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In all likelihood, there is not going to be an easy resolution to the standoff between India and China at Doklam.

 
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The current troop standoff with China at Doklam offers India important lessons that go far beyond the Chinese intrusion into this Bhutanese plateau.

 

After the recent meeting between Donald Trump and Narendra Modi, we would all be well advised to pause and reflect about these two men, so similar and yet so different.

 
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The Indian diaspora is spread far and wide, with many excelling in their countries of adoption. This year's Miss Trinidad and Tobago is Chandini Chanka, of Indian origin parents, and she has been asked to greet people at the international beauty pageant in China with Hindu salutations  “Sita Ram, Namaste”. She is the second Hindu person in 40 years to represent this multi-ethnic Caribbean nation. 

 
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AN annual report by the US State Department has yielded a familiar verdict on our counterterrorism record: while some successes have been acknowledged, Pakistan has allowed externally focused militant networks to flourish.

 

The current troop standoff with China at Doklam offers India important lessons that go far beyond the Chinese intrusion into this Bhutanese plateau. Unless India grasps the long-term threat posed by an increasingly muscular China and responds with an appropriate counter-strategy, it is sure to confront much bigger problems than Doklam. Unfortunately, institutional memory in India tends to be short, with a mindset of immediacy blurring the bigger picture.

 
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The US State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 further reinforced the idea that Pakistan and the United States have had a most complicated relationship since 9/11.

 
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In a welcome development, the Lahore High Court has struck down a notification issued by Pemra last year regarding a ban on the broadcasting of Indian dramas on this country’s licensed private television channels. It is definitely a case of better sense having prevailed.

 
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The ongoing flare-up at Doklam and China’s actions and statements have far-reaching implications for the future of India-China relations.

 

A PATTERN of violence can be dangerous because one or the other side may be encouraged to escalate. A spike in violence over the weekend along the Line of Control continued into the new week with further incidents on Monday.

 


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