosening the restrictions to nuclear trade has strangely overlooked India’s military and nuclear industrial complex and the alarming pace of its growth.

 


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spotlight image Since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assumed office again in Bangladesh in 2009, bilateral relations between New Delhi and Dhaka have been on a steady upward trajectory.
 
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A top Chinese Army official on Sunday said negotiations with the Indian Army paved the way for the resolution of the Doklam stand-off on the India-China border.
 
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A unique and passionate gathering of acrophiles, or mountain lovers, took place in neat and picturesque Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram state in north-eastern India in September.
 
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India’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attained a level of maturity which allows it to assert itself in an effective manner. This is aimed at protecting the country’s national interests in a sustained way.
 
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As about-turns in the three-year-old BJP government go, this must be among the shortest and most important tweets issued by any BJP leader. And although Prime Minister Modi spent Diwali with soldiers in Gurez less than a week ago, it was left to Home minister Rajnath Singh to announce a major policy shift on Jammu & Kashmir at 4 pm
 
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  In his report at the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping redefined the principal contradiction facing Chinese society in the new era, namely between unbalanced, inadequate development and the people's ever-growing needs for a better life. Providing this better life has become
 
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As political roller coasters go, there is none as steep and unpredictable as the one shared by the United States and Iran.
 
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In snap polls in Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition has secured a two-thirds majority in the lower house of parliament.
 
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On “Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century”
 
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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699

 
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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...

 
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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 ...

 
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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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